The current market value of a stock is its most recent trade. Since the current market value of a stock can change rapidly during the trading day, it is often convenient to use end-of-day settlement prices to determine current market value, especially of a portfolio of stocks.Is stock market currently up or down?
The phrase "market is up" means the stock, bond, or commodity market, or an index representing them, currently trades higher than it did at some specific point in the past. Most of the time, financial media and individual investors refer to the stock market, saying it is up or down compared to the previous trading session.What are the After Hours of the stock market?
As its name suggests, after-hours stock trading occurs after the regular stock market hours—9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. ET—are over. After-hours stock trading takes place between the hours of 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. ET.What are the stock market trends?
Stock Market Trends. The stock market, just like the price of individual stocks, tends to trend. Indices are prone to move in one general direction or another, until something causes that direction to change. Uptrends are characterized by prices making higher highs and higher lows.