stock ticker

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stock ticker (plural stock tickers)

  1. A device, used primarily in the 20th century, which printed prices and volumes of stock trades on paper tape as the data became available.
    • 1893, Clarence W. Barron, Joseph Gregory Martin,:
      ... whose instruments are located directly on the floor of the Exchange, who transmit them instantly to the quotation companies, and in a few seconds the prices are carried by the stock-ticker into the brokers' office, the banks, banking houses...
  2. Any device or display showing price and volumes of stock trades as the data become available.

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