Across The Board

A market-wide directional movement, or a market condition in which most stocks and sectors are moving in the same direction. These movements are usually caused by market-wide events.

If you hear in the financial media that the "stock market is up across the board", it means that most of the stocks in the market are up on that day's trading. The term comes from the NYSE big board, a large board on which stock prices were once written; when the majority of prices were up or down, the movement was shown "across the board".


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  • across-the-board — Ⅰ. across the board UK US adjective [usually before noun] ► involving everyone or everything in a company, situation, group, etc.: an across the board cut/decline/reduction »This economic plan calls for a 15% across the board cut in personal… …   Financial and business terms

  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • across the board — {adv. phr.} 1. So that equal amounts of money are bet on the same horse to win a race, to place second, or third. * /I bet $6 on the white horse across the board./ Often used with hyphens as an adjective. * /I made an across the board bet on the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • across-the-board — adj. 1. broad in scope or content {limited, exclusive} Syn: all embracing, all inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, global, panoptic, wide [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • across the board — If something applies to everybody, it applies across the board …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • across-the-board — across′ the board′ adj. 1) applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general: an across the board pay increase[/ex] 2) gam (of a bet in a horse race) covering win, place, and show • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • across-the-board — ☆ across the board [ə krôs′thə bôrd′ ] adj. 1. Horse Racing combining win, place, and show, as a bet 2. including or affecting all classes or groups: Also written across the board …   English World dictionary

  • across the board — ► across the board applying to all. Main Entry: ↑across …   English terms dictionary

  • across-the-board — across* the board [ə krɔsȓə bɔ:d] <engl. ; eigtl. »pauschal«> an fünf aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen zur gleichen Zeit gesendet (von Werbesendungen in Funk u. Fernsehen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • across-the-board — [adj] all all inclusive, blanket, complete, comprehensive, everything, sweeping, total; concepts 513,772 …   New thesaurus

  • across the board — adverb including all we got a pay raise across the board • Derived from adjective: ↑across the board * * * across the board adverb The same criteria will be applied across the board. Thesaurus: betting, bets and ways of betting …   Useful english dictionary

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