Investing Answers Building and Protecting Your Wealth through Education Publisher of The Next Banks That Could Fail
Investing Answers Building and Protecting Your Wealth through Education Publisher of The Next Banks That Could Fail

Market Is Off

What it is:

The phrase the "market is off" means a broad market index like the S&P 500 or Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has dropped.

How it works (Example):

If a market index declines from its closing value on the previous business day, people may state, "The market is off." For example, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average currently resides at 12,000, and it closed at 12,300 the previous day, then the market is off.

Why it Matters:

"Market is off" should not be confused with "market is up," which suggests gains in a market index.

Related Terms View All
  • Auction Market
    Though most of the trading is done via computer, auction markets can also be operated via...
  • Best Execution
    Let's assume you place an order to buy 100 shares of Company XYZ stock. The current quote...
  • Book-Entry Savings Bond
    Savings bonds are bonds issued by the U.S. government at face values ranging from $50 to...
  • Break-Even Point
    The basic idea behind break-even point is to calculate the point at which revenues begin...
  • Calendar Year
    If Company XYZ starts its fiscal year on January 1 and ends its fiscal year on December...