verb (tr, adverb)
to belittle or humiliate
to deceive or cheat
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When stocks go up or down, what exactly do people mean by “the Dow?”
When someone casually uses a term they assume you understand but don’t, you have a few choices. You can get frustrated, or you can look it up. Financial jargon can be a code of confusing abbreviations and arithmetic. Let’s focus on one of the most common bits of shorthand: “the Dow.” The full name for this measure of stock performance is the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Charles …
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