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Related to market value: book value, fair market value
The market value of a stock or bond is the current price at which that security is trading.
In a more general sense, if an item has not been priced for sale, its fair market value is the amount a buyer and seller agree upon. That's assuming that both know what the item is worth and neither is being forced to complete the transaction.
market valuethe amount that a firm's FIXED ASSETS and CURRENT ASSETS such as STOCKS could be sold for on the open market. In a company's BALANCE SHEET such assets are usually recorded at their HISTORIC COST though market value may be substantially higher, reflecting current prices.
There are many different definitions of market value, depending on the organization finding it necessary to write a definition. Most definitions include the following: the price that would be paid by a motivated buyer to a motivated seller after a property's exposure to a marketplace of equally capable buyers,each with full information about the property and the market place and neither operating under any sort of outside influences.