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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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That means we are taking points off each other as well," Button said.
It would have been nice to get a win but at this stage of the season it's all about taking points.
In the last week the two opposing managers have said sorry for taking points off us - but that's no good.
But their wastefulness at St James's Park this season has put a great onus on taking points from matches like tonight's.
The return of the master of Formula One Michael Schumacher to the fold after a broken leg sustained in Silverstone three months ago, could greatly aid Eddie Irvine's quest by taking points from Mika Hakkinen and team mate David Coulthard.
HULL captain Curtis Davies has told his plummeting team that they need to start taking points off their relegation rivals.
But we know it's going to be difficult to sustain a winning run as every team is capable of taking points off each other.
But vice-captain Chandler is keen to see his side climb away from the drop zone by taking points off the division's poorer teams.
The points are the most important thing, of course, but if we just focused on the points, it would be easy to lose our way and suddenly we'd find we weren't taking points.
The Bangor fans certainly still believe that Nev Powell's side can retain their crown and are right to do so because the four big contenders - Neath and Llanelli making up the quartet - are all very capable of taking points from each other.
Padova, 15-8 with Stan James, are proving a decent side on their travels, taking points off both Sampdoria and Verona and winning at Empoli.
But when you look at last season, the middleof-the-table teams were taking points off the top sides and the league has become a lot tighter.