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Bell

Signal on a stock exchange to indicate the open and close of trading.

Bell

A traditional bell that is rung to signify the beginning or the end of a trading day. The bell on the New York Stock Exchange is one of the more famous examples. As an increasing number of securities exchanges do most or all of their trading online, a bell has become a symbol or informal term for the beginning or the end of a trading day, rather than a description of a real bell.

bell

The device that sounds to mark the open and close of each trading day on an organized securities exchange.
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Twenty20 could sound the death knell for Test cricket but it could also prove to be the perfect vehicle for the expansion of the game into other countries.
We've been trying to sort out funding, but if the youth services move there will be less revenue, and it would be the final death knell for the community centre.
Once heritage and culture has gone, it can never be brought back - and spells the final death knell for residents.
THE ending of the Army's continuous 38-year role in Northern Ireland today also sounds the death knell for the Home Service Battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment (RIR).
If Tesco does arrive in City Road, it will not automatically sound the death knell for established smaller stores - it will simply force them to raise their game.
That likely would have been a death knell for some contending teams, but the youngsters thrived because of a group dynamic.
The final death knell has been announced for the Stag Furniture plant, at Southwick, Sunderland.
Greg rusedski arrived in the city of his birth this weekend hoping today's ATP hearing would not sound the death knell for his career.
For a moment, the transition of the '70s into the '80s sounded the death knell of gay sensibilities in mainstream popular music.
It is the b-word, the death knell, the headline grabber.
It used to be that going on the pink sheets was a death knell," says Sprague, because there was no place to follow and trade the stock.
Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson said Mr Taylor's move, along with Chris Patten's police reform plan, signalled the death knell for the Good Friday accord.