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The close is the period at the end of the trading session. Sometimes used to refer to closing price. Related: Opening.
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1. The end of a trading day on an exchange.

2. The final price of a security at the end of a trading day. It is also called the closing price.
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1. The end of a session of trading.
2. The last price at which a security trades during a trading session. The last price is reported in the financial media and is of particular importance to the valuation of investment portfolios. Also called closing price, last.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
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