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Active

A market in which there is frequent trading.

Active

1. Describing a security that is traded with relative frequency. Many investors look to active securities because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Active securities usually have a low bid-ask spread.

2. Describing a market or exchange with a high trading volume.

active

Of or relating to a security in which there is a great deal of trading. Active securities appeal to many investors because they usually can be traded without affecting the price. In over-the-counter trading, an active security usually has a smaller spread between the bid and ask price. See also most-active stocks.
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Dubai Islamic Bank, the third most active stock, however remained unchanged at Dh4.
In Abu Dhabi, among the top five active stocks, Aldar Properties closed 0.
Among the top five most active stocks, Arabtec lost 0.
24 rupees to 96 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Pakistan.
It is noteworthy that the current fluctuation band is 15 per cent up and 10 per cent down for Active stocks and 5 per cent up and down for Non-Active stocks.
The DFM said ,"It is noteworthy that the current fluctuation band is 15 per cent up and 10 per cent down for Active stocks and five per cent up and down for Non-Active stocks.
Currently, this band applies only to the most active stocks, while non-active stocks can gain or decline as much as 5 per cent.
Dubai Financial Market, DFM, stocks fell in trading yesterday, for the third straight day, as the index lost more than 1 percent, amid selling pressure on leading active stocks, Emirates Business reported Tuesday.
It is noteworthy that the current fluctuation band is 15% up and 10% down for Active stocks and 5% up and down for Non-Active stocks.
For a few minutes after the opening bell and just before the close, Dinnerman would pull himself away from running the station and begin buying and selling the day's most active stocks over the Internet.