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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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All other active stocks, including Deyaar, Arabtec, DFM and DSI, retreated amid selling pressure by the end of the session," the report added.
American Airlines (OTC:AAMRQ) - Although American airlines is in the middle of bankruptcy it still continues being one of the most active stocks on the OTC markets.
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advised by the NYSE that the Five Most Active Stocks Traded Today was