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The whole-dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle (e.g., if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle. In this example, the market is then simply quoted as 'ten to eleven', as in '.10 to .11'.) Traders are assumed to know the handle. See: Full.


1. On an exchange, a point in price change. For example, if stock goes from $11 to $10, it is said to drop a handle.

2. On the S&P, 100 points in price change.

3. See: Big figure.


The whole dollar price of a bid or offer. A bid of $91.10 and an ask of $91.15 would have a handle of $91.
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As figure 2 makes strikingly clear, CB radio had been growing steadily from the late 1960s, but this growth exploded in the 1975-77 period.
Instead of changing the law, they would use CB radio to avoid getting caught breaking it.
Thus, CB radio served as a potential cost saver for truckers.
6) Second, the CB radio's benefit depends on the number of users or the size of the network; CB radio is a classic case of a good with "network externality" qualities (Liebowitz and Margolis 1998).
The figure demonstrates the payoff to an individual trucker of having a CB radio as a function of the percentage of other truckers using a CB.
Whether this shock to the value of the communications network is portrayed as a decrease in the benefits of not using a CB radio (because without a CB an individual trucker is more likely to be caught speeding) or an increase in the benefits to joining the network, the effect is the same.
It is unlikely that the spike of CB radio imports in the late 1970s is attributable solely to purchases by truckers; private individuals also owned CB radios.
The complete line of CB radios is designed for convenient in-dash installation, with cords that enable easy reach and tactile controls for added ease-of-use.
Cobra also offers a wide range of CB radios for many professional or recreational uses.