Illiquid Market

Illiquid Market

A market in which that is difficult to sell assets because of their expense, lack of interested buyers, or some other reason. Examples of illiquid markets include real estate, some stocks with low trading volume, or collectibles. Assets in illiquid markets still have value and, in many cases, very high value, but are simply difficult to sell. See also: Liquid.
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At DMM FX, spreads are fixed over 98% of the time during normal trading hours (spreads may widen during volatile or illiquid market conditions).
They would be grateful for the ECB to enter the illiquid market as a new buyer and would gladly sell the bonds and book a quick profit.
That has forced their managers to sell into an illiquid market and pushed down prices of some bonds sharply, says Guy LeBas, chief bond strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.
7% increase in 2012, all in an illiquid market while the Overall index increased by 1.
In an illiquid market such as Morocco, you could have heavy selling.
Foster added, "We're pleased to launch the Fund because it provides investors liquid access to a traditionally illiquid market.
Funny thing is that, when the banks do that, it is often foreigners that come in and take advantage of the cheap pricing that comes about as a result of an illiquid market.
This does not mean that the M&A market will be dead, but we might only see deals of significant size from companies with ample cash on their balance sheets that want to take advantage of an illiquid market.
A report by the Public Debt Management Office in March described it as an illiquid market with no primary dealers, where a lack of volume data hindered an objective assessment.
A wave of hot money from funds fuelled a rally that saw silver price nearly double in the space of four months, overwhelming fundamentals in an illiquid market.
Main risk factors affecting the stability of returns emanate from provisioning for non-performing instruments and volatility in prices of TFCs, amidst largely illiquid market for this segment.
Holding the legacy stock may well become problematic for clients as it will be even more subordinated debt than they held previously and in an illiquid market.