Leaves


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Leaves

Used in the context of general equities. Remains to buy or sell of a previously entered order after a report of partial execution has been given. If the floor broker to buy 20M IBM at $115, and he then buys 6M at this price, his report would be, "You bought 6M IBM at $115; leaves 14."

Leaves

What remains of an order after a partial execution. For example, if an investor makes an order to a broker to sell 1,000 shares at a certain price and the broker is able to immediately sell 600 shares, the remaining 400 are said to be leaves.
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You will be good enough to imagine the reason for yourself, and to leave us immediately, if you please.
She plaited a bed for herself of blades of grass, and hung it up under a clover-leaf, so that she was protected from the rain; she gathered honey from the flowers for food, and drank the dew on the leaves every morning.
If anyone wishes to stop us, I will show Monsieur de Treville's letter, and you will show your leaves of absence.
Tenderly they gathered them, with the night-dew fresh upon their leaves, and as they wove chanted sweet spells, and whispered fairy blessings on the bright messengers whom they sent forth to die in a dreary land, that their gentle kindred might bloom unharmed.
No,' said Toby, 'I cannot leave the island unless my comrade goes with me.
As Malvin spoke he almost raised himself from the ground, and the energy of his concluding words seemed to fill the wild and lonely forest with a vision of happiness; but, when he sank exhausted upon his bed of oak leaves, the light which had kindled in Reuben's eye was quenched.
Directly the assuring and prosaic light of the world's active hours had grown strong she crept from under her hillock of leaves, and looked around boldly.
Half a dozen of the great leaves were bending toward him from different directions and as he stood hesitating one of them clutched him in its embrace.
But in order that Boxtel might steal the tulip, it was necessary that Rosa should leave her room.
After one or two more questions (quite readily answered) relating to the date and the time of day at which Ferrari had left the palace, the courier took his leave.
One day after the May family had left the country, some boys, playing in the woods along May Creek, found concealed under a mass of dead leaves, but partly exposed by the rooting of hogs, a spade, nearly new and bright, except for a spot on one edge, which was rusted and stained with blood.
They were recognized as graves by the discolored stones or rotting boards at head and foot, leaning at all angles, some prostrate; by the ruined picket fences surrounding them; or, infrequently, by the mound itself showing its gravel through the fallen leaves.