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Thinly Traded Security

An inactive or infrequently traded bond or stock. Thinly traded securities are usually traded in small batches, approximately five shares at a time. Thinly traded securities are fairly illiquid and may be difficult to sell in a downturn. Their prices are also volatile because a small change in demand can greatly affect the price. Thinly traded securities are sometimes called cabinet securities because they are kept in cabinets on the trading floor until they are needed. See also: Cabinet crowd, Inactive post.

thinly traded security

A security that trades with little volume. Institutional investors usually exclude these securities from their portfolios because of the large price changes that would occur if trades of any significant size took place.
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With the stock lightly traded, the company found it difficult to buy back any large number of shares at one time on the open market, West said.
World Moto (OTC: FARE) finally pulled back today after a fairly strong week of trading where we saw huge volume in a lightly traded week, and new highs set for the stock.
China's foreign exchange regulator has allowed onshore financial institutions to perform currency swaps without exchanging the principal from June 11, a move aimed at promoting liquidity of the lightly traded instrument.
An unusually large wave of orders for a lightly traded stock, for example, could lead to a request, he said.
However, because subprime mortgage securities are now so lightly traded, there is no clear market price, which results in substantial uncertainty about the value of these financial assets.
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The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 140 points in a lightly traded session.
3 million to buy back 204,205 shares of its lightly traded common stock.
Valuation of private or lightly traded companies continues to be a vexing issue for anyone interested in doing a sensible deal.
The lightly traded company closed Thursday at 32-7/8; there was no trading Friday.
These investments may have difficulty in liquidating an investment position without taking a significant discount from current market value, which can be a significant problem with certain lightly traded securities.
6 million shares outstanding, but the stock is so lightly traded that P.