Reading the tape

Reading the tape

Judging the performance of stocks by monitoring changes in price as they are displayed on the ticker tape.

Read the Tape

Informal; to observe transactions on the market without participating. Investors generally read the tape in order to identify buy and sell points. Regulators may also read the tape to look for evidence of illegal or unethical trades.
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