Securities Trade


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Securities Trade

The sale of a security from one investor to another. The seller receives compensation in exchange for giving up ownership of a security. Securities trades may take place on an exchange or over-the-counter. The securities trade is regulated by special agencies in the appropriate jurisdiction; trade in the United States is regulated by the SEC, among other organizations.
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If an individual merely trades for his own benefit, without holding himself out to the public as a securities dealer, without an established location and does not deal primarily in the securities trade for his livelihood, the taxpayer cannot be a dealer.
However, a surer and less costly way to fight manipulative practices in the market is to modify the way in which the Treasury sells securities and to take a more active role in how those securities trade thereafter.
Contract-basis figures cover 80-90% of all securities trades.

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