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Thin market

A market in which trading volume is low, and consequently bid and asked quotes are wide and the instrument traded is not very liquid. Very little stock to buy or sell.

Thin Market

A market for a security with few transactions. Because of the low trading volume, a single, large order to buy or sell the security can affect the price significantly. It is also called a narrow market. See also: Inactive Security, Broad Market.

thin market

A market for a security in which there are relatively few offers and bids. A thin market causes reduced liquidity and makes it more difficult to buy or sell the security without affecting its price. Also called narrow market. Compare deep market, tight market.

Thin market.

A thin market is one where securities trade infrequently. The term can refer to an entire securities market, such as one in an emerging nation, a specific class of securities, such as micro-cap stocks, or an individual security.

thin market

A market in which there are few sales, making it difficult for people to purchase a property or to find comparable sales for an appraisal.

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But thin markets for NGC stock can limit farmers' ability to adjust their holdings and can leave a cooperative vulnerable to takeover by an IOE The thin market problem cannot be eliminated, but it can be alleviated through careful design of stock trading procedures, diversification of membership and expansion of the pool of potential investors.
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