active market

Active Market

A market for a security with a high trading volume. Many investors look to active markets because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Securities with active markets usually have low bid-ask spreads.

active market

A securities market or the market for a particular security in which trading is relatively heavy. An active market not only results in more profits for brokers but also helps institutional investors wishing to acquire or dispose of large positions without affecting price.
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In a big town and an active market we should have brought a good price; but this place was utterly stagnant and so we sold at a figure which makes me ashamed, every time I think of it.
The most active market segment was Brooklyn walk-up apartment buildings, with over 600 sales.
However, because many assets and liabilities do not have an active market, the inputs and methods for estimating their fair value are more subjective and, therefore, the valuations less reliable.
There are a lot of strong brands in Southern California, like Jack in the Box, In and Out, KFC, and Taco Bell, but the bright side is that it's a very active market.
This is a strong location in an active market, which is surrounded by excellent demographics," said Rosenberg.
The seasonal impact is arriving later than usual, but the sales total masks a highly stimulated, very active market, especially for this time of the year,'' said Wendy Furth, the Realtors group president.
If a financial instrument is publicly traded, disclosure of quoted market prices in the most active market provides the most reliable information.
The ED also states (paragraph 6, page 2) that "the quoted price for a single traded unit in the most active market provides useful information to investors, creditors, and others, and is the basis for determining market price and reporting market value.
It is estimated that some 70% increase will appear in Asia coating markets in the next 5-10 years while China is going to be the most active market with the fastest development.
Finkelstein told Bloomberg News through his attorney that the offer is ``intrinsically unfair'' and ``not the result of an auction process or active market check'' that would accurately determine the company's value.
With an active market as the likely scenario for the year 2000, National Business Parks is gearing up to market what may be one of the most valuable commodities in the area - 71,781 square feet of prime space being vacated by Merrill Lynch at 400 College Road East in College Park.