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1. Members of an exchange who congregate in a certain area on a trading floor to make transactions. Crowds especially trade in certain securities. For example, the active bond crowd may gather in one area of the floor while the cabinet crowd may gather in another.

2. Informal for most investors. People with different investment philosophies alternately advise to either follow or avoid following the crowd.


Members on the floor of an exchange who are clustered around a pit or a specialist's post waiting to execute trades. See also foreign crowd.
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Cardwell's words frame the personality of his subjects and their musical backgrounds as crisply and expressively as his back-and-white photographs capture them JUST READ Steve Dube They range from well-known harpists like Catrin Finch and Robin Huw Bowen, classical pianist Llyr Williams, crwth player Cass Meurig, a group of Indian musicians in Cardiff and 13-year-old Dylan Cairns-Howarth, who plays fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, Dutch bagpipes and "a bit of mandolin", and plans to make music his career.
The crwth and the lyre, together with the harp, were the only instruments considered to be prestigious enough to accompany bardic music," said Mary-Anne.
The Welsh crwth is a form of bowed lyre which is played on the shoulder or between the knees.
Mae hi'n medru canu crwth nes ysgwyd seiliau'r stryd.
Yn bwyta'n iawn ac yn canu crwth mor hyfryd ag erioed.
They were formed in 1998 by Neil Woollard, (voice), Kate Woollard, (fiddle, crwth, flute and vocals) and Richard Cowell (guitar and vocals).