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The whole dollar amount of a quote. For example, if a security is trading at $26.45, its big figure is 26. Many traders do not include the big figure when providing quotes, especially for highly liquid assets like currencies, because they assume other traders already know them. The big figure is also called a handle, especially in the United States.
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Sometimes we can run full steam ahead with our own plans without asking God in prayer if they are HIS plans.
Just as things are going full steam ahead, We are knocked back off track.
We have been proceeding full steam ahead on those items, assuming the Planning Commission approves the (permit) and assuming there are no hiccups as a result of the court of appeal decision,'' Gates said.
It seemed full steam ahead for the Somerset side's 21st Football League scalp.
It's all hush hush at the moment but planning is going full steam ahead," said a spokesman.
To that end, ATA executive director Albert Tucker is going full steam ahead.
Pittman and Kendall added, "If Converse wants to spend another two years fighting this, we are prepared to go full steam ahead.
IT'S full steam ahead this weekend with an unusual event at the world's oldest railway.
FULL STEAM AHEAD We go behind the scenes at New Street Station as its pounds 600m facelift begins.
I REFER to the article, Full Steam Ahead for Trip into the Past (DP, Oct 9), in which Peter Elson states that the Daily Post's York Yuletide Express on December 14 will feature the first visit to Liverpool of the Jubilee class steam locomotive Leander since withdrawal in 1964.
Stand by for a quick change off course and full steam ahead up the Thames so he can drop in on Kate Middleton again.