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The whole-dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle (e.g., if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle. In this example, the market is then simply quoted as 'ten to eleven', as in '.10 to .11'.) Traders are assumed to know the handle. See: Full.


1. On an exchange, a point in price change. For example, if stock goes from $11 to $10, it is said to drop a handle.

2. On the S&P, 100 points in price change.

3. See: Big figure.


The whole dollar price of a bid or offer. A bid of $91.10 and an ask of $91.15 would have a handle of $91.
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Whenever he ran across a girl or a woman he was not acquainted with, he got her fingerprints, on one pretext or another; and they always cost him a sigh when he got home, for they never tallied with the finger marks on the knife handle.
Then would one turn towards his neighbour saying, "This is some tricky old bow-fancier; either he has got one like it at home, or he wants to make one, in such workmanlike style does the old vagabond handle it.
Now while the tinsmiths had been at work mending the Woodman himself, another of the Winkies, who was a goldsmith, had made an axe-handle of solid gold and fitted it to the Woodman's axe, instead of the old broken handle.
Then noiselessly turning the handle, she opened the heavy door.
It is not indeed silver-hilted, which, as you say, doth not become a soldier; but the handle is decent enough, and the blade one of the best in Europe.
There are many ways to make handles for cups, teapots, jars and other clay vessels.
Now, persons with low vision may choose among at least three types of "halogen" handles (such as traditional halogen, xenon, and "kryptolux").
An array of options was offered at the show, from the traditional wood handle to easy-grip materials to more fashion-oriented colored handles.
Handles often extend far down the side of the container.
The team had actually identified an infinite family of minimal surfaces, each characterized by a different number of handles.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 17, 2005 - (JCNN) - Hitachi (TSE: 6501) has developed a new finger vein authentication system for use on door handles and steering wheels.