opening transaction

Opening transaction

Applies to derivative products. (1)Buy or sell transaction that creates a position out of a flat one (writing an option short or buying an option long). Antithesis of closing transaction. (2) First transaction of the day in a stock.

Opening Transaction

1. In options contracts, the transaction which starts either a long position or a short position. For example, if an investor writes a put option and then later exercises the option, the initial writing of the option contract is referred to as the opening transaction and its exercise is the closing transaction, because it closes a position. The opening transaction is thus an investor's first trade in a series of at least two related trades.

2. The first trade on a given security on a given trading day. This especially refers to the price at which the security is traded. Investors like to know the price of the opening transaction because it gives them a comparison to the prices of the previous trading day, which helps them attempt to predict short-term trends. It is also important to investors who placed orders for a security after the close of the previous trading day: the price of the opening transaction is the price the investors will pay or be paid.

opening transaction

1. The initial transaction during a trading day for a particular security. The price at which an opening transaction takes place is important to investors who have placed market orders before the market opens or who have placed at-the-opening orders, because the price at which the opening transaction takes place is the price that these investors will pay for or the price they will receive for the security. Compare closing transaction.
2. An option order that establishes a new investment position or that increases the size of an existing investment position. Compare closing transaction.
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Purchases must not constitute the opening transaction or occur during the last half hour of trading, or the last 10 minutes of trading for issuers who have an average daily trading volume (ADTV) of $1 million or more and a public float value of $150 million or more.
Adding this option with the account opening transaction can immediately increase commitment and simplify the entire process.
A purchase shall not constitute the opening transaction nor may any purchases take place during the last half hour of trading before the scheduled close of trading.
The first post-announcement transaction (the opening transaction after the announcement) accounts for 69% of the total CAR earned by transaction +25 (the mean abnormal return for this transaction is 0.
Period 1 for nontrading-hours announcements is the first 15-minute trading period after the opening transaction.
Examining opening prices, we find that, on average, about 90% of the initial day's mean return is earned on the opening transaction and that the subsequent average intraday return is smaller than conventional estimates of transactions costs.
In addition, the PHLX recently reduced the minimum opening transaction size for its customized currency options in half to just 50 contracts.
After the completion of the opening transactions at 0945 CET, the ATX stood at 2,738.
Investors tend to use our mobile trading platforms more for opening transactions than for closing ones," said Nicole Sherrod, managing director of TD Ameritrade's Trader Group.
16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZipRealty , a full-service real estate brokerage that leverages the Internet to provide comprehensive information and savings to customers, announced the Company has identified Tampa, Florida as its newest and 16th market, and plans to begin opening transactions with home buyers and sellers beginning in the first quarter of 2006.
1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZipRealty , a leading full-service real estate brokerage, announced today the Company is now fully integrated into the Miami market with a team of local and experienced agents already opening transactions for home buyers and sellers in Dade and Broward Counties.
Only closing transactions may be effected in any series of CTN options, except for opening transactions by market-makers executed to accommodate