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Spoken for

Amount of opposite demand (placement) or supply (availability) the trader has in efforts to cross the stock. Not open.

Spoken For

Describing a security upon which an order has been placed, but not necessarily executed. The trader of a spoken for security is no longer looking for buyers or sellers, and may tell potential trading partners that he/she or the security are "spoken for." It is the opposite of open.
References in classic literature ?
There was no need for me to speak to her; our father had spoken to her from his grave.
I will speak plainly, and hereby notify to the Trojans that I will not give up the woman; but the wealth that I brought home with her from Argos I will restore, and will add yet further of my own.
Fanny, now at liberty to speak openly, felt more than justified in adding to his knowledge of her real character, by some hint of what share his brother's state of health might be supposed to have in her wish for a complete reconciliation.
Only in Moscow, with Rogojin, did I ever speak absolutely freely
Of course there were those who were opposed to any such recognition of the rights of the Negro, but the Board of Directors, composed of men who represented the best and most progressive element in the South, had their way, and voted to invite a black man to speak on the opening day.
With her imperturbable calm she did not begin to speak in front of the valet.
Besides, if I was obliged to speak, I should say I was not fond of strangers coming into a town.
Mercy rallied her courage, and forced herself to speak to him.
But that "other world" is well concealed from man, that dehumanised, inhuman world, which is a celestial naught; and the bowels of existence do not speak unto man, except as man.
Sakes alive, Miss Pollyanna," she gasped, "did that man SPEAK TO YOU?
All I knew was that something had happened that made her dreadfully miserable, and that she begged me never to speak of it.
You may save my time, sir, from being wasted on an inquiry at a distance," he went on, "if you choose to understand me and speak out.