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Tight

In line with or extremely close to the inside market or last sale in a stock (+/- 1/8). On the money.

Tight Market

A market or security with high trading volume and a small bid-ask spread. However, an investor can profit in a tight market, especially if he/she trades large numbers of securities. When the bid-ask spread is narrow, an investor may have difficulty making more than a small return for each trade, but sheer numbers can make returns add to a substantial amount.
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Where is the profit in being a tight-fisted, rotten swine and driving them away when good grooms are so hard to find?
land,a cheerthis tight-She does little to cheer her own staff, this tight-fisted old broad with wealth beyond our ken
If councils turn down the money they are seen as being mean and tight-fisted.
FLOOD hero David Howard - like many of the other victims - isn't some tight-fisted Smart Alec too mean to pay his house insurance.
Let's hope the tight-fisted Reds defence can keep him at bay and Rafa Benitez's men can make up for lost time in closing the gap on Manchester United and Chelsea.
O'Connor draws a tight-fisted menace of scary Protestants and Catholics (and a token Pilgrim; yeah, I get it).
A survey this morning claims employers in this area are the most tight-fisted in the country when it comes to spreading a bit of festive cheer.
A man with pounds 13 million who gives just one third of one per cent away is not just careful with cash, he's a tight-fisted git.
I fear, however, that David will encounter the same problems as all his predecessors who were all hampered by the tight-fisted and small-minded Villa board.
JJB SPORTS, owner of Liverpool based retail chain TJ Hughes, yesterday blamed tight-fisted customers for a fall in sales.
TIGHT-FISTED council chiefs tried to charge a suicide prevention charity for helping get their message across to kids.
In an era of product-oriented, tight-fisted arts funding, Knighton's philanthropic attitude is rare.