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Active

A market in which there is frequent trading.

Active

1. Describing a security that is traded with relative frequency. Many investors look to active securities because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Active securities usually have a low bid-ask spread.

2. Describing a market or exchange with a high trading volume.

active

Of or relating to a security in which there is a great deal of trading. Active securities appeal to many investors because they usually can be traded without affecting the price. In over-the-counter trading, an active security usually has a smaller spread between the bid and ask price. See also most-active stocks.
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In the capital, among the active stocks, Dana Gas, Ras Al Khaimah Properties, Ras Al Khaimah Cement and Bildco were the gainers, adding 3.
Among the top five most active stocks, Arabtec lost 0.
As leading active stocks saw gains in share prices, selling pressure was evident.
It is noteworthy that the current fluctuation band is 15% up and 10% down for Active stocks and 5% up and down for Non-Active stocks.
For a few minutes after the opening bell and just before the close, Dinnerman would pull himself away from running the station and begin buying and selling the day's most active stocks over the Internet.
Among the most active stocks, Aldar Properties was down 3.
These trading rules will be phased in over the next eight months, with Nasdaq's 50 most active stocks the first to be covered.
Among the most active stocks in terms of value traded, Union Properties, Arabtec and Gulf Finance House lost 1.
59 billion contract for a mixed use development in Abu Dhabi's Al Reem Island, was among the top five active stocks in terms of turnover, advancing 5.