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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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Dubai Islamic Bank, the third most active stock, however remained unchanged at Dh4.
Drake and Scull International and Dubai Financial Market were among the other most active stocks that declined.
It remained the most active stock in terms of value traded, which was worth Dh132.
Led by Emr Properties, which was the most active stocks in terms of value traded, the Dubai Financial Market General Index closed 1.
Among the top five most active stocks, Arabtec lost 0.
Other active stocks yesterday were: UAL Corporation (NYSE:UAL) up 33% to $3.