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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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Other active stocks, which closed in the positive, included Gulf Finance House, surging 14.86 per cent to Dh0.765.
The most active stocks in terms of turnover had a mixed day.
Emr Properties, the stock that has the biggest weight on the index, was the most active stock, trading a value of Dh175.08 million,
After three straight days of being the most active stock, when it climbed 4.60 per cent, Emr Properties witnessed some profit booking yesterday.
Bildco (Abu Dhabi National Co for Building Materials), also among the most active stocks, jumped 13.98 per cent to Dh1.06.
Among the top five most active stocks, Arabtec lost 0.37 per cent to Dh2.68 and Gulf Finance House declined 0.68 per cent to Dh0.587.
Union Properties, among the most active stocks, lost 1.96 per cent to Dh0.900.
Among the most active stocks, Aldar Properties remained unchanged at Dh1.42, Sorouh Real Estate gained 1.14 per cent to Dh1.77 and Abu Dhabi National Energy (Taqa) was up 1.45 per cent to Dh1.40.
In Dubai, Emr Properties was the most active stock in terms of value traded--Dh150.39 million--and was among the few ones which ended in positive territory.