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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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1092(d)(3), as amended by AJCA Section 888(c), stock is treated as personal property subject to the straddle rules if it is of a type that is actively traded and at least one of the positions offsetting the stock is a position with respect to such stock or substantially similar or related property.
A detailed description (including all actuarial factors and discount rates used) of the method used to determine the amount of the gift arising from the transfer (or taxable event), including, in the case of an equity interest not actively traded, the financial and other data used in determining value.
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