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Block trade

A large trading order, defined on the New York Stock Exchange as an order that consists of 10,000 shares of a given stock or at a total market value of $200,000 or more.
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Block Trade

A trade involving the sale of a large block of securities, usually more than 10,000 shares or $200,000 in value at a time.
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block trade

A trade of a block of shares that is most likely to occur between two institutions because of the large amount of money involved.
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Block trade.

When at least 10,000 shares of stock or bonds valued at $200,000 or more are bought or sold in a single transaction, it is called a block trade.

Institutional investors, including mutual funds and pension funds, typically trade in this volume, and most individual investors do not.

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