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Buy the book

An order typically from a large institutional investor to a broker to purchase all the shares available at the market from the specialist and other brokers and dealers at the current offer price. The book refers to the record a specialist kept before the advent of computers.

Buy the Book

An order to a broker to buy all shares of a security available at the current offer price, whether from one specialist or from everyone willing to sell. Large institutional investors usually make this order. The term comes from record books specialists kept before they began to use computers.

buy the book

An order to purchase all of a security offered at the current ask price. The purchase is made from the specialist, dealers, and other holders willing to sell at the specified price.
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He bought the books he thought she would like best and wrote her name in them; he got the little feminine knick-knacks of basket and thimble.
In essence, I bought the book precisely to spite Trump.
Facing a cross-country flight the other day, I bought the book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
An explanation was required since I was talking about titles and authors he had never heard of, that I hadn't heard of either before I bought the books.
Mr Holland, of Far Gosford Street, bought the books and shelving for pounds 10,000 from liquidators Cooper Parry, after publisher Minerva Press went out of business.