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Thin market

A market in which trading volume is low, and consequently bid and asked quotes are wide and the instrument traded is not very liquid. Very little stock to buy or sell.
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Thin Market

A market for a security with few transactions. Because of the low trading volume, a single, large order to buy or sell the security can affect the price significantly. It is also called a narrow market. See also: Inactive Security, Broad Market.
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thin market

A market for a security in which there are relatively few offers and bids. A thin market causes reduced liquidity and makes it more difficult to buy or sell the security without affecting its price. Also called narrow market. Compare deep market, tight market.
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Thin market.

A thin market is one where securities trade infrequently. The term can refer to an entire securities market, such as one in an emerging nation, a specific class of securities, such as micro-cap stocks, or an individual security.

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thin market

A market in which there are few sales, making it difficult for people to purchase a property or to find comparable sales for an appraisal.

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The European Commission proposes two specific new instruments for ultra-peripheral regions in the context of regional policy: a "programme on compensation for extra-costs" designed to compensate for the specific constraints facing these regions (problems regarding accessibility, narrow markets, etc.), and a "neighbourhood instrument" designed to facilitate co-operation with neighbouring countries, notably ACP and Mediterranean basin countries.
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