Round-trip trade


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Round-trip trade

The purchase and sale of a security within a short period of time.

Round Trip

In futures and equities, to take a position and then later to close it. For example, an investor who buys a futures contract and then sells it and an investor who short sells a contract and then covers it are both round tripping. The practice is also called a round turn.
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With the resignations of two of the three CEOs whose companies were involved in the round-trip trades, attention has now moved to the third CEO, Steve Letbet-ter, chairman, president and CEO of Reliant Energy and its subsidiary, Reliant Resources.