An electronic system that the management of the New York Stock Exchange uses to monitor trading. Stock Watch observes trading for potential illegal activities and other unusual trading patterns. In other words, it helps maintain honest trading on the NYSE. It is also called the Stock Watcher.
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A New York Stock Exchange system used to monitor trades on the floor of the exchange and to flag those trades that exceed predetermined parameters. Essentially, Stock Watch is designed to spot unusual activity in a security's trading pattern so that exchange officials can investigate the cause of the activity.
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