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Trade flat

For convertibles, trade without accrued interest. Preferred stock always "trades flat," as do bonds on which interest is in default or is in doubt. In general, trade in and out of a position at the same price, neither making a profit nor taking a loss.
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Trade Flat

1. In stocks, to trade without a change in price. That is, one trades flat when one sells a stock for the same price at which one bought it.

2. In bonds, to trade without accrued interest. That is, the buyer is not responsible for paying the seller for any interest that has accumulated since the last coupon payment.
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Trading in a narrow range, the rupee inched down by one paisa on the buying counter but traded flat on the selling counter, retaining overnight rate unchanged in the first trading session when the dollar was seen changing hands at Rs124.25 and Rs124.26 against the previous week close at Rs124.24 and Rs124.26.
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