active market

Active Market

A market for a security with a high trading volume. Many investors look to active markets because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Securities with active markets usually have low bid-ask spreads.

active market

A securities market or the market for a particular security in which trading is relatively heavy. An active market not only results in more profits for brokers but also helps institutional investors wishing to acquire or dispose of large positions without affecting price.
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In a big town and an active market we should have brought a good price; but this place was utterly stagnant and so we sold at a figure which makes me ashamed, every time I think of it.
Sberbank is a very active market participant in Belarus.
Volumes traded at the Shanghai Shipping Freight Exchange, the most active market for container freight futures, crashed to their lowest levels since the trading of container freight futures started at the Chinese exchange in June 2011.
"The worldwide surplus of swine flu vaccine means there is no active market in which the Department's excess pandemic flu inventory can be sold," the document adds.
The IASB guidance therefore clarifies market definitions: an active market is "one in which transactions are taking place regularly on an arm's length basis".
* The most active market segment was Brooklyn walk-up apartment buildings, with over 600 sales.
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However, because many assets and liabilities do not have an active market, the inputs and methods for estimating their fair value are more subjective and, therefore, the valuations less reliable.
This active market intelligence helps them manage corporate reputation, outflank competitors, leverage emerging industry trends, and build lasting brands.
According to a company statement, Dixie does not meet the requirements for listing on the Nasdaq because the carpet and rug manufacturer no longer has at least two active market makers.
"There are a lot of strong brands in Southern California, like Jack in the Box, In and Out, KFC, and Taco Bell, but the bright side is that it's a very active market."