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Applies to derivative products. Group of stocks that is formed with the intention of either being bought or sold all at once, usually to perform index arbitrage or a hedging program.


1. A group of securities often, but not always, derivatives, bought and sold as a single unit. Institutional investors often purchase baskets in order to pay only a single commission on an exceptionally large transaction. A basket is also useful in an index arbitrage transaction.

2. See: Currency basket.


A preassembled group of securities. Baskets allow individual investors to acquire a group of securities with a single trade while paying one commission.


A basket is a group of securities that have been put together for a specific investment purpose and are traded as a unit.

Authorized ETF participants accumulate baskets that include all of the securities tracked by a specific index. The baskets then become creation units for an ETF that tracks that index.

Basket also refers to a group of 15 or more securities with a combined value of $1 million that institutional investors and arbitrageurs assemble to use in program trading. The program trading is driven by sophisticated computer software that may automatically trigger trading when prices, or spreads between prices, hit predetermined levels.

Since baskets represent large values, basket trading can cause abrupt price changes in a stock or group of stocks included in a basket and may even have a dramatic effect on the overall market.

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It is a long overdue development that, 90 years after Chauvet's publication, prehistory seems ready at last to accept the probably huge importance of basketry and simple weaving in the Upper Palaeolithic.
The basketry display by a group of female craftswomen from Jhang is attracting the visitors towards itself.
After introductory material, it covers recovery and preparation; the analysis of twined, coiled, plaited, and miscellaneous basketry; and a case study describing and interpreting basketry from Antelope House, a Pueblo site in Arizona.
The impressions were undoubtedly made by pieces of cloth or flexible basketry, Adovasio argues.
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As you enter the Punjab pavilion, it welcomes you with more than fifty master craftsmen and craftswomen, who are seen sitting in the artistically erected stalls practicing centuries' old traditional crafts including bone work, lacquer art (jundri ka kaam), Multani blue tiles, tie & dye, bock printing, wood carving, darree weaving, khaddar weaving, basketry, pottery, embroidery, zardozi, metal work, camel bone carving, okair sazi, shoe (khussa) and needle work.
Donohue also will demonstrate her weaving and basketry techniques during the reception.
Important for ethnographers; an essential addition to any serious basketry collection.
Designs that mimic Indian basketry and tent trim are painted at the top of columns and along the face of beams.
The facility's design incorporates Native American elements, and features a cultural arts collection focused specifically on traditional and contemporary Pomo art, including historical basketry for which the tribe is famous.