On an exchange, a series of orders to buy or sell a security that are compiled together for a period of time and then executed as if they were one order. Batch trading is allowed only at the beginning of a trading day for un-executed orders that had accumulated after the previous day's close.
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A trading system for securities in which orders accumulate and then, at specified times, are executed all at once. Batch trading in the U.S. securities markets only is used on opening transactions when orders received after the previous day's close are executed all at one time. Compare continuous trading.
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