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The close is the period at the end of the trading session. Sometimes used to refer to closing price. Related: Opening.
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1. The end of a trading day on an exchange.

2. The final price of a security at the end of a trading day. It is also called the closing price.
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1. The end of a session of trading.
2. The last price at which a security trades during a trading session. The last price is reported in the financial media and is of particular importance to the valuation of investment portfolios. Also called closing price, last.
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"In this case Mr Jackson sailed close to the wind. We didn't know he had managed to get in, but he didn't misbehave anything like he has in the past."
''But they have sailed very close to the wind this time - and the IRA should know how close they came to me judging that their ceasefire was no longer for real.''
I have been engrossed in Dennis Skinner's biography, Sailing Close To The Wind, on your website.
Chapin Carpenter sails close to the wind of mawkish sentimentality but somehow manages to bring the ship home.
Sailing close to the wind at times, his gags often flew out of left wing and nobody was safe as he confessed to cat-killing - and even managed to get away with a few digs about thieving Scousers.
Using the Angel to promote an ice cream business, which is what Chris Sadler is doing could be sailing very close to the wind, as for the INEX offering, as Mork of Mork & Mindy would saya.Nanoo Nanoo.
I CAN'T stand wind-up merchants, mainly because I'm so rubbish at doing it myself, and house big-head Federico is really sailing far too close to the wind with his tales and boasts at the moment.
LIBERTY X have skated close to the wind with their raunchy image in the past, but it was winter woolies all round for a trip to an ice rink.
Consultant Dr Fiona Wisniacki told him they were already "sailing close to the wind every day" in the unit built to cope with 20,000 emergency admissions a year but now dealing with 50,000.
Blues have been sailing close to the wind with the strikers they've got and this could rebound on them.