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1. Members of an exchange who congregate in a certain area on a trading floor to make transactions. Crowds especially trade in certain securities. For example, the active bond crowd may gather in one area of the floor while the cabinet crowd may gather in another.

2. Informal for most investors. People with different investment philosophies alternately advise to either follow or avoid following the crowd.


Members on the floor of an exchange who are clustered around a pit or a specialist's post waiting to execute trades. See also foreign crowd.
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5 million New Yorkers now living in a crowded or severely crowded home.
The union claimed bus riders' civil rights were being violated as the agency built up suburban rail lines while bus service for poor urban riders remained crowded and unreliable.
Mexican Americans and Vietnamese Americans, however, the study says, tend to perceive their homes as less crowded (based on a given number of people per room) relative to African Americans or Anglo American individuals.
The researchers compare this to the tendency of people to avoid eye contact or talking on a crowded subway or elevator.
Daily ambulance diversion - the practice of closing an ER to ambulances because it is too crowded to accept new patients - was the measure of emergency department crowding.
The more crowded the garden, the healthier the plants.
Although sanderlings can feast undisturbed at their summer nesting grounds in the Arctic, Harrington notes that their odyssey south can put them on the beaches of eastern North America in July and August, a time when most beaches are crowded with vacationers.
Mothers managed babies and distracted toddlers, while big kids on bikes navigated along the crowded sidewalks riding one-handed to keep candy clutched to their chests.
We've been crowded, but we're much more crowded now,'' Priesz said.
But, until then, animal shelters must continue to face crowded conditions.
Photo: Walter Mejia, 16, left, is a junior at Belmont High School, which he described as crowded, near the Belmont Learning Center site.