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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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They crowded round the permanent memorial in Grosvenor Square, close to the US Embassy, where 67 white roses represented the victims.
YOUNGSTERS crowded round a best-selling author at the Eisteddfod Maes yesterday.
Weitz's effort in the indoor hall at Jarrow brought huge support from athletes and spectators crowded round the sandpit when the distance was announced.
Twenty police officers -- including a dog handler - had to be called in to bring the incident under control as fans crowded round the band's tour bus when it tried to leave.
Fans of all ages crowded round tables, the younger ones excited by their first Hampden trip and the oldies reminiscing about famous final wins in '61 and '68.
In autumn 1992, a handful of journalists crowded round a video screen in a hotel to watch a show that would become one of the biggest sitcom hits of the decade.
When they first sent one of them up, entire families crowded round their TV sets to watch it launch.
Before kick-off he stood in the mouth of the tunnel and shook the hand of the ball-boys and as photographers crowded round the Argentina technical area he took his seat in the dug-out.
After the show, audience members crowded round the parents saying things like: 'You must be so proud of your boy'.
A prison source said: "About ten prisoners were crowded round the TV in a communal area watching the news about terror suspects being arrested.
The ref got it totally wrong and the Accies players who crowded round him should be ashamed of themselves .
The excitement levels rose as boss Steve McClaren and the team arrived in departures and fans crowded round their heroes to wish them good luck.