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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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If a seizure occurs, make sure they haven't injured themselves, keep others from crowding round, speak gently to the person and stay with them until they are fully recovered.
Again struggling to go with the leaders, White Bride turned in arrears down the back straight and, finding slight crowding round the last two bends, was knocked back to last place.
The shocking scenes, which were played at the science teacher's trial, show seven pupils crowding round the door to the room where the attack happened.
The lads were crowding round me and I just wanted to say 'Don't worry about me lads,' but I couldn't.
It was manic and they all seemed to be crowding round something but I didn't go out.
THE coronation on June 2, 1953, was a day, my parents' generation tell us, of street par ties, fireworks, crowds thronging the mall and families crowding round black-and-white TV sets to see the Queen taking a solemn oath at Westminster Abbey to serve her people.
Prince Andrew has revealed how his 81-year-old mum would rather not have a knot of Windsors crowding round her at Sandringham while she weighs up her performance on TV.