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The whole-dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle (e.g., if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle. In this example, the market is then simply quoted as 'ten to eleven', as in '.10 to .11'.) Traders are assumed to know the handle. See: Full.


1. On an exchange, a point in price change. For example, if stock goes from $11 to $10, it is said to drop a handle.

2. On the S&P, 100 points in price change.

3. See: Big figure.


The whole dollar price of a bid or offer. A bid of $91.10 and an ask of $91.15 would have a handle of $91.
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Larger castings may be handled using hooks-on monorail conveyors which travel through a blast cabinet or may be loaded onto table-type blast units for batch cleaning.
Examples might include: o transfer and handling operation that uses a monorail conveyor to hold the casting as it moves through the cooling, knock-out, shot blast and some grinding and chipping operations before being automatically deposited onto a vibrating conveyor or belt without being handled, o the use of a vibrating oscillator for core knock-out, flash removal and to move casting to subsequent operations, o for small batches or large castings, using a stackable container that serves as a holder for the workpiece and to move and hold the casting through knock-out, shot blast and some grinding and painting operations; o a continuously moving processing belt requiring that the work task for each operation have similar time demands, eliminating the need to handle the casting.
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