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Clean

In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). Natural. Antithesis of open.

Clean

1. Describing a block trade in which the buyer agrees to buy all of the seller's securities or inventory he/she is offering. It often happens that a buyer is only interested in, say, half or three quarters of the securities a seller is offering. This leaves the seller with extra securities he/she does not want, and exposes him/her to the risk that they will be sold either at a low price or not at all. A clean transaction spares the seller from this risk, as the buyer takes all the securities offered off of the seller's hands.

2. Describing a company or individual with little or no debt. See: Clean balance sheet.
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"The Sunderland Tyne- Wear derby game was massive for us and we kept a clean sheet."
"I didn't need to be told we had not kept a clean sheet for a long time.
have not kept a clean sheet in their last 15 Premier League matches Swindon have scored the first goal in 21 of their 31 League One games Swansea's last 13 matches have seen under 2.5 goals Motherwell have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games Not one of Swansea's last 13 games has produced more than 2.5 goals Hartlepool have lost eight matches from winning positions Beware backing Glenn Murray to be first scorer for Brighton against Exeter.