On balance

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On balance

Used for listed equity securities. Left over after pairing off other market buy and sell orders, usually before the opening of a stock or market but at times at the close (especially during index expirations). See: Imbalance of orders.
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On Balance

1. In equities, the state of trade in which there are a roughly equal number of buy orders and sell orders on a given trading day. This indicates stability in the market. See also: Imbalance of orders.

2. Leftover buy and sell orders that are dealt with either before or after the trading day. In this situation, brokers attempt to find a buyer or seller for the on balance equity.
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