Shopping

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Shopping

Seeking to obtain the best bid or offer available by calling a number of dealers and/or brokers.

Shopping

The practice of an investor or broker investigating bids and/or offers from a number of sources, possibly on multiple exchanges, in order to find the best price for a trade.
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Well, in a word, she and her mother performed a great day's shopping, and she acquitted herself with considerable liveliness and credit on this her first appearance in the genteel world of London.
I went to get ready, and was down again in a few minutes; though, of course, I took a little more pains with my attire than if I had merely been going out on some shopping expedition alone.
That afternoon I had to go up to the Glen to do some shopping.
The fat lady chased a V around among the samples of gros grain flannelette in her shopping bag till she cornered it, and gave up.
The shopping expedition consumed the entire afternoon; then came supper and a delightful talk with Old Tom in the garden, and another with Nancy on the back porch, after the dishes were done, and while Aunt Polly paid a visit to a neighbor.