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(1) Service that reports prices and sizes of transactions on major exchanges-ticker tape. (2) Dow Jones and other news wires. See: Consolidated tape.

Ticker Tape

A record of the transactions occurring on an exchange on a given trading day, updated in real time or with only a slight delay. Before electronic tickers became common, most records of trading were printed out on strips of paper known as tape. It is more common now to refer to an exchange's live record as a ticker. When tape was common, trading volume sometimes became so heavy for a security that the tape publicly announcing quotes was delayed by a significant amount of time, usually a minute or two. This was called a tape is late situation.


Ticker (tape).

While the stock markets are in session, there is a running record of trading activity in each individual stock. Today's computerized system, still referred to as the ticker, actually replaces the scrolling paper tape of the past.

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The tape went right across the main walkway and the back alley was also taped off in the early afternoon.
The house was taped off and police were seen searching the street and the alleyways between homes.
Patrols attended to investigate and taped off the surrounding area for several hours, sparking concern from passers-by.
A section of the street remained taped off last night and police questioned anyone trying to enter or leave.
Yesterday police taped off a small section of the lake while they carried out their investigations.
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Police cars were parked at each corner of the park and part of Whickham Road was also taped off.
Police taped off the area while examinations were carried out and an investigation was been launched into how the man came to be at the roadside.
Coastguard officerss have taped off the derelict fish farm and are now trying to trace the owners.
From the look of the damage, it's going to be hard to tell who was at fault,'' Meyer said as he surveyed the scene, where investigators took measurements and taped off the busy street for several hours.