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Trade

An oral (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered "done" or final. Settlement occurs 1-5 business days later.
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Trade

The voluntary exchange of goods and/or services for money or an equivalent good or service. In ancient times and frequently even now, trade was conducted through the bartering of goods. In developed economies, trades are usually made with an intermediary, especially money or credit. Trade is regulated by laws of the particular jurisdiction in which a trade is made. Common restrictions include prohibitions on selling stolen property or non-existent goods. Most states, however, have much more complex regulations for trade, depending on the complexity of goods and services traded in their jurisdiction. States also regulate trade between parties in different jurisdictions. For example, two countries may encourage trade between each other, or, more famously, discourage trade through quotas and/or tariffs.

In modern finance, trade especially refers to trade on securities exchanges. For example, the sale of a stock from one investor to another is known as a trade. This type of trade is regulated by special agencies in the appropriate jurisdiction; trade in the United States is regulated by the SEC, among other organizations. See also: Countertrade, Free trade, Protectionism.
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trade

The purchase or sale of an asset. Also called transaction.

trade

To buy or sell an asset, frequently with only short intervals of ownership.
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trade

in composition and relative ‘weighting’ the shares making up a selected share index uch as the ‘Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) – 100 Share Index’. Tracker funds are operated by UNIT TRUSTS, INVESTMENT TRUSTS and other INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS. Unlike many funds which are actively managed by fund managers who buy and sell shares at their discretion in a wide range of companies, tracker funds are passively managed and, as their name implies, simply ‘track’, in a robotic way the shares comprising the target index. See INDIVIDUAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT (ISA).

trade

the exchange of goods, services and financial securities between BUYERS and SELLERS. In most cases trade takes place using MONEY as a means of exchange in buying and selling transactions, though occasionally trade can involve direct BARTER. See MARKET SYSTEM, INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
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The IMF and the local authorities have agreed that the interest on those tradable securities would be close to market levels.
Statistics New Zealand, the statistical agency which produces that nation's economic data, provides tradable and nontradable inflation indexes.
The findings are robust when we broaden the definition of tradable industries to include tradable service industries.
To understand the basic mechanisms at work, we set up a monetary policy model with three sectors: non-tradable, tradable, and oil.
At a high external public debt to GDP ratio, the economic growth that is stimulated by the depreciation of the real exchange rate and the attraction of resources towards the tradable sector, is offset by the exit of resources to the exterior (due to the burden of external debt), and the consequent decrease in the savings to GDP ratio.
In practice, it can be hard to determine which services are tradable, so economists have developed an alternate approach to estimating local multipliers.
"A strategy to diversify the non-oil tradable sector must be implemented now even for the richest GCC countries," said the IMF paper 'Soaring of the Gulf Falcons: Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions', authored by Reda Cherif and Fuad Hasanov.
The paper notes that within services industries that are classified as nontradable, there are services that can be tradable--for example, banking is often classified as a nontradable industry, but financial investment services are often classified as highly tradable.
For analytical purposes, the consumers price index (CPI) is commonly decomposed into 'tradable' and 'non-tradable' components.
The second essay details a methodology for examining the interrelationship between macroeconomic shifts between tradable and non-tradable sectors and microeconomic distributional change.
Kidnapings have become quite the rage in disorderly Yemen as groups take tradable figures hostage for money or to demand the government release their tribal mates or whatever.