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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.

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.

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.

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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