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An investor who makes many trades throughout a trading day, buying and selling securities in order to profit from short-term changes in prices. For example, a trader may buy Stock A at $15 per share because he/she believes it will be $18 a few minutes, or hours, later. Traders engage in high risk activities because there is no guarantee that the price will move in the desired direction. However, traders provide a great deal of liquidity to the market. See also: Registered Competitive Trader.
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A person who buys and sells securities with the goal of profiting from short-term price swings.
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Traders who are dealers or market makers select the securities in which they will specialize and provide quotes on those securities in the marketplace.

They commit their firm's capital by taking positions in those securities and are ready to buy and sell at the prices they quote.

Traders known as competitive or floor traders buy and sell securities for their own accounts. They don't pay commissions, so they can profit on small differences in price, but they must abide by the rules established by the exchange or market on which they trade.

The term trader also describes people who execute transactions at brokerage firms, asset management firms, and mutual fund companies.

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Addressing traders at the meeting, Governor Umahi insisted that movement to the International Market must be concluded by the middle of October to enable the government to remodel the present Abakpa Market into food, vegetables and fruits market.
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As a commodity market, allocation to the facility would be done according to items traders deal in for a smooth exercise.
The traders said their trucks, ferrying tonnes of maize, have been stuck at the border for one week due to the extended delays by rogue KRA officers.FRUSTRATEDOn Sunday, the traders protested outside the KRA offices, demanding the transfer of one officer whom they alleged has been frustrating the clearance of their cargo.
Many traders buy stocks based on rumors or tips from friends, relatives or social media groups.
Modi said while his government has stood by traders in thick and thin, the opposition Congress has abused businessmen by calling all of them 'chor' (thieves).
Once registered, each trader has a free demo account to practice on risk-free trades, making it the perfect sandbox to test out strategies and become comfortable with using tools to analyze charts.
He alleged the corrupt officials of market committee have been collected extortion from the Sabzi Mandi traders for last 10 years and no action is being taken against them.
Nun Doeun, 35, a fisherman from Koh Khyong village, told The Post on Monday that clam harvesting season started in early November, with traders offering up to 15,000 riel (around $2.50) per kilogramme for big clams and up to 30,000 riel ($7.50) per kilogramme for smaller ones.