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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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"The financial services industry has many investment firms who trade on TSX," said Neal Falkenberry, SVP of Nexa's Tick Data Division.
Rather, it allows manufacturers that elect the IPIC method for a trade or business, to establish dollar-value pools based on the major commodity groups in Table 6 (producer price indexes (PPI) and percent changes for commodity groupings and individual items, not seasonally adjusted) of the "PPI Detailed Report," for items for which they account by the IPIC method.
For example, although the Paris Bourse is fully automatic, investors seeking to buy or sell large blocks of shares in French blue chips often prefer to put the trades together away from the automated systems.
In response to late-trading, the SEC has proposed a rule that would generally require all mutual fund trades to be placed by a "hard 4 p.m." Eastern time deadline.
Before the SEC announced the settlement, it allowed Boesky to cut his trading partnership's liabilities by $1.3 billion through a series of government-sanctioned insider trades. SEC Chairman John Shad later told a House committee that the market wasn't hurt by those trades because it bounced back after a one-day loss.
The CCX's role will be similar to that of an organized commodity exchange--it will establish the requisite technical infrastructure, common standards, and a computerized platform through which participants can trade in emissions reductions.
Because of the potential of major short-term losses, the National Association of Investors Corp., a Madison Heights, Michigan-based trade group representing investment dubs, cautions against day trading.
It is evident from these evaluations that market participants appear to be increasingly discounting the earnings from seats on the NYSE itself relative to the earnings of the stocks that trade on it.
By "bundling" research together with the execution of portfolio trades, soft dollars diminish the manager's willingness to switch brokers in the event he discovers the broker has failed to execute trades at the best possible price.
students attend 4,000 accredited private trade schools, the ugly stepchild of American higher education.
An added difficulty in extracting useful information from executives' insider trades is the increased prevalence of equity-based compensation for top managers: most top executives these days receive significant grants of stock options and restricted stock, and hold considerable amounts of both vested and unvested equity in their employer.
To OK a trade, a committee member would check the data to ascertain whether the firm might have inside information.