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Post

Particular place on the floor of an exchange where transactions in stocks listed on the exchange occur.

Post

1. The physical place on an exchange where transactions occur. Posts are most important to exchanges that use the open outcry or a similar system. They are becoming increasingly irrelevant as more exchanges conduct trading electronically. Posts are also called trading posts.

2. To recognize a transaction on an account. For example, if one writes a check for $100 and $100 is deducted from that account three days later, the transaction is set to post on the third day.

post

A location on the floor of an organized exchange at which assigned securities are traded. Posts are numbered and staffed by specialists. A single location may accommodate the trading of a number of different securities. Also called trading post.

post

To enter information in an account. For example, if a customer sends money to a broker, the brokerage firm will post a credit to the customer's account.

post

an accounting term, meaning to enter the details of a transaction in a firm's LEDGER accounts from the details provided in the firm's JOURNAL.
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The shortest-priced loser in the last 30 years, Derek Kent's charge went to post for the Champion (Supreme) Novices' on the back of seven victories, including easy wins in the SGB Hire Shop Hurdle at Ascot, the Tolworth at Sandown and the Sydney Banks at Huntingdon.
Baracouda went to post for the Stayers' Hurdle having won the race for the two previous years, and had suffered just one defeat in his previous 14 starts.
H FREETOWN (returned 9-4) went to post as one of the best-backed horses of the day at Wetherby.
Seven went to post after John Gosden withdrew Place Rouge at the last minute, fearing the ground might be a little lively for the filly.