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Definition of Trading posts

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Trading posts

The posts on the floor of a stock exchange where the specialists stand and securities are traded.



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Day trading

Refers to establishing and liquidating the same position or positions within one day's trading.


Insider trading

trading by officers, directors, major stockholders, or others who hold private inside
information allowing them to benefit from buying or selling stock.


Last trading day

The final day under an exchange's rules during which trading may take place in a particular
futures or options contract. Contracts outstanding at the end of the last trading day must be settled by delivery
of underlying physical commodities or financial instruments, or by agreement for monetary settlement
depending upon futures contract specifications.


Program trading

Trades based on signals from computer programs, usually entered directly from the trader's
computer to the market's computer system and executed automatically.


Trading

Buying and selling securities.



Trading costs

Costs of buying and selling marketable securities and borrowing. trading costs include
commissions, slippage, and the bid/ask spread. See: transaction costs.


Trading halt

trading of a stock, bond, option or futures contract can be halted by an exchange while news is
being broadcast about the security.


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Trading paper

CDs purchased by accounts that are likely to resell them. The term is commonly used in the Euromarket.


Trading range

The difference between the high and low prices traded during a period of time;
with commodities, the high/low price limit established by the exchange for a specific commodity for any one day's trading.


Trading Security

A debt or equity security bought and held for sale in the near term to generate income on short-term price changes.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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