trading

Definitions of trading
  1. noun
    buying or selling securities or commodities
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    bond trading, bond-trading activity
    trading in bonds (usually by a broker on the floor of an exchange)
    program trading
    a trading technique involving large blocks of stock with trades triggered by computer programs
    short sale, short selling
    sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
    short covering
    the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale
    insider trading
    buying or selling corporate stock by a corporate officer or other insider on the basis of information that has not been made public and is supposed to remain confidential
    type of:
    commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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