block trade

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a sale of a large round number of stocks or amount of bonds

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  • block trade — A large trading order, defined on the New York Stock Exchange as an order that consists of 10,000 shares of a given stock or at a total market value of $200,000 or more. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A privately negotiated futures transaction… …   Financial and business terms

  • Block trade — In finance, a block trade is a trade that is usually at least 10,000 shares of a stock or $200,000 of bonds. It can also refer specifically to large trades that occur between institutional parties at a fixed price. For instance, an insurance… …   Wikipedia

  • Block Trade — An order/trade submitted for sale or purchase of a large quantity of securities. Also known as Block Order. In general, 10,000 shares of stock (not including penny stocks) or $200,000 worth of bonds would be considered a block trade …   Investment dictionary

  • block trade — block trader. the purchase and sale of blocks of securities through brokers, sometimes not members of an exchange, who negotiate between buyers and sellers. * * * …   Universalium

  • block trade — block trader. the purchase and sale of blocks of securities through brokers, sometimes not members of an exchange, who negotiate between buyers and sellers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Block trade — A large trading order, defined on the New York Stock Exchange as an order that consists of 10,000 shares of a given stock or a total market value of $200,000 or more. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • block — Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A large amount of shares …   Financial and business terms

  • Block House — A brokerage firm with the primary focus of locating potential buyers and sellers of large trades. A block house typically deals with institutional clients rather than individual investors, since each transaction represents millions of dollars.… …   Investment dictionary

  • Block Order — A signficant order placed for sale or purchase of a large number of securities. Block orders are often used by institutional investors. Also known as a Block Trade . Typically, a 10,000 share order (excluding penny stocks) or $200,000 worth of… …   Investment dictionary

  • Trade me out — Work out of one s long position (usually created by committing firm principal to complete a trade block trade) by selling stock. Antithesis of buy them back …   Financial and business terms

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