Block trade

Definition:

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.

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Risk controlled arbitrage

A self-funding, self-hedged series of transactions that generally use mortgage securities (MBS) as the primary assets.

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