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Trade

Definition:

An oral (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered "done" or final. Settlement occurs 1-5 business days later.

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

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