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Glossary Term: BLOCK TRADE

Definition(s) for BLOCK TRADE:


1. ) Buying or selling 10,000 shares of stock or $200,000 or more worth of bonds. A trade of a block of shares that is most likely to occur between two institutions because of the large amount of money involved.

2. ) The transaction was reported using the block trade facility, which is at least 75 times the NMS for a security with an NMS of 2,000 shares OR above 50 times the NMS for a security with an NMS of 1,000 shares.



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