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Glossary Term: CLOSING TRANSACTION

Definition(s) for CLOSING TRANSACTION:


1. ) applies to the final transaction for a particular security during a trading day. May also mean an option order that eliminates or decreases the size of an existing option position.

2. ) A trade that reduced an investor's position. Closing buy transactions reduce short positions and closing sell transactions reduce long positions. See also Opening Transaction.

3. ) A reduction or an elimination of an open position by the appropriate offsetting purchase or sale. An existing long option position is closed by a selling transaction. An existing short option position is closed by a purchase transaction. This transaction will reduce the open interest for the specific option involved.



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