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trading

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈtreɪdɪŋ/
COMMERCE the business of buying and selling goods and services: The retail sector showed signs of improvement following better than expected Christmas trading. China has quickly become one of Africa's largest bilateral trading partners. The luxury goods group's results were particularly notable given the tough trading conditions. disappointing/poor/good trading illegal trading Sunday/24-hr trading
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the activity of buying and selling shares, currencies, etc. on financial markets: afternoon/early/morning trading The stock rose $3.50 to $16.375 on Nasdaq in afternoon trading. If we receive your order after the close of trading, you will pay the next business day's price. electronic/internet/online trading busy/hectic/light trading commodity/currency/equity trading bond/share/stock trading
→ See also active trading, after-hours trading, carbon trading, cross-trading, day trading, e-trading, emissions trading, fair trading, heavy trading, horse trading, insider trading, mixed trading, moderate trading, non-trading, off-board trading, over-the-counter, programme trading, proprietary trading, rogue trading, tippee trading
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