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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
(Definition of trading noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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