Meaning of “overtrade” in the English Dictionary

"overtrade" in Business English

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overtradeverb [ I ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈtreɪd/ us

FINANCE, PRODUCTION if a company overtrades, it sells more products than it can make, or more than it can afford to produce:

The company was overtrading and running a risk of collapsing.

STOCK MARKET to buy and sell shares too often:

My broker was overtrading in order to make a higher commission.
noun [ U ]

One big reason why funds underperform is overtrading.

(Definition of “overtrade” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)