- An oral (or electronic) transaction involving one party buying a security from another party. Once a trade is consummated, it is considered "done" or final. settlement occurs 1-5 business days later. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary————A trade is a deal made on the London Stock Exchange. Sometimes referred to as a 'bargain'. London Stock Exchange Glossary————trade ( transaction)The purchase or sale of a specified number of contracts on the Exchange trading floor made in accordance with Exchange Rules. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
* * *▪ I. trade trade 1 [treɪd] noun1. [uncountable] COMMERCE the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging goods within a country or between countries:
• Trade between Hong Kong and eastern European countries has been very limited.
• Restrictive practices in their home market have given Japanese industries an unfair advantage in international trade.trade in
• The Reptile Protection Trust wants to ban the trade in pet turtles.2. [uncountable] ECONOMICS the value of a country's imports and exports, especially when these are compared:
• The statistics on UK trade provided some basis for optimism.
• Hungary's total net trade fell between the last two quarters of the year.
• The new trade figures were released today.exˌternal ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICSbuying and selling goods and services abroad:
• Luxembourg's external trade increased considerably, reflecting a boost in exports.ˌfair ˈtrade ECONOMICS1. [uncountable] a system in which two countries which are trading partner S agree not to charge import taxes on particular goods they buy from each other:
• The EU has fixed a date by which members should comply with its fair trade rules.2. [uncountable] trading practices that do not restrict the rights of consumers:
• Japan's Fair Trade Commission issued new anti-monopoly guidelines.
• America's fair trade lawsˌforeign ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICStrade with other countries:
• China's expanding foreign trade.ˌfree ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICSa system in which goods can be bought and sold between countries without any restrictions such as tariff S (= taxes) or quota S (= limits on imports):free trade with
• Quebec Liberals strongly support free trade with the US.
• an agreement on bilateral free trade (= free trade between two countries ) between Brazil and Venezuela.
• We aim at bringing the Pacific region rapidly into a US-sponsored Free Trade Area, en route to multilateral free trade (= free trade between many countries ) .ˌinternational ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICStrade in goods and services between different countries:
• the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Tradeinternational trade in
• the international trade in information technologyinˌvisible ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICStrade in services such as tourism and banking:
• Transport represents 12.6% of the world's total invisible trade.ˌoverseas ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICStrade with countries abroad:
• The new exporters' organization is intended to help companies get round obstacles to overseas trade.ˌvisible ˈtrade [uncountable] ECONOMICStrade with other countries in physical goods not services:
• Exports are booming and forecasters are optimistic about visible trade.
• The figures suggest an improvement in the retail trade (= business done by shops ) .
• For years, the building trade was in heavy recession.4. the rag trade informal the business of making and selling clothes5. [singular, uncountable] COMMERCE the level of activity in a company, industry etc:
• Trade is very slow at the moment.
• Garden centres do most of their trade at weekends.
• They were doing a brisk trade (= doing a lot of business ) in Christmas trees right up to the 24th.
• The restaurants on Boat Quay were doing a roaring trade (= doing a lot of business ) .ˌpassing ˈtrade [uncountable] COMMERCEpeople who go into a shop, restaurant etc because they happen to see it, rather than being regular customers:
• businesses which rely on passing trade6. [countable] JOBS a particular job, especially one needing special skills with your hands:
• Similar rates of pay apply in other trades, including carpentry, plumbing and joinery.7. [countable usually plural, uncountable] FINANCE buying and selling shares, bonds etc on a stock exchange, or an occasion when people do this:
• Shares of the company were down $265 at $693 in morning trade.
• For trades of 2,000 or more shares, the charge will be $60 plus five cents a share.when someone working at a high level in a company buys or sells shares in the company:
• All insider trades must be reported in the United States.an occasion when the buyer and seller of shares is the same person or organization. Wash trades are illegal — see also balance of trade, barrier to trade, chamber of trade[m0] ▪ II. trade trade 2 verb1. [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE to buy and sell goods, services etc as part of your business:
• The agreement allows metals and plastics to be traded among 24 countries.trade in
• They intended to start up a business trading in electronics equipment.trade with
• These countries can trade with Britain without having to pay import duties.2. [intransitive] COMMERCE to exist and operate as a business:
• The joint venture will trade under the name of Do It All chain.
• The company currently trades on the American Stock Exchange.3. [transitive] FINANCE to buy or sell shares, bonds, currencies, Commodities (= oil, metal, farm products) etc:
• 115 million shares were traded, more than 15% of the company's stock.trade at something phrasal verb [transitive] FINANCEif shares etc trade at a particular price, that is how much they cost to buy:
• US currency was trading at 1.21 euros, down from Tuesday's close.trade down phrasal verb [intransitive] MARKETINGto buy cheaper goods that are of poorer quality:
• Consumers aren't trading down in quality, but they are cutting costs in other ways.trade down to
• The brand's loyalists increasingly traded down to cheaper cigarettes.trade something ↔ in phrasal verb [transitive]to give something, such as a car, as part of the payment for something you are buying:
• The Toyota dealer only offered him $4,000 to trade it in.— see also trade-intrade something ↔ off phrasal verb [transitive]to balance two situations against each other in order to get an acceptable result:
• Companies are under pressure to trade off price stability for short-term gains— see also trade-offtrade up phrasal verb [intransitive] MARKETINGto buy more expensive goods that are of better quality:
• Thousands of small-apartment owners are trading up for more luxurious accommodation.trade up to
• Home-computer buyers are trading up to machines with more power and speed.
* * *Ⅰ.trade UK US /treɪd/ noun► [U] COMMERCE the buying and selling of goods between people, companies, or countries: trade between sb and sb »
The policy is intended to increase trade between India and southeast Asia.trade in sth »
The country's trade in manufactured goods has expanded in the last ten years.a trade body/group »
Leaders of industry trade groups are urging caution in raising oil taxes.»
the minister for trade and industry»
trade deals/negotiations/talks► [C] a particular business or industry: »
Members of the building trade have opposed the measure.»
the catering/retail/tourist trade»
the car/diamond/fur trade► [U] ECONOMICS a country's imports and exports in a particular period: »
Consumer spending slowed down and investment and net trade recovered.»
The dollar has been boosted by two months of better American trade figures.► [U] business activity: lose/boost trade »
Many small local shops have lost up to 50% of their trade since the supermarket opened.»
Trade is always slow in the winter months.► [C or U] a job, especially one that needs special skill and involves working with your hands: »
He's an electrician by trade.»
She wants to go to college and learn a trade.► [C or U] a situation in which you exchange something that you own for something that you want: »
Does anyone want to do a trade for my mobile phone?»
We have hundreds of CDs available for sale or trade.► [C or U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the activity of buying and selling shares, investments, etc. or an occasion when people do this: »
EBS claims to broker about 10,000 trades a day.»
afternoon/morning trade was brisk.● the trade — Cf. the trade→ See also BALANCE OF TRADE(Cf. ↑balance of trade), BARRIER TO TRADE(Cf. ↑barrier to trade), CAP AND TRADE(Cf. ↑cap and trade), CARRY TRADE(Cf. ↑carry trade), CHAMBER OF TRADE(Cf. ↑chamber of trade), COUNTERTRADE(Cf. ↑countertrade), DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES(Cf. ↑distributive trades), EXTERNAL TRADE(Cf. ↑external trade), FAIR TRADE(Cf. ↑fair trade), FOREIGN TRADE(Cf. ↑foreign trade), FREE TRADE(Cf. ↑free trade), GLOBAL TRADE(Cf. ↑global trade), INSIDER TRADE(Cf. ↑insider trade), INVISIBLE TRADE(Cf. ↑invisible trade), OVERSEAS TRADE(Cf. ↑overseas trade), PASSING TRADE(Cf. ↑passing trade), THE RAG TRADE(Cf. ↑the rag trade), STOCK-IN-TRADE(Cf. ↑stock-in-trade), TERMS OF TRADE(Cf. ↑terms of trade), VISIBLE TRADE(Cf. ↑visible trade), WASH TRADE(Cf. ↑wash trade)Ⅱ.trade UK US /treɪd/ verb► [I or T] COMMERCE to buy and sell goods or services: be traded between sb and sb »
The plan knocks down tariffs on goods traded between the two countries.trade with sb »
All councils trade electronically with their suppliers.trade in sth »
Besides trading in goods, we also trade in services.► to give something that you own as part of the payment for something that you buy, especially a new type of the same product: trade sth for sth »
I traded my car for a new vehicle.► [I] to exist and operate as a business: trade as sth »
The company trades as 'Pioneer Clothing'.»
The business traded under the name of College Crackers.»
The supermarket ceased trading in 2009.► [I or T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to buy and sell shares on a stock market: »
Investors will be offered the choice of three ways to trade.»
Around 95,000 long gilt contracts were traded on Liffe today.► [I] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to be bought and sold on a stock market: »
Only six months ago the shares were trading as high as 35.5p.»
Foreign stock markets were trading down about 2%.► [T] to exchange something, or to stop doing or using something and start doing or using something else instead: trade sth for sth »
Most investors would trade a steadily climbing market for a volatile index any day.► [I] US COMMERCE to buy goods or do your shopping at a particular store: »
We don't trade at his store anymore.
Financial and business terms. 2012.