- The whole-dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle ( ie. if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle). Traders are assumed to know the handle. The New York Times Financial Glossary
* * *handle han‧dle [ˈhændl] verb [transitive]1. to deal with a difficult situation or problem:
• First-time travelers get some peace of mind when an agency handles everything.2. to deal with a particular client or product:
• She handles all our major clients.3. if you handle a particular job, you are responsible for doing it:
• He will handle merchandising and advertising as well as retaining his duties as president.4. COMMERCE to buy, sell, or deal with goods or services in business or trade:
• Domestic car manufacturers have said their dealers are free to handle foreign cars if they wish.5. TRANSPORT to move goods etc from one place to another:
• We handle large volumes of imported goods.
* * *► See Big Figure.
* * *Ⅰ.handle UK US /ˈhændl/ verb [T]► to deal with something difficult: handle pressure/stress/problems »
It was a job that taught me how to handle pressure and use it to my advantage.► to deal with something or someone such as money, goods, or customers: »
Your financial adviser can handle all the details of purchasing shares.► to be responsible for organizing or managing something or someone: »
The office in Europe also handles marketing for the region.► COMMERCE to buy and sell goods: »
We only handle cosmetics which have not been tested on animals.► COMMERCE to move or store goods: »
The distribution company handles around 45 per cent of all the milk produced in the UK.»
He admitted handling stolen goods.► to use your hands to move or hold something: »
Staff are trained and equipped to handle hazardous materials.Ⅱ.handle UK US /ˈhændl/ noun● get/have a handle on sth — Cf. have a handle on sth
Financial and business terms. 2012.