- An informal name for the portion of a security's price that is comprised of the numbers to the left of the decimal point, colon, or dash. For example, if a bond's price is 103.25, its handle is 103. Sometimes brokers and dealers only quote the numbers to the right of the decimal point and assume that the handle is understood. American Banker Glossary————The whole-dollar price of a bid or offer is referred to as the handle ( e.g., if a security is quoted at 101.10 bid and 101.11 offered, 101 is the handle). traders are assumed to know the handle. Bloomberg Financial DictionarySee: full. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
* * *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.