proprietary trading

Trading activity conducted by a securities firm for its own profit rather than for its clients.

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  • Proprietary trading — is a term used in investment banking to describe when the firm s traders actively trade stocks, bonds, options, commodities, or other items with its own money as opposed to its customers money, so as to make a profit for itself. Although… …   Wikipedia

  • proprietary trading — Trading activity that is conducted purely for the anticipated profit of the trading entity. The term is used to distinguish such trades from trading that is conducted for customers, for market making, or for hedging. Also called strategic trading …   Financial and business terms

  • Proprietary Trading — When a firm trades for direct gain instead of commission dollars. Essentially, the firm has decided to profit from the market rather than from commissions from processing trades. Firms that engage in proprietary trading believe that they have a… …   Investment dictionary

  • Trading — Buying and selling securities. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * trading trad‧ing [ˈtreɪdɪŋ] noun [uncountable] 1. COMMERCE the activity of operating as a business and buying and selling goods and services: • national policy on industry …   Financial and business terms

  • trading — (1) The activity of buying and selling financial instruments or commodities for profit. Individuals or entities may engage in trading either strictly on their own behalf or for current or future transactions with customers. Trading profits may… …   Financial and business terms

  • Proprietary — The word proprietary indicates that a party, or proprietor, exercises private ownership, control or use over an item of property.Terms relating to Proprietary include: *Proprietary bottling *Proprietary church *Proprietary colleges *Proprietary… …   Wikipedia

  • Proprietary trader — In a financial institution, a proprietary trader ( also known as a securities trader ) is a trader who trades securities on the account of the institution he/she works for, not for client based business.Such traders utilize a wide range of… …   Wikipedia

  • Trading strategy index — Strategy indices are indices that track the performance of an algorithmic trading strategy. The algorithm clearly and transparently specifies all the actions that need to be taken. The following are examples of algorithms that strategies can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Day trading — This article is about the practice. For the occupation, see Day trader. Day trading refers to the practice of buying and selling financial instruments within the same trading day such that all positions are usually closed before the market close… …   Wikipedia

  • principal trading — ➔ trading * * * principal trading UK US noun [U] ► STOCK MARKET PROPRIETARY TRADING(Cf. ↑proprietary trading) …   Financial and business terms

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