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round lot

noun, Stock Exchange.
1.
the conventional unit or quantity in which commodities or securities are bought and sold.
2.
(in a transaction) a quantity of 100 shares of a stock that is active or 10 shares of a stock that is inactive.
Compare odd lot.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Market trades of odd lots were more difficult to make and generally resulted in substantially lower prices than round lot trades.
  • All orders in primary listings, whether odd lot or round lot, are eligible for routing to away market centers.

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