These days, the trading floor is responsible for only a small fraction of the actual volume that passes through the Exchange.
Shares of Google, for instance, popped 18 percent on their first day of trading.
You see that,” he said, “the A stock is trading for 99,000 bucks a share.
Soon after trading began in Vienna, the stock exchange was suspended after stocks instantly fell 10 percent.
Rush Limbaugh and Colin Powell have been trading blows for months, but now you can see how the fight began.
There was no selling or trading on misfortune here, as in some of the other camps we had been in.
When he did deliver a letter to them, it was usually a trading letter for Uncle William.
Havelok begs that he will allow him to live in that part of the country, and to gain a livelihood by trading.
He had grown rich with his trading and stood in need of nothing.
That trading day the Huntsman spent with me, setting traps in the wood far north of here.
late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.
1540s, "to tread a path," from trade (n.). Meaning "to occupy oneself (in something)" is recorded from c.1600. The U.S. sports team sense of "to exchange one player for another" is attested from 1899. Related: Traded; trading. To trade down is attested from 1942. Trade-in in reference to used cars is recorded from 1917. Trading post is recorded from 1796.
Business or commerce; economic activity.