Block trade

• A trade so large that the normal auction market cannot absorb it in a reasonable time at a reasonable price. In general, 10,000 shares of stock or $200,000 worth of bonds would be considered a block trade.

• A large trading order, defined on the New York Stock Exchange as an order that consists of 10,000 shares of a given stock or a total market value of $200,000 or more.


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