open market purchase

Definition

A type of process that is used when an investor purchases a stock or other security either at that security's market price or close to it in the same market as other potential investors.

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You may want to try and make an open market purchase if you think that there are big gains to be made.

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Because of the large variance between bid and ask prices on thinly traded stocks I make it a habit to trade using limits rather than open market purchases.

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Before I became a successful hedge fund manager, I was only ever allowed to buy stocks as an open market purchase, but now I can get special deals available only to important customers of the bank.

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