proprietary trading

Definition

Transactions made by a securities firm that affect the firm's account but not the accounts of its clients.

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You should try and figure out a good way to get the most out of proprietary trading so that you can maximize your time.

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The proprietary trading was going well as the company was realizing extensive profits so they advised their own clients of the investments as well.

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When I asked my investment banker what other clients he had, he laughed and said he spent most of his time running the proprietary trading operations for the bank's own accounts.

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