Thin market

A market in which trading volume is low and in which consequently bid and asked quotes are wide and the liquidity of the instrument traded is low. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   A market where there is little buying or selling interest, with low volume or activity. Can apply to a whole market or a single instrument.

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thin market UK US noun
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET NARROW MARKET(Cf. ↑narrow market)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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