Tight market

A tight market, as opposed to a thin market, is one in which volume is large, trading is active and highly competitive, and spreads between bid and ask prices are narrow. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • tight market — A market in which volume is high, trading is active and highly competitive, and consequently spreads between bid and ask prices are narrow. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • tight market — /taɪt mɑ:kɪt/ noun a market where there is only a small spread between bid and offer prices …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • tight — [tīt] adj. [ME, altered (prob. infl. by toght: see TAUT) < thight < OE thight, strong, akin to ON thēttr, Ger dicht, tight, thick < IE base * tenk , to thicken, congeal > MIr tēcht, coagulated] 1. Obs. dense 2. so close or compact in… …   English World dictionary

  • tight — in line with or extremely close to the inside market or last sale in a stock (+/ 1/8). on the money. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * tight UK US /taɪt/ adjective ► GOVERNMENT, LAW controlled very carefully: tight… …   Financial and business terms

  • Tight — Tight, a. [Compar. {Tighter} (t[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Tightest}.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]ttr, Dan. t[ae]t, Sw. t[ a]t: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight, and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tight — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English tiht, thyht dense, solid, watertight, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thēttr tight; akin to Middle High German dīhte thick, Sanskrit tanakti it causes to coagulate Date: 14th century 1. a. having… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tight — tightly, adv. tightness, n. /tuyt/, adj. tighter, tightest, adv., tighter, tightest. adj. 1. firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure: a tight knot. 2. drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut. 3. affording little or no extra… …   Universalium

  • tight — [[t]taɪt[/t]] adj. and adv. er, est. 1) firmly or closely fixed in place; secure: a tight knot[/ex] 2) drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut 3) fitting closely, esp. too closely: a tight collar[/ex] 4) difficult to deal with or manage: a… …   From formal English to slang

  • tight — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 closely held, drawn, fastened, fitting, etc. (a tight hold; a tight skirt). 2 closely and firmly put together (a tight joint). 3 (of clothes etc.) too closely fitting (my shoes are rather tight). 4 impermeable, impervious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Market monetarism — The Market monetarism school of macroeconomics advocates that central banks target the level of nominal income instead of inflation, unemployment or other measures of economic activity, including in times of shocks such as the bursting of the… …   Wikipedia

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