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Active Securities
Source: Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance (9h Edition) by Charles J Woelfel
(We recommend this as work of authority.)

Securities in which there is a continuous market, i.e., in which transactions occur frequently; in which there is a narrow spread between the bid and asked prices; in which sales may be quickly made; and in which there is minimum price fluctuation caused by the effected transaction, whether a purchase or sale.  Such securities are said to enjoy a good market and consequently possess an extra type of demand - for trading accounts which favor the issues with high marketability as trading media - and high loan value.

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