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Definition of

dawn raid

Stockholding & Investments

large morning purchase of firm's stock a sudden, planned purchase of a large amount of a company's stock at the beginning of a day's trading. Up to 15% of a company's stock can be bought in this way, and the purchaser must wait for seven days before buying more. A dawn raid may sometimes be the first step toward a takeover.

Definitions of ’dawn raid’ and meaning of ’dawn raid’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’dawn raid’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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