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Definition of

illiquid market

Stockholding & Investments

securities market with low trading volume a securities market in which very little trading is taking place

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

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