market price


Definition of market price

: a price actually given in current market dealings

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Recent Examples on the Web Warner Music's underwriters presold its shares at $23; by the end of the first day of trading on June 3, the price stood at $30.12, a rise of 31%, meaning that Warner would have banked an additional $394 million at the market price. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "ZoomInfo’s IPO garnered high praise. It also left $576 million on the table," 10 June 2020 Burr sold the small townhouse, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, for what, by some estimates, was an above market price — $900,000 — to a team led by lobbyist John Green. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, "Senator Richard Burr Sold D.C. Townhouse to Donor at a Rich Price," 14 Apr. 2020 In particular, the phase one trade deal allows Chinese agricultural purchases to be based on market prices and commercial considerations, rather than quarterly purchase targets or commodity-specific purchase contracts. Tao Xiong, The Conversation, "The coronavirus will delay agricultural export surges promised in trade deal with China," 13 Mar. 2020 Uptown is unique, as is Highland Park, as is Greenway Parks, which is certainly different than East Dallas, Crews pointed out, adding that a few blocks can make a significant difference in market prices. Dallas News, "Kyle Crews and The URBAN Team named Top Producing Group," 23 Feb. 2020 Many grocery stores held prices steady or raised them a bit, deciding to sell below market price. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It wasn't just toilet paper. People stocked up on eggs during pandemic, sending wholesale prices skyrocketing," 23 Apr. 2020 Federal rules allow colleges to automatically bill students for course materials if the colleges meet certain requirements, like an agreement with a publisher to charge below-market prices or give students the choice to opt out of the purchase. Ann Carrns, New York Times, "That Digital Textbook? Your College Has Billed You for It," 28 Feb. 2020 Bond market prices indicated Friday afternoon that investors expected a half-percentage-point cut in the Fed's interest rate target at the monetary policy committee's next meeting on March 17. Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner, "Chairman Jerome Powell says Fed ready to protect economy amid coronavirus fears," 28 Feb. 2020 But because there’s been a downturn in economic activity, shipments to Asia have decreased, which has Mexico redirecting that asparagus to its northern neighbor, according to Mintec, a firm that tracks market prices. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Asparagus prices show how the coronavirus is nipping at the global food system," 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of market price

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2020

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“Market price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of market price

: the price at which a product can be sold at a particular time

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Legal Definition of market price

1 : the price at which a security is currently selling on the market

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