round lot

noun

Definition of round lot

: the standard unit of trading in a security market usually amounting to 100 shares of stock

Examples of round lot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, most institutional investors continue to prefer blocks of shares since the price often quoted on an exchange is for a round lot, according to Phil Mackintosh, Nasdaq’s chief economist. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 At higher prices, the size of a round lot drops to 40 shares, then 10. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2020 Above $10,000, a single share will constitute a round lot. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 18 Dec. 2020 Then, splits meant more investors could buy a round lot. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of round lot

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of round lot was circa 1902

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“Round lot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round%20lot. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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round lot

noun

Legal Definition of round lot

: the standard unit of trading in a security market usually amounting to 100 shares of stock — compare odd lot

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