front running

Definitions

Banking

  • noun
    (written as front-running)
    the act of buying shares or options because you have heard of a large order to purchase which is coming

Forex

  • Forex trading strategy used by a dealer who will place trades prior to executing for their clients. The idea is to buy a pair right before a large order comes into the marketplace, therefore making the value of your trade rise because of prior knowledge. Front running is illegal in most countries.
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