Define: Grey Market

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Definition: Grey Market


Full Definition of Grey Market

Grey market comprises trading in shares outside a recognised market but has come to mean trading in shares ahead of their issue on the stock market nowadays.

Unofficial trading was commonplace in privatisation stocks ahead of their actual listing and commencement of official trading, for example.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Grey Market are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February 2020.