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Slippage

• Refers to the commissions, fees and other costs of executing a transaction. The other dominant cost is the spread between the bid and offer and price adjustments for size. Sometimes, there are additional expenses in trading odd lots or very large blocks.

• The difference between estimated transaction costs and actual transaction costs. The difference is usually composed of revisions to price difference or spread and commission costs.

 
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Odd lot
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Size
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Trading
Transaction costs
 
 Referenced Terms
 Trading costs: Costs of buying and selling marketable securities and borrowing. Trading costs include commissions, Slippage, and the bid/ask spread. See: transaction costs.

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