Also found in: Financial.
v. o·ver·trad·ed, o·ver·trad·ing, o·ver·trades
1. To buy and sell securities too frequently, resulting in excessive volatility or high transaction costs.
2. To exceed the ability of a business to finance its operations by increasing sales too rapidly.
To buy and sell securities in (a market) too frequently.
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(Commerce) (intr) (of an enterprise) to trade in excess of capacity or working capital
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v.i. -trad•ed, -trad•ing.
to trade in excess of one's resources.
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Past participle: overtraded
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