Block listIn the context of general equities, listing of stock the investment bank is looking for (wants to buy) or (wants to sell) at the beginning of the day, whether on an agency or principal basis.
Specialist block purchase and saleSpecialist block purchase and sale
Purchase of a large number of securities by a specialist for himself or to pass on to another floor trader or block buyer.
Building blockBuilding block
See stumbling block.
Stumbling blockStumbling block
The term that Bhagwati (1991) used, together with building block, to address whether PTAs help move the world toward or away from multilateral free trade.
Blocked fundsBlocked funds
Cash flows generated by a foreign project that cannot be immediately repatriated to the parent firm because of capital flow restrictions imposed by the host government.
Block tradeBlock trade
A term used by the London Stock Exchange to denote that a transaction was reported using the block trade facility, which is: at least 75 times the Normal Market Size (NMS) for a security with an NMS of 2,000 sharesor above 50 times the NMS for a security with an NMS of 1,000 shares. i.e. a very large transaction.