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Subject:  Re: Bond Sreads & a Marconi Warning Date:  8/19/2001  11:35 AM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  1991 of 36686

I have seen this sort of thing happen even with listed preferred stocks traded on major exchanges. One suspects "bucket trading" when the price goes up sharply for your order and then declines to its previously posted market value.

In thinly traded stocks, its a common problem. Its a good reason never to place a market order for a thinly traded stock--especially a preferred stock.
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