Sell-Out

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Sell-Out'

When a broker or investor buying stocks has failed to settle the trade in a timely manner and, as a result, the broker can forcibly sell the securities on the investor's behalf.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Sell-Out'

A perfect example of this is when the broker sells a person's stock to meet a margin call.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Margin Call

    A broker's demand on an investor using margin to deposit additional ...
  2. Broker

    1. An individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for ...
  3. Buy-In

    When an investor is forced to repurchase shares because the seller ...
  4. Bulldog Market

    A nickname for the foreign bond market of the United Kingdom. ...
  5. Bid Wanted

    An announcement by an investor who holds a security that he or ...
  6. Float Shrink

    A reduction in the number of a publicly traded company’s shares ...
Related Articles
  1. What You Need To Know About Financial ...
    Insurance

    What You Need To Know About Financial ...

  2. Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall ...
    Investing Basics

    Why There Are Few Sell Ratings On Wall ...

  3. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees ...
    Investing Basics

    Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees ...

  4. Choosing A Compatible Broker
    Retirement

    Choosing A Compatible Broker

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  2. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  3. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  4. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
  5. Ratio Analysis

    Quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements. Ratio analysis is based on line items ...
  6. Days Payable Outstanding - DPO

    A company's average payable period. Calculated as: ending accounts payable / (cost of sales/number of days).
Trading Center