• Traders and shoppers gathered around a dog-cart
    Traders and shoppers gathered around a dog-cart
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trader someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As artists and traders in medieval cities began to form organizations, they instituted tough initiation ceremonies. For example, journeymen in Bergen, Norway, were shoved down a chimney, thrown three times into the sea, and soundly whipped.
    • Trader A vessel engaged in the coasting or foreign trade.
    • Trader One engaged in trade or commerce; one who makes a business of buying and selling or of barter; a merchant; a trafficker; as, a trader to the East Indies; a country trader.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: English traders introduced opium to China to create a market for the drug. They then traded silver for opium to help pay other Chinese traders for their tea.
    • n trader One who is engaged in trade or commerce; one whose business is buying and selling, or barter; one whose vocation it is to buy and sell again personal property for gain. In the law of bankruptcy and insolvency much discussion as to the meaning of the term has resulted from the fact that several systems of such laws have applied different rules to traders, or merchants and traders, from those applicable to other persons. See merchant.
    • n trader A vessel employed regularly in any particular trade, whether foreign or coasting: as, an East Indian trader; a coasting trader.
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  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.”


In literature:

Influenced by these examples several traders, in the year 1740, went from Virginia to the country of the Cherokees.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Theophilus Lillie, the Tory trader, who was mobbed during the tea excitement, was Major Lillie's uncle.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
We succeeded in buying a fine lot of turtle shell from the trader, as well as some from the king and his mother.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
Ye see there's four other traders on this island besides me, and all my business has gone to them.
"Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
They were accompanied by two respectable-looking white men, who were resident traders on Drummond's Island.
"Tessa" by Louis Becke
As a rule the English are the manufacturers and traders; the French people are the farmers.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The Kuzaks were palavering with the occupants of two heavily-loaded trader rockets.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Even the shops are closed and the traders armed to the teeth.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
The trader's eyes almost started out of his head.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
An old term for the skipper of a Dutch trader.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

And God did hear that mother's cry,
For never an ice-block sank;
While the cruel trader and his men
Stood wondering on the bank.
"Eliza Crossing The River" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
From her resting-place by the trader chased,
Through the winter evening cold,
Eliza came with her boy at last,
Where a broad deep river rolled.
"Eliza Crossing The River" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A Trader with greed never sated,
Who barters the souls in his snares,
That were trapped in the lusts he created,
For incense and masses and prayers -
"A Toast" by Lola Ridge
Would to thy rainy office close
Thy will, or lock mine eyes from tears,
Part wept for traders'-woes,
Part for that ventures mean as those
In issue bind such sovereign hopes and fears.
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier
YOU bring your love too late, dear, I have no love to buy it,
I spent my love on worthless toys, at fairs you do not know;
I am a bankrupt trader--dear eyes, do not deny it,
I could have bought your love, dear, but that was long ago.
"The Temptation" by Edith Nesbit
Whose traders came from the islands—from far off summer places,
Bringing spices and pearls, and the furs and skins of beasts.
Men from the frozen North, and men with fierce dark faces,
Full of the desert fire, and the untamed life of the East.
"The Burning of Chicago" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Stock market traders see Dow fall 54 points on weak data from construction and manufacturing.
In this Oct 3, 2012, file photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
The stake was held through energy trader Transcor Astra, which is 80 percent owned by Albert Frere 's Cie. Go To
Wall Street Traders 'Not Moved' by Geithner Speech.
A trader sits on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the closing bell Thursday.
Trader With theGift of Gab .
Michael McCarthy, as he was known to his colleagues, was the tough, competitive trader, at 33 an assistant vice president at Carr Futures who worked from 2 am to 10 am, following the London exchanges.
Investigators Look at Whether Senior Banker Leaked Deals to Galleon Traders.
Billionaire hedge fund trader Raj Rajaratnam, the key figure in an insider trading scandal that stretched from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Thursday.
Paris appeals court sends Societe Generale trader to prison, orders him to pay back $7 billion.
Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel begins appeal.
The rogue trader started his appeal against a three-year jail sentence for his role in France's biggest trading scandal.
Former Société Générale trader Jerome Kerviel, right, arrives with his lawyer Olivier Metzner at Paris Court House for his trial, Wednesday.
In this June, 4 2012 file photo, French trader Jerome Kerviel arrives at the Paris courthouse.
The Citigroup trader had a wonderful life - until the Feds decided to make an example of him.

In science:

This is particularly important in order to avoid misleading interpretations that could consider the previously described set of information given to our traders as the weak form of Efficient Markets Hypothesis paradigm.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
Then if M (t) = I (t) − I (t − τM ) > 0, the trader predicts an increment of the closing index for the next day (i.e. it predicts that I (t + 1) − I (t) > 0) and vice-versa.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
Fig. 6 Volatility and average percentage of wins (inside each window and over 10 runs) for the three traders, as in Fig.4, but with an increasing quantity of randomness mixed with the MOM and the RSI strategies.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
In particular, we numerically simulated the performance of three trading strategies (one completely random and two chosen among the most popular ones adopted by traders) applied to the FTSE UK All-Share index series, chosen here as a case study, in order to compare their predictive capability.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
In this self-organized system, we consider only the interaction among traders without external influences.
A Prototype Model of Stock Exchange