One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Engage in more business than can be supported by the market or by the funds or resources available.
- ‘A series of prosperous years almost necessarily produces overtrading.’
- ‘Paying excessive attention to the current price will often result in overtrading as well.’
- ‘Also, managers might overtrade to generate soft dollars.’
- ‘For us overtrading would be almost worse than doing no business at all because we can't compromise our service level.’
- ‘You can lose money on commissions by overtrading and making even worse investments.’
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