Mine and Yours

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Paul Tracy
Updated March 16, 2021

What is Mine and Yours?

"Mine" and "yours" are colloquial references to buy and sell transactions.

How Does Mine and Yours Work?

Buy and sell trades are a cornerstone of the capital market. Traders use the terms "mine" and "yours" to indicate a desire to buy or sell securities, respectively. For example, a trader might tell another trader "it's mine" to indicate that he or she wishes to purchase a stock from a person who wishes to sell it.

Why Does Mine and Yours Matter?

Mine and yours are one example of the language used in the marketplace to facilitate trading.

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