To buy and sell securities too frequently, resulting in excessive volatility or high transaction costs.
To exceed the ability of a business to finance its operations by increasing sales too rapidly.
To buy and sell securities in (a market) too frequently.
To trade beyond one's financial means or the market demand.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Origin of overtrade
- over- +"Ž trade