Trade date is the date on which a security trade occurs. A trade done very early or very late falls on the previous or following trade date.
This occurs because in the international market a trade conducted in (e.g.) Japanese equities at 3 pm in London needs to effectively be considered as the following day for Japanese stock exchange reporting requirements.
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