Axe to grind


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Axe to grind

Used in context of general equities. Involvement in a security, whether through a position, order, or inquiry.

Axe to Grind

In equities, an interest an investor has in a stock. An investor has an axe to grind if he/she owns, has sold short, has ordered, or has inquired about taking a position in a stock.
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The experience I gained as a manager has stood me in good stead to go on and do better things, so I have no axe to grind with Blackpool.
For all we know, those who were cited are even less credible or have an axe to grind, and if someone is not brave enough to go on the record then why should your readers care about their opinion?
Teachers are trained in anti-bullying techniques and a bully's parents are best informed by a professional with no axe to grind.
I still love the idea of the iPod, but I have no particular axe to grind.
We are in one of those all-too-common periods in which the automobile is a target for everyone with an axe to grind.
Taunting isn't my thing, and I don't have any personal axe to grind with him," said the Newbury Park native.
The media has portrayed them as bitter enemies, but David Walentas, president of Two Trees Management, maintains that he has no axe to grind with developer Shaya Boymelgreen.
This would sound extraordinary, and possibly fantastical, were it not for the fact that the financial models have been checked by professionals with no aesthetic axe to grind.
Laura Caldwell definitely has an axe to grind with a particular power player in her city.
Hamachek keeps his tale tongue-in-cheek so that he has no apparent axe to grind, but still gives credence to cutthroats.
I speak as a former permit-holder and amateur jockey with no axe to grind against those who run racing.
But although he maintains he has no axe to grind with Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric, he is steeling himself for a backlash from the home fans.