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 organisation responsible for allocating lottery cash should be replaced by a nongovernment affiliated group, perhaps made up mainly of ordinary people with no axes to grind.
YOU'D THINK THE PRICE TAG ALONE WOULD BE REASON ENOUGH TO ARGUE AGAINST IT, YET THE OPPOSITION IS AN ODD COLLECTION OF FOLKS WITH ALL SORTS OF AXES TO GRIND .
CORRECTION: There is a growing, unsettling predisposition among environmental extremists with polemical axes to grind to blame mankind in general and industrial development in particular for natural disasters.
Most music magazines are just political propaganda, and the people that write and do interviews are a sorry lot with axes to grind.
In addition, one misses a sense of Quellenkritik anywhere in the book, and Elazar cites historians and commentators who might have had political axes to grind in the same register as modern monographs.
It would be easy to imagine essays in either of these rubrics: essays, fashionably, with axes to grind against the systems that put their authors where they are.
Schulman's interview with Sullivan revealed more about her personal axes to grind than it did about his views.
I say what I think when I think it, but I don't have any axes to grind.
The documentary evidence of his short life is exiguous and was, in any case, written retrospectively by guys with various axes to grind.
Science News gives a sense of the process and product of science, and it addresses science cleanly, with no axes to grind.
At some point, Salle's best work will be looked at by a generation without axes to grind, and its peculiar glories and permanent importance - as, among other things, a mighty influence, thoroughly unacknowledged at present, on any number of subsequent artists - will become common knowledge.
Nicholas' activities have been deliberately misunderstood and exaggerated by people with axes to grind and/or monetary or personal motive.