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1. To make both buy and sell orders through different brokers to create the impression of increased interest in a security and thereby raise the price. This is a form of price manipulation and is forbidden by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. It is less formally known as churning.

2. In brokering, to make more trades on a client's holdings than are necessary in order to maximize commissions. Overtrading is illegal.


1. To purchase a client's securities at an above-the-market price in return for the client's purchase of part of a new issue.
2. See churn.
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However, banks will be cautious when reviewing the terms of facilities; it will be very easy to overtrade and face cash flow uncertainty and the potential for increased litigation is already starting to show.
A spokeswoman for the CCG said: "We have agreed a fixed cash sum contract this year so will not pay for any overtrade.
Our experience has shown time and time again that many SMEs run out of cash during the recovery phase, as there is a real temptation to overtrade.
Like all supermarkets, it overtrades in baby care, but at 121%, it lags behind Asda's 161% and Waitrose's 183% [Kantar Worldpanel 52w/e 30 October 2011].
The online grocer significantly overtrades in organic.
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This Government, like so many in the past, does not give adequate precedence to infrastructure development and overtrades on the investments of our grandparents.