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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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Given the demographic profile of their shoppers, Waitrose and Sainsbury's have traditionally overtraded in olive oil, but Morrisons and Asda are now dedicating more space to olive oil at the expense of standard oil.
Farmfoods and Iceland overtraded significantly in the category, as they specialise in frozen foods.
Speaking at last week's Drinksummit 2006, ACNielsen's senior client manager Peter Reynolds said the independent segment of the retail market currently overtraded in French wine by 172m [pounds sterling] a year.
Bradwell overtraded in need it now, newsagent, treats, main shop, gifting and deals, but it under-traded in top up, food for now and meal for tonight items.