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Convincing a customer that trades are necessary in order to generate a commission. This is an unethical practice.


To make both buy and sell orders through different brokers, usually in large quantities, to create the impression of increased interest in a security and thereby raise its price. An investor churns if he/she has a long position on the security and wishes to sell it at an artificially high price. Churning is a form of manipulation, and is illegal under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. See also: Fix.


An attempt to convince an individual to sell one product and purchase another product, primarily so the salesperson can earn additional commissions. In the brokerage business, twisting is usually called churning. Twisting, the more general term, applies to the sale of other products as well, such as insurance policies.
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Prior to conditioning, average twist among the 15 selected boards was 0.
Twist the hair around your index finger like a corkscrew.
The stated reason that S&W gave for use of the gain twist barrel had to do with what they call "bullet skid.
Twist is generally measured in terms of distance traveled for one revolution of the projectile, for example one turn in ten inches, usually written as 1:10".
Press up twist: If you are unable to manage a press up start in the press up position and just perform the twist, then alternate your arms Side stomach twists: Quick speed of your arms, legs and twist should make this a tough but very effective exercise ?
Define twist as anticlockwise rotation about the origin, of each point on a graph, by t(r) radians, where t(r) is a function of the point's distance r from the origin.
Our experiments show that Twist is a driving force among a lot of other players in causing some forms of breast cancer," said Dr Venu Raman, associate professor of radiology and oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Recession and the ongoing lack of credit claimed another scalp in the Midlands' marketing sector after Twist Communications went into administration.
These stems were often ornamented with the addition of tear-shaped bubbles of air and it wasn't long before glass makers discovered they could elongate and twist these to produce a variety of decorative effects.