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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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That is a mystery," remarked the hen, twisting her head to arrange her wing-feathers with her bill.
If you have long hair, try twisting in smaller sections.
THE twisting kick (bituro chagi) is unique to taekwondo.
It" is balloon twisting, and Twisted is an affectionate portrait of the quirky subculture to which they belong.
The Bruins rushed 41 times for 107 yards and several players admitted to being confused by Utah's twisting, stunting defensive front.
Kathryn suggests gentle twisting exercises to help define the waist.
Mathematicians can also imagine twisting that plane to produce another infinite shape called the helicoid.
If you happen to have an old automobile or mechanic's wrench handy, take the time to make a twisting hammer like those shown in Photo 5.
We made ours crafty cool by twisting it with a homemade-looking headband.
You may assure a proper movement range when twisting by taking the med-ball slightly behind the hips.
I'd use it with a low-on-the-nape chignon that you create by twisting around a ponytail and securing it in place," says O'Connor.