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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Hamachek keeps his tale tongue-in-cheek so that he has no apparent axe to grind, but still gives credence to cutthroats.
I speak as a former permit-holder and amateur jockey with no axe to grind against those who run racing.
But although he maintains he has no axe to grind with Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric, he is steeling himself for a backlash from the home fans.
Communicators need to keep their ears to the ground, visit those sites that typically attract people who have an axe to grind, and respond or get in on the discussion.
What we have here is intersection between a shakedown and somebody doing an investigation who has an axe to grind Mark Geragos, the lawyer for Michael Jackson who is charged with performing lewd acts with children.
Could it be that Berlet has an ideological axe to grind -- an axe that fits the Monitor's own ideological agenda?
In this novel, someone with an exceedingly sharp axe to grind is killing people connected with television news journalism.
It is also refreshing to finally see an investigation of new left history from the perspective of someone with no clear axe to grind (and who in fact is too young to even remember the movement).
The managers get feedback from the salespeople but may discount those that do not match their perception because "the salesperson has an axe to grind.
If I had any axe to grind in writing this book, it was my feeling that the public school system is appalling.
In the process, the professional forester has been reduced to a mouther of platitudes and executor of orders from the bureaucrats, Ill the old days, you could have an argument with the local forester, and so could anyone else with an axe to grind (or break).
Attunity, arguably, will be in the best position to advise on the best solution in such circumstances, because it doesn't have a particular axe to grind.