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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It involved talking to former party staff members who had a "political axe to grind", he claimed.
Unless they are being bankrolled by somebody with financial resources with an axe to grind, I cannot understand why disgruntled supporters continue to attend matches and further contribute to Ashley's wealth and go to the expense of producing 30,000 placards and 100 flags.
Lily: give credit where it's due Another week, another Lily Allen axe to grind. The singer, who played in Staffordshire yesterday and is at Chelmsford today, is fed-up with men getting credit for the work of female pop stars.
The two parties do not want the government to collapse at this juncture, even though they have their own axe to grind on alleged misuse of CBI.
At Argo's BFI London Film Festival premiere, Affleck said he took care to make sure those with "an axe to grind" could not politicise the project.
BLACKPOOL V WEST HAM, CH'SHIP PLAY-OFF FINAL, TODAY, 3PM: Sam Allardyce insists he has no axe to grind with Blackpool ahead of West Ham's Wembley encounter with his former club.
"They were beaten up so badly it was as if [the police] had a personal axe to grind against our workers," Tripathi claimed.
We need to benefit the majority, not the vocal backward-looking minority with an axe to grind.
The last thing we need is someone with an axe to grind saying bad things about the show before it even starts," a source said.
Senior Border Agency sources claimed Ms Perrett could be making up the allegations because she had an axe to grind, a claim she denied.
For all we know, those who were cited are even less credible or have an axe to grind, and if someone is not brave enough to go on the record then why should your readers care about their opinion?
Teachers are trained in anti-bullying techniques and a bully's parents are best informed by a professional with no axe to grind. Besides, the boy might have picked up his aggression from his mother.