Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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This case echoes the several actions our office has brought in recent months aimed at protecting unsuspecting retail investors from investment advisers who allegedly cheat their clients by cherry-picking profitable trades, said Michele Wein Layne, Director of the SECs Los Angeles Regional Office.
What would be cherry-picking would be if we were to seek a deal where our rights and obligations were not held in balance.
If this is cherry-picking, every trade arrangement is cherry-picking," said May, speaking directly to that accusation.
Of the drivers who are currently overcharging and cherry-picking, Kevin added: "They might not think they are breaking the law, but I do - they are killing the trade.
Now Colum Lynch and Dan De Luce at Foreign Policy report that the White House, in the latest bit of cherry-picking, "is pressing to declassify intelligence allegedly linking Iran to short-range ballistic missile attacks by Yemeni insurgents against Saudi Arabia.
The SEC's "probing analytical work will continue to root out investment advisors who subject their clients to cherry-picking.
EUROCONTROL, a European organisation for the safety of air navigation, on Monday reported that a local cherry-picking method trial at Vienna Airport reduced arrival delays and could resolve short-term congestion at other European airports with similar traffic demand patterns.
The licensing authority does receive complaints from the public about the behaviour of taxi drivers, cherry-picking, refusing to be hired or overcharging passengers, but the number is minimal.
AMERICAN investors worried about the recession turned to a strategy of cherry-picking stocks - sending tech shares higher and industrials lower.
Standard configurations hold 12- or 24-tube racks, plus two additional racks for cherry-picking operations.
I think my mother's memories were not quite so fond, focusing more on neck-breaking than cherry-picking.
To highlight the 30,000 summer deaths without that comparison is propagandised cherry-picking.