Cornering the market(redirected from Corner the market)
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Cornering the market
Corner a Market
2. To have the greatest market share in a particular industry without having a monopoly. Companies that have cornered their markets usually have greater leeway in their decisions; for example, they may charge higher prices for their products without fear of losing too much business. Large companies, such as Wal-Mart or Microsoft, are considered to have cornered their markets. See also: Gorilla.
Cornering the market.
If someone tries to buy up as much of a particular investment as possible in order to control its price, that investor is trying to corner the market.
Not only is it difficult to make this strategy work in a complex economic environment, but the practice is illegal in US markets.