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Cross

Securities transaction in which the same broker acts as agent for both sides of the trade; a legal practice only if the broker first offers the securities publicly at a price higher than the bid.
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Cross

To match and execute two orders made to the same broker. Suppose a broker receives one order to buy 1,000 shares at $45 and another to sell 1,000 shares at $45. If he matches these two together, he is said to cross the orders. Crossing is subject to some regulation to prevent conflict of interest on the part of the broker.
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cross

To match, by a single broker or dealer, a buy order and a sell order. For example, a floor broker may have an order to buy 500 shares of IBM at $120 and another order to sell 500 shares of IBM at the same price. Subject to certain rules, the floor broker may cross the order by matching the sell and the buy orders. Crossing of stock is common in large blocks.
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One suggestion is to have the lottery's crossed fingers logo on buildings and projects which were helped.
He emphasises that there is no element of crossed fingers about this: 'I have a keyboard which has microtonal tunings, so I can hear the harmonies.
He added: "Not only has the minister abjectly failed to seek a restructuring of the promissory notes but that even the movement it claimed to have achieved is a jumbled-up mess of accountancy trickery and additional costs, with some crossed fingers thrown in."
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Today's convention will have the usual trappings of any well-staged political show, including speeches and rallies, back-room lobbying, dinners, deals and crossed fingers. Subplots abound: Will Christy Mihos receive the 15 percent of delegates he needs to make the Republican primary ballot in the fall?
But Kirsty's crossed fingers gave a clue to the reason for the daring shot.
The new lottery logo retains the crossed fingers but has been given more of a human look, with a bigger smile, definite eyes and a shiny face.
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Opponents, though, can argue that now more than ever is time for the state to demonstrate the wisdom of carefully guarding the coffers, putting what time and money is spent on solid goods and gains rather than on glitz and crossed fingers.
CROSSED FINGERS The most widespread gesture of good luck in Britain is only just over 100 years old and is completely unknown in most other parts of Europe.