overtrade

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Overtrade

1. To make both buy and sell orders through different brokers to create the impression of increased interest in a security and thereby raise the price. This is a form of price manipulation and is forbidden by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. It is less formally known as churning.

2. In brokering, to make more trades on a client's holdings than are necessary in order to maximize commissions. Overtrading is illegal.

overtrade

1. To purchase a client's securities at an above-the-market price in return for the client's purchase of part of a new issue.
2. See churn.