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Corner a Market

1. To own a significant enough amount of a stock to be able to manipulate its price. More specifically, an investor corners a market when he/she owns so many shares in a company that he/she can trigger a sell off if he/she dumps the stock. For this reason, persons and institutions owning or buying more than a certain percentage of shares in a company must register with the SEC and are subject to certain restrictions.

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.

corner

Significant control over a sufficient portion of a particular security so that it is possible to control the security's price. Others wishing to purchase the security, especially to cover short positions, are forced to buy it at an artificially high price. Corners were popular in the early 1900s when the securities markets were virtually unregulated. See also natural corner.

corner

To acquire a big enough position in a particular security or commodity so that control over its price and supply is achieved.

corner

vb. to buy or attempt to buy up all the supplies of a particular product on the MARKET, thereby creating a temporary MONOPOLY situation with the aim of exploiting the market.
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Valencia defender David Albelda was making no attempt whatsoever to play the ball, in fact the corner kick hadn't even been taken, but he escaped without charge.
After more chances went begging for Rangers, Motherwell started to make some headway and had a chance to equalise from a corner kick in 29 minutes when the ball was picked up by Ged Brannan on the edge of the box, but his shot finished over the bar.
Who was ready to attack Bebeto's inswinging corner kick?
The Broncos finished with a 15-0 margin in corner kicks, matching the school record for most corner kicks allowed by a UO opponent.
Worcester State 0, Colby-Sawyer 0: The visiting Lancers outshot the Chargers, 19-7, and had a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal and a 5-1 edge in corner kicks, but had to settle for a tie in double overtime in the opener for both schools.
Brighton's Jose Ulloa also tied the game again with a blistering header in front of net in the 62nd minute off a corner kick.
The Lions broke a scoreless tie with 19 minutes left when Fabio Rodrigues booted a corner kick into a scrum in front of the net, and Chris Pereira pushed it past Algonquin keeper Jose Silva to make it 1-0.
The Bowmen did a good job defending North's corner kicks early in the game, clearing three of Anderson's first five attempts.
"We know he's a threat from corner kicks because he's powerful and while we lose a bit by not having a naturally left-footed player, we gain lots in terms of defensive power and attacking power from corner kicks."
Their defence leaked badly when Rochdale had corner kicks and twice defender Mark Monington sneaked up to head home in the first half.
But Newry were very dangerous on the break and they forced a number of corner kicks.
Many soccer teams have a standard way of playing the ball into the penalty area on corner kicks. They have several players run into the area with the hope of getting a touch on the ball and directing it toward the goal.