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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.

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.

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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Everyone at Fixby will be keeping fingers crossed for Marsh, because the winner of the event gets a place in the Open Championship, which this year is at Muirfield in Scotland next month.
And Britton admitted players are already looking forward to the clash - as well as the South Wales derby games on November 2 and February 8 - while keeping fingers crossed Laudrup is still at the Liberty.
With Canada to follow early next month ahead of his home event at Silverstone, Button is keeping fingers crossed that McLaren will be a more challenging force.
I am sure Coventry will lead the way - by backing the athletes, supporting the competition and keeping fingers crossed for more medals to come.
The fixture had originally been planned to take place before Christmas but the wet weather put paid to that and it was very much a case of keeping fingers crossed to avoid any such repetition.
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But the Toon boss is keeping fingers crossed that Cheick Tiote makes his longawaited return alongside Fabricio Coloccini.
Burke suffered play-off misery at former club Cardiff City and is keeping fingers crossed that the same fate doesn't befall him at Blues.
Fortunately, the Whites are without a fixture this weekend so are keeping fingers crossed Rainford will have healed in time for a promotion clash with Kendal Town on Tuesday night.
ans Keirstead, a primary author of the study, is keeping fingers crossed that the finding will prompt authorised clinical testing of the treatment in people with both types of spinal cord damage.
He has gone to hospital to have an X- ray and a scan," said Blues coach David Young " We are keeping fingers crossed for him, butwe are quite optimistic that it isn't as serious as it looked.
I'm keeping fingers crossed they qualify for the knockout phase because I'd like to play my part next year," said Reid.