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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.


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.
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MORNING GOODS MARKET VALUE 100+ represents sales overtrade vs undertrade Trading Sales grocery % category % overtrade value y-o-y % Marks & Spencer 1.
However, Asda is the only retailer that overtrades in this category; Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons all have a share gap, indicating a potential opportunity if they can convert more of their shoppers.
In terms of retailers, Boots strongly overtrades in men's toiletries but it has lost value in the latest year, seeing share losses to Tesco and Superdrug.
2%, but in male toiletries it overtrades with a 27% share, while Tesco has only a 17% slice of the market.
They now account for 7% of Waitrose's total turnover, which means Waitrose overtrades in organic by a factor of 4.
Cummings says Asda overtrades in carbonated soft drinks but consumers are generally moving away from them into healthier categories such as water.
Asda overtrades in carbonated soft drinks but our customers are more savvy about ingredients and are quickly moving away from them.
Boots, which substantially overtrades in this market, has performed strongly in men's toiletries.
Booths probably overtrades in this category due to Mervyn," said one supplier.