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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.
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The coldness of winter will leave us soon We will now see more of the sun and less of the moon Spring I believe is just round the corner Yes our days will be longer and very much warmer Soon the resin will begin to rise Spring is the season of surprise Our gardens now will begin to grow As they recover from the winter's snow The birds will return from their winter's rest There first task is to spring clean the nest The daffodils and tulips are beginning to show Tells winter is almost over which we already know In a month or two when our gardens are aglow Winter will then seem such a long time ago GEORGE McLANDERS
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Only just round the corner are the shady trees, and the birds singing on the branches, and the sunshine is flecking the pathway.
"It was a young fella and his girlfriend who I think saw it happen, I didn't see it happen I just came round the corner moments later, they called the ambulance.
I will know old age has come, When I lose urge To see what is round the corner, And I let dream and reality merge I will know I have reached old age, When I neglect to turn page Of my newspaper to disagree With what politicians say.
The pub on the corner was Ledo's Cafe, then round the corner was Bartholomew Row, where there was a factory called Perkin & Powell, which is where I worked before I went in the army.
I noticed this the other day at the very wide crossing at the junction of St Mary Street and Wood Street, where half a dozen people crossed just as a bus came round the corner.