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Tout

To promote a security in order to attract buyers.

Tout

To strongly encourage investors to buy a particular security. Touting usually comes from someone with a strong interest in seeing the security's price rise, such as a large shareholder, a public relations firm, or even the issuing company itself. To tout is illegal in some circumstances, notably around the date of registration with the SEC.

tout

To foster interest in a particular company or security. For example, a broker might tout a security to a client in the hope that the client will purchase the security.
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When it comes to ticket touts, there will have to be more than warm words from the Government.
Ticket touts are some of the worst because they actually believe they're doing us a favour - for a fee."
TICKET touts are robbing music and sports fans of the chance to attend events, an MP has warned.
The head of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Podium, Detective Superintendent Nick Downing, said: "My team has been working tirelessly to clamp down on ticket touts. We will continue to seek out and take robust action against anybody who tries to cash in on the 2012 Games in this way.
TICKET touts are being targeted by police as the city prepares to host Olympic football matches at the Ricoh Arena.
HOWARD DAWSON is missing the point (Letters, November 25) over ticket touts.
Scotland Yard said two suspected ticket touts were also stopped in the dispersal zone around the venue and ordered to leave.
The club's operations director Simon Lee said: "We believe by setting the standard of a 'zero tolerance' to individuals breaking the terms and conditions and selling on their tickets, we will help squeeze ticket touts out of business and protect the genuine fans wishing to come to the game."
Newmarket announced last week that racegoers had suffered at the hands of ticket touts selling forged tickets and communications manager Andy Clifton revealed that that Prestbury Park did have "some difficulty with forged tickets" at the Festival last March.
IT is good to see that some action at last seems likely to be taken over the scourge of unscrupulous ticket touts, who charge desperate fans rip-off prices as that is often the only way they can get to see their musical or sporting idol.
The entertainment industry must stamp out 'unscrupulous' ticket touts or face Government action, the Culture Secretary warned yesterday.