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Convincing a customer that trades are necessary in order to generate a commission. This is an unethical practice.


To make both buy and sell orders through different brokers, usually in large quantities, to create the impression of increased interest in a security and thereby raise its price. An investor churns if he/she has a long position on the security and wishes to sell it at an artificially high price. Churning is a form of manipulation, and is illegal under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. See also: Fix.


An attempt to convince an individual to sell one product and purchase another product, primarily so the salesperson can earn additional commissions. In the brokerage business, twisting is usually called churning. Twisting, the more general term, applies to the sale of other products as well, such as insurance policies.
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If Lucille has not lost old cleverness she will be able to twist him presently around her little finger.
If only some one would twist him on the rack," the Duchess murmured vindictively.
Then she could make out that he tried his key--that he was blowing into it-- that he knocked it on the nearest post to beat the dust out--that he took it under a lamp to look at it--that he poked bits of stick into the lock to clear it--that he peeped into the keyhole, first with one eye, and then with the other--that he tried the key again-- that he couldn't turn it, and what was worse, couldn't get it out-- that he bent it--that then it was much less disposed to come out than before--that he gave it a mighty twist and a great pull, and then it came out so suddenly that he staggered backwards--that he kicked the door--that he shook it--finally, that he smote his forehead, and sat down on the step in despair.
Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred.
What an excellent example of the power of dress, young Oliver Twist was
7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspiring to bring a new kind of art to Fishers, local entrepreneur Lauren Herrmann has just opened Painting with a Twist of Fishers, a new place where friends come together to paint, drink wine and discover their inner artist.
TRY THIS If you have thick hair, try making two Bun - much like the double Bun - but instead, twist and pin the style in place.
8220;We want to invite the whole community down to have a great day of fun and food,” says Nikki Hooper, General Manager for Southern Twist.
Treats with a Twist is based in Paulton near Bristol a family run business that is 4 years old and growing rapidly.
Daily mail reported in detail on the matter claiming that even after the incident, Twist did not care to stop and was speeding away at 405 freeway when he was pulled over.
Twist is generally measured in terms of distance traveled for one revolution of the projectile, for example one turn in ten inches, usually written as 1:10".