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Churning  

Definition 1.

Excessive trading of a client's account in order to increase the broker's commissions.
 

Definition 2.

1. An unethical practice employed by some brokers to increase their commissions by excessively trading in a client's account. This practice violates the NASD Fair Practice Rules. It is also referred to as "twisting." 2. In the context of the stock market, churning refers to a period of heavy trading with few sustained price trends and little movement in stock market indexes.
 

Definition 3.

Excessive trading in a client's account by a broker seeking to maximize commissions regardless of the client's best interests, in violation of NASD rules. also called twisting or overtrading.
 

Definition 4.

An unethical practice used by some brokers in which they repeatedly buy and sell in their customer''s accounts for the sole purpose of generating commissions.
 

Definition 5.

See excessive trading
 
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