Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Constance Missal to Crete

Cornering the market

prices shares

Cornering the market, investment term for a speculator conspiracy to drive up stock prices. An investor or group of investors will buy all or most of the available shares in a company, forcing other buyers to pay higher prices for their shares and thus reaping maximum profits. The practice is now outlawed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cornet [next] [back] Corner Brook

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or