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The practice whereby a Broker dealing in Securities abuses the confidence of a client for personal gain by unnecessarily trading stocks to earn more commissions.

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n. the unethical and usually illegal excessive buying and selling of shares of stock for a customer by a stockbroker or sales agent for the purpose of obtaining high sales commissions.

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Casino managers can focus on the players that show the early signs of churning. By precisely marketing to prospects that are most likely to churn or convert them into active players, casino managers can increase response rates and gaming revenues and eventually achieve more efficient use of marketing dollars and greater return on investment.
Churning is also a problem in the mutual fund industry.
The old way: Study for Woman Churning Butter, a pencil-and-black crayon sketch on paper by French painter Jean-Francois Millet, 1814-1875.
But just because churning is simple doesn't make it right.
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If a subscriber scores 0.53 it infers there's a 53 percent propensity of his/her churning or leaving the current service provider.
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That may be down from 14,598 in 2006 but John Carmody of animal rights group ARAN claimed the killings will never stop as long as puppy breeders keep churning out dogs.