Accommodation Trading Law and Legal Definition

Accommodation trading is wash trading entered into by a trader, usually to assist another with illegal trades. [Sundheimer v. Commodity Futures Trading Com., 688 F.2d 150 (2d Cir. 1982)].

Wash trading means entering into, or purporting to enter into, transactions to give the appearance that purchases or sales have been made, usually not resulting in a change in the trader's market position.