Customers will be able to buy blocks of time from companies willing to match their bids.
These organizations bought blocks in cemeteries and sold plots off to their members.
However, when institutions buy and sell huge blocks after the record date, they may choose whether the voting rights are part of the transaction.
You can even buy little blocks of stainless steel in kitchen supply stores for this purpose.
I mean, Internet service providers, lots of people buy big blocks.
Other foreign firms have bought smaller blocks of space.
But for traders who have to buy or sell huge blocks of stock, it sounds neat.
Years ago when domestic freezers first came on the market we used to buy frozen blocks of cream without having any problems with it.
Investors willing to buy and hold large blocks of stock have gained from falling commission rates.
Analysts said they were uncertain who might have bought large blocks of Phillips shares.