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Manipulation

Dealing in a security to create a false appearance of active trading, in order to bring in more traders. Illegal.

Manipulation

The attempt or act to artificially change the price of a security or a market movement with the intent to make a profit. One example is wash selling, in which an investor both sells then quickly re-buys the same security, hoping to create the impression of increased trading volume, and therefore raise the price. Another is churning, in which an investor makes both buy and sell orders through different brokers to create the impression of increased interest in the security and raise the price. Manipulation can be used to both increase and decrease prices, depending on the investor's perceived needs. Manipulation is illegal under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. See also: Antitrust, Fix.
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Finally, in 1934, Congress created the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to fix the worst abuses of stock manipulation.
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This unlawful stock manipulation must be stopped to preserve the integrity of our financial markets and provide an honest environment in which public companies can flourish or fail on their own, without the unlawful interference of naked short sellers.
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