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Ghosting

The illegal practice that one firm drives a stock's price higher or lower, while other conspiring firms follow its lead to influence up the price of the stock.

Ghosting

An illegal practice in which two or more market makers collude in order to artificially inflate or deflate the price of a stock, hoping to profit on the uptick or downturn. One firm will buy or sell large amounts of a certain stock and the second firm does the same, causing a buy or sell frenzy. The supposed competitors then have the opportunity to profit as the market is unaware of their collusion. See also: Insider trading, antitrust.

ghosting

Illegal collusion among market makers to manipulate the market price of a stock.
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The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
Wragge had not been quick enough to identify the supposed ghost with the character of the old North-country lady in the Entertainment.
Scrooge could not feel it himself, but this was clearly the case; for though the Ghost sat perfectly motionless, its hair, and skirts, and tassels, were still agitated as by the hot vapour from an oven.
Lay hold on him, Jem Rodney," said the landlord, the idea of a ghost subsiding; "he's off his head, I doubt.
The ghost had appeared to them in the shape of a gentleman in dress-clothes, who had suddenly stood before them in the passage, without their knowing where he came from.
When Proserpine had dismissed the female ghosts in all directions, the ghost of Agamemnon son of Atreus came sadly up to me, surrounded by those who had perished with him in the house of Aegisthus.
You don't care for Ghosts, then," I ventured to suggest, unless they are really terrifying?
This chamber changed for one more holy, This bed for one more melancholy, I pray to God that she may lie Forever with unopened eye, While the dim sheeted ghosts go by!
Come to us and speak to us, oh you ghosts of our old loves
He means to keep his appointment with the ghost, does he?
 Accounting for the uncommon behavior of ghosts, Heine mentions
But now they were raised by the White Logic of John Barleycorn, and John Barleycorn never lays the ghosts of his raising.