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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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To the CFTC, Kraft was guilty of market manipulation because it purchased wheat futures with the intent to manipulate the physical price of wheat downwards.
Out of the hundreds of preliminary investigations opened by his office last year, 51 turned into full investigations over insider trading while six were market manipulation. He suggested that some market manipulators could be escaping the eyes of the law.
Market manipulation cases like the Total case have led FERC and overseas bodies like the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) to increase regulatory pressure on the energy sector, which was previously less regulated than its other financial counterparts.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Enforcement has been aggressive, especially against alleged market manipulation by banks and those in the energy and gas markets, and has opened 17 new investigations in 2014.
Green, the Supreme Court stated that market manipulation "refers generally to practices, such as wash sales, matched orders, or rigged prices, that are intended to mislead investors by artificially affecting market activity." (24) While it is unnecessary to catalogue every form of manipulation, general manipulation clearly does not require fraudulent--that is, deceptive--behavior.
Summary: It’s a new week, and these days, that means another bank preparing for high-dollar settlements in connection with foreign exchange market manipulation. Following Deutsche ...
It also focused on off-market offering fraud, supervisory processes, market manipulation, insider trading and money laundering.
The SECP would investigate whether misuse of trading data resulted in market manipulation or insider trading which may lead to heavy penalties on the violators.
This is the first law to introduce tough EU-wide criminal penalties for market abuse,with a minimum jail sentence of 4 years for serious offences such as insider dealing and market manipulation. The LIBOR scandal may not be the last - allegations of market manipulation are now emerging in the oil, gas and foreign exchange markets, too", said Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee rapporteur Arlene McCarthy (S&D, UK), who steered the legislation through Parliament.
Allegations of market manipulation are now emerging in the oil, gas and foreign exchange markets, too", said the EP's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee rapporteur Arlene McCarthy, who steered the legislation through Parliament.
market manipulation, which occurs when a person artificially manipulates the prices of financial instruments (eg by spreading false information); 3.
He announced a new probe into firms' accounts, increasing penalties for marKet manipulation, and moves to maKe switching supplier simpler and QUICKER - moving from the current several WEEKS to just 24 hours.