Manipulation

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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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A fine of not less than Dh100,000 an not more than Dh1 million in case of violating exchange and refund rules, promoting goods that may harm the consumer or price manipulation
Before, price manipulation cases required the agency to prove traders had the intent and ability to manipulate prices, tried to do so, and caused an "artificial price".
Firms that involved in price manipulation of mung bean attracted a fine of 1 million yuan ($147,700) from the agency last month, said a report in Fox News.
The plan includes distributing awareness brochures, and warning suppliers against monopoly practices or price manipulation during Ramadan.
Al-Haroun warned of any price manipulation or unjustifiable hike without taking the necessary measures in this regard, stressing that "the ministry would punish all offenders and those who tempt to manipulate the pockets or the health of consumers.
Al Nuaimi instructed sales outlets to put price tags on products according to federal law 24/2008, thus ensuring protection of consumers from any price manipulation during the Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia's bourse regulator is probing 92 cases of suspected violations including price manipulation and improper disclosure, the regulator's chief said in remarks published in the press.
Chinese financial magazine Caijing had earlier reported that Wong was detained by police last week amid a probe into allegations of share price manipulation involving a company controlled by his brother.
The US and Europe have warned against such a grouping, saying it could pose a danger to global energy security and create room for price manipulation.
The United States and Europe have disagreed with the idea claiming that such a group could endanger energy security and create room for price manipulation.
energy exchanges to prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation.
In a letter to President Bush and Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Sen Maria Cantwell and Representative Jay Inslee, both Washington Democrats, said the US Justice Department should start a task force to investigate oil and natural gas price manipulation.