Rigged market


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Rigged market

Manipulation of prices in a market to attract buyers and sellers.

Rigged Market

An illegal act or practice in which a person or company causes a price to be more favorable to an investor than market forces really justify. Rigged markets exist in order to attract investors to a company or project, but it is often not sustainable and in any case dupes the investor. There are a variety of ways to create a rigged market. See also: Price Manipulation.
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Other energy companies should now follow suit to bring a fairer deal for consumers and end the rigged market.
The Health and Social Care Bill could lead to a rigged market in favour of the private sector, Unite has told MPs.
Since it's trade that's regulated in favor of multinational special-interest groups, why don't we call it for what it is: rigged market trade?
The hypocrisy is that these same publishers will lampoon governments and companies and fat cats for operating rigged markets when they themselves are running a 5bn [pounds sterling]+ rigged market.