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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.

manipulate

To cause a security to sell at an artificial price. Although investment bankers are permitted to manipulate temporarily the stock they underwrite, most other forms of manipulation are illegal.
Case Study Manipulation of security prices is not limited to industry professionals out for a quick buck. In early 2001 the Securities and Exchange Commission settled securities fraud charges with former burrito vendor Yun Soo Oh Park IV, known to his Internet followers as "Tokyo Joe." As part of the settlement Park agreed to return nearly a quarter of a million dollars in trading profits. According to SEC charges, to which Park did not admit or deny wrongdoing, the 50-year-old Korean native engaged in stock manipulation by recommending on Internet message boards stocks he already owned. He then sold his own shares as the recommended stocks rose in price. As Park's legend grew several thousand people agreed to pay an annual fee to receive an advance notice of his postings. The SEC also charged that Park was paid by a firm to recommend its stock. Park's lawyers claimed their client's actions were protected by free speech and not subject to federal securities regulation.
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Ademas, con preferencias unimodales, la unica regla anonima (7), no dictatorial y no manipulable es elegir la alternativa de la mediana (Nehring y Puppe, 2002).
In the present study, the MRT for handedness recognition was primed by the affordance of a previously shown manipulable object.
El hombre que pide solo satisfaccion inmediata a sus pulsiones se entrega inevitablemente a quien puede darle esa satisfaccion, y resulta infinitamente manipulable. El hombre pertenece a quien puede darle panem et circenses.
No es facil que el juez condene al culpable, porque la acusacion o las pruebas son incompetentes; porque los criminales tienen buenos abogados, amigos poderosos y dinero; porque los expedientes son largos y el proceso lentisimo y manipulable; porque sabe cuantas decisiones judiciales no se cumplen; y que nadie lo protegera, ante el dilema de recibir plata o plomo.
Unfortunately, addressing the oil economy, always eminently manipulable, requires leadership, which is the true commodity in short supply today.
I guess it was bound to happen with TV in that the little talent that was available is now spread so thinly that TV production company bosses will grab any half-baked idea and manipulable presenter to fill in the time between adverts.
One reason the concept has resisted this sort of comprehensive critical study might be its very complexity: Fortier quotes John Selden as calling it a "roguish thing," an idea that is elusive, elastic, manipulable, a Janus-like cipher in the middle of the radical politics, theological disputes, and general turmoil of the period.
If the ideology of the Second Inaugural conflated the national interest with vague and manipulable "values," this conflates our national interests with the security interests of every person on earth.
It probably does not matter except to those who would prefer to over-organize our spiritual lives and to entomb our various denominations into manipulable little boxes.
Se trata de la simulacion computarizada, entendida como la representacion digital de una parte de la realidad, expresada mediante un sistema info-virtual manipulable que puede ser natural, artificial o imaginario.
Unfortunately, none can provide a reliable and unbiased answer to the question "how much do adequate schools cost?" Each is highly manipulable, generally satisfying the interested party commissioning the work to be done but not meeting the fundamental tenets of scientific inquiry.
This article uses the term "children's manipulable preferences" to describe those desires of children that are subject to commercial exploitation--that is subject to stimulation by profit-seeking manipulation, whether by advertisement, endorsement, deliberate addiction, or whatever.