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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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This made this study ineligible for review in our study since we limited our assessment to studies that only treated children using spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) [described as high-velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrusting procedures].
Consequently, a mathematics manipulative object has the potential to lead to an awareness and development of concepts and ideas linked with mathematics and they would most likely be purpose designed.
In principle, the protocols aim to determine if the patient is presenting at the time of consultation with a neurovascular event or has any previous or current signs or symptoms that suggest the patient may be at risk of a cerebrovascular event, particularly during a manipulative or other manual procedure.
Although many people currently use the term virtual manipulative to refer to any computer-generated image that appears on a monitor and is intended to represent concrete manipulatives, this meaning is much too simplistic to be descriptive or useful.
She was an otherwise respectable woman who allowed herself to fall under the influence of an evil, manipulative man who used this vulnerable woman.
Various reviews have been written on the complications of spinal manipulative therapy.
Demonstrations of the STM tip's manipulative potential have included words spelled out with xenon atoms and microscopic piles of gold deposited in the shape of the Americas (SN: 11/17/90, p.
Haraszti argues that the experience of the Hungarian intelligentsia suggests an overt loosening of state control may be the harbinger of subtler, more manipulative constraints.
The paper uses a student-made manipulative to encourage students to appreciate that they could be an integral part of the teaching/learning process.
A STALKER who bombarded newsreader Fiona Bruce with love letters was branded "a very manipulative man" by a judge yesterday.
concluded that guided imagery may be beneficial as an adjunct to spinal manipulative therapy in the treatment of chronic low back pain.
Manipulative nurse David Britten lit candles in his office and had sex with victims of bulimia and anorexia after inviting them for "therapy" and locking the door.