Wash trades, Market manipulation and High Frequency trading or The Market is Broken and Corrupted by the too big too Fails!

Here are some more terms you can add to your Banking term dictionary. Wash trade = An illegal stock trading practice where an investor simultaneously buys and sells shares in a company through two different brokers. Market Manipulation= The act of artificially inflating or deflating the price of a security. In most cases, manipulation is illegal. […]

On high frequency trading, market manipulation and patient Zero Andrew Krieger

Glad someone at the Standard finally starts looking at international finance. As we speak 84% of all trade is done by high frequency trading computers and only 16% by human traders. High frequency trading is a system not just for trading but it is a means to manipulate the market in the direction the big […]