pump and dump

A form of financial fraud where the fraudster buys stocks cheaply, generates artificial excitement about those stocks to create a temporary price increase, then sells the stocks before the price goes back down

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  • Pump and dump — is a form of microcap fraud that involves artificially inflating the price of a stock through false and misleading positive statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme dump their… …   Wikipedia

  • Pump and dump — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pump and dump (inflar y tirar en inglés), es un tipo de fraude que consiste en difundir un rumor con el fin de inflar artificialmente el precio de una acción a través de afirmaciones positivas falsas, erróneas o… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pump And Dump — A scheme that attempts to boost the price of a stock through recommendations based on false, misleading or greatly exaggerated statements. The perpetrators of this scheme, who already have an established position in the company s stock, sell… …   Investment dictionary

  • pump and dump — v. When a stockbroker, analyst, or shareholder encourages investors to buy a particular stock in an effort to raise its share price, and then to sell what he owns of the stock at the higher price. Example Citation: Some of the promoters charged… …   New words

  • Pump and Dump —    A type of fraud that involves publishing falsely optimistic announcements about a company, often on the internet, which push up the share price. The fraudsters then dump their shares at a large profit before the price subsequently drops… …   Financial and business terms

  • pump-and-dump scheme — noun an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises • Hypernyms: ↑contrivance, ↑stratagem, ↑dodge …   Useful english dictionary

  • pump — I. vb 1. British to fart. A children s term adopted by adults and now appearing in print in such publications as Viz comic. 2. American to have sex (with). A vulgarism usually heard in the catchphrase pump em and dump em , a male expression of… …   Contemporary slang

  • Breast pump — A breast pump is a mechanical device (powered manually or by electricity) that extracts milk from the breasts of a female who is lactating. The breast pump was invented and patented by Edward Lasker. [Scientific American, Vol. 8, No. 4, January… …   Wikipedia

  • Poop And Scoop — A highly illegal practice occurring mainly on the internet. A small group of informed people attempt to push down a stock by spreading false information and rumors. If they are successful, they can purchase the stock at bargain prices. Poop and… …   Investment dictionary

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