Manipulation

What is Manipulation?

Manipulation meaning Any planned operation, transaction, or practice that causes or maintains an artificial price. Specific types include corners and squeezes as well as unusually large purchases or sales of a commodity or security in a short period of time in order to distort prices, and putting out false information in order to distort prices.

 

reference: U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION – CFTC Glossary