Pump and dump

• Refers to actions by brokers or market makers to attract new buyers. Here, the brokers create the illusion of high trading volume by inflating or pumping up the market for the security. This engineers a brief period of inflated prices. These activities may prompt investors to purchase the targeted securities only to have the broker dump many shares on the market place at the momentarily higher prices. This triggers a rapid decline in values and impacts the recent investors.

 Embedded terms in definition
Market maker

<< Pull to par Punt >>

What to Know Before Declaring Your Financial Independence: Twenty-somethings may not realize it, but every time they enter a new phase of their life as young adults - perhaps starting college, a career or a family - they're also venturing into a new world of money management. Here are ways to be prepared. More...

Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. Stephen R. Covey


Copyright 2009-2018 GVC. All rights reserved.