Holding the market

Definition:

The illegal practice of maintaining and/or placing a sufficient number of buy orders to create price support for a security or commodity in an amount sufficient to stabilize a downward trend.

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Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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