Painting the tape

Definition:

Illegal practice by traders who manipulate the market by buying and selling a security to create the illusion of high trading activity and to attract other traders who may push up the price.

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Measurement error

Errors in measuring an explanatory variable in a regression, which leads to biases in estimated parameters.

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