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Posted on 1 May 2011 | 4,541 views
SEC Circuit Breaker Rules Fails to Stop Jazz Pharmaceuticals Flash Crash

Shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Stock Symbol: JAZZ) opened the trading day on April 27, 2011 at $33.59 per share, the stock then went on to trade down slightly with normal volume until approximately 10:00 AM EST, when it plummeted for approximately two minutes before finding a bottom at $23.50 per share.

Bear Markets »

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 | 4,382 views
Fake Press Release Caused Emulex Bear Raid

Emulex was the unfortunate company to succumb to a coordinated attack on their stock, known as a “Bear Raid” back in 2000 when Mark Jakob released a fake news story on the Internet Wire news service regarding Emulex.

Bear Markets »

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 | 29,242 views
The Bear Raid on United Airlines Stock

When short sellers collaborate to push down the price of a stock through coordinated short-selling and/or the spreading of false rumors, such as United Airlines, it is considered to be manipulation by the SEC, and both acts are considered illegal — which is known on Wall Street as a “Bear Raid” attack.

Bear Markets »

Posted on 25 Mar 2011 | 11,610 views
Bear Raid Stock Trading and Manipulation

A “Bear Raid” is a type of stock market strategy, where a trader (or group of traders) attempts to force down the price of a stock to cover a short position. The name is derived from the common use of ‘bear’ or bearish in the language of Market sentiment to reflect the idea that investors expect downward price movement.

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Posted on 21 Mar 2011 | 9,245 views
What Caused the May 6 2010 Flash Crash

Waddell & Reed initiated a computer-driven sale worth $4.1 billion by one of its traders which helped trigger the May flash crash, setting off liquidity shocks that ricocheted between U.S. futures and stock markets, sending the Dow Jones industrial average careening nearly 1,000 points in less than a half-hour on May 6, 2010, federal regulators said Friday.