To rig the market

(Stock Exchange) to raise or lower market prices, as by some fraud or trick.

See also: Rig

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Speaking on behalf of the Government, Mr Barker attacked the price freeze plan, saying: "Not only do Labour members know they cannot guarantee to deliver such a freeze, but the long-term net impact of trying to rig the market with clumsy, 1970s-style state intervention would be to hurt the fuel-poor, to hit hardworking people, and to clobber families and pensioners on tight budgets.
The present Westminster government is trying to rig the market to force electricity consumers to pay prices for electricity well over the odds for the next 35-40 years.
It is also being feared that the Intelligence Bureau is likely to come out with another report soon naming some brokers who are involved in margin funding to promoters en route operators to rig the market. Before that happens, NBFCs are trying to stay clear from the mess.
It was a shameful attempt to rig the market. Virgin were no bit-part player in the affair - they were right there in the thick of the price-fixing conspiracy.
The indictment alleges that the 8, from November 1998 to September 2004, "colluded with executives at American International Group, Zurich American Insurance, ACE USA, Liberty International Insurance Company, and others to rig the market for excess casualty insurance," Spitzer's office said.
He said: "Particularly offensive is hard-core cartel activity, setting prices to rig the market.
That was understandable, given the enormous losses the Bank ran up in the early '90s trying to rig the market in sterling's favour - seriously enriching Mr George Soros to the extent that he could afford to lose billions in Russia later on.
This is an absurd situation but it cannot be rectified by trying to rig the market. Instead milk needs to be better marketed.
He is alleged to have bought shares in Swedish forestry firm Stora in a scam designed to rig the market.
He is alleged to have bought shares in a forestry firm in a complex scam designed to rig the market.
Regarding the bad rap that messaging of various kinds has earned within high finance, Gorecki said these cases are thankfully outliers; the vast majority of people are not trying to rig the markets and just want to do their jobs.