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Finance Glossary

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An attempt to gain an unfair advantage over another party through the use of misrepresentation, concealment, or outright deception.


The executives at Acme Corporation release a new product and claim that Wylie E. Coyote has finally caught the Road Runner using this product. It’s a lie, but it causes stock prices to rise. The company has committed fraud.