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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

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Painting The Tape


A form of market manipulation. Two parties do trades back and forth with no economic substance. The trades appear on the broad ticker so it looks like there's a lot of activity in the stock. This is intended to create some buzz and attract "real" investors. Illegal. You can go to jail and marry Bubba for 3 to 5 years.