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short-and-distort

short-and-distort
 n.— «Investigators have requested emails and text messages from fund managers, looking, Hagstrom said, for evidence of irresponsible rumour-mongering—a practice known as short-and-distort, in which short sellers borrow and sell a stock at a high price, then send out a report, email or text message questioning the company’s fundamentals and/or its liquidity, in order to drive down the price.» —“Investing: Short shrift” by Rachel Pulfer Canadian Business (Toronto) May 7, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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