Law Enforcement and the History of Financial Market Manipulation, 1st Edition

  • Jerry W. Markham
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  • ISBN-10: 0765636751
  • ISBN-13: 9780765636751
  • DDC: 346.73092
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Price manipulation techniques are intentionally difficult to understand, detect, and prove, and the rise of high-frequency trading has further complicated the task. This book maps the issues and traces the U.S. government's efforts to properly regulate, monitor, and prevent financial speculation and price manipulation in various markets. The coverage begins with the period from the late nineteenth century to the first congressional efforts at regulation in the 1930s and continues on to the present, with a full chapter on the legal and financial aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Manipulation: Some History.
2: Market Manipulation and the New Deal Legislation.
3: Postwar Manipulation and Speculation.
4: Manipulation of Commodity Prices in a Time of Inflation.
5: Manipulation Setbacks under the Federal Securities Laws.
6: The Battle over OTC Derivatives.
7: The Dodd-Frank Act.
8: Challenges for the New Manipulation Standards.
About the Author.