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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System 299

Posted by timothy
from the shades-of-eudaemonia dept.
An anonymous reader submits news of the conviction of two Norwegian day traders, Svend Egil Larsen and Peder Veiby, who were on Wednesday fined and given suspended sentences (Norwegian court, Norwegian document) for cleverly working out — and cashing in on — the way the computerized trading system of Interactive Brokers subsidiary Timber Hill would respond to certain trades. They used the system's predictable responses to manipulate the value of low-priced stocks. The pair have gotten some sympathetic reactions from around the world, and promise to appeal.
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

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