Making big purchases at a low price

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Option Trader, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Here's the idea. No guarantee, but I think it will work. instead of just buying at ask:
    1) Place a big bid at a moderate price, in a way that offers some support to the stock price.
    2) if the specialist ?? (or programmed traders?? who have maybe shorted) doesn't want the price to go up he will risk placing a big ask in the hope you won't take out his order.
    3) Hope you will succeed at grabbing it.
    4) whether you do or don't succeed at grabbing it you will probably drive the price up nicely after your purchase.
  2. Surdo


    "Market Manipulation 101" would be the perfect title for your instruction manual.
  3. Nothing wrong with a bit of market manipulation :D
  4. Nothing wrong in my opinion with placing an order to signal or communicate something to the market. Of course, any order placed may get executed.
  5. What you think the specialist/ programmed traders should be able to do all his tricks risk free? Whenever he resorts to flashing a big bid or ask, he should know it is a real risk to him.