Shorters (traders who practice selling short for a living) often use The Short and Distort method . Those traders manipulate stock prices in a bear market by taking short positions and then using negative online PR campaigns to drive down the price of the targeted stock. This is the inverse version of the "pump and dump" tactic, whereby the investors involved in the scheme, buy stock (take a long position) and issue false information that causes the target stock's price to increase.
Financial media manipulation may generate profits to investors and shorters , by stimulating fear about a certain company , but this works only because the information spread is credible , accurate , verified and true . You can base your negative campaigns only and exclusively on already published content , coming from top level financial sources and media websites .
One example of stock price manipulation is : using negative information already published by leading financial media websites , and just 'share' this information thousands of times over multiple social medias sites , mention the article on hundreds of blogs , thousands of micro article websites , under different titles , different keywords connected to the company targeted , so that each time somebody is searching information about this company he will read again and again the same negative information .
You can manipulate a share price , by spreading one negative article in millions of copies , under hundreds of forms such as videos, articles,blogs,forum comments, webinars,etc... on thousands of online platforms .
Stock Price Manipulation can be conducted in a legal way , although it may not be considered 'ethical' .
However , there is also a legitimate way to achieve the same results . If for example , there is a negative information , that has been already published online , by a leading financial media , its 100% legitimate to share this information , thousands of times , over thousands of websites , forum , blogs , articles , and more . A huge negative campaign like this , may damage , the price of a stock , quite easily .
In this case , you did not published any misleading information , you just shared a negative information already published by a verified source , and this is 100% legal .
Legal Stock Price manipulation can happen , if financial media is manipulated in a legal way .
Stock Price Manipulation can be obtained easily by using what is called : Financial Media Manipulation . This method of manipulations of stock prices is based on spreading false rumors and misleading information .Investors in securities are extremely sensitive to market risk. Their own impression by information and rumors is shown in price volatilities and trades volumes. This Stock Price Manipulation method is mainly based on publishing misleading information and guide public opinion toward their illegitimate interests.
Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.