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Definition of

painting the tape


illegal splitting of orders into smaller units an illegal practice in which traders break large orders into smaller units in order to give the illusion of heavy buying activity. This encourages investors to buy, and the traders then sell as the price of the stock goes up.


Definitions of ’painting the tape’ and meaning of ’painting the tape’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’painting the tape’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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