Transaction-based Market Manipulation

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  • Intermediate



  • 5 SIDC CPE points
  • 4 FIMM CPD points


ICF Competency Type / Title / Level

  • Core / Ethics and Integrity / Level 3


Learning Outcome

  • Recognise the concept of market manipulation
  • Determine manipulation or ordinary market forces
  • Explain different types of transaction-based market manipulation and consequences using real-life examples
  • Demonstrate a professional and ethical manner
  • Apply appropriate methods to protect oneself from market manipulation


Course Synopsis

In order to maintain the integrity of capital markets, it is essential that financial professionals do not undertake any activity to manipulate the market. Market manipulation occurs when a financial professional has an interest in a movement in the price of a security or a financial product and is in a position to change the price through the information they give or conceal from others and from the way in which they buy or sell the product.

This course will examine what constitutes transaction-based market manipulation and the related illegal market conduct. It will involve a mix of presentation and case-based discussion. It is designed to suit the needs of financial market professionals.


Course Content

Total learning: 11 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 1 hour
  • Downloadable Notes  0/1

    • 1.1
  • Concept of Market Manipulation  0/1

    • 2.1
  • Different Types of Transaction-based Market Manipulation  0/8

    • 3.1
    • 3.2
    • 3.3
    • 3.4
    • 3.5
    • 3.6
    • 3.7
    • 3.8
  • How to Protect Oneself  0/1

    • 4.1
  • Summative Assessment  0/1

    • Quiz5.1


Dr. Theang Kok Foo

Dr Theang is a Certified Public Accountant in California, U.S.A, with over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C. and is currently working as a licensed equity dealer with a major stockbroker in Malaysia. He is also a professional trainer who conducts investment seminars for Malaysia’s leading financial institutions on a regular basis. His areas of expertise include portfolio management, fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market forecasting. Dr Theang obtained his PhD in Finance from Monash University Malaysia. He also has a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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  • 5 SIDC CPE Points
  • 4 FIMM CPD Points