Las Vegas, NV asked in Securities Law for Nevada

Q: If I buy ads to promote a widely published stock analysis after I purchase the stock, is that market manipulation?

If I'm a stock investor and I read articles about XYZ stock being under valued by 20%, I like the reasoning so I decide to buy the stock. After buying the stock I want to share this article with other traders so I buy "native" ads on news publications to share the article wide and far with other investors. This article was not written by me and contains solid fundamental research, no fluff. Would this be market manipulation because promoting the analysis of a stock I like might make the stock rise?

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A: You appear to have missed the area of most vulnerability. Rather than worrying about being charged with market manipulation if I were you I would worry more about incoming flak the owners of the copyrights on the articles you are planning to copy without permission and use them to make money.

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