Did Cramer manipulate stock prices?
The New York Post’s Roddy Boyd reports Tuesday that there’s a video of CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer making the rounds where the former trader seems to acknowledge manipulating stock prices.
Boyd wrote, “The host of CNBC’s daily program ‘Mad Money’ had hedge fund-trading desks buzzing yesterday after he bragged about manipulating stock prices during his days as a trader.
“In the video from TheStreet.com’s ‘Wall Street Confidential’ Webcast, Cramer boasts about manipulating the price of a high-flying stock down, and even acknowledges that doing so might have been illegal. The video is making the rounds on YouTube.
“‘A lot of times when I was short, I would create a level of activity beforehand that would drive the futures. . . . It’s a fun game,’ Cramer said in the Webcast, which was moderated by TheStreet.com Executive Editor Aaron Task.
“Cramer later said that ‘no one else in the world would ever admit that, but I don’t care.’
“However, seconds later, he acknowledged, ‘I’m not going to say that on TV,’ referring to his show on CNBC.”
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