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Come on you guys! You all know how to speak 'central bank'!

In the early 90s, I was at a Perrigo annual meeting. (Perrigo makes store brand OTC drugs and had been a very hot stock for a couple years) I heard someone get up during the Q&A period and ask about a takeover bid being launched for the company by an unnamed party. The honchos, as you would expect, denied any knowledge of such a takeover attempt.

The questioner, I later learned, was the human broker I used back then, who worked for a firm that was a market maker for Perrigo. He admitted to me that he was trying to get some buzz going to jack up the stock.

We also know how to speak "pump and dump" :^)

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