Bank Of America, Morgan Stanley Again Accused Of Spoofing

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Bank of America Corp. and its subsidiary Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc. engaged in spoofing in an effort to manipulate precious metals futures, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in New York federal court.

Three New York investors claim the banks, two former Merrill Lynch traders and 18 unnamed individual defendants manipulated gold, silver, platinum and palladium futures through a spoofing scheme in which they placed buy or sell orders that they intended to cancel. The practice simulates supply or demand, allegedly allowing the banks to profit from the swings in prices.

"Each spoofing incident...

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