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DEFINITION of 'High Close'

A tactic used by stock manipulators; they make small trades at high prices during the final minutes of trading to give the impression that the stock did very well.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS'High Close'

Since the closing prices are widely quoted, stock manipulators hope to create a buzz on a particular stock in order to attract investors to the it.

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