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Old 2013-03-15, 20:31   Link #1563
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Midwest USA
Originally Posted by Anh_Minh View Post
I never really got what the merchant was trying to do with his price manipulation. Can someone explain?
It would appear that he was trying to create inflation, and somehow benefit from also creating the equivalent of commodities options contacts, He was trading money for a mix of commodities at higher than market prices, and betting that the overall inflation would allow him get back some of the losses. But also he may have political goals in creating inflation.

You would need a substantial amount of money to manipulate a county's economy. But this may not be an ideal, efficient market, so he may benefit from having better information and communication than other players.

(I haven't read the novels or manga, this is just my interpretation.)
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