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AFM Market Watch

The AFM Market Watch is a newsletter that covers current capital market topics in an in-depth way. The AFM Market Watch newsletter covers capital markets related topics such as MAR, MiFID II and transaction reporting. With the AFM Market Watch we will express observations and findings on current, capital market related developments by using data analyses.

We will publish our newsletter on a regular basis. Would you like to have the AFM Market Watch automatically send to your inbox? Subscribe to our newsletters and check the box ‘Kapitaalmarkten’.

Edition 3 - Investing and social media in light of GameStop

Dynamics on social media can lead to significant price fluctuations of financial instruments. This was apparent in the GameStop hype, for example. Are you allowed to just give tips via social media? And what is your own responsibility as an investor? In the third edition of the AFM Market Watch, we look at the risks of investment decisions made under the influence of social media, and what questions you should ask yourself before making an investment. We also discuss the rules for investment recommendations and for the dissemination of information that messages, including on social media, must comply with.

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Edition 2 - Market manipulation

One out of every six Dutch citizens makes private investments. They must be able to rely on the proper operation of the market in which they conduct their transactions. Market abuse damages that trust. In the second edition of AFM Market Watch, we address a specific aspect of market abuse: market manipulation.

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Edition 1 - Short selling during COVID-19

The COVID-19 related turmoil has fuelled new discussion around the practice of short selling. In this first edition of our AFM Market Watch, we share our data-based observations how the AFM dealt with short selling in the Dutch financial markets during COVID-19.

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