With the addition of the various stock exchanges across the galaxy, its now possible to buy shares in companies and futures in commodities. Do my actions in any of the stock exchange areas affect any other areas in the galaxy? For example, if I were to buy all futures for entertainment chips in stock exchange zone, will it affect the prices of entertainment chips in neighboring zones?
Are the corporation stock prices affected by anything in the game? If their trading ships were to mysteriously disappear, will it drive down their stock?
Finally, can I collapse the universe economy? If I were to buy all available futures in energy cells, can I create a galactic wide energy depression until everyone's forced to purchase from me and I can charge them an outrageous price?