Top 5 stock market hoaxes of 2014 by Stephen Gandel @FortuneMagazine December 28, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons It was an unusually good year in the market, not just for stocks, but also for hucksters. From a New York City high school senior to a Belizean fisheries officer, 2014 seemed to feature a larger than usual assortment of people claiming they had minted millions in the market. Eventually, all of these claims were debunked. But along the way, bull markets have a way of making, well, bull believable. Here’s a sampling of the year’s best stock market hoaxes.