Tell me it isn't collusion.
NFLX, PCLN, LKDK, TSLA, AMZN, GMCR, SODA, FSLR
All rallied even on a down day.
On any bit of good news on any of these stocks, the squeeze play is executed.
Amazing, but it could be that the colluders know the end is near, and they have to take every opportunity to squeeze.
99% of this is due to the funny money being printed by the Fed. When money is essentially free and meaningless lots of very strange things can happen. Nobody cares about valuation, money is free to borrow and there's a glut of it. The markets are flooded with this funny money and it moves it to astronomical heights with very little fundamental support. This ends with the loss of the dollar as the world's currency. When that happens it's going to be quite a spectacular fall. We're talking sub 4000 Dow in a hearbeat. Don't think it can happen? Watch what happens when the rest of the world stops taking dollars in exchange, except by the wheelbarrel full. If you aren't scared to death, you aren't paying attention.
The reason it isn't playing out quickly is that Japan and Europe have more immediate crises. But, they hold a lot of our paper. We bust telling Japan not to devalue. It should be selling all its UST and most of its US dollar foreign exchange reserves to buy gold and remnibi and won. That would accomplish what it needs to revalue currency near term and maintain trust long term.
Don't forget CRM and WDAY and LULU although LULU has other things going on such as a short squeeze but volume was immediate there, definitely a planned effort.
Of course with some of these scams if the story ever comes out it will be years from now and we'll hear about all the credible people who contacted the SEC about the strange activity that they did nothing about.
AMZN short interest to 12 month lows while disconnect between fundamental valuation and market cap at all time highs. The most vulnerable Mega cap to a recession and a myriad of tail risks. Yes, it has been collusion IMHO. The real investments have been bullied down (front run) via the use of effectively infinite leverage and options, while the scams have been moved the other way.
Good stocks being owned by more fiscally responsible crowd and bad stocks is being chased by banks, momo traders, and speculators in general. The cautious crowd think the risk is getting high so the buying stopped while the gamblers group or the sideline money want to get some last minute gains. Classic sign of a bubble.