Who is the "they" you refer to? Is it the same "They" that Kevin Trudeau refers to on his late night infomercials, as in the title of his book "Natural cures THEY DON't want you to know about" ? At any rate, you were - quite expectedly - wrong.
If you don't beleive the markets are controlled you are simple. On a given day all bank stocks just happen to be up. Are you aware that there has been a net outflow of cash by mutual funds during the last 15 months, yer stocks have risen sharply.
I was at the racetrack the other day. Hadn't been to a track in about 15 years. One of things I enjoyed when I frequented the track in the past is that, when the horses cross the finish line, there was always at least one old-timer who - while ripping up his ticket in disgust - would insist to anyone within earshot that the jockey on his horse had purposely let up. In other words, the horse he picked would have won except the jockey intentionally decided to lose the race. Guess what happened when I was at the track this weekend. Exactly the same thing. Some people will always believe in conspiracy theories, especially if it can help explain their own ineptness. HOP