There is an easy way for individual investors to take advantage of the weakness of the manipulators--using the common sense.
The manipulators manipulate the stock price in order to accumulate at a lower price and sell at a higher price. However, they've got to pay a hefty transaction cost, let alone hire a couple or several people to spread the rumors and half-truths on YMB.
One of the tactics used by the manipulators is related to the overall market and/or sector specific sentiment. When the sentiment is positive, they tend to become ‘fake bulls’ since it’s easier to jack up the stock price. On the contrary, when the sentiment is negative (in the last few months), they tend to become ‘fake bears’ since it’s easier to scare the individual investors to sell.
Individual investors can easily identify the manipulators' move on YMB, and use the right strategy to be a winner. If plenty of negative rumors and half-truths come up, you probably should buy more (or at least stay put). On the contrary, when quite a few positive rumors and half-truths show up, you should consider selling some shares (or at least do nothing).
How hard is it to tell those who are the suspects of being in the manipulation side? Please use the common sense again.