The statistical probability that a 40 cent stock would trade as many 100 share trades as AHR trades in a day is statistically a neglegible probability. The only logical conclusion is that the movement and trading in AHR stock is 'artificial' in terms of free market buys and sells.
I own AHR, but I also own CRBC, where there is a huge amount of volume. A lot of technical issues have been discussed by marketjunk, he gives a lot of explanations about what's going on in the markets, check his posts:
Another way to say the same thing, is it would be a fairly simple statistical analysis to prove that there is price manipulation going on here by a number of MMs working together. It is not an 'orderly' market! If the SEC really cared, which to my observation they don't, a few statisticians could unravel a lot of what is wrong with our markets and put a lot of folks out of business, put a lot of money in the federal coffers, and put a lot of confidence back in the markets! I agree with you Newguy!
i just want to be on the right side of the guys that are on the inside. right now the street is teetering on confidence, i reduced my playing money three months ago after i saw that the beginner player had to be lucky rather than good, its all insider trading now. the regulators have a blind eye to the practices as it has entrenched the friends and families of those in the market. its sad but this is the American Way, who you know not what your know. It will never change, it will only get worse, because once a person that was down and gets in a position to do something about it and make a inpact to change, they flip themselves and join the crowd. gl
Fact is losts of battered down financial names trade in this fashion and it is often for me an indicator to buy just such a security in a dip because the artifical manipulation can only work for so long before you get a rip.