I haven't been able to understand why RBY's share price either languishes or drops when investor interest picks up. It's driven me crazy for years -- ever since McEwen dumped his 46M shares. Small investors/traders get discouraged after consistently losing money on this stock and one only has to look at the numbers to conclude short interest isn't the reason the share price has been so consistently dismal. As for McEwen's 46M shares, god only knows who the buyers of those shares were and how they might still be being used to manipulate today's share price. But that's a story for another day. For today, I've come to the conclusion the same people who are selling RBY's shares so cheaply are the same folks who are buying 'em. It's why there are always so many cheap shares flooding the ask price. If you are the biggest player in the float and actively buy and sell shares, you can easily manipulate the price, which I believe is why the share price is so stagnant. This same activity will continue until the owners of these shares reach the end game, which will be a lowball bid for the company. I also believe Rubicon's management could be aware of -- and possibly in on -- the manipulation of our share price. Not saying they are, but not saying they aren't. This appears to have been a very effective multi-year scam to separate small investors and traders from their shares. Still, I'm long and hoping justice will be served at some point, hopefully in the near future. Unfortunately for many of the hopeful but unfaithful, many smart investors won't get to share in the eventual reward. JMO and no proof to offer.
#1 - I do not suspect Rubicon's management of manipulation of the share price. I am disappointed that Rubicon's management has not used all tools available to increase the share price. I am still waiting for a Bloomberg Rubicon interview that is totally FREE to Rubicon - bet that will never happen.
#2 - If comments offered on this message board are any indication, the manipulation & suppression of RBY/RMX is chronic at many levels. So many think trading is harmless. The dismal price of RBY/RMX is partially the result of trading and dilution.
#3 - "The good ones trade ugly" is an expression that fits Rubicon perfectly. The qualities of Rubicon are well-known to readers of this board. Yet RBY/RMX is graveyard dead - until it isn't dead.
Life is one big con game. Too many folks dancing the Hucklebuck Shuffle. Gentlemen investors have little in common with cut throat traders. I have the ability to hold Rubicon to receive an eventual reward or disappointment.
GMM - approximately 3/10ths of 1 percent of RBY's outstanding shares trade here in the US on an average day. Apple also trades about 3/10ths of 1 percent of it's outstanding shares on any given day. I really don't buy the manipulation hypothesis. I think that if far smaller percentages of its float were traded daily that it would be easier to manipulate and would make a manipulation hypothesis more tenable. But, when as much of the float is trading daily as does for Apple, manipulation becomes a less tenable hypothesis in my view.