In the days of incredible micro electronics etc, I would think it is virtually impossible to keep major market altering decisions out of the hands of wealthy "Gordon Gecko" types that don't play fair. I wonder if the SEC has sophisticated tracking systems that really monitor options on big moves like this?
Disagree the SEC doesn't monitor very well. Two weeks ago look at the trading in 10 min on MNKD 3 hours before the halt on eventual bad news. Stock went from nearly $10 in seconds to $6.05 then went for a few hours back to $9+ only to get hammered back to $5. Try to convince me some big investor didn't sell on insider news? Next day Nasdaq and SEC cleared the trades. Huh????? all the stops wiped out by someone dumping with the news for sure