Sell all the call options and convert them to the shares, that way these big funds cannot keep the shares at low price to kill all the options premiums. IMO, this is just a way to stop manipulation, right now these big funds are cashing in all the premiums and still holding the shares and this reducing the cost basis for the shares they are still owning. If you sell the call options then these funds won't gain anything by pressing the price. Buy only shares, don't buy calls and lose all the premiums.
it is call price containment for whatever reason. Accumulation. short covering...manipulation etc. who knows. MBIA is currently a value trap. No return on equity, no return on assets, poor interest rate environment, poor liquidity...although slowly improving. Tutes know all of this which is why they are pressing the price. This stocks has been the playground of traders for several years and hopefully by the end of 2014 it will star producing results and writing new insurance again. I am long only because I am stubborn...obstinate investor.