"If their strategy is suspected by "longs", they attack the person who has caught them. In other words, the market manipulator will do everything in his or her power to keep buyers out of the stock and keep the price heading south.
SOunds familiar, bash and trash the company, than bash and trash any positive posters who point out the S&D scheme
S&D Traders Manipulate Stock Prices With Smear Campaigns
On the other hand, S&D traders manipulate stock prices in a bear market by taking short positions and then using a smear campaign to drive down the price of the targeted stock. This is the inverse version of the "pump and dump" tactic, whereby crooks buy stock (take a long position) and issue false information that causes the target stock's price to increase.
Generally, it is easier to manipulate stocks to go down in a bear market and up in a bull market. The pump and dump is better known than the S&D because of the long bull market and the media. For example, the stock market had been in a general uptrend in the early to mid 1980s, which provided ample fodder for "pumpers". Movies like "Wall Street" (1987) and "The Boiler Room"(2000) helped educate investors about the risk of this type of stock manipulation. (To read more about stock market movies, see Financial Careers According To Hollywood.)
The S&D shysters try to profit by stimulating fear, but this only works if they have credibility. As such, when working online they will often use screen names and email addresses that imply that they are associated with the SEC or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers), or that they can regularly spot worthless stocks. Their goal is to convince investors that every proponent of the stock has ties to the company and that the SEC is watching and will halt the stock. S&Ds also intimate that they are looking out for investors' interests.
S&D players clutter message boards, so optimistic information cannot easily be found. "Get out before it all comes crashing down" and "Investors who wish to enter a class action lawsuit can contact…" are typical posts, as are their projections of $0 stock prices and 100% losses. If their strategy is suspected by "longs", they attack the person who has caught them. In other words, the market manipulator will do everything in his or her power to keep buyers out of the stock and keep the price heading south.
no pumpers questioning the "distortion" of basher facts...could you please tell me how short interest is affecting share price since march? stats please. appears spph price decline is all on the company! folks getting more knowledgable dd!
please enlighten the board with all your optimism!! please!! not once have ANY of my facts been challenged..except short distort bs from existing shareholders that got duped, trying to recover their funds...monther69 stated on ihub spph deal would never go through, dan the man stated something "not right" with spph deal on ihub and quite possibly duped..just leaves investor crackedtooth(read-this-now) that's trying to "cover" his repeated buys for spph on ihub and trying to "cover" (losing) picks..MAN UP!!