I didn't say you had the power. Obviously, you don't. But I don't agree it cannot be done. With the right information at the right place and time, trust me, anything can be influenced. You are naive to think otherwise. I would trade some good information (not necessarily inside information) about a company for a 100 technicians reading tea leaves and institutional sell triggers.
Have you ever seen a classic pump and dump? You see a stock rise on crazy volume, find it's chat room, and a lot of times you will see the same 3 or 4 posters making ridiculous claims of fast easy money. Many buy into the hype and proceed to watch there new found gem tank quicker than the Cubs in September.
Has nothing to do with an individual like Matrix's trade is has to do with idiots that don't do there own DD and buy on the hype.