I've been watching AAPL recently and although I saw the negative reaction to the earnings, I did notice that it drifted down the last couple of days before the January options expiration. A poster on another message board had made the commentary last Thursday or Friday that we should not expect an upswing until Monday due to this fact. Could there be any truth to a statement like this? Could a MM have a financial interest in keeping a stock down until after expiration? Would a MM be able to produce enough of an edge to sway a security like this? If so, wouldn't it be illegal?