How do you define manipulator? Do you think there is surely a different kind of participants in the markets different from many of us, whom I call them manipulators. Their goal is different from traders or investors who follows the market. They move the market the way they intended. Most of these manipulators don't care about close open positions on daily basis. They have longer term outlook. For example, if you and I ride the move today and want to close or even the positions at close before a long weekend, how do you explain there was no pull-back due to increasing supply? Depends on the liquidity, the manipulators control today's close more or less as planned. Note, stock manipulators usually come out after the bond market closes at 3pm EST or when the liquidity/volume are low. There is usually less resistance, perhaps due to lack of some arbitrators, and easier to control. Of course, their are as many as a score types of manipulators in the market. They have different habits, time frame, and activity patterns. Let's define them and put them on the watch list.