Extended trading in the afterhours for the index futures used to be a sleeper. Not so anymore. With prices moving so dramatically on light volume (in comparison to RTH), you can easily find the market opening down 50 points by the next morning. Although I wouldn't exactly call it outright manipulation, one could underatandably see it as such. Hence, in the best interest of protecting the bulls, what's the likelihood of the Fed stepping in to shut the AH session altogether?