... and it should have never happened. It's hard enough picking a good company without having to worry about preditory MMs. Those who are new, and we were all once new, try to protect themselves by setting a stop loss as they've read or heard is prudent, only to have their heads handed to them. It destroys confidence in the system when MMs, who can peek at your hole cards by virtue of having L3 capability, and manipulate the market to enrich themselves. Those houses in the Hamptons aren't free so a bonus at any cost is standard operating procedure regardless of the retail they screw. Really disgusting but that is how the game is played. There are so many ways to have your head handed to you and not even know what happened because there are so many possibilities and so little information. And our fine swivel servants are so ready to help because of deep capture, in which I completely agree.
I rotated out of another stock to add to my position and did so about 10 minutes before they lowered the boom. If finished 10% off after thinking I'd made a brilliant purchase and had caught the bottom. I had if it hadn't been for manipulation. And as for the circuit breaker. It should have never had to have been tripped.
This was nothing short of disgusting yesterday and I hope people will see it for it is and not let them lose confidence in the company. I agree with the comment that if the trigger had been a leak of bad news, it would have been sustained. No, this was just greed.