What about stocks rising solely on increased earnings? <br /> All this options talk and the claim that earnings has only a secondary effect on the price of a stock and MM's will drop the PPS to cater to options or the shorts goes against everything I learned about the market. I'm sure it happens, but every time COOP does good you put the same negative spin on it. <br /> Maybe it's the high degree of insider selling, the PPS being locked in this narrow range, the secretive nature of management, the ... whatever? <br /> However I do like your posts and keep up the good work you do. <br /> <br /> <br /> 'they are setting up the call options at the 35 strike price...they will drop it in the final week before options expiration.....Lodas'