I often hear "this stock is being manipulated". Usually it is more in a sense of a particular sp not heading in a northerly direction.
Below is an example.
Are stocks really manipulated? If they are being manipulated...who's doing it? Is there evidence of such manipulation? Is there some unwritten rule that the very powerful people can do this but the average joe is helpless to do anything about it?
Or is it all just folklore and an easy way out or excuse for a share price that didn't go the way one wanted it to go? Is it really just impatience and frustrations?