$AKRX how to make 100% gain from a stock that is losing 99%? stocks like this are artificially manipulated and held close to zero by the Market Maker. Their plan is to drop this to a lower level on any weak news, then suddenly spike it 100-200% from that level. For example, they could drop this suddenly to .30 - .40 level and immediately rise it back to .80-.90 and then close it somewhere in the middle. We have seen this trick so many times. Market Maker goal is to chase the most recent buyers, especially day traders to exit for loss, so they make money.