I don’t know where else to file this except under “desperate.”
More than 10x the average volume all hitting the ask, driving the S&P 500 up 20 points instantly.
I cannot tell you how dispiriting it will be if these super agressive attempts to jam things higher fail. That would be a double plus ungood development. So this had better work.
Edit: P.S. This is a 1-minute chart, so that 20 opint “bounce” in the S&P 500 happened in less than a minute. Incredible! And very unsubtle.