Anyway....it's not about the dictionary definition. Conspiracy, with respect to its use in the expression 'conspiracy theory', is not a technical term as you describe, but a description of various cult-like theories that pop up in regards to events in the public eye. People can argue all day long as to the merits of these theories, but they all have one thing in common: they NEVER produce irrefutable hard evidence. They are peppered with some fact, but mostly by far fetched twisting of facts. Not saying that this issue around trading of SIRI necessarily rises to that definition, but it sure smacks of it. There are lots of conspiracy theorists who still believe NASA never landed a man on the moon. They parade out all sorts of 'evidence', all debunked. So, what I'm saying is, I have not seen any hard evidence with respect to this conspiracy surrounding SIRI stock. Lots of opinions and extrapolations based on things people say, but that's about it. I guess I just use the basic test: SIRI is a penny stock because it has bled cash and never turned a profit. Great stock to short, obviously. I own a lot of shares and I'm long, so I believe it will happen. Just don't see a conspiracy here, sorry.