Quite a post or rant. It is true though that even within the recent run up of stocks in general the volume is low and some are missing the boat. Juniors get zero cred and its the bold or hopeful that invest at the retail level in them.
There are more out than in in general so as you point out the larger funds etc control the volume. My take is if the stock has cash and an end game that is working the SP will show it at some point. Low volume hurts VOLTA as retail can move out and take down the price 10 cents. i have enough shares to take out a load of bids and scare off even more retailers. just not goin to happen at this price.
Just park it if you have time and guts and you stand to make a profit. The BIG guy thought so at the last PP at higher levels and they too are about to make good on their investment. Just my take.
My rant is over and my buying power weak until we get over $1.5 where margin will kick in.