The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) violated the 13-Day Threshold List Rule after AMC remained listed for more than 25 consecutive days.
AMC CEO Adam Aron said on Twitter he asked the NYSE and FINRA to look into the stock due to the alarming amount of FTDs in market.
But the CEO never publicly demonstrated a letter confirming the bold claims.
Videos have surfaced of the CEO scrutinizing any talks about market manipulation during an in-theatre event.
Yahoo Finance published a segment on AMC being on the threshold list highlighting the cause being due to naked short selling.
“Market Makers, like those at the New York Stock Exchange, Citadel is one, they can engage in naked short selling and it’s perfectly legal, it’s part of their market making duties to provide liquidity for a stock.”
The problem is naked short selling isn’t ‘legal’ and it takes advantage of a company’s stock price by driving shares down even when demand from retail buyers is high.
Naked short selling isn’t supposed to be illegal from a regulatory perspective and legal whenever Wall Street decides it to be.
Shares of AMC Entertainment fell -15% on Tuesday.
AMC stock went from being up more than +110% this year to now being up only +18%.
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What Should Have Happened Instead?
The 13-Day Threshold Rule states that a broker-dealer with fail-to-deliver positions for 13 consecutive settlement days must immediately close out the ‘FTD’ position by purchasing shares in the open market.
AMC’s share price should have surged in a buy-back or ‘repurchase’ of shares in the lit exchange.
AMC FTDs spiked up to more than $36 million in FTDs last month, through the report is still in the process of updating via T+35.
FTDs, or Failure-to-deliver occurs when one party in a trading contract (whether it’s shares, futures, or options) fails to deliver on their obligations.
These failures derive due to buyers not having enough money to take delivery and pay for the transaction at settlement.
In the case of sellers, it means not having the goods to meet that transaction.
This is a direct result of naked short selling in a company stock, according to Yahoo Finance.
So far, there’s been zero positive impact on the price from AMC being removed from the threshold list.
The only thing shareholders can do now is wait for the approved proposals to go into effect after AMC’s lawsuit has concluded.
Leave your thoughts on what’s happening with AMC today
The company has been through a lot, and so have shareholders.
Shareholders are either more level-headed than they ever were before, or more fearful — and it’s quite easy to see on social media.
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Is this just another bump on the road like we’ve seen in the past with AMC stock?
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