AMC Stock: The SEC Has Now Violated Threshold Rule

Market News Daily – AMC Stock: The SEC Has Now Violated Threshold Rule

The SEC has now violated the 13-day Threshold Securities List rule for AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) which states that a broker-dealer must immediately close out all fail-to-deliver positions by purchasing shares in the open market.

As of Friday, September 1st, AMC has now been on the threshold list for 50 consecutive days and pricing has not reflected indication of strong purchasing in the past weeks.

“Sometimes there are fails to deliver, and a fail to deliver is when you don’t have the ability to prove that you borrowed the stock legally before you actually shorted it”, said Yahoo’s Senior Markets and Data Reporter Jared Blikre.

He says a company joining the NYSE Threshold Securities List is a clear indication of manipulation in the market, primarily through ‘naked short selling’, which Wes Christian says is a worldwide problem.

AMC Entertainment FTDs surged big in the end of June according to the latest report by Stocksera.

By June 30th, the number of fails-to-deliver that day surpassed more than 12.9 million, equivalent to more than $57 million.

In April, AMC hit all-time highs when FTDs soared between 17 million and 18 million, equaling $85.4 million (non-cumulative).

And in July, FTDs saw as much as $60 million, or 14.1 million FTDs in one single day.

AMC FTDs New Report - 2023.
AMC FTDs New Report – 2023.

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.

Failure-to-delivers can occur in options trading or when selling short naked, per Investopedia.

Related: Will APE Now Trigger an AMC Short Squeeze Soon?

Is Anything Being Done About AMC’s High FTD Rate?

Market News Daily – AMC Stock: The SEC Has Now Violated Threshold Rule

In April, AMC CEO Adam Aron announced that the company had contacted both FINRA and the NYSE to look closely at the trading of their stock primarily due to the high number of FTDs.

“Many of you, and we, are aware that AMC Entertainment has been on ‘The Threshold List‘ for 3+ weeks, indicating a number of FTDs.

Some of you may be pleased to learn that we have contacted both FINRA and the NYSE asking that they both look closely at the trading of our stock.”

In August, the CEO released the following update:

“Many of you are incensed by the high number of “Fail to Deliver” AMC shares, and that AMC again has been on the Threshold List for multiple weeks. We repeatedly have gone to the NYSE and FINRA, and did so again in July, to put and keep this entire situation on their radar,” said the CEO on FTDs this month.

The high reportings of FTDs in AMC Entertainment stock suggest an unnatural occurrence of events that all point towards some sort of discrepancy, manipulation or not.

The CEO has said in the past that he has not seen any signs of synthetic shares, with reason too since AMC’s lenders, who are also short on the stock, have complicated binding agreements with the CEO.

In the meantime, we’re seeing companies such as Hycroft Mining, Mullen Automotive, Genius Group, and Meta Materials investigating what they believe to be an attack on their company stock via naked short selling.

Some investors wonder if AMC Entertainment is already investigating these possibilities behind-the-scenes.

But I’m curious to know what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comment section of the blog down below. Share this article to raise awareness.

Also Read: Wedbush Now Upgrades AMC From Underperform to Neutral

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  1. Pepe

    Two things we’ll never see ever again:
    1. ‘$100k is the floor’ memes
    2. Adam Aron making public appearances

  2. Darwin

    (((Gary Gensler))) & (((Adam Aaron))) both part of the khazarian mafia


    Adam Aron is unfit to run AMC. Any other CEO would have sued FINRA and the SEC 2 fucking years ago. Shareholders are getting screwed by its own CEO. Any lawyers or FBI agents in the room?


    We’ve heard this a thousand times before and NOTHING happens, Adam Aron is not doing enough. He’s a greedy con man who continues to do fuck all for his shareholders, How can we band together to fight this?

    • Frank Nez


  5. Darwin McLeod

    This is what happens when khazar mafia highjacks a nation…crime and corruption along with massive manipulation in the markets. (((Gary Gensler))) is part of that mafia

    • Frank Nez


  6. VV

    How should we actually all file together a complaint in an easy way to sec cause the aren’t doing their job (measures after 13 days on threshold list etc)?

    • Frank Nez

      Any attorney’s in the room?

      • Pepe

        I’ve suggested forensic accountant Harry Markopolos before but everyone then was still mesmerized by adam’s words

  7. V-Air

    Time to organize as shareholders and take action together ?

    • Frank Nez

      100%, look at the incredible action the MMTLP community has taken as a collective.

  8. BettyAnn Reed

    AA just provides lip service. He is a ” double agent”.

    • Frank Nez



    Can the SEC be sued for negligence and dereliction of duties?

    • Frank Nez

      I’m pretty sure, any attorney’s in the house?

  10. Manuel S tolle

    Adam aron is a criminal period. He has left every company he has run deep in debt

  11. John


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