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Here’s How Shareholders Can Trigger an AMC Short Squeeze

AMC Short Squeeze
What will trigger an AMC Short Squeeze?

For over a year now, shareholders have looked at catalysts that would trigger an AMC short squeeze.

But not just any short squeeze, the mother of all short squeezes.

Also known as, MOASS.

While AMC managed to scare a few short sellers off last year when the stock price rose to $72 per share, new investors are wondering when the next major runup will occur.

For this, we will have to look at what caused AMC to surge last year.

Let’s discuss it.

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Looking back at 2021

AMC short squeeze
What will trigger an AMC short squeeze?

It’s important to look back at history to predict the future.

But above all, is an AMC short squeeze even possible?

The answer is, of course it is.

We know this by looking at AMC’s short interest data which tells us how much of AMC’s float is being shorted.

And just like last year, AMC has a high short interest percentage of over 22%.

Some of you might remember AMC dropped from 23% to 20%, and then to 14% when the share price rose from $14 per share to its all-time high of $72 per share.

AMC still has this potential.

Now simply imagine AMC’s short interest drops from 22% to 10%, or even 5%.

Just how high can AMC’s share price go?

That’s the million-dollar question.

But the short interest doesn’t matter if a short squeeze isn’t triggered.

For months and months, retail investors hoped for a specific catalyst that would bring riches to fruition.

The truth is, it’s always been up to retail.

What will cause AMC to squeeze?

Now that we have an understanding of what AMC’s short interest means and how it plays a key role in a short squeeze, here is how shareholders can trigger it.

Heavy buying pressure

It’s no secret heavy buying pressure triggered AMC to surge in price last year.

Big daily volume between 300,000 and 700,000+ forced the share price to move up creating panic for short sellers to close their positions.

This resulted in a domino effect further fueling AMC’s share price to rise as more shorts followed suit.

While many held unrealized losses, some were quick to cut their losses.

The ape community has bought and held AMC Entertainment stock for over a year now, but it’s fair to say majority of retail investors have simply been holding.

The proof is in the daily volume, now trading below AMC’s average of 52 million.

Liquidity in the market tends to go down during a bear market, contrary to a bull market.

It’s the nature of the market – stocks drop and majority of investors buy less, stock go up and majority of investors buy more.

I used to speak heavy on volume several months before AMC ran to $72 per share.

The truth is the ape community is accountable for triggering an AMC short squeeze.

Not the SEC, not a law, but investors.

You can’t take volume with a grain of salt

AMC Stock squeeze

Unlike many catalysts that have surfaced for over a year now, you cannot take retail volume with a grain of salt.

Because it is what it is.

Some investors argue that volume does not matter due to how much of it is rerouted outside the lit exchange.

But it mattered when AMC ran up to $72 per share, so why wouldn’t it matter now?

Heavy volume triggered AMC to run last year when millions of retail investors bought the stock en masse.

And the same applies today.

AMC soared to $34 per share in March where its average volume had doubled during the run prior to getting halted.

GameStop claimed $199 per share where its average volume had also doubled that same trading day.

If retail investors are to squeeze shorts from their positions, they’ll have to play in offense and remember why AMC ran in the first place.

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Adam Aron Says There Are No Synthetic AMC Shares

Synthetic AMC Shares
Market News: AMC CEO says there is no reliable info on synthetic AMC shares

Adam Aron just took it to Twitter announcing they (AMC) have seen no reliable information on synthetic AMC shares.

The CEO said “inbound tweets ask over and over for a share count”.

He then said, “some of you believe the count is much higher. As I’ve said before, we’ve seen no reliable info on so-called synthetic or fake shares.”

Retail investors have been adamant about getting a proper share count due to the ongoing and excessive naked short selling of AMC Entertainment stock.

A share count could expose the overleveraged amount of ‘synthetic AMC shares’ and force institutions to take accountability by closing them – triggering a short squeeze.

There are many opinions going around in the community after the CEO’s announcement.

Let’s discuss it.

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Shorting in AMC never left

AMC Short Interest Ortex

Before we get into AMC’s synthetic shares, it’s important to note that AMC has accumulated more short sellers than ever before.

AMC has a current short interest of 22.90%, and more than 195 million shares on loan.

When AMC reached an all-time high of $72 per share, its short interest had dropped from 23% to 20%, then to 16%.

AMC’s short interest has been rising ever since that drop, giving the stock plenty of room to squeeze shorts from their positions.

So, shorts never really left, despite mainstream media calling the short squeeze play dead.

The conflict of interest between the media and hedge funds is something retail investors should all be aware about.

But most of you already know this.

Is Adam Aron really oblivious to the amount of shorting that has taken place in AMC Entertainment stock?

Or is he not allowed to speak on the matter due to the position he’s in as the CEO of the company?

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne did, despite the ridicule and investigations he received.

The only difference is Adam Aron has an army behind him willing to support a fair market for all participants.

Similar to Gary Gensler, it is in my opinion that Adam Aron may simply be maintaining the status quo.

But I’m curious to learn what you think.

Proof of synthetic AMC shares

Adam Aron says they have not seen any reliable information on synthetic AMC shares.

But most of the proof are in the FTDs that accumulate every month when there aren’t enough shares to meet contractual obligation.

There have been more than 16.5 million AMC FTDs this year through May according to research.

Naked short sales and selling an asset without borrowing it first are two of the leading causes for failures to deliver.

These naked shares are the shares the CEO isn’t counting – or in other terms, what shareholders want him to investigate.

He stated on Twitter AMC knows only of 516.8 million shares.

And while shareholders know this legal count as well, it’s the ‘illegal’ synthetic AMC shares the community want brought to light.

But it seems the CEO isn’t interested in combating a corrupt market.

It seems he much rather remain focused on the business aspect, which too is understandable.

However, not meeting shareholder demands could have serious repercussions in the future.

Is Adam Aron risking AMC’s future by not tackling the problems shareholders are facing in the market?

I’d love to know what you think.

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Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC

Market News: Bank of America AMC
Market News: Bank of America increases AMC puts

Bank of America and JP Morgan continue to bet against AMC despite the repercussions.

Like hedge funds, banks have also been under much public scrutiny for betting short in the market.

Regulators subpoenaed some of the largest banks and hedge funds after investigating communications between the two parties earlier this year.

Goldman Sach’s dark pools were investigated in May – a popular issue amongst the retail community.

Combined, hedge funds and banks have millions of shares working against the largest movie theatre chain in the world.

And in this article, I’m going to break down the most recently reported numbers.

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Bank of America bets against AMC Theatres

Market News: Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC
Market News: Bank of America increases short position in AMC

Bank of America increased their short bets against AMC in May, according to this Fintel report.

The bank now holds a total of 1,007,500 puts of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. stock.

Retail investors were shocked to discover BofA was one of the top 10 financial institutions betting against the movie theatre chain last year.

And they haven’t left, but rather remained bearish on AMC.

The ball might be in their court in today’s bear market, but retail investors are already weary of the market’s integrity.

Last year, hedge funds sought out to destroy the movie theatre chain by shorting it to bankruptcy.

But retail investors put a stop to the madness – saving AMC Entertainment from collapsing, and inflicting billions of dollars in damage to short sellers.

Retail investors even closed their bank accounts with Bank of America after discovering the bank was betting against the beloved movie theatre stock.

Meme stocks were no joke.

Corporate fraud and corruption were exposed, retail made money, and the media lost all credibility.

But Bank of America isn’t the biggest bear when it comes to AMC stock.

Here’s a list of other banks and hedge funds going short on AMC.

Institutions shorting AMC stock

Institutions shorting AMC stock - who is shorting AMC
Who is shorting AMC?

#1. Susquehanna – 11,004,100 shares short

#2. Citadel – 4,889,900 shares short

#3. Goldman Sachs – 2,785,00 shares short

#4. Group One – 2,221,900 shares short

#5. 683 Capital – 1,992,600 shares short

#6. Bank of America – 1,007,500 shares short

#7. Wolverine Trading – 921,400 shares short

#8. Piction Mahoney – 500,000 shares short

#9. JP Morgan – 400,000 shares short

None of these institutions have closed their positions in AMC.

One hedge fund that was removed from the list is Sculptor Capital LP – the institution closed their small position at a loss this year according to Fintel.

Anchorage Capital closed last year after betting against AMC.

The hedge fund held 4,000,000 puts prior to shutting down.

Even Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital is shutting down in June after GameStop crippled the short seller last year.

Bank of America might have increased their short position in AMC, but is it wise to bet against retail?

Retail has power, and I think retail is about to prove it again very soon.

I’m interested to learn what you think.

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AMC Entertainment Stock Makes the Russell 1000 (Victory)

AMC Russell 1000 Index
Market News: AMC to join Russell 1000

AMC just made the Russell 1000!

This is a big milestone for growing companies, especially for the largest movie theatre chain in the world who very much deserves this.

AMC Entertainment might have come close to bankruptcy in 2020, but retail investors play a massive part in saving the company from the clutches of market manipulators.

This is a big win for AMC and AMC shareholders.

Let’s discuss what this means and what we can expect moving forward.

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AMC makes the cut

FTSE Russell published a press release acknowledging a few of the new 45 companies that will be added to the Russell 1000 index.

Amongst those companies named is AMC Entertainment.

AMC Russell 1000 Press Release
AMC Russell 1000 press release

21 out of the 45 companies are coming from the Russell 2000 Index, including AMC Entertainment.

The Russell 2000 Index is a stock market index that measures the performance of 2,000 small-cap companies.

This index is primarily used as a benchmark for measuring the performance of small-cap mutual funds.

Think of the S&P 500, which measures the top 500 companies in the U.S.

It’s simply another pool of companies, except much smaller.

So, what is the Russell 1000 Index?

The Russell 1000 Index is the stock market index that tracks the performance of the 1,000 highest-ranking stocks.

It’s the next step up from the Russell 2000 Index, an upgrade if you will.

AMC is leaving the pool of the 2,000 companies being tracked as ‘small-cap’ companies.

The Russell 1000 represents the 1,000 top companies by market capitalization in the United States.

It’s also considered to be the beginning or entry point for large-cap companies.

Why is AMC joining the Russell 1000?

AMC Entertainment managed to meet the $7.3 billion criteria to join the Russell 1000 when it reached a market cap of $7.5 billion by the cutoff date on May 6, along with other criteria.

AMC Market Cap History

AMC’s bullish community plays a big role in why AMC’s market cap grew substantially in 2021.

The movie theatre chain’s market cap has gone down to $6.56 billion in June, primarily due to the bleeding markets.

But AMC joining the Russell 1000 is a pretty big deal.

It puts AMC ‘fundamentally’ up there.

Benefits of AMC joining the Russell 1000 Index

One of the biggest benefits of AMC joining the Russell 1000 Index is that the company gains legitimacy and demonstrates significant recovery from the pandemic.

By joining the Russell 1000, AMC will be part of an index where 92% of the entire market capitalization of all U.S.-listed stocks is concentrated.

This could attract several more investors, increasing trading volume, and increasing community interest.

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I’m interested to know what you think about AMC’s new upgrade.

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Related: Citadel Pushes Back on Possible SEC PFOF Ban

Citadel Pushes Back on Possible SEC PFOF Ban

SEC PFOF Ban
Market News: SEC PFOF Ban threatens corrupt institutions

The SEC is addressing the possibility of banning PFOF (payment for order flow).

Citadel and other institutions are speaking out.

Gary Gensler said there may be a conflict of interest for brokers and that too much power is concentrated in a handful of market makers.

The SEC Chairman could be re-routing retail investors into an automated system that would provide a deep pool of liquidity.

If this goes through, it will be historic.

Let’s discuss it.

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SEC Payment For Order Flow ban

SEC PFOF Ban

Gary Gensler will be speaking on Wednesday in regard to best execution for market orders.

The SEC has been under heavy scrutiny by retail investors as the agency has not made any progress to level the playfield.

The government branch that’s supposed to protect retail investors has even gone as far as taunting investors for buying ‘meme stocks’ recently.

But industry participants have quietly been saying that Gensler will likely use a speech at the Piper Sandler Global Exchange Conference on Wednesday to float several proposals.

These may include best execution and payment for order flow according to CNBC.

Last year during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, Citadel processed retail’s orders through Robinhood.

Citadel paid Robinhood to give them those orders (PFOF).

However, retail investors don’t want their orders going to Citadel since the market maker/hedge fund/dark pool are short on ‘meme stocks’.

90%-95% of retail’s orders are not processed though the lit exchange.

Citadel takes these orders and trades them at a bargain through foreign exchanges.

Although PFOF is an expense to them, they make a lot more money processing the orders.

If the SEC PFOF ban goes through, orders would not be processed by Virtu or Citadel.

Citadel fights back

A spokesperson for Citadel Securities released the following statement to CNBC:

“It is important to recognize that the current market structure has resulted in tighter spreads, greater transparency, and meaningfully reduced costs for retail investors. We look forward to reviewing the proposals and working with the SEC and the industry towards our longstanding objective of further improving competition and transparency.”

“You need to be very deliberate on that approach,” Ken Bentsen, president and CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) said.

“We have been calling for a review of market structure for some time, but let’s be careful not to try to fix things that may not be broken,” he said. “The retail investor is getting a better deal than they ever have.”

Would you pay small trading fee if it meant Citadel and Virtu no longer reroute your orders to benefit their pockets?

Leave a comment below.

The statement alone that retail is getting a better deal than ever before is such a dishonest thing to spew.

These institutions have been taking retail’s money, using it against them, all while taking no accountability for their actions.

It’s not clear yet whether the SEC PFOF ban will go through or not.

It is certainly something worth discussing though, don’t you think?

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AMC FTDs Top 16.5 Million This Year Through May

AMC FTDs
Stock Market News: AMC FTDs top 16.5 million year-to-date

AMC’s FTDs have skyrocketed this year.

These FTDs (failure-to-deliver) are millions of orders unaccounted for in the lit market.

An FTD happens when a party is unable to deliver a tradable asset or meet a contractual obligation in a transaction.

Naked short sales and selling an asset without borrowing it first are two of the leading causes for failures to deliver.

I’m going to break down how many FTDs AMC has had every month this year so far.

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Number of AMC FTDs per month

AMC FTD Chart
AMC FTD Chart – AMC Naked Shorting – AMC Failure to Deliver

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. has had millions of FTDs this year.

Here they are broken down per month.

January 2022: 2,016,672

February 2022: 3,138,919

March 2022: 6,011,866

April 2022: 4,326,160

May: 2022: 1,091,540

Total: 16,585,157 so far.

The dollar amount of these FTDs mount up to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The alarming number of failure-to-delivers in AMC goes to show institutions shorting AMC stock are getting away with fraud.

They are creating naked shares to short AMC stock by essentially writing checks out that end up not clearing, resulting in FTDs.

In the process, short sellers are able to make profit without any accountability.

March had the highest amount of AMC FTDs so far with more than 6 million being recorded.

In March we saw AMC surge past $34 per share before it was halted and suppressed alongside GameStop, which surged to $199 per share.

Related: 98% of Ticker Had Few FTDs Than GameStop

Final thoughts

AMC Naked Shorting
AMC Naked Shorting – AMC Failure to Deliver

The grand scheme of naked shorting has been the most blatant market manipulation in finance history.

Yet regulators such as the SEC can’t seem to plug the loophole.

It’s up to retail investors to demand change in the markets to level the playfield.

NSCC-2022-003 could be a start to eliminating fire selloffs and potentially limiting naked short selling.

But it’s not enough.

The retail community must continue to raise awareness of these predatorial market conditions in hopes to create real change for all participants.

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Pressure Escalates as AMC’s Shares on Loan Skyrocket

AMC's shares on loan
Market News: AMC’s shares on loan skyrocket

AMC’s shares on loan continue to hit an all-time high.

Shareholders are patiently wait for the built-up pressure to send AMC’s share price to a new all-time high this year.

Last year the stock reached an incredible $72 per share, squeezing only a very small percentage of short sellers.

Today, there are more short sellers playing a risky bet than there were last year.

The data in this article is the same data that showed us AMC would surge when it did to $20 in January, and $72 in June.

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History is about to repeat itself

AMC Short Squeeze 2022

What caused AMC Entertainment stock to surge to $20 per share on January of last year?

Better yet, what caused it to skyrocket to $72 per share last June?

It’s not so much a matter of what, but why?

Why did AMC have these runups last year?

The answer is because of AMC’s short interest.

Like GameStop, retail investors noticed AMC had a high short interest.

A high short interest meant retail had the chance to squeeze shorts from their positions by driving the stock price up through big buying pressure.

Shorts make their profit as stocks go down, so if the price of a stock was driven up, their profits would eventually turn into losses.

So, some short sellers began to close positions and leave the risky bet.

But many stayed behind, holding, waiting for AMC and GameStop to drop to pandemic levels and make their money back.

The market has experienced nothing buy bear rallies all year.

And I think short sellers are going to take advantage of the market by finally closing their positions.

But let’s go over the data first.

Why is AMC going to go up again?

AMC shares on loan

AMC stock is going to go up again because the shares on loan are at an all-time high.

These shares on loan eventually have to be returned to the lender by buying back the stock in the lit market (NYSE).

The massive buying pressure is going to create a high demand for the stock.

As the demand for the security goes up, so does the cost to buy it (the value of the security).

When AMC surged to $72 per share in June, it had roughly just over 100 million shares on loan and a short interest of 24% before falling to 20%, then 14%.

Today, AMC’s shares on loan have hit 181.85 million with a high short interest of 23.48%.

AMC’s Short Interest Data Updated Daily Here

Short sellers owe their lenders more now than they did when AMC shot up to $72 last June.

No matter what the catalyst is, AMC is inevitably going to surge again.

And you can bet it’s going to be a lot higher than its previous all-time high of $72 per share.

Here’s what’s happening in June this year

Executive order 14032

Something big is happening in June.

Like all news, we should take this with a grain of salt – but it’s exciting, nonetheless.

Executive order 14032 was responsible for prohibiting the use of Chinese securities as collateral last year during the times AMC ran up to $20 per share and $72 per share.

This propped up margin calls because of the large exposure our financial institutions have to Chinese securities.

When these securities were no longer accepted as collateral on January 27th, 2021, AMC stock surged.

The order was shortly amended (moved) to May 27th, 2021, where AMC stock had its second surge, reaching an all-time high of $72 per share only a few days after.

Executive order 14032 is to go into effect on June 2nd.

So, it’s very possible we could see something big happen the first week of June.

The difference this time is that over 70 Chinese securities are being affected, compared to last year’s 30.

A bigger collateral haircut means more liquidity will be needed to keep up with margin requirements.

This is why we’re seeing this massive selloff in the market today.

Institutions need liquidity to keep up with margin requirements.

And they’re in a tough situation because as share prices keep dropping, DTCC B16845-22 keeps raising margins.

Collateral haircut, no liquidity, margin calls

It’s a recipe for disaster.

What’s going to end up happening is financial institutions are eventually going to have to close their short positions in heavily shorted stock.

This could be their last resort for liquidity, if profitable.

Otherwise, it’s possible we begin to see hedge funds cut their losses and shut down as we’ve seen with Melvin Capital and Anchorage.

Hedge funds are in a whole other world of pain right now.

Ken Griffin said retail investors wiped out the pension plans of teachers after Gabe Plotkin announced Melvin Capital was shutting down.

I wonder what he will say next.

As always, take this information with a grain of salt.

A lot is happening in the market and only time will tell where AMC and GameStop go next.

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Related: These Two Signs Will Tell You a Short Squeeze is Over

Market News: NSCC-2022-003 Approved

NSCC-2022-003
Stock Market News: NSCC-2022-003 has been approved

NSCC-2022-003 has been APPROVED.

The filing replaced NSCC-2021-010 which was withdrawn on March 25th of 2022.

The rule aims at providing a more stable environment for market participants and I’m going to break it all down below.

Let’s get started.

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NSCC-2022-003 SFT clearing service

NSCC-2022-003 would implement the SFT clearing service (securities financing transactions).

This means the NSCC would act as a third party to clear FTDs (failure-to-delivers) from various institutions.

The NSCC would also collect margin from both the lender and borrower to mitigate any risk.

Here the NSCC essentially acts as a referee, preventing overleveraging, naked shorting, and FTDs in the market.

Predatorial short selling strategies could potentially be eliminated due to this filter.

The NSCC believes it can reduce market disruption from fire sales by liquidating positions in small batches.

I’ve stated in recent articles and on my channel that a squeeze in AMC and GameStop will likely occur in sequences.

A ‘controlled squeeze’ so to speak to avoid systemic risk in the market.

It’s very possible NSCC-2022-003 was created to unwind this mess in a manner that would prevent the stock market from collapsing.

Does the rule help hedge funds?

Yes, but it also helps retail investors.

While NSCC-2022-003 provides a safety net for overleveraged institutions, it will also create more balance in the market for retail investors.

The NSCC is requiring all SFT members to provide a $250,000 margin minimum amount.

And with DTCC B16845 already raising margin requirements, I think it’s fair to say hedge funds are being put on a leash.

Investors have been asking me, what happens if a hedge fund defaults?

Will they be held accountable for their short positions?

Assuming a hedge fund becomes an SFT member, under NSCC-2022-003, the NSCC would take all responsibility and be obligated to meet all settlements.

Although the proposal requires a $250,000 margin minimum, the NSCC is requiring members to hold sufficient liquidity to cover the largest settlement obligation.

In other words, every short position will be obligated to get closed.

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Related: Is a New AMC Stock All-Time High Coming Soon?

Are Short Sellers Biting More Than They Can Chew?

AMC Short Sellers
AMC short sellers risk getting squeezed out

Short sellers betting against AMC and GameStop are putting themselves in a very risky situation.

Last year, AMC struck a blow to Ken Griffin’s Citadel, causing the hedge fund to lose billions.

Anchorage Capital closed after betting against AMC – the hedge fund held 4 million puts of AMC at one point.

Today, Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital is shutting down due to the repercussions from betting against GameStop.

Hedge fund White Square Capital is suffering the same fate this year.

Are short sellers biting more than they can chew?

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Is AMC still being shorted?

is AMC still being shorted?

Yes, AMC is still being shorted.

AMC stock has a high short interest of 23.43%, utilization rate of 100, and approximately 180 million shares on loan.

After AMC surged to $72 per share, AMC’s short interest dropped from 23% to 20%, then to 14%.

The short interest has slowly made its way back up to over 23% all these months.

But why are short sellers making their way back in to short AMC stock?

Do they not know AMC Entertainment is no longer a short play?

It made sense for short sellers to go short on the company during the pandemic when the company was on its knees, but it’s no longer the same company.

The largest movie theatre chain in the world has proved to have a strong recovery, beating every quarterly earnings since 2021.

This year AMC dominated with powerful Q1 earnings results.

Related: AMC Short Interest Updated Daily Here

AMC’s rising short interest only makes the probabilities of a larger short squeeze possible.

Are short sellers being misguided?

Has the abrupt closing of hedge funds not proven anything?

Are short sellers going to get squeezed?

Small short sellers should keep in mind that it only takes one big short seller to close their positions in AMC stock to create a chain reaction.

There is a big risk knowing big institutions shorting AMC stock may either default or get forced to close short positions.

The impact this would have on smaller short sellers would be grand.

How about the rising fees and cost to borrow shares?

It is now costing short sellers a lot more to short AMC stock.

AMC’s cost to borrow has doubled in only a weeks-time to 4.49.

And according to Stonk-O-Tracker, AMC’s short borrow interest rate has increased to 10.60%.

As the short interest continues to rise, we will see that the cost to short AMC will also rise.

The question then becomes, at what point is shorting AMC no longer worth it?

The bottom line is short sellers will eventually close their positions whether they profit, break even, or cut their losses.

The risk for small short sellers is not knowing when big institutions will bring the hammer down.

Here is what threatens short sellers

#1. The rising cost to borrow shares

The cost to short AMC stock is only increasing.

Not only are there not enough shares available to borrow, but overleveraging a position is never a good idea.

Short sellers will eventually owe back more than they can afford to.

The risks are high.

#2. Heavy buy volume

While volume tends to be relatively lower during bear rallies than during bull markets, big buying pressure is a real threat to short sellers.

A reversal in the market will trigger big price moves due to heavy buying.

As the price of a stock surges, short sellers will be facing unrealized losses far greater than they could have ever expected.

And just like during a bear market when stocks fall no matter the circumstances, we can expect a bull market to begin reaching new all-time highs like we’ve seen in the past.

Keep in mind, bull markets also last longer than bear markets, making holding unrealized losses a massive inconvenience for short sellers.

#3. Big institutions closing short positions

As stated previously, big institutions are facing a lot of scrutiny.

Executive order 14032 recently prohibited institutions from using Chinese securities as collateral.

This means affected hedge funds are on a race scrambling for liquidity.

Keeping up with margin requirements is becoming tougher.

A highly likely scenario is one where big institutions hedge against the short positions by going long and close out their short positions, creating a short squeeze and balancing their books to an extent.

Smaller short sellers have no control over this and are playing with a double-edged sword.

Now, mainstream media won’t talk about this because it goes against the agenda of big institutions.

Just something to keep in mind.

Are short sellers more at risk than retail investors?

What do you think?

Who is more at risk – short sellers or retail investors?

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Is a New AMC Stock All-Time High Coming Soon?

AMC stock all time high
Market News: Is AMC stock about to hit a new all-time high soon?

AMC stock’s last time all-time high reached $72 per share.

The stock had surged more than 3,000% last year when retail investors bought and held the stock, squeezing some shorts from their positions.

As a result, Citadel and others lost billions of dollars, and Robinhood lost all trust along the way.

Mainstream media continues to attack the retail community and stock in short and distort campaigns – where media and short sellers collude to drive the price of a stock even lower.

So, while AMC Entertainment has now paved a path to recovery, short sellers have not left.

And the data that stood out when AMC surged to $20 per share in January and $72 per share in June, points to another massive runup.

Is a new AMC stock all-time high underway?

Let’s discuss it.

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AMC’s share on loan reaches an all-time high

AMC Shares on loan

When AMC stock’s all-time high reached $72 per share, it had roughly 102 million shares out on loan.

These are the number of shares being loaned to short AMC stock.

But short sellers did not stop shorting the world’s largest movie theatre chain.

No – instead they kept shorting it.

Today, AMC’s shares on loan have reached an ATH of almost 180 million.

This means short sellers have more shares on loan that need to be returned than they did when AMC’s all-time high hit $72.

These shares on loan eventually have to be returned back to the lender, and the only way to return them back is by purchasing the stock no matter the share price.

Short sellers have sold all these shares high as AMC’s share price has dropped for months, with many new positions holding unrealized profits.

But they’ll eventually have to close their positions, returning the borrowed shares back to the lender.

And when they do, AMC will run like it did last year.

AMC to the moon

AMC to the moon

AMC to the moon – the concept of AMC reaching massive heights as closing short positions skyrocket the share price.

But just how high will AMC stock’s new all-time high go?

Speculation has always depicted AMC reaching thousands of dollars per share due to the incredible amount of synthetics conjured up to short the company stock.

Could this be an ongoing, but controlled short squeeze?

TA (technical analysis) shows AMC’s next all-time high can reach upwards of nearly $300 per share.

Is it possible that each year regulators are dismantling this time bomb in order to prevent massive market disruption?

It’s an interesting idea, yet a highly probable scenario given just how overleveraged financial institutions such as hedge funds are on these plays.

If AMC stock is to reach extremely high numbers per share, I can only expect it will happen in increments, rather than in one blow.

I’d love to know what you think.

How soon will AMC stock go up again?

The entire stock market has been on a freefall, and AMC Entertainment stock is no exception.

Despite its incredible negative beta, institutions have been able to suppress the stock from moving upwards.

I’ve stated in several articles and videos that the market situation is following the SPY and NASDAQ very closely.

It’s the way for those in control to keep the market together.

AMC began to move up in late March reaching more than $34 per share before it was regretfully halted along with GameStop.

The market has been keeping these ‘meme stocks’ in check during this incredulous bear market.

Despite the market manipulation, not all hope is lost.

Margin calls are looming.

And institutions are about to lose an incredible amount of collateral due to executive order 14032.

Lack of collateral will result in the same margin calls that triggered AMC to run in January and June of last year.

Only this year, the collateral haircut is much greater, consisting of 70+ companies rather than 30.

We will see how this plays out.

What is your prediction for AMC in the coming weeks?

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