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Other metrics being updated daily will include the cost to borrow and the shares on loan.
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#1. AMC Short Interest
Short Interest: 20.75% | Utilization: 72.84 | Cost To Borrow: 1.07 | Shares On Loan: 114.74 Million
“Since reopening our first theatres with AMC Safe & Clean in August, AMC has welcomed back nearly 10 million moviegoers nationwide without a single reported case of COVID-19 transmission among moviegoers at our theatres. We look forward to welcoming back our New York City guests to the big seats, big sounds and big screens that are only possible at a movie theatre.”
Adam aron, President and CEO of AMC Entertainment
For those who thought AMC was a dead company, think again.
The company is now generating big revenue since it’s reopening.
Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter
This is huge! Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GME stock.
Melvin Capital suffered a 49% loss it’s first quarter of 2021, via. Markets Insider.
Here’s why this matters:
Not only are shorts losing money every day but huge hedge funds are bleeding
This is a huge win for retail investors
Unless shorts close their positions, hedge funds will continue to suffer
Interest rates can skyrocket for short sellers enabling them to close their positions
An AMC short squeeze might be closer than we think
Here’s what retail investors can do:
Continue to hold your positions, it’s free
Buy the dips to counter any short attacks
Share articles on social platforms that can provide value to the community
Keep a close eye on the stock to not miss the squeeze
I’m going to discuss a little more on the short borrow fee that continues to increase for these hedge funds shorting the stock.
This is going to be a massive component to a short squeeze.
Positive news for AMC Entertainment
AMC Entertainment has raised more than 2.2 billion dollars in cash
90% of AMC theaters in the United States are now open with New York and Los Angeles finally reopening
Vaccinations and policies are making movie theaters safe
New movie titles are guaranteed to increase sales revenues
CEO and President Adam Aron expresses an optimistic future for AMC Entertainment
AMC Entertainment has implemented a Safe & Clean program under the advisement from Harvard University’s prestigious School of Public health as well as well as the No. 1 U.S. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company. This means movie goers can now return at ease knowing a proper sanitation program has been put in place.
Hedge fund affiliate partners such as MarketWatch, The Fool, and other finance website have been trying to redirect the public from investing in this stock.
That’s primarily because hedge funds are losing millions by the day.
A short squeeze could even put them out of business.
This is why it’s important for me to spread the positive news surrounding AMC.
I don’t believe in the manipulation of the media and I will continue to update these articles as more great news unfolds.
There will not be a 500 million AMC share dilution!
In recent news, Adam Aron has announced that AMC Entertainment no longer plans on proceeding with the plans of adding 500 million more AMC shares to the arsenal in a tweet on Tuesday, April 27th.
You can read AMC Entertainment’s official announcement on their press release page here.
Is AMC Shorted?
AMC’s current short interest is trading around 20%.
As of 1/26, we’re seeing 6,300,000 short shares have been made available to borrow, via Stonk-O-Tracker.
AMC continues to be heavily shorted despite what mainstream media claims.
AMC’s short shares available will be updated here so be sure to bookmark this page.
While shorts might have the capability to short AMC stock, this is only temporary.
They will run out of borrowed shares and eventually have to cover.
There are finally investigations going around regarding naked shorting.
Yeah.. I sense a grand mother of all short squeezes. #GMOASS
Even experts can’t identify an exact date and time.
However, the possibility of an AMC short squeeze is certainly possible given that it is still the most shorted stock in the market and the stocks volume continues to rise.
We also now have more data then ever before that indicate a massive short squeeze is almost certain to happen.
Especially now that the SEC has announced some crackdown on shorting.
With Melvin Capital and other hedge funds losing money, it’s only a matter of time before the short borrow fee continues to skyrocket and shorts have to close their positions.
It’s tendie time!
Analyst AMC predictions
With that being said, Trey’s Trades predicts a short squeeze is now certainly guaranteed. Trey has been a leader in the AMC community and deserves a spot on this page.
More data points towards the stock reaching $1000+ per share.
See what stock analyst Trey has to say.
The real questions is how can retail investors make this AMC short squeeze happen?
We know that short-sellers eventually have to cover their spots. This means that they will eventually have to buy AMC stock at the current share price.
If retail investors continue to drive the share price up by buying the dip and holding their positions, short-sellers will have no other option than to buy from the retail investor at a higher share price.
2. Retail investors will also need to buy the climbs in order to show a demand for the stock. This doesn’t have to be huge buys, rather incremental to validate the current share price.
This play essentially creates a supply and demand scenario between retail investors and short-sellers. The results? A short squeeze.
Hedge funds are doing everything they can to prevent a short squeeze
How are they doing this?
By promoting false information online (we’re certain you’ve seen it)
Through strategies such as short-ladder attacks in the market
And, by restricting certain brokerage accounts from allowing its retail investors to purchase or buy shorted stocks (Robing hood)
This is what retail investors can do to fight corruption
Share content that presents facts (blog posts, analysis videos, etc.)
Continue to educate yourself and make investment decisions based on your personal analysis
It also equivalates to 24.99% of the shares outstanding.
Below I break down their proof of naked shorting in AMC.
Welcome to Franknez.com – proof of naked shorting has surfaced in a data driven article by a community member. I will break down pieces of the long article to simply its content.
Let’s get started!
In this excel file you’ll find that AMC has the largest percentage of shares outstanding compared to a variety of ticker symbols held by Apex.
The second company with the highest shares outstanding is CAR stock at 16%, which just had a short squeeze.
Proof of Naked Shorting in AMC
The lowest point of this graph reflects the 24.99% shares outstanding on Apex (December).
You can imagine how much higher this percentage was back in January and May of 2021 (peaks).
So, although we see an incredible amount of share dilution last year, the percentage is still rather high going into 2022.
LTF argues that the percentage should be around 1% or less considering Apex is not even one of the top clearing firms and touches topic on “market-maker alliance”.
While one might argue that we would need more information from other market makers to validate the existence of naked shares, this is certainly a good start.
The argument isn’t about how many naked shares are out there, but whether they exist or not.
Let’s hear what Charles Gradante has to say.
Also, be sure to watch the topic discussion on YouTube at the end of the article.
Charles Gradante on Naked Shorting
In this incredible event panel, hedge fund industry expert Charles Gradante provides us with insight on what’s truly happening from Wall Street’s perspective that mainstream media isn’t talking about.
While mainstream media and regulators look at retail investors, Charles Gradante explains market makers favor shorting stock, creating a massive conflict of interest given the incredible amount of power they have over the markets.
Charles Gradante says regulators don’t know how to handle “it” when referring to the market manipulation surrounding “meme stocks”.
“When shorting got out of hand, the market makers created synthetic shorts”
Charles provides retail investors with an immense amount of value in this short video.
He walks us through the taking away of the buy button in order to benefit market makers and hedge funds who went short on AMC and GameStop.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now have proof of naked shares in the market.
Retail investors must now look onto regulators to ensure every single naked share out there is bought back and reflected accurately on the lit market.
The biggest transfer of wealth will require individuals to tackle their rights for it.
Once again, the ape community was right.
What to expect moving forward
AMC stock continues to be bought and held by retail investors across the world in attempts to squeeze big shorts from their positions and create real change in the markets.
The play has become more than just a trade, it’s become a movement.
Persistence and patience are what will create this massive transfer of wealth for anyone holding these heavily and overleveraged stocks.
Regulators will be forced to find solutions with integrity or face the consequences from the new world.
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This means there’s ample room for AMC’s share price to continue surging in 2022.
Why didn’t shorts cover their positions in AMC last year?
A few short sellers did cover their short positions in AMC last year, though according to the short interest many open positions remain.
In fact, according to the short interest data, there’s approximately more than 102 million shares on loan that have yet to be closed.
Financial institutions have to close these positions at some point, and that’s whether they’re profitable or not.
Because short squeeze plays are rare, we’re learning more about their development through AMC and GameStop.
The matter of the fact is that AMC Entertainment is no longer going bankrupt so even if the share price drops below $10 and shorts cover profitable, we can expect to see a massive runup from the buying pressure happening all at once.
Why bigger shorts didn’t cover AMC last year is almost like saying why didn’t retail investors sell their stock last year.
Both retail and short sellers are going long on AMC Entertainment stock.
This means eventually individual people from both groups will begin to cave in.
And it’s an entire ecosystem of some taking profits or cutting their losses.
As AMC’s share price continues to drop in 2022, it provides short sellers with open positions in AMC from last year to finally close this year.
Massive price movements.
Market manipulation events
Retail investors who bought AMC stock last year saw a number of ways hedge funds manipulate the market.
From borrowing shares that don’t exist to short the stock, to OTC trading and dark pool trading, retail saw it all.
These predatorial strategies were used in efforts to discourage retail from further buying the stock.
Last year we saw Melvin Capital almost close if it weren’t for Citadel giving them a lifeline.
Mudrick threw in the towel and Archegos went bankrupt.
Debt is the only thing holding AMC Entertainment from being a fundamental buy in the eyes of most in the industry.
AMC Entertainment partnerships
AMC partnered up with Chance the Rapper last year for his concert movie release.
CEO Adam Aron announced that they would be working on partnering up with industry leaders for licensing agreements that would allow AMC to provide more of these experiences to their audiences around the world.
Another successful showing was the UFC fight they held in theatres.
The CEO also expressed his optimism surrounding showing highly anticipated sports events in theatres, granted licensing of course.
Retail investors have been specifically waiting for an AMC-GameStop partnership.
A topic Adam Aron teased could be in the works at some point.
AMC theatres will be releasing “GameStop: Rise of the Players” on January 28th, 2022.
One thing you cannot deny is the community strength and company relationship to its shareholders.
It’s never been seen before.
Do you own AMC stock?
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So, will AMC stock go up again?
Based on trader sentiment, community sentiment, and continuous innovation from the company, AMC stock will go up again.
This bear market won’t last forever.
And although the entire market is rather shaky at the moment, there will be a correction.
Hedge funds might have leverage to short the stock, but the people aren’t leaving.
AMC Entertainment will have to focus on growth and revenue if they are to get out of debt in the future.
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