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Will AMC Have a Short Squeeze Soon? All You Need to Know

Will AMC have a short squeeze soon?
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What a storm. What a battle right? AMC keeps on keeping on, and although AMC has been on discount recently, retail investors continue to buy and hold it.

Retail investors are very excited about the data that’s been collected for months now.

Will we see an AMC short squeeze while we continue to ride this bear?

And if so, how soon?

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How soon will we see an AMC short squeeze?

Retail investors all want to know.

Is it this week?

Will it be next week?

Or, are we looking at a longer game here?

Here’s what we know.

Key Highlights

  • AMC closed at $13.38 on June 28th. The stock continues to be heavily shorted. AMC Entertainment is set up for a short squeeze.
  • Shareholders continue to buy and hold the stock.
  • AMC’s short interest data shows us the stock has the perfect setup for a short squeeze.

Some of you reading this article might have been holding since January now.

Kuddos to you for holding the line.

If you’re a new retail investor getting in on AMC be sure to thank the seasoned apes when you get a chance.

Below is a series of documented facts and positive news that all influence AMC’s potential towards a short squeeze.

One thing is certain, it’s inevitable.

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

AMC stock news and highlights

FOX Business reported AMC to have a strong chance of a short squeeze.

Coming from a big news platform it certainly brings the stock sentiment up for most retail investors.

This is the type of news retail investors need to keep an eye out for.

AMC Short Squeeze News Fox Business
Strong chance of a short squeeze – Fox Business AMC

AMC is still currently the most shorted stock in the market.

President and CEO of AMC Entertainment Adam Aron, announced AMC will reopen all 13 AMC theaters in New York City as of March 5th.

As of today, all AMC movie theaters are now open across the United States with many selling out.

Check out what Adam Aron had to say (via. Investor Relations AMC)

“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 closing in June

Melvin Capital AMC Stock
Melvin Capital Hedge Fund – AMC – AMC Stocktwits

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.

Today, the hedge fund is scheduled to close in June of 2022.

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:

  1. Continue to hold your positions, it’s free
  2. Buy the dips to counter any short attacks
  3. Share articles on social platforms that can provide value to the community
  4. 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.

Related: Hedge Fund Melvin Capital Is Shutting Down in June

Positive news for AMC Entertainment (archive 2021)

Adam Aron gives positive news on AMC Entertainment – Archive 2021
  • 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.

Is AMC Shorted?

AMC’s current short interest is around 21%.

As of 6/28, we’re seeing 45,000 shares have been made available to borrow (for now), via Stonk-O-Tracker.

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

BREAKING: Anchorage Capital closes after betting against AMC stock

What does this mean for the AMC shareholder?

Expect to see gains after shorts have run out of borrowed shares to use.

Hedge funds and short sellers alike have dug a deeper hole for themselves.

What this means for the AMC shareholder is a squeeze bigger than anything the market has ever seen before.

I am personally doubling down.

Not only is bankruptcy off the table (via. Los Angeles Times), but AMC movie theaters are now about to begin reopening in larger parts of the United States.

Which of course now introduces revenue.

AMC Entertainment Quarter Earnings History (2021)

Below are AMC’s quarter earnings for 2021, the year the ape movement began.

AMC’s quarter earnings for 2022 will be updated here and on another blog post once those have been announced later this year.

AMC Q1 earnings for 2021

AMC announced their Q1 earnings for 2021 on Thursday, May 6th. Things have been looking particularly bullish and optimistic since that point.

For the retail investor this means the upper hand is yours.

AMC Entertainment has raised over $2 billion dollars to hold them off until the year 2022.

If you missed the conference call you can view it here for your viewing pleasure. [ARCHIVE DATA]

Archived – 2021 Q1 Earnings Call – AMC Stock Forecast – AMC Stocktwits

AMC Q1 2021 highlights

  • The AMC community is recognized
  • Q1 earnings are higher than last years 4th quarter
  • Expectations for Q2 – Q4 are much higher
  • Food and beverage sales are up by 45%
  • Sales revenue will continue to rise as new titles are being released

AMC Q2 earnings for 2021

Quarter 2 earnings for AMC were absolutely amazing! I published an entire article on this information you can read all about here.

AMC Q2 2021 highlights

  • Record breaking $2 billion in liquidity
  • Increased revenue / tickets & concession
  • AMC to accept Bitcoin by the end of the year
  • GameStop partnership
  • Enhancing the cinema experience with sports and music performance

You can read Q3 earnings here and Q4 here.

I will be updating 2022 earnings highlights here so be sure to join the newsletter for updates!

I left 2021’s earnings call in this article for record purposes.

You can read 2022’s Q1 highlights here.

When will an AMC short squeeze happen?

When will an AMC short squeeze happen?

It’s really hard to tell.

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.

AMC short squeeze – AMC Stock Forecast – AMC Stocktwits

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.

  1. 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
  • Protect the community and one another
  • Follow your instincts
Read: How Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market

What will a short squeeze look like?

We’ll begin to see a trend similar to that of GME (Gamestop). AMC will enter a bullish territory before hitting an ‘abnormal’ peak in which AMC would have ‘squoze’.

What will an AMC short squeeze look like?

It seems we’ve already hit the bottom.

AMC continues to be heavily shorted through dark pools and other market manipulation tactics.

This price level can be seen as a buying opportunity for retail investors looking to squeeze shorts out of their positions.

We’ve seen resistant levels around $14-$16 recently which is a great push from $5.

We’re now sitting at $13.38 per share.

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An AMC short squeeze will certainly make headlines.

Expect to see various gains prior to any sort of major peak as well as volatility.

Retail investors will have to hold their positions through upcoming gains if they want to see AMC short squeeze.

But most importantly, they’ll have to refrain from selling at the first sight of gains if they are to see bigger and more massive gains.

Gamma squeeze vs Short squeeze

Don’t confuse gains and momentum with a short squeeze.

Here’s the difference between a gamma squeeze and a short squeeze:

A gamma squeeze are momentum gains. These usually occur from call options closing in the pocket resulting in heavy buys or purchases in the market.

A short squeeze is vigorous and can spike with no warning.

This is where you see 100% gains in a matter of seconds and minutes.

A short squeeze can even reach 1000% and 10,000% gains.

AMC Short Squeeze Stock Prediction

AMC Stock Forecast – AMC Stocktwits

New retail investors are wondering whether $1k, $10k, or even $100k per share is even possible.

Gabe from ReviewDork does some math that’s going to leave you with an open mind.

AMC stock price predictions range from $1,000 to $100k+.

Will AMC reach peaks like GME?

AMC has been fortunate enough to receive more publicity and hype than GME did, at least recently.

The volume will speak for itself and retail investors will just have to wait to find out.

We’ve seen that abnormal gains are naturally part of a short squeeze.

Volkswagen rose up to nearly $1,000 when it squeezed back in 2008 due to a similar strategy produced by car manufacturer Porsche.

Analysts are predicting AMC can even go above the $1K mark if retail investors and institutions alike continue to buy and hold their positions.

Wouldn’t this be something. If you’re holding 1,000 shares and AMC spikes to $1K per share, you my friend have made 1 million dollars!

I strongly suggest using a reputable broker such as Vanguard or Fidelity oppose to phone apps like Robinhood.

Simply because the broker colluded with market maker Citadel to halt the buying of ‘meme stocks’.

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Is it too late to get in on AMC stock?

Absolutely not, at least not yet.

AMC Entertainment is still heavily shorted.

You will have to decide whether its current share price is worth it if trades at $100, $500, or even $1,000+.

AMC Entertainment stock has not even started squeezing yet.

Redditors have touched base on this topic and advise anything below $100 is a buy.

I’ve been personally buying the stock when it dips.

This allows me to pick up more shares at a discount.

If you’re a beginner, I recommend buying 5-10 shares of AMC stock.

This amount will give you a feel of the market.

Not only is it affordable, but if the market is red you won’t see much loss on paper.

Where was AMC trading at before the pandemic?

AMC was actually trading between $30-$35 back in the booming party economy of 16′!

AMC stock started to decline as their debt increased and hedge funds began to heavily short it.

Short sellers could have covered back in August when AMC’s stock price was trading at $30 levels or even today.

However, AMC gets really uncomfortable under $30 per share.

Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

What if a short squeeze doesn’t happen?

If an AMC short squeeze doesn’t occur, AMC stock price will still go up allowing shareholders to make at least some sort of profit.

With AMC theaters now open, it’s inevitable that the company will begin to see bigger sales revenue every time a new title is released.

I update this post when new titles make the headlines regarding earnings.

Keep in mind that AMC’s share price during the booming party economy of 16′ was roughly around $30 per share.

If a short squeeze doesn’t happen, fundamentals will continue to bring the stock up as more investors are buying the stock.

However, a short squeeze not happening is very unlikely as AMC is currently the most shorted stock in the market and most held stock, beating both Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA), via. NASDAQ.

Majority of the float is also held by retail investors and short sellers are going to be forced to close their positions very soon, more on that coming up.

As Mark Cuban bluntly put it, keep holding.

Why hasn’t AMC squeezed yet?

why hasn't AMC squeezed yet
AMC Stock Forecast – AMC Squeeze – AMC Stocktwits

AMC hasn’t squeezed yet primarily to two main reasons.

  1. We need more volume to drive the stock price action up
  2. Shorts need to close their positions

Volume really just comes to more and more retail investors as well as institutions getting in on AMC stock.

Regarding shorts covering, retail investors need to squeeze them out of their positions by holding their positions and helping increase AMC’s short borrow fee.

You can keep tabs on AMC’s short borrow fee as it changes every day via. Ortex, or Fintel.

AMC short borrow fee

As of 6/28 AMC’s short borrow fee rate is 29.20%.

Read: When do shorts have to cover their position? (AMC)

Aside from this, Wanda Group had caused a little bit of disruption for retail investors by profiting on the first sight of gains.

This turmoil was only short-term but is a reason why we’ve seen some selloff in the market a few weeks ago.

However, Adam Aron has brought awareness in an interview with Trey’s Trades that this selloff from Wanda is simply policy from China.

Retail investors should not be concerned.

Is AMC Ever Going To Squeeze?

All the numbers point towards the right direction for a massive short squeeze.

Shorts and hedge funds continue to lose money every day.

The interest is growing at an alarming rate and AMC’s current utilization is at 100%.

The lives of these retail investors are about to completely change.

Say goodbye to your old world.

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Will GameStop See a Massive Short Squeeze Again?

GameStop Short Squeeze
GameStop GME stock – is GameStop Squeezable?

Just when we thought GameStop’s short squeeze was over we begin to see GME gain some momentum.

GameStop has been the heart of the wallstreetbets movement and continues to have a strong sentimental hold on retail investors and gamers alike.

The retail investors who missed GameStop’s first squeeze either bought AMC shares or bought GME while it was still high.

And if you got in when it fell back down to $40, well you’re doing pretty well right now.

So, will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?

Here’s what we know.

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GameStop closed at $129.69 on Monday, June 27th.

Trading volume is currently sitting at 2.4 million with 4 million now being GameStop’s average volume.

Understanding the short-seller

GameStop has taken the entire internet and finance world by a storm. What is happening nowadays.

Retail investors over at r/wallstreetbets have opened Pandora’s Box on short-sellers and hedge fund institutions.

Short-sellers are investors who short the stock.

Shorting a stock is the process by which sellers essentially bet on the stock price to drop.

They borrow stocks at a higher cost and sell the stock low, profiting the difference.

Short Selling GameStop Stock
How short selling works

We’ve seen GameStop drop down and consolidate at $40 after its gamma squeeze peaked close to $500 per share back in January.

As of June 27th, it is trading at $129.69.

The stock has made a massive climb after some serious consolidation. It looks like GameStop is prepping itself for another gamma squeeze.

Could we finally see that GME squeeze everyone’s been waiting for?! I think its time.

See, GameStop’s short interest is still rather high and not all short sellers closed their positions back in January.

This means the stock still has loads of room to go bonkers.

What is a short-ladder attack?

short-ladder attack is a strategy performed by short-sellers where they bid on the stock at a significantly lower sell price and purchase it from one another.

Thus, driving the share price lower.

How do you spot a short-ladder attack?

When the stock knows nothing but gains, but something keeps pushing it down until over and over again, that’s when you’ll know.

Why GameStop has potential for a second short squeeze

  1. Short-sellers didn’t learn their lesson from the first time. GameStop stock is still being heavily shorted.
  2. With GameStop becoming a technology company, its value has not only significantly gone up but it now has even more potential to keep driving its momentum.
  3. Retail investors have a strong conviction towards GameStop investment. This means they’re not willing to sell the stock which in turn creates a supply and demand scenario with short-sellers who have to close their positions.
GameStop NFT Marketplace News

Short Share Availability and Short Borrow Fee Rate

You can see GameStop’s short share availability and short borrow fee rate using this link (via. Short interest data)

This number of course changes every day and can be expected to rise as hedge funds continue to short GameStop stock.

However, the short borrow fee rate isn’t a catalyst for GME to squeeze.

I’m excited for my subcommunity that holds both GME and AMC stock because both are about to skyrocket past Pluto.

GME Stock Analysis

Roensch Capital goes over the data for trending stocks.

The information is very easy to understand and gives you insight in the market from an analysts perspective.

Be sure to check out recent videos as they’re being uploaded to stay updated with any changes that occur in the market with GameStop.

Important Advisory

It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.

Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.

Volume is key to a second GameStop short squeeze

Just like AMC, GameStop will need to see a continuous runup in share volume.

When retail investors continue to buy and hold GameStop stock, short-sellers shorting the stock eventually have to buy back the stock.

This demand and supply scenario results in various gamma squeezes.

The gains we’ve seen with GameStop have been a series of gamma squeezes, or incremental gains.

Usually what follows after gamma squeezes is a short squeeze if it has enough volume.

The volume of shares depends on how much retail investors are purchasing GameStop stock or selling it.

GameStop Stock
This chart is only reference and is not GameStop’s current price – GameStop Squeezable

You can keep an eye on it via. Yahoo Finance.

How Soon Will A Second GameStop Short Squeeze Happen?

There is so much volatility occurring in the stock market at the moment.

Such volatility is usually a sign of an upcoming short squeeze as we saw back in January.

Not only are retail investors experiencing a lot of volatility, but GameStop stock seems to be in bullish territory which is great for volume.

FOMO (fear of missing out) continues to bring in new retail investors which is a great driving factor to the stocks volume.

GameStop announces fourth quarter earnings for 2020 (ARCHIVE)

GameStop announces fourth quarter earnings for 2020
is GameStop squeezable? – GameStop Short Squeeze

Saving GameStop

Retail investors now have the power to save any company they wish to save.

Now it’s only a matter of time for GameStop to step up and raise capital so that they can innovate and provide more value back.

GameStop is currently looking for ways to operate more efficiently.

While the Reddit community was able to keep them from going bankrupt, the company as a whole will need to continue kicking butt.

Here’s what’s been going on with GameStop recently.

Current GameStop news

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is GameStop still squeezable? – GameStop Short Squeeze
  • GameStop introduces Matt Furlong as the new CEO of the company.
  • GME shares are still up nearly 1100% this year-to-date with the company’s valuation at $15 billion.
  • Bullish GameStop options are still currently being heavily traded

Prior to GameStop, Matt Furlong worked at Amazon in Australia overseeing the growth of operations.

He also worked in brand and marketing for Procter & Gamble years before.

The skills to grow operations and to properly brand and market will benefit GameStop immensely.

What can retail investors do to tackle shorting?

If retail investors want to counter GameStop’s stock price from plummeting, they’ll have to continue to hold and buy the stock.

This short squeeze play will require patience.

Important advisory

If you hold a position in GameStop, it’s important that you ask yourself what your reason for holding is.

Does your DD provide you with the confidence to stick to it longer if need be?

If so, stick to your convictions and trust the process.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get in on GameStop before it gamma squeezed so I took a position in AMC instead.

Taking this position has been one of the best financial decisions I’ve ever made.

I would take a position in GameStop if it was more affordable.

Regardless, I like the stock and I love the community even more.

Will GameStop finally short squeeze?

I think GameStop is preparing itself to put short sellers out of their misery.

The stock has been havoc to hedge funds and we can tell they’re giving out primarily due to this massive breakthrough we’re seeing now.

And although I personally don’t hold GME stock, I have a lot of awesome memories at GameStop which I would actually like to share with you at the end of this article.

Now let’s talk about a little justice.

A major hedge fund that was attacking GameStop has now been reported to lose a significant amount of money.

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Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Melvin capital suffers 49% loss 1st quarter of 2021

Ladies and gentlemen this is massive. Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both GameStop and AMC stock.

Melvin Capital suffered a 49% loss its 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

Now the hedge fund is closing its doors this June 2022 after several losses.

We’ve see GameStop’s short borrow fee decrease but I wouldn’t be surprised if it begins moving back up very soon.

Hedge funds have been trying to obliterate our beloved GameStop from the face of the planet.

Something about them losing a lot of money feels like justice.

Believe me, I’m 100% for making money.

The ethical way.

You should be supporting beloved companies, not targeting them just because you see an opportunity to kick someone when they’re down.

Karma is about to get a lot worse for hedge funds betting against both GameStop and AMC.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

Will GameStop stock go up again?

As long as the stock continues to be shorted and held, GameStop can expect a series of gamma squeezes to continue pushing the stock up.

This will inevitably lead to the ultimate short squeeze.

Fundamentals can also drive GameStop’s stock price up.

The company will have to run efficiently by being able to meet projected goals.

Although this is not a fundamental play, mainstream media still has some influence over this.

Short sellers continue to face devastating losses from shorting GameStop.

Hedge funds are about to burn their second hand after playing with fire again.

FAQs

Gamma squeeze vs Short squeeze

gamma squeeze are momentum gains. These usually occur from call options closing in the pocket resulting in heavy buys or purchases in the market.

short squeeze is vigorous and can spike with no warning. This is where you see 100% gains in a matter of seconds and minutes. A short squeeze can even reach 1000% and 10,000% gains.

Related: How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

What is your first GameStop memory?

GameStop memory

Leave a comment below.

Do you remember your first GameStop memory?

I’m sure you have many.

I remember the first time my brother and I went inside a GameStop it was unreal.

It was my first time inside an actual video game store. T

he coolest thing was seeing how many different games and accessories they had for all the consoles at the time.

Some of the most awesome memories at GameStop was seeing that brand new game on display.

For me, it was Guitar Hero.

My god. Seeing all the marketing behind the game and the guitar in display was heaven.

I also remember the employees giving you close to nothing for a used game, lol.

What are some memories you have of GameStop?

I would love to hear from you.

Leave them in the comment below.

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How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

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AMC continues to be one of retail investors favorite stocks.

And yet again sources such as The Fool and other hedge fund partners are trying to steer the public from investing in this specific stock.

Well, just how high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

AMC stock price closed at $14.13 on June 27th. The share volume remains healthy as AMC is primed to take off.

We have broken the $30 and $40 levels of consolidation but have now come down. How soon will AMC rip?

Most of the market has been on sale and AMC has been no exception to that until now.

But AMC wants to keep climbing.

The stock continues to consolidate as short sellers find loopholes to short the stock.

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As some of you know, I update this article frequently. I update it with the intraday price action as well as any information pertaining to the stocks performance.

A lot of the information on here will be left untouched as it is a means to archive a lot of the information from throughout the year.

What do we know about AMC stock price?

AMC’s stock price continues to be volatile although we’ve seen the stock is scared of single digit share price numbers.

No matter how many times this stock is attacked by short sellers, it keeps correcting itself upwards.

AMC stock price bull market

Key highlights

  1. We’re seeing AMC stock price enter bearish territory due to an array of market abnormalities right now.
  2. ‘W’ shape formations in the past have indicated bullish territory.
  3. Retail investors and large institutions alike, like the stock. Buyers include Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock.
  4. What causes AMC stock price to rise during ‘power hour’ is how many more shares are being purchased before trading hours close. As retail investors continue to buy the dip and hold, we’re going to continue to see this trend of perpetual gains into the new year.
  5. The stock price is still relatively low enough for majority of people to buy, but hurry before it’s too late.
Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment Interview

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Adam Aron, CEO & President of AMC Entertainment

Adam Aron has done an outstanding job with the media in the past months and continues to show a positive and bullish sentiment towards AMC.

He is now praised among the retail investors community holding AMC. And for good reason too.

See what CEO and President of AMC entertainment has to say to CNBC news about AMC Entertainment reopening and the Reddit movement.

As of today, all AMC movie theaters are now open 4/14
  • 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

In a more recent interview we get an exclusive behind the scenes moment with Trey’s Trades and Adam Aron.

If you haven’t watched the video you’re not gonna want to miss out.

In this personal interview from the CEOs home, Adam Aron talks about the 500 million share dilution, which by the way as of today has been taken off the table, as well as his experience and perspective behind the the Reddit phenomenon.

Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

AMC’s Short Borrow Fee

AMC short borrow fee interest

AMC’s short borrow fee as of 6/27 is: 24.40% via. Stonk-O-Tracker, this is different from the short interest of 22%.

The longer shorts-sellers hold their positions means the higher the borrow fee may increase. This is great news for retail investors.

Shorts eventually have to cover their positions and when they do, AMC’s stock price action will continue to rise, inevitably creating a short squeeze.

Why AMC’s short borrow fee matters

While it costs the retail investor nothing to hold their position in AMC, it costs shorts interest.

Shorts are more willing to hold their positions if the short borrow fee is low so they’re losing money every day they hold.

Remember, shorts still think they can bankrupt a company that is no longer going bankrupt.. I know right?

As hedge funds like Melvin Capital lose money, the short borrow fee will go up to make up for some loses.

As the interest goes up, shorts will naturally cover.

If they don’t, they will bleed bad.

With the short borrow fee being so high at the moment, it has retail investors speculating a short squeeze will start soon.

Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Melvin Capital AMC stock
Hedge Fund Melvin Capital – AMC Entertainment

Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GameStop.

Well it turns out holding has paid off one way.

The company was down almost half percent their first quarter of 2021!

These are people who want to put your favorite businesses out of business. Ladies and gentlemen, the good guys always win.

If retail investors keep holding, institutions are going to raise the short borrow fee.

Unless hedge funds don’t start closing their short positions, they will cease to exist.

Or at least cease to run operations until they open a new firm from scratch.

But who will trust them? Their clients are losing money.

Breaking: Hedge Fund Melvin Capital Is Shutting Down in June

Hedge funds are a sinking ship

Hedge funds are losing money shorting AMC stock

Cramer said, anyone shorting AMC and GameStop are going to lose. And he’s right.

Retail investors are holding until shorts are squeezed out of their positions.

Shorts can either:

  1. Take the loses and close their positions right now where the stock price is around $14.
  2. Or, get squeezed out of their positions at a high interest rate above $14, resulting in even bigger losses.

Ladies and gentlemen, shorts could have closed at $5 last year.

With that being said, short sellers have lost more than a billion dollars this second quarter according to Ortex data.

Things are not looking so good for them.

And it’s about to get a whole lot worse as AMC stock continues to surge.

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Read: Citadel loses billions: hedge funds are getting dragged down

How will this affect AMC stock price?

I can imagine shorts and hedge funds alike must be furious.

The little guy causing a disruption, what!?!

My personal take is retail investors are going to continue to see foul play.

You’re going to experience this from bogus headlines.

They’ll usually try to steer the public from buying AMC stock to keep the volume and hype down.

Not sure if hedge funds know this yet but you do know documentaries of what’s taking place are in the works right?

Independent filmmakers such as the Mulligan Brothers will be covering this story from the retail investors perspective and rumor has it Netflix will be writing as well.

Expect AMC stock price to rise and continue to be shorted.

We will see volatility with shorts attacking the price action.

They do this by trading synthetic shares at low bids.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market.

AMC Gamma squeeze before short squeeze

AMC Entertainment continues to be one of the most shorted stocks in the market.

Because AMC is an extremely high shorted stock, analysts continue to demonstrate their conviction towards an AMC short squeeze.

The key here is for retail investors to hold their positions as they see some momentum beginning to build. #diamondhands

Key: If investors want to see AMC squeeze, they’ll have to refrain from selling at the sight of early profits.

Related: Will AMC Squeeze in 2022? [ Short interest data]

AMC stock predictions (analyst)

AMC prediction from Fidelity TRADER PRO

Trey’s Trades walks us through the positive moves AMC has been making from an analysts perspective.

Trey presents his audience with transparent information and has been a key player in the analytics world for ticker symbol AMC.

Although this video is an earlier video, Trey’s videos are packed with relevant information that still apply to where the stock is today.

r/wallstreet bets and Discord

Members over at r/wallstreetbets and Discord anticipate AMC stock price can skyrocket as high as $1,000 with enough momentum.

The number of phantom shares hedge funds have to cover is astronomical which is why the community is calling this the mother of all short squeezes (MOASS).

AMC stock price wallstreetbets

By holding shares in AMC, retail investors are setting up a supply and demand scenario where short-sellers will eventually need to buy from them.

This in turn can drive the stock up as high as the retail investor chooses, theoretically speaking.

Large institutions such as Vanguard, Wells Fargo, BMO Harris, BlackRock, Fidelity and many more are buying AMC stock while it’s still low (via. CNN Business).

Take that for what it is.

Whether that number comes to fruition or not, retail investors will have to continue to hold and to add to their positions in order to skyrocket AMC’s share price.

We’re seeing more and more retail investors join the fight against short-sellers.

Short-sellers are the investors betting on AMC Entertainment to lose.

Read: When do shorts have to cover their position? (AMC)

Can AMC reach $100K or $500K per share?

There’s been a lot of speculation that due to the possible number of outstanding synthetics could be in the billions, AMC may potentially squeeze past 6-figures.

Personally, I’m open to this concept. Shouldn’t we all be? I just recently found ReviewDork on YouTube. Gabe talks about this possibility and walks us through some math. Check him out.

Is it too late to get in on AMC stock?

If you’re looking to take on a position in AMC you might want to get on the train before it takes off for good.

If you’re looking to get in for the short squeeze play, AMC stock is currently on bargain. This stock is still heavily shorted!

Retail investors are teaming up together to see their visions come to fruition.

And they’re not waiting on anyone.

What we do know is that the current share price is still affordable for most people.

Why hasn’t AMC squeezed yet?

AMC stock consolidation

AMC hasn’t squeezed for two primary reasons.

  1. The volume isn’t all there yet. The volume needs to be quite high. Trey’s Trades referenced 500+ million being an outstanding number.
  2. Shorts are holding – they need to close their positions if retail investors are to squeeze them.

It’s not illegal for shorts to hold long on their positions; however, they lose money every day they hold.

Fortunately for retail investors it’s free to hold.

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Read: When do shorts have to cover their positions ? (AMC)

What will AMC’s stock price be when it squeezes?

AMC

AMC’s stock price can really be anywhere.

It really depends on when shorts close their positions.

Short could have covered when they drove the price back down to $8.

It would have been wise considering the stock continues to correct itself in an upward trend and has now set itself up for the perfect squeeze.

If shorts continue to play the long game, AMC’s stock price could potentially be higher when it squeezes.

In this case, shorts would have lost a lot more money due to accumulating and rising short borrow fees.

Can AMC squeeze after hours?

A question some people might have is whether or not AMC could potentially squeeze after hours.

AMC can certainly squeeze after hours when the market closes.

In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if it did this.

AMC’s stock price would continue to surge as retail investors watch immobile.

For one, shorts could decide to cover before the market closes in attempts to throw one final blow to retail investors.

This would give the price action to potentially come back down after hours.

Should you worry?

I wouldn’t worry if this was the case.

Although squeezes can last anywhere between minutes to hours, they can certainly last days too.

Volkswagen’s squeeze back in 2008 lasted approximately four days. GameStop’s lasted even longer.

Here’s how you can prepare for a short squeeze

A squeeze can technically happen at any time.

The short interest doesn’t necessarily have to be high.

Shorts could choose to close their positions with little loss opposed to massive losses.

  1. If you’re in a position to keep an open tab on your browser that is updated AMC’s stock price in real-time then I would suggest doing so.
  2. Own an Apple watch? Keep the stock in your background. This is a very convenient way to keeping tabs on the stocks performance.
  3. Join discords where you can be notified when something massive is going on.

When a squeeze happens you’ll know. Just don’t get a short squeeze confused with gamma squeezes.

Gamma squeezes are usually small spikes resulting from extremely bullish actions coming together at once. Otherwise known as relatively healthy gains of built momentum.

A short squeeze will be something more sudden and disruptive. You’ll know when this goes to the moon. AMC’s stock price will break through the charts and leave earths atmosphere.

What should I do when AMC squeezes?

AMC stock price short squeeze

This is completely up to you! Congrats for holding and seeing this through.

You can choose to sell your entire position and collect your profits or you can continue to hold and find out whether the squeeze continues to go up.

Unfortunately, we can’t time the spike.

For all we know, the initial squeeze might not be the potential price action.

This makes it difficult to calculate the best time to sell.

You could sell a portion of position and wait to see how AMC’s stock price moves.

We created a thread for you to share how you will use the money when AMC squeezes as a means to spread positivity and share with the community.

You can check it out here.

What is a circuit breaker halt?

A circuit breaker is usually a rule in the market that essentially pauses or halts trading for 5-15 minutes.

A common circuit breaker type is the Volatility Pause.

This helps smooth volatility in the market and prevent flash crashes.

It forces traders to take a 5 minute timeout, research the stock, news, etc.

Often times if a stock is spiking up and is halted, it will reopen higher.

Inversely, a stock selling off will often open lower.

Why this is worth mentioning

This is worth mentioning because it’s important for our readers and the ape community to be aware of possible halts as AMC’s stock price becomes more volatile.

If you happen to experience a circuit breaker halt do not panic.

It’s a policy to make sure trading goes as smooth as possible.

Important Advisory

It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.

Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.

Note: Before roaring kitty blew up as the analyst for GME, only a handful of people followed him through and reaped the rewards.

We’re seeing another analyst obtain a similar following with AMC.

Take that for what it is.

Where can I invest in AMC? What’s a good platform?

Vanguard

If you have not opened a brokerage account to begin investing, read this post on how to invest in the stock market (step by step) to get started.

In this post you will see a number of linked platforms that you can check out!

AMC stock price: quick overview

AMC sat around $5 for quite some time before moving back up to the $14 range.

We’re currently seeing AMC trade at $14.13.

Although AMC’s stock chart has been relatively healthy in the past, the price has been influenced by covid news.

Are you holding AMC stock?

Let me know what a short squeeze would mean for you in the comments section below.

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Is AMC Stock A Buy Or Is It Too Late?

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Is AMC a good stock to buy? Is it too late to buy AMC Entertainment stock?

If you’ve been following the stock market news you’ve probably heard of all the hype surrounding AMC stock and GME (GameStop).

It wasn’t long before traders flocked over to AMC after the massive gains GameStop yielded due to the high percentage of shorting within the stocks.

Shorting a stock is the process by which sellers essentially bet on the stock price to drop.

They borrow stocks at higher cost, sell it, and buy back the stock low, profiting the difference.

Well, investors over at r/wallstreetbets found that by purchasing stocks at low price in heavy volumes it would drive a short squeeze.

A short squeeze occurs when a stock jumps sharply higher, forcing short sellers to buy higher, causing them to lose money.

Lots of it.

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Will we see a squeeze with AMC?

AMC Entertainment short Squeeze

There are numerous news that lead traders and investors alike to predict an upcoming short squeeze like we saw with GME (Gamestop).

  • CEO of AMC announces AMC is no longer going bankrupt (via. Los Angeles Times)
  • Vanguard, Wells Fargo, BMO Harris, BlackRock, Fidelity and many more institutions are buying AMC stock while it’s low (via. CNN Business)
  • AMC is currently the most shorted stock (via. MarketWatch) Unfortunately MarketWatch has hidden AMC from their list. Retail investors suspect foul play.
  • AMC is also currently one of the most held stocks surpassing Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) (via. Nasdaq)
  • More publicity and awareness has average people investing in AMC which is driving volume for a potential squeeze
Related: AMC Dominates with Powerful Q1 Results: Highlights

Big institutions keep buying AMC stock

We’re seeing huge institutions are investing in AMC stock while it’s affordable.

And because it’s affordable, we’re also seeing average people invest in this stock.

As long as the stock is being held, though lows and through highs, a squeeze like we saw with GME (GameStop) is certainly possible.

AMC stock closed at $11.71 on May 16th. The stock has been on discount.

However, the community sentiment remains bullish meaning retail investors keep buying and holding the stock to squeeze shorts from their positions.

Shorts continue to short ladder the stock causing the downtrend we’ve been seeing.

But AMC wants to keep climbing.

As long as AMC shareholders continue to hold and buy the dip, short investors are at a disadvantage.

Great news for AMC Entertainment (Archive Data)

Other news that can further drive the share price of AMC stock is the announcement that most AMC theaters have now begun to open up.

AMC’s short borrow fee as of 5/16 is 1.80%, via. Fintel.

The fee is going up after being down for many months.

What is a short borrow fee?

AMC short borrow fee
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The short borrow fee is the interest shorts pay for borrowing shares of AMC stock.

This means shorts are losing money every day by not closing their positions.

A surging short borrow fee rate could incentivize shorts to close their positions due to higher borrowing costs.

Why the short borrow fee rate matters

It costs shorts interest to hold while it costs the retail investor absolutely nothing to hold.

Shorts are losing money every day they hold because of this interest fee for borrowing the stock.

For some reason shorts still think AMC Entertainment can go bankrupt, although they have enough money to continue doing business.. I know, I don’t understand this either.

As hedge funds like Citadel lose money, the short borrow fee only increases those losses.

AMC’s share price might be on discount right now, but hedge funds are experiencing losses on top of losses.

They’ll eventually have to close their short positions, will you miss it?

Related: Will This Market Meltdown Trigger AMC to Squeeze?

How high can AMC stock go up to?

AMC to the moon

Because we’ve seen a lot of suppression in the market, many traders are anticipating AMC stock can get as high if not higher than GME (GameStop).

This of course is just speculation as both stocks are heavily shorted and more people and institutions alike are buying and holding the stocks.

There’s a notion that all these suppressed gains will result in a massive short squeeze in the coming months.

So, is it too late to purchase AMC stock?

The price after a short squeeze eventually fall back down and level out, but this will take time.

With AMC stock trading below $100, now could be the perfect time to buy.

Despite what corporate media is pushing, AMC’s growth tells us the stock is undervalued.

But most importantly, big shorts have not covered.

Just don’t wait too long because we hear it’s going to the moon.

Hedge funds continue to short AMC and the volume is increasing; it’s the perfect storm for a short squeeze.

Read: What The Fool isn’t telling you about AMC could hurt you

Things to expect in the market with AMC

  • Volatility followed with an upward trend in price action
  • Short-ladder attacks
  • Headlines advising you to trade in something else
  • Hedge funds to lose a lot of money
  • More retail investors buying this stock right now
  • A series of gamma squeezes
  • And, a highly potential short squeeze that can happen at any time
Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

How many AMC shares should I buy?

If you’re planning on taking a position in AMC Entertainment set a budget for investing.

Since the market is volatile at the moment, purchase shares incrementally.

The best time to buy a stock is when the share price has dipped.

This will allow your investment to see gains when the stock price rises again.

Ladies and gentlemen, the last thing you want to do is to invest more than you can handle to lose.

This advisory must be made.

If you’re holding AMC stock leave a comment below and let me know what a short squeeze would mean for you.

Retail investors can feel it, the tendies are coming.


Where can I invest in AMC? What’s a good platform?

If you have not opened a brokerage account to begin investing, read how to invest in the stock market (step by step).

In this post you will see a number of linked platforms that you can check out!

I personally use Vanguard.

Vanguard has proven to be useful, and it has never failed me before.

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Important Advisory

It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.

Like many traders and self-taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.

On another note: It would be wise to not invest more than you can afford to lose. In other words, invest money you would be okay with losing for simpler terms.

Ignore the bogus headlines from The Motley Fool and other sources

AMC and r/wallstreetbets have been given lots of negative press from the likes of The Motley Fool and other sources; shaming the purchase of the stock.

The fool vs AMC

Fortunately, we’ve been backed up by Mark Cuban, Chance the Rapper, and other big names.

Influential outlets with powerful hedge fund partners (institutions who short the stock) have been attacking traders and investors by providing false information wherever they can.

What we’re seeing right now is that the big guys are losing money due to the price of shorted stocks going up.

They will say and do whatever they can to divert the public from trading this stock.

My personal suggestion to you is to not let these sources intimidate you.

Do your research to see how the stock price has been manipulated through bogus headlines and short-ladder attacks.

Not to mention, the complete halt of trading AMC stock by Robinhood.

Trending: How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

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When Do Shorts Have to Cover Their Positions in AMC?

When do shorts have to cover their position?
When will shorts close their short positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?

Every retail investor holding a position in AMC wants to know, when will shorts cover their positions? And I don’t blame you.

This one is a little tricky. See, it’s like saying, “when will retail investors sell their positions?”

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Retail investors have been waiting patiently for AMC Entertainment stock to rip.

You’ve been holding through the ups and downs and even buying the dips.

So, why aren’t shorts covering their positions yet? What do retail investors need to do to squeeze hedge funds out of their money?

Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

Let’s start with the fundamental question. Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

Now, there are currently no rules regarding how long a short can hold before closing out their position.

However, lenders do have the right to demand the seller closes their position with minimal notice.

This is rare and only occurs if the the seller isn’t paying the interest fee, or the interest fee is ridiculously high.

“A short position may be maintained as long as the investor is able to honor the margin requirements and pay the required interest and the broker lending the shares allows them to be borrowed.” – Investopedia

When an interest fee is extremely high, it makes a stock difficult to borrow which obligates the short seller to close their positions.

AMC’s short borrow fee rate as of 5/04 is: 1.00% according to Stonk-O-Tracker.

Keep an eye on this interest as it will determine just how much shorts are bleeding.

Hedge funds currently shorting the stock are losing money every day. And regrettably for them it’s getting worse the longer they hold.

Why does the short borrow fee matter?

The short borrow fee is an interest that shorts must pay for borrowing AMC shares.

And although the fee has gone down, shorts are still paying a price for going long.

AMC short borrow fee interest

They will hold in hopes to drive AMC’s share price right back down to the floor.

However, AMC is trending upwards now and has absolutely no intention of going back down.

Analysts data and AI predictions all point towards a high possibility of a short squeeze.

Even Fintel’s short squeeze score has been as high as 80-90% in recent weeks.

AMC Short squeeze Score Fintel

This short borrow fee is going to continue to go up as AMC stock becomes harder to borrow.

For short sellers, a low short borrow fee is in their favor.

They would much rather pay the fee and stubbornly continue to hold their positions against retail investors.

But, if the short borrow fee is high enough to hurt the borrower, they will be more inclined to close their positions before losing an excruciating amount of money.

The short sellers conviction is strong, even though they’ve already lost.

It’s only a matter of time before they have no other option than to forfeit.

How can retail investors help drive the short borrow fee up?

Retail investors can help drive the short borrow fee up simply by holding their positions.

When AMC squeezes, retail investors will have to continue to hold their position on the way up.

Not every short will close their positions immediately.

If we begin to see AMC’s price action rise monumentally, it is important to understand that there’s more potential because not every short seller has closed their position.

We might see AMC drop a little after it peaks.

However, if retail investors continue to hold, it’s only going to continue squeezing more shorts resulting in further perpetual gains.

Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Melvin Capital - Short position AMC - AMC short position
Melvin Capital – Short position AMC – AMC short position

Community, this is massive. Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GME stock. These are the people trying to drive the stock to the ground.

Melvin Capital suffered a 49% loss its first quarter of 2021, via. Markets Insider.

Retail investors are hodling to the moon.

They are not waiting for $100 price action anymore, and some are certainly not waiting for $500+ share price anymore.

The Reddit community is set new standards for the AMC’s stock price.

Here’s why this matters:

  • Not only are shorts losing money every day but huge hedge funds are bleeding billions of dollars due to retail investors holding
  • This is a huge win for retail investors – our favorite companies have been saved
  • Unless shorts close their positions, hedge funds will continue to suffer
  • Interest rates will continue to skyrocket for short sellers, enabling them to close their positions sooner than later
  • An AMC short squeeze might be closer than we think

Here’s what retail investors can do:

  1. Continue to hold your positions, it’s free
  2. Buy the dips to counter any short attacks
  3. Share articles on social platforms that can provide value to the community and keep everyone informed
  4. Keep a close eye on the stocks performance so you do not miss the squeeze

Hedge funds are not going to be able to recover from this.

Yes, they can possibly receive help from huge banks, but this too will be at a cost.

Furthermore, borrowing money from banks won’t change the fact that shorts still have to cover their positions.

Retail investors are buying AMC stock every day. Shorts are fighting a war they cannot win.

Important advisory: I am not a licensed financial advisory. I simply have a passion for finance and writing.

What happens when a short covers their position?

A short position will be profitable if it is covered at a lower price than the initial transaction; it is at a loss if it is covered at a higher price.

In AMC’s case, shorts who drove the price down to $5 but are still holding to-date are at a loss.

AMC is currently trading around $15.72 per share as of 5/4.

When there’s a ton of short covering happening in a particular stock, it will result in a short squeeze.

What is a short squeeze?

What is a short squeeze?

A short squeeze occurs when a stock spikes in price action due to an increase of short-sellers closing out their positions.

We’ve seen a short squeeze happen with both GameStop and Volkswagen. GME topped almost $500 while Volkswagen spiked shy below $1,000 back in 2008.

Short squeezes are massively profitable for retail investors.

These one-time phenomena are how people are able to accumulate wealth in such little time.

Read: How high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

So, when will AMC shorts cover?

Instead of exiting, short sellers are holding. Some shorts might be waiting for a more favorable price to close their positions.

Another way shorts will be forced to close their positions in AMC is through a margin call.

This is when their accounts don’t have the sufficient funds to meet the accounts minimum amount of dollar required.

At this point they are forced to liquidate.

Now, because there’s no rule to how long they can hold their positions, they’re in the long game like most retail investors waiting on a short squeeze to happen are.

The good news is that AMC bankruptcy is no longer on the table and Wall Street analysts are even saying the industry is on a solid path to resurgence, via Hollywood Reporter.

As we continue to see a high utilization and the short borrow fee increase, we can only expect shorts will cover sooner than later.

What percent does the short borrow fee have to be?

AMC’s short borrow fee is currently at 1.00%, via. Stonk-O-Tracker on 5/04.

There seems to be some sort of manipulation or loophole here. The borrow interest rate should be much higher.

Short sellers have been borrowing millions of shares to short.

It seems they thought AMC’s 500 million share dilution was going to go through.

Funny enough Adam Aron, the CEO and President of AMC Entertainment actually scrapped that idea leaving short sellers in a deeper hole.

I personally think retail investors are going to experience the short squeeze of a lifetime.

Strap in.

Related: AMC Margin Call: The Squeeze is Inevitable

AMC’s price action will continue to go up

Journalists and analysts alike are now claiming AMC to be a big buy.

Shorts can continue to hold their loses on paper for months to come or close their positions while it’s at the current price action.

Closing now is recommended due to an overwhelming amount of attention AMC Entertainment has received.

With new titles coming to AMC movie theaters soon, we’re only going to continue to see a surge in price action due to an increase in the company’s sales revenue.

Even if shorts continue to hold, lenders will eventually run up the interest rate again and force them to cover.

If you’re a retail investor reading this article, I’m already celebrating your success.

Leave a comment below and let the community know what a short squeeze would mean for you.

AMC is on the ‘Potential Short Squeeze’ list via. Fox Business

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In case you missed it, a squeeze is very possible, via FOX Business.

All the data at hand point towards the inevitable for both shorts and retail investors.

Retail investors holding AMC stock are going to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Read: What The Fool isn’t telling you about AMC could hurt you

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What Are Dark Pools in Stock Trading? (AMC)

What are dark pools in the stock market?
AMC Dark Pool

Dark pools are somewhat of a mystery to new retail investors. We hear about them a lot within the AMC community, especially through Trey’s Trades. We know that they allow hedge funds to make undocumented trades behind doors.

So what exactly are dark pools? And, is something being done about them? I want to expose this subject today.

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What is a dark pool?

A dark pool is basically a financial forum or platform for trading stocks or other securities. Dark pools are privately organized and are known to be an alternative trading system.

These ATS’s are seldomly regulated.

The concerns regarding dark pools and AMC Entertainment has been that we simply don’t know what these communities are hiding from the SEC. This slimy strategy is what’s known as backdoor buying and selling.

Why are dark pools used?

Dark pools give hedge funds an advantage in the sense that they are able to conceal their moves. We can only speculate what type of information is being hid from the public here. Details within these dark pools are not accessible by the trading public.

This lack of transparency may allow dark pools to conceal information such as:

  • The illicit activity of naked shorting
  • Explanations behind millions of fails-to-delivers
  • Any discussion regarding malpractice in the market
  • Inaccurate filings and reports

Dark pools can very well be the place where short sellers get together to discuss strategies and the ruining of companies.

It could be the reason why we don’t know how many short sellers are shorting ‘meme stocks’ and other information that would otherwise prove a fair market for both institutions and retail investors.

Is the SEC looking into dark pools?

SEC dark pools gary gensler

In a recent article regarding the high possibilities of automated margin calls, I point out some research I found on Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC.

He publicly announces that the SEC has been observing hedge fund activities since January and are taking action to regulate these entities shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’.

One of Gary’s proposals states that hedge funds could face 13-F filings. These filings would provide the SEC with insight on equity as well as dark pool disclosure.

I trust we will begin to see this new chairman make the right calls. It’s time for change and our generation will be the ones to make it happen.

Dark pools could explain the low short borrow fee

Could dark pools be the explanation as to why the short borrow fee is so low for hedge funds shorting AMC and GameStop? Now, because so much information is in the shadows, this of course is only speculation.

According to Investopedia, dark pools can charge lower fees than exchanges because they are often housed within a large firm and not necessarily a bank.

dark pools Investopedia
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Why do these large firms (hedge funds) have this much power in the first place? This advantage is completely deceitful and unruly. It really does make you look at the SEC and think why in the world has no one taken action sooner.

Are dark pools illegal?

Dark pools are not illegal but they are certainly unethical. Per the SEC, we can expect real regulation to surround these exchanges relatively soon.

Bloomberg Tradebook

bloomberg tradebook dark pool SEC

The Bloomberg Tradebook is a dark pool that is owned by Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg is a financial media company that has been trashing AMC Entertainment for quite some time now.

Bloomberg has published FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) articles in efforts to scare people out of their money. This raises questions regarding the ethics of these manipulators who gather behind close doors in order to stray the public from squeezing shorts out of their positions.

Other dark pool exchanges

Institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs also offer private trading to their clients through the use of dark pools.

The main concern here is that the information that is made public to the SEC can easily be manipulated. Mainly to conceal foul play and inaccurate information.

The information that is available on Stonk-O-Tracker regarding AMC and dark pools is the percentage of trading within these forums/exchanges; which is usually relatively high.

How does this affect AMC stock?

AMC stock

These private exchanges may be illegally trading naked shares behind close doors refraining AMC’s stock price from further climbing. Although AMC is up nearly 3000% year-to-date, hedge funds continue to attack it through sell walls and short ladder attacks.

And since these private forums could potentially have been getting away with inaccurate reports, the possibility of foul play in the market is certainly there.

AMC Dark Pool Trading

Andrew Hiesinger, CEO of Quant Data took to Twitter to expose AMC’s current dark pool trading volume.

Quant Data provides retail investors with real-time options order flow, alerts, dark pool prints & levels, and news. There has been approximately 34 million shares exchanged in dark pools just in today’s trading day (8/18).

This equates to $1,268,475,800.46 in notional value, says Andrew.

Andrew Hiesinger AMC Dark Pool Data

64.21% of trading in dark pools won’t allow AMC’s stock price to reflect the actual price action. This primarily because this amount of trading is done behind closed doors where buy orders aren’t being reported.

This form of manipulation is clouding AMC’s real share price. #DarkPoolAbuse has been trending on Twitter.

Bookmark this article for updated news on dark pool abuse in AMC.

How can retail investors fight these predatory trading practices?

Retail investors have several advantages over hedge funds shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’. The community must stay the course if they are to squeeze these short sellers out of their positions.

Not only are hedge funds losing billions, but the SEC has finally begun to implement new regulations that could automate margin calls in overleveraged accounts. I’m personally not worried. These house of cards are falling at the times they should.

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GME Stock: Why It Can Still Skyrocket Past $1,000 Per Share

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GameStop Stock – Can GME hit $1000 – How high will GME go?

A while back I wrote an article debating which stock you should invest in, AMC or GME stock? The premise of that article was to identify which stock was more convenient for the new retail investor.

See, both are great momentum stocks to hodl, but GME stock is a lot more expensive for the newcomer to buy.

And although AMC has now become the more popular stock, I have a good feeling those hodling GME stock can still see massive gains.

Here’s why.

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If you’re like me, you probably didn’t get a chance to get in on GameStop before it began to create a ruckus in the financial world.

Or perhaps you were lucky enough to get a few shares.

I’m a strong AMC shareholder and will not buy GME stock only because I rather increase my position in AMC.

AMC’s short interest is higher, utilization is higher, and so are the shares on loan.

It’s also more affordable.

But don’t get me wrong, the reason I’m publishing this post today is because GME stock has enough data that proves it has more juice to squeeze.

So, if you’re holding GME stock, this article should help you armor up your conviction towards your stock.

GameStop Short Interest

GameStop’s short interest is still rather high. GME’s current short interest is sitting at 20.05% via. Ortex data.

Just to compare, AMC’s is at 20.59% which a short interest of 20% or higher is considered extremely high.

GME’s short interest data is updated daily here for free.

Why Does Short Interest Matter?

Short interest the number or percentage of short shares that have yet to be covered. For stocks with high short interest this means it is possible to squeeze shorts out of their positions.

GameStop stock is considered to have high short interest therefore it has slack to keep moving up. Not all shorts have covered their positions!

If you hold GameStop stock, keep holding it. The longer you hold it, the more money short sellers lose on paper. Once they can’t afford to hold GME stock they’ll be forced to cover.

Remember, it costs you nothing to hold.

GME Utilization Rate

GME stock utilization rate is currently 100%. This means the entire available shares in the market are currently being loaned to short the stock.

APPL for example, may have less than 1% because there’s not a large demand for shorting the stock.

A high demand for shorting GME stock means there’s a play to squeeze shorts out of their positions.

GME shareholders still have a chance to make a ton of money.

Short sellers have not backed off from shorting GameStop and continue to play with fire.

Will Utilization Stay Up?

If more short sellers open short positions then GameStop’s utilization will certainly go up.

At the moment, it seems that there’s 100% of the stock that’s being borrowed.

This number fluctuates from time to time.

Those that are still shorting it have been holding on for quite some time.

However, it’s only a matter of time before they too close their positions and GME stock surges again.

GME Stock: Shares on Loan

Can GME hit $1000
Game Stop Shares on loan: Can GME hit $1000

GME’s shares on loan refers to the number of shares that are being borrowed.

GME stock has approximately 18.67 million shares on loan.

We essentially convert the utilization percentage into the actual number of shares that are being borrowed.

That’s a lot of shares that still need to be covered by short sellers borrowing the stock.

GME stockholders could take advantage of the fact that the stock has been on discount recently.

Especially if you’re still looking to increase your positions in GameStop stock.

Otherwise, GME stock is a hold play right now where patience will bear some sweet fruit very soon.

Charles Schwab Raises Margin Requirements

Charles Schwab just raised margin requirements for short sellers shorting both AMC and GME stock.

This puts short sellers under tough conditions since they’ll need to keep more cash at hand to continue borrowing AMC and GME stock.

And although we’ve seen a little bit of institutional selloff, Charles Schwab continues to hold GME stock.

An institution that has not sold GameStop is Vanguard.

Vanguard is one of AMC’s biggest institutional holder who continues to buy the stock to-date.

So if there’s something GameStop shareholders can take from this is that institutions are still holding GME stock, and there are still enough short sellers to squeeze out of their positions.

How High Will GME Stock Go?

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So, can GME stock reach $1,000 per share. It’s certainly a possibility given that GameStop’s dark pool trading percentage is rather high, according to Stonk-O-Tracker data.

Dark pool trading in GameStop has ranged between 30%-50%. This means 30%-50% of short selling has occurred behind closed doors.

Short sellers are able to keep their short borrow fee down with this loophole as well as conjure up naked shares to swap with one another.

However, they’ll eventually have to close every synthetic share they’ve ‘borrowed’ to short the stock.

This is massive for GameStop just as it is for AMC.

Is It Too Late To Buy GME Stock?

Is it too late to buy GME stock? Can GME hit $1000 -
Is it too late to buy GME stock? Can GME hit $1000

I would say that you will no longer be able to buy GME stock below 3-figures.

If this figure is too expensive for you to build your portfolio then it absolutely is too late.

However, if you’re looking to diversify your momentum stock portfolio, GME stock could be a good stock to hold.

Otherwise, you’re better off buying the heavier shorted stock that is significantly more affordable at the moment, AMC.

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How to Read Stonk-O-Tracker For Beginners

how to read stonk-o-tracker for beginners

I want to guide new retail investors in every way I can. I’ve received questions regarding what the information on Stonk-O-Tracker means.

I’m going to break down what all the data is presenting.

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Stonk o'Tracker AMC

The information at the very beginning of Stonk-O-Tracker is pretty self-explanatory starting out with NYSE.

This is the price closed from the New York Stock Exchange.

This is the stock’s price.

SSR stands for short sale restriction.

The SSR prevents from short sellers from continuously shorting a stock.

The SSR shows the price in which this regulation was triggered.

When SSR triggers it’s usually due to an insane amount of shorting driving the share price of a stock down.

The SSR protects retail investors and activates once a stocks share price falls below 10% from the previous trading day.

FRA is the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The FRA is German’s largest stock exchange.

The price here is translated in euro.

Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

Stonk-O-Tracker Calls ITM & Shares Available to Borrow

calls ITM & Shares available to borrow AMC
Stonk o’tracker

What are call options in stocks?

People in on AMC stock either buy the stock or buy call options. Call options are contracts that you can bet on to execute by a specific date.

What makes these contracts attractive is that premiums are cheaper to purchase as they’re usually sold in ‘bundles’.

Investors who buy call options are usually speculating the price of a stock will be significantly higher in the future.

Calls ITM expiring: This is the number of calls expiring on the specific date detailed.

If an investor placed a strike price of $49 dollars by the end of Friday and Friday’s price action is $55 then that call option expires in the money, otherwise known as ITM.

Calls ITM expiring on Stonk-O-Tracker is the number of these contracts expiring on the date detailed.

Calls ITM: Calls ITM refers to the number of call options expiring at a specific dollar amount.

In the reference above it details 21,823 calls are expiring in the money at $50.

Borrowed Shares Available

Borrowed shares available stonk-o-tracker
Borrowed shares available Stonk-O-Tracker – Stonk o’tracker AMC

The borrowed shares refer to the number of shares short sellers have available to short a stock.

This number decreases when a stock is being shorted, or the price is being driven down.

Short sellers can continue to borrow more shares even after they’ve used some or all. However, this comes at a price.

Shorts must pay the fee detailed in the chart.

ETF available Stonk-O-Tracker

An ETF is known as an exchange trade fund. Like an index fund, these types of stocks pool a variety of stock in a bundle.

AMC Entertainment stock is pooled a few ETFs that short sellers can also short.

The ETF available is the number of ETFs hedgies can short.

Related: Will This Market Meltdown Trigger AMC to Squeeze?

Option data: Calls vs puts

what does option data mean on stonk-o-tracker
Stonk-O-Tracker Option Data: Calls vs puts – stonk o’tracker AMC –

The option data chart shows a stocks call vs puts. I went over what calls were above.

Puts are the exact opposite. Puts bet on the stock going down instead of up. When puts are executed, the stock is further laddered down.

This chart shows you how many options are in the money and out of the money.

Out of the money are simply contracts made that have yet to be anywhere near the current price range of a stock.

Trading data Stonk-O-Tracker

AMC dark pools
Trading data – AMC dark pools – AMC stonk o tracker – stonk o’ tracker AMC

The short percentage in the trading data is simply the percentage of the volume that is being shorted.

The dark pool percentage shows the percentage of trading that’s done behind closed doors.

This unknown platform is known as dark pools.

This is where short sellers can get away with additional shorting tactics.

The SEC must look into this as it’s a manipulative way to further short a stock. In this case, AMC and other meme stocks.

Fails-to-Deliver

Fail to deliver AMC stock
Fails to deliver AMC – AMC stonk o tracker – stonk o’tracker AMC –

Fails-to-deliver are contracts that did not execute in the pocket.

These are reported by the SEC (securities exchange commission) and are updated once they release that information.

This chart details how many contracts failed to execute and at what closing price they failed.

The SSR trigger info at the very bottom of Stonk-O-Tracker simply reveals the close price at which it stopped going into effect as well as the price SSR was triggered.

Read: Here’s why people are buying AMC stock: Investors guide

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Calls VS Puts: The Biggest Differences in Options Trading

Calls VS Puts
A simple guide to Calls VS Puts – Puts vs Calls – Calls vs Puts explained

This article is going to help new investors identify the difference between calls vs puts.

I’m going to provide you with a very simple overview and breakdown of what these two trading strategies mean in the world of options trading.

And if you’re not familiar with what options trading is, I will further explain that down below.

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What is a call option?

What is a call option?
What is a call option? – Calls vs puts explained

A call option is a bullish strategy that allows a trader to profit from a trade on the upside.

The trader essentially bets that the price of a stock is going to go up by buying call options.

How does a call option work?

When you open the options chain, you will have many contracts to choose from, ITM, ATM, or OTM, which I’ll use as a quick example for now.

If you are betting on the price of a stock to go up, you might buy a contract with a strike price of a few dollars above the underlying securities’ current price, depending on your risk.

If the stock does indeed move up in price, you will begin to see gains on your contract.

You may then sell your contract and profit from your play when you are ready.

What is a put option?

what is a put option?
What is a put option? – calls vs puts options – puts vs calls stocks

A put option is a bearish strategy that allows a trader to profit off a trade on the downside.

Unlike calls, traders buying put options are betting the price of a security will drop.

How does a put option work?

I’ll use another OTM example for now and explain the other scenarios below.

You will have many options in the options chain to choose from.

Here you will be able to select a contract to buy based on the ‘strike’ price you’ve selected.

The strike price you’ve selected is where you believe the price of a security will go down to.

If a price of a stock is at $20 and you buy a contract for a strike price of $17, you’re betting that the price of the stock will fall in the future.

If the stock falls to $19 then $18, you will begin to see gains on your bet.

The closer the price of the underlying security gets to $17, the more gains you will see.

You can then close your position at any moment before the contract’s expiration date and take profits.

Both these examples are examples of an OTM contract which I’ll explain more below.

Here are other examples of how calls vs puts work.

What is ATM and ITM?

ATM vs ITM
Options trading: ATM vs ITM

ATM stands for “at the money”.

At the money (ATM) is the current price a stock/security is trading at.

When your strike price is near the current share price this is considered to be “at the money” (ATM) for both calls and put options.

ITM puts

ITM stands for “in the money” and will be a little different for puts vs calls.

When a strike price is in the money for put options, it means the price is above the “at the money” (ATM) price.

Example: You’re betting the price of a stock will go down, so you buy a put options contract “ITM” for $11 while the stock is currently trading at $10 (ATM).

You contract has a higher probability to earn gains since the current share price (ATM) is already below your strike price (ITM).

The further the price of a stock goes down from your strike price, the more money you make.

ITM calls

When a strike price is in the money for call options, it means the price is below the ATM price.

Example: You’re betting the price of a stock will go higher so you buy a call option contact “ITM” at $9 while the stock is trading at $10 (ATM).

Your call option contract has a better probability of making money from the start since the current share price is already above your strike price.

If the price of that stock continues to surge, then you will continue to make gains.

“In the money” (ITM) contracts are a little more expensive to buy since your probability to make money is higher.

“At the money” (ATM) contracts which are closer to the “current” share price had a medium risk factor and are cheaper than ITM contracts.

So then what are OTM contracts?

OTM “out the money” explained

OTM Explained
Calls vs puts explained – OTM – Calls vs Puts options

OTM, or “out the money” is the strike price above the ATM for calls, and the strike price below the ATM for puts.

Call option example: If you buy a call options contract OTM at $12 and the price of the stock is currently at $10 “at the money” (ATM), you are betting the price of a stock will rise above $10 per share.

Put option example: If you buy a put options contact “out the money” (OTM) at $8 and the price is currently at $10 “at the money” (ATM), you are betting the price of a stock will go below $10.

Remember, the closer a stock’s price gets to your strike price, the more gains you will reap.

So, the further out the money your strike price is, the higher the reward may be.

Should you buy ATM, ITM, or OTM?

Every trader will use the strategy that best tailors to their risk.

  • Out The Money (OTM) = High Risk / High Reward
  • At The Money (ATM) = Medium Risk / Medium Reward
  • In The Money (ITM) = Low Risk / Low Reward

Traders will need to study the performance of an underlying asset to get a feel and understanding of where the price may go.

Once you have determined whether you will be buying puts vs calls or vice versa, then you may begin to look at the contracts available.

Options contracts explained

Every 1 contract equates to 100 shares of a particular stock.

OTM contracts are usually less expensive.

With these contracts you can buy 100 shares of a stock for only cents.

ITM contracts are more expensive because they are the safest choice.

ATM contracts are in between ITM and OTM in pricing.

The options chain will allow you to choose when contracts based on short-term or long-term expiration dates.

You can go short or long on both a call and put options contract.

These expiration dates may vary from only a few days to weeks, to months, and even years.

Whether you should trade short-term or longer-term expiration options contracts is a strategy that will be highly based on your trading goals.

Where can you trade options?

options trading with webull
Options trading with Webull – calls vs puts options – calls vs puts explained

The most popular platform to trade options is Webull.

Webull is where I personally began learning reading charts and familiarizing myself with the options chain and data.

Here traders will be able to purchase calls vs puts or vice versa.

Some traders use both strategies to make money during a bull and bear market.

Other platforms where you can trade options include:

  • TD Ameritrade
  • ETrade
  • Robinhood
  • Fidelity

If you’re already invested in stocks, you might already be using one of these platforms.

The difference between trading stocks and trading options is that you will need to open a margin account for options.

A cash account will not allow you to buy calls vs puts.

You can earn 5 free stocks from Webull when you sign up using my affiliate link.

If you choose not to keep these 5 stocks, you can sell them and fund your margin account to trade options.

Puts VS Calls: Why trade options?

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Puts vs Calls stocks – calls vs puts options – calls vs puts explained

Buying puts or buying calls allow traders to bulk up on stock and use leverage to make money in the stock market.

There are 4 different ways you can trade options.

  1. Buy Calls
  2. Sell Calls
  3. Buy Puts
  4. Sell Puts

All four essentially allow you to use leverage and make money whichever side of the play you want to begin trading options.

However, selling calls and selling puts from the get-go will require further in-depth explanation, which I will do in another article.

For today’s breakdown, I’ve explained buying both calls and puts.

There are a variety of things that attract investors to trading options.

  1. Short-term gains
  2. Big returns
  3. Losses are limited to what you put in your contract
  4. Quick accumulation of cash / shares

If you’re here today, it’s because you’ve probably seen people in your space talk about how much money they’ve made playing options.

And while options can yield a full-time income stream, new traders should also be aware of the risks.

Is trading options risky?

Is trading options risky?
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Trading options has its risks as bets aren’t 100% guaranteed to play in your favor.

However, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances at becoming profitable.

  1. Familiarize yourself with technical analysis / chart patterns
  2. Only buy what you can afford to lose

While traders can certainly trade based on market sentiment, it would be wise to gain some understanding of how prices move through technical analysis.

TA can help traders determine the trajectory of a stock’s price moves in the coming minutes, hours, days, and even weeks.

It’s best to armor yourself up and learn as much as you can to properly set yourself up for success.

If you’d like me to do a write-up on bullish and bearish patterns leave me a comment below.

When it comes to choosing between calls vs puts, it really comes down to adapting to the changes in the market to help you increase your income potential.

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Robinhood Review 2022: How it Works and All you need to know about this Stock Trading App

Robinhood Review 2022: How it works and all you need to know about this stock trading app
Robinhood Trading App Review 2022 – Robinhood Review

Written by: FrankNez Team

Robinhood is an online investing platform that offers commission-free stocks with high-yield cash management offerings.

This popular stock market trading app does not charge commission for stocks and cryptocurrency trading.

Robinhood, the financial technology company offers trading in stocks, ETFs, other options, and cryptocurrency.

Moreover, this online brokerage provides web and mobile-based services which will allow you to invest and trade easily.

Additionally, the mobile-based services of this platform have made it stand out from its other competitors.

You may be wondering about many questions arising in your head about Robinhood & Robinhood stock.

No worries!

Here in this article, you’ll find the answers to your queries and get to know all the details about this popular online brokerage like- How does it make money, the pros & cons of Robinhood, Robinhood stock price, the behavior of Robinhood in cryptocurrency & its future, and benefits of long-term investing in stocks & cryptos.

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Robinhood Review – Robinhood Trading app

Understanding Robinhood

With more than 13 million users, Robinhood is the best platform for active investors or younger investors who want commission-free trading and investing on mobile.

If you want to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, you can use this mobile and web trading platform to invest long term.

Apart from it, Robinhood (a popular stock trading app) went public in July 2021 and its share price was set at $38 for IPO (Initial Public Offering).

Also, Robinhood was listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol “HOOD.”

Recently, Robinhood’s CEO Vlad Tenev said that the company is planning to release the feature that allows customers to trade stocks outside of market hours.

The company named this feature, “Hyper-extended hours.”

According to Bloomberg, Robinhood stock is the favorite stock of Cathie Wood’s ARK funds and they’re purchasing the stocks every week since October 2021.

Last week, ARK Funds have bought about 2.45 million shares of Robinhood markets.

Robinhood Business Model- How the company generates income

With no minimum and no fees for trading in stocks, cryptos, and ETFs, the company has to generate income as a business to be sustainable.

This online brokerage makes money from market makers and some other ways.

Here are the ways through which the company generates revenue.

Payment for Order Flow

In 2021, the company generated 75% revenue through the process payment for order flow (PFOF), in which the company directs their customer’s orders equity and options to a particular market maker and the company receives payment for this compensation.

Hence, PFOF is the major income stream for the company.

Payment for order flow unfortunately plays against retail investors.

The SEC has talked about banning the practice since it allows market makers to manipulate the stock prices.

Stock Loan Income

Robinhood generates revenue by lending margin securities to counterparties.

Furthermore, the company keeps all money it generates from lending your stock and does not share it with you.

This is a big problem because large financial institutions make more money from the user while orders are processed through dark pools.

Borrowing Uninvested Cash

Robinhood generates income by borrowing uninvested cash and depositing this cash in interest-bearing accounts.

Membership Fees for Robinhood Gold

Robinhood Gold program is a paid subscription service that allows users to benefit from premium features like margin trading, Level II Market Data, professional research, and enhanced quick access to deposits.

It is also one of the income sources of the company.

Robinhood Gold costs $5 per month.

Also, it gives a free trial of 30 days.

What can you invest in on Robinhood?

Robinhood Review
Robinhood Review 2022 – Robinhood trading app

Robinhood is a popular trading platform that allows the user to invest in stocks, cryptocurrencies, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and options.

If you want to do commission-free trading in stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies, then Robinhood is great for you.

Moreover, the company allows the investors to buy portions of stocks without paying the full share price.

It gives a free stock upon making referrals and opening the account.

When it comes to investing in cryptocurrencies, Robinhood allows to trade in several digital currencies including Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, and Dogecoin.

Most importantly, Robinhood has introduced IPO access for traders.

Besides, Robinhood does not offer the ability to invest in mutual funds, forex, bonds, and futures options.

The pros and cons

Pros 

  • Simple, Easy to Use, and Easy to navigate                          
  • Free stock, ETFs, Cryptocurrency Trading                                  
  • No account minimum   
  • IPO access                                                           
  • Cash management accounts
  • Margin investing and Fractional shares

Cons

  • Limited customer support
  • No mutual funds and retirement accounts
  • Limited investment offerings
  • Limited investing research and trading tools

The Pros explained

Robinhood, the popular brokerage in the US, is extremely easy to use and accessible for people of any age and any income.

Robinhood is a mobile-first company that differentiates it from other companies.

Its trading app and web-based platform are well-designed and more than enough to trade.

The new investors or inexperienced users can easily trade on it due to its simple and user-friendly features.

When it comes to costs, Robinhood provides commission-less trading with no minimum fees.

You can invest in stocks, cryptos, options, and ETFs for free.

Furthermore, the company offers fractional share trading, and you can invest in expensive stocks without much capital.

Additionally, it gives quick access to deposited cash.

The account opening process in Robinhood is fully digital and free.

Rather you get free stock upon opening the account and by referring the new members.

Last but not least, the company offered IPO access in July 2021 to benefit its users.

If you trade often, the savings can be huge on this platform due to the lower cost.

The Cons explained

Along with plenty of advantages, there are a few cons of it.

Robinhood does not offer to trade in mutual funds, bonds, and futures trading.

The research, educational resources of this financial company is limited.

It provides basic tools for the services and users can access professional research by purchasing paid membership of Robinhood Gold.

The customer support available in this stock trading app is limited.

Although, the company had made necessary improvements to its customer service in the last year.

The Robinhood scandal has blown up after the freezing of buying ‘meme stocks’ in 2021.

The company lacks full trust from retail investors after restricting the rights to buy specific stocks from its users.

Recommended brokerage: Vanguard

Robinhood Stock Price and Recent Developments

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Robinhood stock price has dropped significantly since its IPO and is currently trading around $15 per share.

Weeks back, Robinhood’s stock price dropped to 11.61 USD and the stock hit the lowest price of 11.15 on January 24.

In June 2021, the company’s funded accounts rose to above 22 million.

Besides, Robinhood’s stock price hit an all-time high of 85% on Aug 4 at 85.00. 

On the other hand, the company stated Q4 results on January 27.

The company lost 49 cents per share on sales of 362.7 million in Q4.

In the current stock market, HOOD is one of the IPO stocks to watch.

The company is growing popular among young investors to trade stocks, cryptos, and NFTs.

Robinhood (HOOD) and Cryptocurrencies

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Robinhood, one of the best online stockbrokers generated huge transaction-based revenue within cryptocurrencies in Q4 2021.

It has a fast-growing cryptocurrency business as the company launched crypto gifts.

Most importantly, the company has introduced cryptocurrency wallets to 1,000 users as a part of the beta test.

Crypto wallets will help the users to transfer digital currencies in and out of the Robinhood app.

The rollout of crypto wallets may be expanded to 10,000 users in March.

Adding a wallet will help the traders to transfer their digital assets out of the online platform to invest. 

Moreover, the company is planning to test new crypto-related functionality on its stock trading app which will allow the user to get statistics, transactions on blockchain at a glance.

The introduction of crypto wallets closed the gap among Robinhood app and cryptocurrency exchanges which will increase the trading in crypto markets.

Most of the US brokers don’t offer crypto wallets, therefore the rollout of crypto wallets on Robinhood will have positive impacts on Robinhood accounts opening in the future.

When it comes to Coinbase vs Robinhood, our personal choice when it comes to investing in cryptocurrency is Coinbase.

Investing in stocks and cryptos is great in so many ways.

If you’re thinking, why should you invest in stocks and cryptos?

Here we’ve discussed the importance and benefits of long-term investing.

Read on to find ways to become financially independent.

Related: How to invest in cryptocurrency for beginners

Importance of Long-term Investing in Stocks & Cryptos

A long-term investment strategy is like holding assets such as stocks and cryptos for more than a full year.

Anything under a year is a short-term investment.

Long-term investment requires patience and discipline, but it gives incredible outcomes.

Market volatility is a prime matter in investment as the prices fluctuate regularly.

The higher the volatility, the higher the investment’s price fluctuation and the higher the risk.

Here is why you should go for long-term investment.

Long-term holdings in stocks and cryptos exhibit lower volatility, greater profits as compared to short-term.

Assets such as stocks & crypto give higher returns over a long time. It maximizes the growth potential of your savings.

Now, investment in US stocks and digital currencies is far better than bonds and gold investment.

When you watch your investment portfolio grow, your satisfaction increases more.

Stocks are long-term investments and generate better long-term returns.

The longer you invest in stocks, the longer your money will grow.

Among asset classes, the stocks have surpassed all other asset classes.

If you want to keep your money multiplying and become a better investor, it’s wise to go for long-term investment so that the market bump can’t knock you.

Because, when the prices go up and down, you can handle it by remaining patient.

Apart from making you financially strong, the investment makes you disciplined with your money.

It’s a necessary rule to succeed in your life financially.

Long-term holding means fewer trading fees because you will need to pay the fees every time you trade.

Also, it’s easy to do, you can start trading in Robinhood stock-trading app, just by implementing the strategy and patience to make the most of your returns.

Or through a more traditional broker like Vanguard.

Through investment in the stock market, you can benefit from various trading strategies.

Apart from stocks, cryptocurrency is an attractive investment and future of technology that gives high returns.

Long-term investment in cryptocurrency is good for investors to recover and get profits.

You can invest in crypto on Robinhood or cryptocurrency exchanges.

Long-term holding in popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum can harvest good returns in 2022.

If you’re a new investor and can’t tolerate big risks, short-term investment cannot work for you, rather you must go with long-term holding.

Digital currencies are rising globally, and the number of investors is investing in them. 

They provide a safe and long-term store of value.

Like other assets, cryptocurrency also exhibits volatility.

If you’ll invest in stocks & cryptos for the long term, there would be less fear, less risk, less trading cost, lower tax rates, and more returns.

Also, you’ll be able to buy the future house, vacation, and can save your education or retirement.

Along with your regular income, trading is the way by which your money keeps multiplying, and you can earn more and do more.

The Bottom Line

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Robinhood, the US-regulated broker is best for active traders who want to invest in assets with no commission.

Whether you’re looking to invest in cryptocurrencies or stocks, Robinhood could be an option for you due to its minimalistic trading platform that has made it easy to buy and sell assets.

The biggest perk of trading on Robinhood is a lack of fees with no costs.

However, payment for order flow is affecting the entire stock market as a whole.

Retail investors are ditching the trading app.

Whether you’re in school or college or doing a corporate job, start investing today to achieve financial wellness.

Start with a positive mindset and stay flexible because your today’s decision can make a huge difference in your life.

Become financially literate and learn how to invest in the stock market and crypto, and how to start an online business here.

I’m committed to guiding you on your journey to achieve financial freedom.

In a nutshell, long-term investment and business allows you to become financially independent and follow your dreams.

Written by: FrankNez team

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