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5 Advantages Retail Investors Holding AMC Stock Have Over Hedge Funds

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Advantages retail investors holding AMC stock have over hedge funds

Community, today I want to remind you why you’re winning. We’ve been holding AMC stock for many months now. Us seasoned apes have seen some gains at this point. New retail investors buying the stock, don’t get overwhelmed if you’re not there yet because your time is closer than you think.

If you’re feeling uncertain at some point just come back to this article. Here are 5 advantages us retail investors holding AMC stock have over hedge funds.

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#1. Holding AMC Stock Costs Us Nothing

You hear it over and over and over again community. Hodling doesn’t cost us a thing. Hedge funds on the other hand are paying a fee to continuously short AMC stock.

Hedge funds have lost billions from apes simply not cashing in profits yet. They can’t keep playing this game forever, our community is a big threat to their customers and business as a whole.

Whether you have gains or not on paper, know that you holding a position in AMC is costing the bad guys money. Remember, patience is a virtue. We can hold at ease while they hold in stress.

#2. Apes Own More Than 80% of AMC’s Float

The combined percentage of whales and apes that own AMC’s float is 80% according to Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment.

Ladies and gentlemen, we literally own the company. Just to put things into perspective, Tesla has about 33% retail investors while Apple has approximately 40%.

Whales, or institutions, will be selling on the way up. We’ve seen this happen before. I bring this up because it means that at some point we will own more of the company. This is significant because it allows us to be in control of when we want to sell stock and what price we’d like to sell the stock at.

What you hold is more valuable than you know. By the time hedge funds and short sellers have to cover their position, it’s going to be very expensive for them. We hold the supply, their request for the stock back is the demand. When demand increases the price also increases.

#3. We’re Investing Our Money, Not Other People’s Money

This is big psychologically speaking. As retail investors we have more sentimental value attached to the dollar that’s being invested. We will hold because we simply have no other option.

Our families depend on it and there’s absolutely no way we will ever cut our losses or cash in anything other than life changing profits. We’ve locked ourselves in on this game and have put away the key until the time is right.

Hedge funds on the other hand are burning their clients money. It’s not theirs so they don’t care. They’ve borrowed money from every crevice that will lend it to them but continue to severely take losses. If hedge funds were playing with their money, they would have closed their positions months ago.

And although leveraging other peoples money has played in their favor short term, the gash it’s going to leave long term is monumental.

#4. The AMC community is getting loud

Our community is being heard now by the media. We now have Melissa Lee from CNBC and Charles Payne from FOX Business questioning the SEC regarding the illicit activity of naked shorting.

When a community is loud enough change begins to slowly happen. We are more powerful than you think. Unification of the people is one thing governments fear the most. At some point the people who denied the manipulation in the market, like Charles Payne did many years back, will be joining us.

This revolution will be one of those things where it simply can’t be swept under the rug anymore. These are different times.

There’s been headlines about the SEC allegedly fining hedge funds for naked shorting. Not much information has been released regarding this. However, if the SEC doesn’t do their job then the AMC community will also be exposing them.

Leadership In The Community

Apes in the community are also using platforms as a means to help fight FUD and the manipulation. We fight the lies with the truth and educate the AMC community every way we can. Unlike hedge funds, who have superiors, we have multiple apes in our community doing the right thing.

Everyone is a leader.

#5. We’ve Saved The Entire Movie Industry

Have you ever stepped back and thought about this? If you hold AMC stock you literally helped save the entire movie industry along with the oldest movie theater business in history.

Our community did that, you did that. That is how powerful we are united. The fact of the matter is that there’s a future, a blimp in time where shorts get squeezed out of their positions. If the community can save an entire movie industry from going bankrupt, then the community can certainly squeeze the culprits who’s goal was to drive AMC Entertainment into extinction, out of their positions.

These short sellers have a backwards way of thinking. We should be supporting our businesses worldwide, not betting on them to shut down. Their way is not the way and for that reason they will continue to suffer extreme losses.

They said this is what we’re doing and we said no, this is what’s going to happen. It’s time for change. The biggest transfer of wealth is about to take place and it’s going to be marked in history.

And lastly . . .

Remember your why. Write down your goals and affirmations. Practice visualization because your mind and thoughts are that powerful. You become what you think about the most.

Red days, green days it’s all part of the process. Red days are needed just as much as the green days are. Any red days we experience become buying opportunities and help us stair step the way up.

Short sellers will continue to borrow shares to drive the price down. This is only going to make this squeeze that much BIGGER. The only reason hedge funds continue to short the stock is because they’ve run out of options. They’re desperate and it’s all they can do. Their defeat is already written.

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AMC Continues To Be The Most Shorted Stock In The Market

AMC continues to be the most shorted stock in the market
AMC stock continues to be heavily shorted

AMC Entertainment stock has caused havoc for short sellers shorting the stock. Hedge funds have proven to lose billions of dollars from the ongoing ‘meme’ stock frenzy.

Momentum stocks, as I like to call them, are more than just plays for money. Retail investors have conjured up a real movement for change.

And although mainstream financial news platforms say it’s over, it’s far from it. Hedge funds betting against AMC just borrowed more than 4 million shares to short the stock.

They just dug themselves a deeper hole.

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Is AMC Stock Shorted?

Short sellers just borrowed more than 4 million shares to short the stock. Although AMC has had major buying pressure all year, shorts continue to attack retail and the company.

The community wants to see chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler, take action towards banning activities such as naked shorting, dark pool trading, and PFOF.

The SEC was created in 1929 after the infamous Stock Market Crash of 1929 to protect retail investors against the manipulation from hedge funds and short sellers. However, it was established in 1934 with the passage of the Securities Exchange Act, a law formerly governing the trade of securities.

Overleveraged positions in the markets have been the cause for economic meltdowns resulting in significant losses for the American people. Our government has always had the power to fix the biggest problems retail investors currently face.

Why no real regulation has truly protected retail investors is the big question. Talks of ongoing investigations have risen but actions will have to speak louder than words.

AMC’s stock price continues to be suppressed through overleveraged means only hedge funds and short sellers have access to. The ape community has sparked a movement towards fighting for a fair market and aren’t going anywhere until real change has occurred.

How Can We Appoint New Leaders In The SEC?

Members of the SEC are appointed by the President of The United States himself.

The SEC is headed by a five-member board of commissioners. Members are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

The president does not have the authority to remove members once they are confirmed. No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party. The president appoints one board member to serve as chair.

Change will only happen if we the people voice our concerns publicly. We have the right and the power to overthrow any form of incompetent government.

We must let these powers know that we see them and understand that they have the power to make things right. There are more than 4 million of us in this community. Our voice is our strength.

Will AMC Continue To Run Up?

I’ve been in this community since early February and the sentiment has not changed. 80% of AMC’s float is now owned by retail investors and the movement keeps growing. The stock market is based on supply and demand, and so retail investors are in command.

Although AMC’s share price is being suppressed by heavy shorting in the market, AMC Entertainment stock will continue to run up as long as retail investors continue to buy the stock.

Which isn’t going to be a problem by the way. AMC is more than just a stock, it’s a movement.

Hedge Funds Will Continue To Face Mounting Losses

There are no signs of retail letting off the gas pedal. Investors in the ape community continue to buy the dips and hold their stock no matter the pressure.

Short sellers have already lost billions this year and continue to mount losses in liquidity and debt.

Betting on this stock, the company, and its massive community has been a terrible financial decision.

What Financial Institutions Are Shorting AMC Stock?

AMC Entertainment is currently being shorted by numerous hedge funds and financial institutions. Here’s a list:

  1. Simplex Trading LLC
  2. Susquehanna International Group LLP
  3. Citadel Advisors LLC
  4. 683 Capital Management LLC
  5. Anchorage Capital Group LLC
  6. Group One Trading LP
  7. Wolverine Trading LLC
  8. Bank of America Corp DE
  9. Millennium Management LLC
  10. Piction Mahoney Asset Management
companies shorting AMC stock
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AMC Has Changed Millions of Lives

AMC Entertainment has changed the lives of movie goers through the theatrical experience we’ve all missed since the lockdowns. The company has unintentionally sparked a movement greater than ourselves, resulting in the resurrection of the movie theater industry during the process.

And it’s changed the lives of millions of retail investors, netting significant profits to majority of its shareholders.

Whether you’re holding for a short squeeze or to be part of a community with a movement, you cannot deny AMC has attracted change. So, lets continue to be that change the world and our community needs.

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How Soon Will We See An AMC Short Squeeze?

How soon will we see an AMC short squeeze?
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What a storm. What a battle right? AMC keeps on keeping on, and although AMC has been on discount recently, the stock has finally broken its $30 level of resistance.

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 bull? 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 $44.20 on September 17th. The stock has surged since early this year due to volume despite short sellers attacking it. AMC Entertainment is set up for a short squeeze.
  • The perfect time to buy AMC stock is when the market is red, or what we refer to as on ‘discount’. AMC is looking bullish though, red days might just be over.
  • AMC entertainment continues to be the most heavily shorted stock in the market.
  • AMC’s short borrow fee continues to increase.

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

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.

Unfortunately, MarketWatch has completely obliterated AMC from their list. Being a hedge fund affiliate, retail investors suspect foul play.

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 suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Melvin Capital AMC Stock
Melvin Capital Hedge Fund – AMC

This is huge! Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GME stock.

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

Here’s why this matters:

  • Not only are shorts losing money every day but huge hedge funds are bleeding
  • This is a huge win for retail investors
  • Unless shorts close their positions, hedge funds will continue to suffer
  • Interest rates can skyrocket for short sellers enabling them to close their positions
  • An AMC short squeeze might be closer than we think

Here’s what retail investors can do:

  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.

Positive news for AMC Entertainment

Adam Aron gives positive news on AMC Entertainment
  • AMC Entertainment has raised more than 2.2 billion dollars in cash
  • 90% of AMC theaters in the United States are now open with New York and Los Angeles finally reopening
  • Vaccinations and policies are making movie theaters safe
  • New movie titles are guaranteed to increase sales revenues
  • CEO and President Adam Aron expresses an optimistic future for AMC Entertainment
  • AMC Entertainment has implemented a Safe & Clean program under the advisement from Harvard University’s prestigious School of Public health as well as well as the No. 1 U.S. cleaning brand, The Clorox Company. This means movie goers can now return at ease knowing a proper sanitation program has been put in place.

Hedge fund affiliate partners such as MarketWatch, The Fool, and other finance website have been trying to redirect the public from investing in this stock. That’s primarily because hedge funds are losing millions by the day.

A short squeeze could even put them out of business. This is why it’s important for me to spread the positive news surrounding AMC. I don’t believe in the manipulation of the media and I will continue to update these articles as more great news unfolds.

There will not be a 500 million AMC share dilution!

In recent news, Adam Aron has announced that AMC Entertainment no longer plans on proceeding with the plans of adding 500 million more AMC shares to the arsenal in a tweet on Tuesday, April 27th.

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Adam Aron – President & CEO of AMC Entertainment

You can read AMC Entertainment’s official announcement on their press release page here.

Is AMC Shorted?

AMC’s short interest is close to 20%. As of 9/17, we’re seeing 4,200,000 short shares have been made available to borrow, via Stonk-O-Tracker. AMC continues to be heavily shorted despite what mainstream media claims.

AMC’s short shares available will be updated here so be sure to bookmark this page.

Was Adam Aron’s approval request of a 500 and 25 million share dilution to his shareholders a strategy to trick shorts into borrowing more shares? I personally think so and it’s absolutely genius. Shorts continue to borrow shares.

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

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 Q1 earnings for 2021

AMC announced their Q1 earnings for 2021 on Thursday, May 6th. Things are looking particularly bullish and optimistic to say the very least.

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. And we still have to go through Q2, Q3, and Q4!

Unfortunately for hedge funds shorting the stock, it’s over. If you missed the conference call you can view it here for your viewing pleasure.

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

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

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.

NOTE: Retail investors do have to sell a bit as the price goes up in order to keep that momentum. Look at it as giving rats crumbs. Not only will they want more but they’ll need more.

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)
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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?

According to Trey’s Trades we’ve already hit the bottom. AMC continues to be heavily shorted through dark pools. 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 44.20 per share.

Recent performance and news is leaving retail investors with positive speculations. 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

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!

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. However, it doesn’t AMC is going back down to these levels. We broke past $50 and are trending upwards again, though we are seeing heavy shorting in the market.

Read: AMC stock is primed to bounce back up: MOASS

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?

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 9/17 AMC’s short borrow fee rate is 0.90%.

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 recently 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 around 90%.

The lives of these retail investors are about to completely change. Say goodbye to your old world.

Related: AMC margin call: the squeeze is inevitable

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AMC Stock: Handling Buying At A High Price + Losses

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Holding AMC losses? Here’s why you shouldn’t worry

Dear fellow ape, did you buy AMC stock at a high price? By high price I mean to the point where you’re currently negative on paper.

If so, I want to help you navigate this temporary season. See, majority of us have been there before. If you’ve read some of my other blog posts you’ll know at some point I was negative $9K+!

I remember seeing my position in AMC plummet and thinking, wow.. How soon will things get better? Here’s what you need to know.

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Things did not get better so soon, and I know you can certainly relate. So why did I keep holding? Why didn’t I just say, “screw this, I’m cutting my losses”?

The answer is simple. The short interest data really built a strong conviction towards the stock within me. I remember I didn’t even tell my fiancé how much money I was under at first because I knew it was temporary, and it was only on paper.

I understood that if I held, my losses would shrink and I would eventually come up breaking even. Once I broke even I knew that I would then profit soon after.

Here’s Why It’s Important To Hold

Had I sold and cut my losses, I would have never experienced my current gains in AMC stock. And if you’re curious to know, yes I’m still holding but more on that in a bit.

As I was holding the stock, my losses eventually got smaller and smaller as AMC’s price action moved upwards. This is when the stock had jumped up to $20 per share back in January.

I bought in at $14 and the stock dropped to $5 per share. I didn’t begin profiting until at least 3 months later. The stock consolidated a lot around the $9 range. And once it broke $14, AMC stock really began to climb.

It took three months for my investment to bear fruit before ultimately finding a higher low of what we now know is the $33 range. So I’m still up significantly, 5-figures. But I still hold.

What I did during the time my investment was negative is I took advantage of the share price instead. I loaded up on shares like crazy. So, if you’re looking to increase your number of shares now is the time to do it.

The Data Hasn’t Changed

AMC short squeeze data
AMC losses are only on paper

Why do I continue to hold? I could take my profits, forget this battle and invest in other long term plays. The reason is because the data has not changed.

This is how I know you will come profitable soon, except you probably won’t have to go through two dips like us seasoned apes did. This could perhaps be the last big dip before MOASS.

I mean who knows, maybe we do find a higher low down the road. But even then, you’ll find yourself in a similar position to us who have been holding since early this year. You’ll be profitable, but you’ll understand there’s a lot of potential.

AMC Short Interest %

Now, back to the data. Short interest by definition is considered to be extremely high at 20%. AMC’s short interest is currently at 18%. A high short interest is considered to be around 10%. This data tells you that AMC is a rare case. Apple’s short interest is 1%, just for comparison.

Utilization is in the high 90% and the shares on loan are above 100 million according to Ortex data.

But wait, there’s more. More than 60% of trading has occurred inside dark pools. This means that a lot of the buying pressure is not even reflected in AMC’s current share price! Dark pool usage has been increasing which means short sellers are running out of options. And it’s only a matter of time before they’re suspended from using these ATS’s (alternative trading systems).

How? Whether you believe the SEC will do something or not, change takes time. We didn’t have the attention of mainstream media nor of the SEC earlier this year, but we do now.

The point here is they now know, that we know. The spotlight is on them. Will they expose themselves as slaves of corruption? Or will they demonstrate to the world that they serve the people?

Will AMC Stock Go Back Up?

will amc stock go back up

Absolutely. AMC has found a new bottom in the $33 range. The last bottom was between $5-$9 and it consolidated at that price range for a few months before making a massive break.

AMC recently tested $37 again and touched $38. Once we break these levels and move to $40, the stock will see $45+ again. We know this through the Fibonacci retracement that presents technical analysts with the levels of resistance the stock went through.

This technical setup allows us to trace patterns whether AMC is trending downwards or upwards.

Well now we’ve tested $50+. Ladies and gentlemen, AMC wants to go up despite the shorting. AMC’s only intention is to go up.

AMC Movement Facts

  1. Apes own more than 80% of the float
  2. Retail investors continue to buy the dips
  3. Large institutions keep bulking up on the stock
  4. Shorts have not covered their positions
  5. Hedge funds are under intense scrutiny
  6. Short sellers continue to face difficult losses
  7. We’ve grabbed the attention of mainstream media
  8. Naked shorting and dark pools have been exposed
  9. The community is growing every day
  10. We’ve saved an entire movie industry

Give yourselves a round of applause. These facts are all going in the history books. No one can take away the ruckus the community has made.

Change is inevitable, the apes are inevitable, the biggest transfer of wealth in all human history is inevitable. This was meant to be and you were meant to be a part of it.

If you’re currently holding losses in AMC, welcome to possibly one of the biggest moments of your life. More than 4 million apes stand beside you.

The data says short sellers are overleveraged, whales continue to buy the stock, brokers are raising margin requirements, the SEC is getting involved. It is happening.

Apes, keep holding; we’re being processed.

What’s Up With Margin Calls?

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Why do you think historical amounts of cash are currently being pumped into our financial system? My guess is feds are getting ready to bail short sellers. They’re preparing for something massive.

We know that short sellers have been trading billions of synthetics and we also know that they have to cover those positions too. Hedge funds have been liquidating several positions in the markets and I can only assume they will need help from the government too.

These margin calls will be the biggest margin calls in history.

Final verdict

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Amazing things are on their way to you, I know you can feel it too.

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What Will An AMC Short Squeeze Look Like?

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AMC Short Squeeze

AMC Entertainment stock is up more than 2000% year-to-date, but it hasn’t squeezed despite what mainstream media is telling you. Momentum and an upwards recovery is why AMC stock is surging again.

So, what will a short squeeze look like?

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We finally broke AMC’s level of support in the $30 range and start a new chapter towards breaking $50. The stock just recently tested $48 before getting pushed back down by short sellers shorting the stock.

And although shorts are merely suppressing AMC stock from running its course, they are only slowing down the inevitable.

This minor move up to the $40 range combined with propaganda of a short squeeze is meant to divert new retail investors from getting in on this trade. Hedge funds are desperate as they consequently suffer billions of dollars in losses from the ape community alone.

But don’t let them scare you away from your money. AMC has not squeezed as short sellers have not covered their short positions.

There Are More Than 105 Million Shares On Loan

Ladies and gentlemen, if shorts covered their positions and AMC just went through a short squeeze, the number of shares on loan would have dropped significantly.

But they haven’t changed. Shares on loan are the number of shares that have yet to be returned to the lender by short sellers. If this number is not going down, it means short sellers have not covered their positions yet.

And as we know, you cannot have a short squeeze if short sellers do not cover their positions.

We would have also seen AMC’s short interest ultimately get obliterated to 1%-2%. It’s currently deemed ‘extremely high’ at 18%. Short interest is the percentage of short shares in a stock’s outstanding float.

AMC Entertainment keeps getting shorted no matter what the mainstream financial media platforms relay to the public. If you want real news and data subscribe to the blog. No propaganda here.

A Lid Full of Pressure Is About To Pop Open

Short sellers are about to go down in history for having the biggest losses to ever be recording in finance archives.

Hedge funds continue to gamble a trade they have been losing for 8 months now. That’s 8 months of suppressing a stock’s share price through the unethical practices of naked shorting and dark pool trading.

When the lid pops open here’s what you can expect.

Intraday Gains Will Be Astronomical

The short squeeze ‘claims’ from the mainstream media were that of only 20% gains. As this lid pops open, we can expect gains to run between 100%+ during intraday trading.

This is how you will know the short squeeze has commenced. We would need to keep an eye out on the short interest and shares on loan. This is basically our ‘fuel’.

We will be able to predict how much room for growth is available as these numbers go down. For example, if AMC reaches $1,000 per share but the short interest and shares on loan are still relatively high, then we know that AMC has not peaked yet.

The ape community would need to continue to hold to see numbers beyond that amount.

Differentiating Gamma Squeeze VS Short Squeeze

The 20% gains we experienced could be seen as a gamma squeeze. While this could have been a combination of momentum caused by FOMO, it could have also been micro short sellers closing their positions.

However, these micro positions didn’t even affect the short interest or shares on loan. This goes to show just how massive AMC’s share price will surge once big short sellers begin to close their positions.

It’s when these big players start covering that we’ll begin to experience the beginning of a short squeeze.

How Long Will A Short Squeeze Last?

As we begin to see massive intraday gains, the short interest data should let us know how much more ‘squeeze’ we have left. This means that we won’t know just how many days or weeks this squeeze may last for until we have an understanding of how many shorts have indeed closed their positions.

And although we won’t know exactly 100%, the short interest data can be a great guide to let us know how much juice is available on this trade.

This information will be relayed to the community as this trade continues to unfold. For now, we HODL until it’s payday.

We fortunately have a beautiful thing going. Short sellers on the other hand have had a bad day every day for the past 8 months. Now that SUCKS.

That Other World Is Waiting For You

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That vision you keep seeing for you and your family is patiently waiting on you just as much as you’re waiting for it to come to fruition.

We are in a very unique position here. The data is out there and you have all the information you need to make this thing a reality for you.

Trey said in a recent video that only you are in charge of your financial situation. This play is meant for everyone to make money. And he’s absolutely right. We cannot tie the community down.

But one thing is certain on my part and that’s that I am not selling until shorts have covered their positions. That’s my promise to you.

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How To Invest In Bitcoin Cryptocurrency For Beginners

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How to invest in Bitcoin

Bitcoin has revolutionized the way we think about money and how we invest it. Kevin O’ Leary himself thinks Bitcoin will beat the S&P500, which earns on average 7-10% annually by an additional 4%.

I frequently get asked what I think about Bitcoin. In all honesty this could be a great place to park some of your money for the remaining of the decade. And I’ll explain why later but first lets go over how to invest in Bitcoin.

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Is Bitcoin the future?

Let’s face it, anything digital is the future. The way I look at Bitcoin is that it is gold in digital form. Why? Because there’s a limited amount of it and there’s a huge demand for it.

I don’t necessarily view Bitcoin as a means of currency to be used for transacting in the markets. Bitcoin to me is a means of multiplying your money like any other investment.

The difference with Bitcoin however is that nothing has quite grown like it. This is what makes this investment, or trade so attractive.

Will Bitcoin go back up?

BTC is showing major signs of a recovery. Investors should not worry about the selloffs that recently took place.

Hedge funds and other institutions shorting companies at the moment are in hot waters and are in desperate need of capital. View this market dip as an opportunity to buy at a discount.

The crypto market is undergoing a correction and will reach new levels growth with each passing day. BTC is recovering quite well.

Bitcoin recently dropped from $60K per bitcoin to $29K. Bitcoin is now trading closer to $50K.

Where can I buy Bitcoin?

Alright community, this is why you’re here. Before you begin your very first investment in BTC you’ll need to open a brokerage account with a cryptocurrency investment platform.

I personally use Kraken.

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How to invest in Bitcoin

Kraken allows me to buy Bitcoin at ease straight from my laptop or from my phone. When you purchase Bitcoin with Kraken, you’ll be able to see the stats and charts wherever you go.

In fact, Kraken just made it easier to purchase BTC and other crypto. Before, you would have to transfer money through an ACH transfer which would take days. Now, you can easily connect your bank account and make purchases instantly.

This convenience makes Kraken one of the best platforms to use for crypto trading. Aside from this, the layout is extremely easy to navigate.

Some of the most popular banks you can link to immediately include:

  • Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • TD Bank
  • Bank of America
  • and PNC Bank

Online banking payments are secured and you also have the option to choose from 1,000 other banks if you don’t use the most common ones.

Other popular banks include Ally, Capital One, U.S. Bank, and BMO Harris just to name a few. This list is huge which means it should be no problem finding your personal bank to start now.

Begin by creating your account first

Creating your account with Kraken is very self explanatory. Follow the steps and input all of your information to get started.

This part of the process is as simple as opening a bank account for example. If you have a brokerage account for stocks then you’ll find it’s almost an identical process.

Congratulations! You’ve now created your account to buy Bitcoin. Purchasing it is just as simple if not easier than creating your account.

All you simply have to do is navigate your cursor to the top of the web page where it details ‘Buy Crypto‘. Here you’ll be able to input the amount of money you will be investing in for Bitcoin or any other crypto using the drop down menu.

Buy Bitcoin

That same menu will display Bitcoin price in real-time. When you click on the Kraken logo on the top left corner of the page you will be redirected to your holdings.

Here you’ll see the price you purchased BTC and gain access to your gains or losses. All the information on this page is super easy to read.

Can you buy a fraction of Bitcoin?

Absolutely! You can put $100 or $10,000 into BTC and your purchase will execute in the form of fractions. Your investment will then go up as the market value for BTC continues to surge.

Unlike most stock market brokerage accounts, you can buy fractions of all type of crypto with Kraken. This is extremely convenient for the average retail investor.

When you buy Bitcoin you’re going to see the balance available in the form of decimal fractions. My very first investment in BTC was $100; this translated to 0.00174 BTC. Your fraction count will increase as you buy more of that investment.

Is it too late to buy Bitcoin?

Contrary to what most novice investors might believe, it is not too late to buy BTC crypto. Yes BTC was once a few bucks but just because it’s worth what it is today does not mean it’s too late to invest in it.

Trajectories show BTC is well on its way to new records. And although there has been a huge market selloff recently, BTC is moving up again.

You can now buy more fractions of a Bitcoin today than you could prior to this liquidation. I’m personally taking advantage of it.

How high can Bitcoin go?

Experts and analysts believe BTC will continue to surge well into the 100k range during this decade. Andrei Jikh even believes BTC could reach $500,000.

Can BTC reach $500,000?

I don’t doubt BTC will continue to surge and reach well beyond 6-figures. With this dip in the market, now is the perfect time to buy at discount.

Don’t ask me how much you should invest in Bitcoin though. This will vary from investor to investor. All I know is that the opportunity to multiply your money with crypto is there.

If you’ve made profit from Doge, I would allocate these gains into BTC in case you’re thinking of investing in this crypto. Remember, unlike Doge which is inflationary, BTC is deflationary. Meaning it has no ceiling as to how high it can go.

But that’s not all. Chamath, who predicted Bitcoin’s current price point since inception, is confident this cryptocurrency will continue surging well above $100k.

Chamath was an early investor of Bitcoin and Facebook. This venture capitalist predicted Bitcoin would be worth well over $10k when the price was only a few dollars.

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4 Meme Stocks Causing A Disruption In The Market

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Meme Stocks List

Meme stocks have been causing a disruption all of 2021. You might have heard of the infamous GameStop and AMC rallies that originated from the Reddit group, r/wallstreetbets.

Here’s a list of meme stocks causing a disruption in the stock market.

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What’s A Meme Stock?

A meme stock is a heavily shorted stock discovered by retail investors, usually on forums such as Reddit or other sub communities.

Retail investors will then hype these so called ‘meme stocks’ and immensely increase the buying pressure of a particular stock to drive the share price up.

How Long Does It Take For A Meme Stock To Go Up?

We’ve seen that these stocks may take a month to several months to see some serious upswings in the market. Retail investors pump the price by buying the dips and holding the stock until their mission is a success.

While not all meme stocks are pump and dumps, the concept is to pump a stock and hold it to further elevate the floor.

The end goal is to squeeze shorts from their positions to drive the stock price ‘to the moon’. Here’s the most current list of meme stocks seen in the community.

#1. GameStop, GME Stock

GameStop Meme Stock

Number one on my list is GameStop. GameStop notoriously put many short sellers and hedge funds under stress, starting this incredible retail movement.

GME stock began squeezing just below $500 per share before Robinhood halted buying pressure from retail investors, ultimately limiting its growth potential back in January.

This meme stock is currently up more than 1000% year-to-date. Retail investors continue to hold the stock in order to squeeze the remaining shorts from their positions.

Read: Will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?

#2. AMC Entertainment, AMC Stock

AMC Meme Stock

And by far the most popular meme stock at the moment, AMC Entertainment stock. Retail investors who missed getting in early on GME stock saw AMC stock was heavily shorted and decided to bulk up on this meme stock.

The stock sharply rose up to $20 per share in late January before ultimately coming back down to $5 per share. After several months of ‘apes’ buying and holding the stock, AMC Entertainment stock rose to $72 per share and found a new bottom around $32 per share.

The meme stock has been trading in the low $50 range and is currently set up for a short squeeze.

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

#3. GREE Stock (Formerly, SPRT)

Before its merger with the blockchain compamy Greenidge, SPRT stock had reached a high of $35 per share before ultimately plummeting back to $11. It has now merged with Greenidge and its ticker symbol is now GREE.

This meme stock perhaps lost its status as it still had potential to squeeze higher prior to the merge. However, this stock still caused quite a disruption for short sellers shorting the stock.

This stock has now become a long-term stock depending on your conviction towards blockchain technology.

Read: What does an SPRT merge with Greenridge mean for retail?

#4. Vinco Venture, BBIG Stock

Vinco Ventures Meme Stock

BBIG stock is a meme stock that surged from $1.25 to close to $11 per share. The stock’s retail momentum has it up more than 500% this year-to-date.

In order for you to have made massive moves with these stocks you would have had to opened a position in them earlier this year.

While investors who bought these stocks early this Summer still profited, investors who bought after could be breaking even or under significant gains.

These Meme Stocks Still Have Room To Squeeze

What’s mind boggling is that these meme stocks are still heavily shorted by hedge funds and short sellers.

I update the short interest data daily here for these stocks plus other retail favorites.

GME has been in the high $100s but has now reached $200 again. AMC finally broke its floor of $30 per share and is trading in the low $50s again. The other meme stocks show an increase of short interest data which means they still have room for growth.

Want To Stay Updated On These Momentum Plays?

If you’re thinking about investing in one of these momentum stocks, be sure to do your due diligence first before putting some serious cash first.

Once you have the data at hand, make an honest assessment for yourself and decide whether it is the right financial decision for you to make.

The AMC community has proven to be one of the most open, accepting, and positive communities so I definitely recommend checking it out even if it’s to see what the discussions are about.

Luckily, I update the community with trending stocks and keep an eye out on the data so you’re up-to-date on the next stocks to buy before they blow up. My readers who found out about AMC early this year are now up tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars!

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What Does An SPRT Merge With Greenidge Mean For Retail?

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If you logged in to your broker account to see SPRT stock not showing up do not worry. SPRT is undergoing the merger transition with Greenridge, ticker symbol GREE.

The combined company will trade under GREE moving forward. Lets discuss what this will mean for SPRT shareholders.

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SPRT Merges With Greenidge

SPRT merged with Greenidge Generation Holdings, a Bitcoin mining company on Tuesday, September 14th. SPRT stock is supposed to be trading under ticker symbol GREE as of Wednesday, September 15th but I assume most people will see the activity change the next trading day.

According to Market Realist, investors won’t be able to access SPRT stock because current shareholders’ shares will convert to the new “GREE” stock symbol at the ratio agreed upon in the merger.

GREE stock is currently trading above $40 per share. The talk is this merge will either make or break SPRT stock.

Common stock shares of Support.com will be canceled and automatically converted, providing the right to receive 0.115 shares of the new Greenidge Class A common stock.

What Will Happen To My Money With SPRT During The Merge?

Your money will either be unchanged or you will see positive gains once the merge has been finalized. This will highly depend on how well this merge does in the markets.

SPRT last traded closer to $12 per share. GREE is trading in the mid $40s. GREE stock is up much higher which means SPRT shareholders may have just multiplied their base-worth.

How Many Shares Will I Have Of GREE Stock After The Merge?

According to SeekingAlpha, the conversion is 1 share of Greenidge for about 8.7 shares of SPRT stock. So although shareholders will have less shares after the merge is complete, there is still hope.

Here’s why I’m bullish on GREE stock.

With the price climbing to the mid $40s, it could put pressure on shorts to cover their positions. Granted, the short interest is still unavailable. However, the stock that was SPRT was still borrowed and must be repaid.

The second reason I’m bullish is because even if shorts have no incentive to cover, you are now investing in a blockchain company. Blockchain companies are going to be the future of security so investing in GREE could prove to be a great long term investment.

Greenidge is also working on a ton of amazing projects that are going to compound as they continue to improve the way our world runs with the latest technology.

My personal take is that if we squeeze shorts from their positions, great! Otherwise, I will be buying this blockchain stock and holding it strong as a long-term play.

I’m excited.

Should You Sell Your GREE Stock?

I’m personally not selling this pot of gold. In fact, I’m buying. Visit Greenidge’s website to see what value they’re going to be bringing to our generation.

It’s companies like these that you want to catch early before they blow up a year, two, and even a decade later.

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

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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. A short interest above 10% of the float is considered to be high. GME’s current short interest is sitting at 12.86% via. Ortex.

Just to compare, AMC’s is at 18.38% which a short interest of 20% or higher is considered extremely high.

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 34.24%. This more than a quarter of the available shares in the market are loaned. 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 Go Up Again?

If more short sellers open short positions then GameStop’s utilization will certainly go up. At the moment, it seems that there’s only 34% of the stock that’s being borrowed.

I personally don’t think shorts will try to go up against GameStop again. 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

GME’s shares on loan refers to the number of shares that are being borrowed. GME stock has approximately 6.80 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?

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?

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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Massive Disruption: Prepare For The MOASS

Massive Disruption: Prepare For The MOASS
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MOASS incoming. The feds are printing trillions of dollars, hedge funds have lost billions of dollars due to retail. People also seem to be worried about a possible recession.

And, the feds are now requiring major banks to hold roughly $1 trillion in high quality capital – enough to survive a severe recession and still be able to lend to households and businesses.

They crazy thing is only a few out of the 34 major banks hold more than $1 trillion in assets. How will this affect investors, and the common people?

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There’s a lot going on here. I’m going to break major key points and give my overall thoughts and opinions on how everything ties together.

With so much money being lent out this means it’s all eventually going to have to be paid back sooner or later. Lets dive into the distribution of all this leverage and debt first with repos and how they work.

The Feds & Repos

The feds have been printing out a large sum of money to lend to banks, who also lend to financial institutions such as hedge funds. Well the feds have also been collecting billions in reverse repos from money going back into the repo market.

A repo market is essentially where a transaction between treasure securities and cash meet. In other words, they are short-term collateralized loans.

Money is continuously being printed and transacted back and forth through both repos and reverse repos. This loop is the reason why our dollar is becoming worthless every day.

Who Uses Repos?

Financial institutions such as banks and hedge funds both have access to this unlimited supply of leverage, or cash from the feds.

Repos are used as leverage to trade securities with the intention of profiting from the leveraged cash, and eventually paying the loan back.

While repos are primarily supposed to be used as a short term ‘collateral loan’, institutions take advantage of the loan to further leverage other positions in the market.

Hedge funds can use repo to increase their leverage, which magnifies both their potential gains and their potential losses. We know hedge funds have lost billions of dollars from shorting AMC and GME stock this year alone.

What Can Be Done About Excessive Repos?

The feds might be looking at ways to facilitate the amount to be borrowed by establishing a particular ceiling. However, I personally don’t think this is enough.

Some fundamental questions are yet to be resolved, including the rate at which firms (besides banks and primary dealers) would be eligible to participate.

How Much Leverage Do Hedge Funds Have From Repos?

In the figure below, we can see that 29% of asset managers (hedge funds) have direct access to repos from the feds. However, dealer who hold 41% and banks who hold another 20% can easily lend money to hedge funds with interest.

how much leverage do hedge funds have from repos

The problem here is that hedge funds are overleveraged and have too much power as a single entity. Hedge funds have been the root to economic downturns such as the Great Recession of 2008 and the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

In fact, it’s because of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) was born. It was meant to protect retail investors from fraud and illicit activity from hedge funds.

Unfortunately, the SEC has only proved to be a lobbied pawn from hedge funds; slapping them with fines that have no effect or real consequence to the injustice in the markets.

Hedge Funds Face Major Scrutiny

Market manipulation has been exposed by a growing community of retail investors originating from the sub Reddit known as r/wallstreetbets.

The community has since grown outside Reddit and established a variety of subcommunities on Discord, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook Groups, and other forums across the internet.

This community of retail investors known as ‘apes’ have sparked a movement worldwide to expose the corrupt tactics hedge funds use to short stock in the market and bankrupt companies.

Some of which include naked shorting and dark pool trading, which CNBC’s Melissa Lee publicly speaks out on.

The attention is now on hedge funds. Both Republicans and Democrats agree strict laws should be imposed on Citadel Securities after the Archegos incident earlier this year.

And it looks like their lifeline is about to be cut off.

Large Banks To Hold $1 Trillion In Capital

Effective October 1st, thirty-four of the largest banks will be required to hold roughly $1 trillion in high-quality capital.

The banks are:

  1. Ally Financial Inc.
  2. American Express Corporation
  3. Bank of America
  4. The Bank of New York
  5. Barclays
  6. BMO Financial Group
  7. BNP Paribas USA
  8. Capital One
  9. CitiGroup
  10. Citizens Financial Group
  11. Credit Suisse
  12. DB USA Corporations
  13. Discover
  14. DWS USA Corporations
  15. Fifth Third Bancorp
  16. Goldman Sachs
  17. HSBC
  18. Huntington Bancshares
  19. JP Morgan Chase & Co
  20. KeyCorp
  21. M&T Bank
  22. Morgan Stanley
  23. MUFG Americas
  24. Northern Trust Corporation
  25. The PNC Financial Services
  26. RBC US Group Holdings
  27. Regions Financial Corporation
  28. Santander Holdings
  29. State Street Corporation
  30. TD Group US Holdings
  31. Truist Financial Corporation
  32. UBS Americas
  33. U.S Bancorp
  34. Wells Fargo & Company

Out of these 34 companies, only JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and CitiGroup hold more than $1 trillion in assets.

In this list of the top 15 banks by assets, you can see just how far from $1 trillion a lot of these banks are. And this is just half of them from the feds list!

top 15 largest banks by assets
Top 15 largest banks by assets

With so many banks far off from reaching $1 trillion in assets, they’ll have to find the collateral from other means.

In my personal opinion, liquidation in the markets.

What Causes A Stock Market Crash?

A stock market crash is caused by those who bought stock on margin, lost value in their investments, and owe money to the entities that granted them those loans, according to Britannica.

A stock market crash is usually the cause of ‘panic selling’ or heavy liquidation in the stock market. With so many institutions owing other institutions money back, we’re going to see massive liquidation occur during the biggest margin call in history.

Hedge funds and short sellers now have higher margin requirements, and it looks like the feds just applied their own requirements to the biggest banks in the world.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be the biggest opportunity of your life if you’re holding shorted stock, especially if they have a negative beta. Heavily shorted stocks with negative beta include both AMC and GME stock.

How Does A Stock Market Crash Affect The Average Person?

Unfortunately, the average person could lose their pension during a stock market crash and also find it difficult to obtain loans and mortgages. And if you own stock, your portfolio will suffer significant losses.

What Happens To AMC And GME If The Stock Market Crashes?

Stocks with negative beta tend to act the complete opposite during a stock market crash. AMC and GME holders will experience the MOASS as short sellers and institutions begin to cover their overleveraged positions.

But if you hold other common stock, keep in mind its value will drop. If you’re long, this could be seen as a great buying opportunity to add to your stock portfolio.

Other heavily shorted stocks with high short interest should also see a major increase in share price as hedge funds begin to pay their dues.

If the stock market crashes, it will be one of the biggest blessings for both AMC and GME shareholders as institutions will have to pay back every share they borrowed to short both these stocks.

Community, our time is coming. Banks have until October 1st to come up with the capital to fund their requirements. Expect liquidations left and right. Both the stock and crypto markets will be tanking.

And although AMC and GME are currently making upward moves, don’t be surprised if they fall back down one last time before shorts are inevitably squeezed from their short positions.

The MOASS we’ve all been waiting for is on the horizon. Get excited.

Gorillanaires

Franknez.com

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