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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 majority 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. I’ve heard Trey mention the retail investor percentage is about 60%.

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.

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 our community will be exposing them as well.

Leadership in the community

Apes in the community are also using the platforms we have as a means to help fight FUD and the manipulation. We fight the lies with the truth and educate our fellow members any way we can. Unlike hedge funds who have superiors, we have multiple leaders in our community.

#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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Here’s Why People Are Buying AMC Stock: Investors Guide

Here's why people are buying AMC stock

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By now you’ve probably heard all the hype surrounding AMC Entertainment. If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I’ve been covering AMC since the beginning of February.

It is absolutely amazing to see more and more people begin to invest in the stock market. You can bookmark this step by step guide on how to invest in the stock market in case you haven’t opened your brokerage account yet.

My goal is to help guide you in your journey to becoming financially free.

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Why are people investing in AMC stock?

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People have the chance of a lifetime.

AMC was forced to close its doors to the world when the pandemic hit. AMC Entertainment suffered huge losses and hedge funds began doubling up on their short positions in attempts to bankrupt the company. Their goal was to get rid of the most respected movie theater franchise of all time, profit, and wash their hands clean.

Retail investors gathered on subreddit communities and decided to buy the stock and drive the price up; like they did with GameStop. This teamwork caused a gamma squeeze driving the price action from $2 up to $20. This allowed AMC Entertainment to raise enough capital for bankruptcy to no longer be on the table.

Since then, AMC Entertainment has been able to raise more than $2 billion dollars from life long partners. These partners have supported AMC since the inception of the company 100 years ago.

Retail investors saved AMC and are now looking to squeeze short sellers out of their positions.

AMC is currently the heaviest shorted stock in the market

Analysts discovered that AMC has a massive short squeeze potential. A short squeeze is a massive move up in price action. Short squeezes are violent and may produce 100%, 1,000%, and 10,000%+ gains.

What we discovered is that hedge funds shorting AMC Entertainment were overleveraging their positions. Meaning they were borrowing shares from brokers at an interest to drive the price down.

Short selling is the process of borrowing a share, selling it much lower, and profiting the difference when they pay back their lender. Short sellers usually bet on the price of a stock to tumble.

Here’s an example of short selling

AMC’s stock price was around $30 back in the booming party economy of 2016. Say short sellers borrowed 10 shares of AMC for $300 betting it would drop. Shorts would then sell the stock at the market value of $300 (you and I purchase it at $30) and wait for it to drop in due time. If the stock price fell to $25 per share then the short seller could buy back those 10 shares, profit the difference ($50) and give back the 10 shares they borrowed back to the lender.

AMC stock is going up, what happens then?

AMC stock is going up

Here is what’s attracted millions of retail investors and huge institutions such as Wells Fargo, Vanguard, Morgan Stanley and many more to AMC Entertainment.

AMC stock is no longer on the brink of bankruptcy and it is having an extremely healthy bullish run. The reason we’ve seen consolidation and red days is due to the massive amount of short ladder attacks conducted from short sellers and hedge funds.

A short ladder attack is a method used by short sellers where they transact synthetic shares amongst one another to drive the price of a stock down. This is only one of many ways we’ve seen foul play in the stock market.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

Hedge funds shorting AMC are losing millions of dollars every day they don’t close their positions

Now here’s where it gets interesting. What happens to short sellers when a stock they’re shorting is going up instead of down?

The fee to borrow the share from their lender goes up and they’re pressured with two options.

  1. Pay the short borrow fee and continue to hold your short position in hopes the stock price will go back down, or
  2. Close your position, take your profit or loss, and possibly go long instead

Now, hedge funds such as Citadel and Melvin Capital have been quite stubborn. They’ve continued to overleverage their short position in AMC Entertainment to drive the price action down.

However, the AMC community isn’t leaving. It’s personal now and they’re willing to buy and hold the stock until shorts are squeezed out of their positions. Analysts have figured out that retail investors can continue to drive the price action up with enough volume in the stock.

Recently, there’s been a surge of new retail investors buying AMC stock. This increase moved AMC up to $15.50 after hours. Short sellers eventually drove the price back down to the $12 range; however, seasoned retail investors aren’t phased. AMC stock is currently trading around $55.18 now. The stock continues to go up.

The data shows a MOASS

MOASS, mother of all short squeezes.

Brokers have never seen this much shorting occur in a single stock in the existence of the stock market. The data predicts a short squeeze unprecedented like anything we’ve ever seen historically.

This is primarily due to the amount of synthetic shares and overleveraged positions that must be covered during a margin call. A margin call could force shorts out of their position resulting in a short squeeze.

How high can AMC’s stock price go up to? There’s no ceiling. However, more data will be released as the stock begins to squeeze.

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

Markets are being liquidated

Massive institutions have begun to liquidate assets in both the stock market and crypto market. Retail investors cannot cause the extreme price drop we’re seeing in both markets.

I speculate institutions are building capital to prepare for margin calls or raised margin requirements.

Proposal ICC-007 APPROVED

This proposal provides brokers with the flexibility to raise margin requirements on investors holding risky investments, such as a short position in AMC.

Brokers need collateral. If short sellers cannot meet the margin requirement then they will be forced to liquidate their entire positions, resulting in several gamma squeezes and inevitably a short squeeze.

If margin requirements are raised then shorts will have to either deleverage their positions (gamma squeezes), or fund their accounts with capital. Is this massive selloff in both the stock market and crypto market related to potential AMC margin calls and regulations? I think so.

Read: AMC margin call: the squeeze is inevitable

An abundant opportunity

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The reason why retail investors are buying AMC stock is for the opportunity of a lifetime. Not only is the public starting to invest but big institutions on retail investors’ side known as ‘whales’ are bulking up on the stock.

“Beware of the stock” (paid) articles

Platforms such as the Fool, MarketWatch and InvestorPlace are hedge fund affiliates. Retail investors encourage newcomers to do their own due diligence oppose to reading FUD articles (fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

Is it too late to buy AMC stock?

That depends. Look at AMC’s current share price. If it squeezes to $100, $1,000, or even $10,000+ would the trade have been worth it if you bought today at it’s current share price? You decide.

More info on AMC stock

Here’s where you can find more helpful information regarding AMC stocks’ data & predictions, technical analysis.

On the very top right part of my blog you can see my top 6 articles at the moment are on various AMC posts. These posts go further into detail with DD (due diligence) surrounding AMC stock and the short squeeze data.

Best YouTubers covering AMC Entertainment stock

Trey’s Trades

Credit will be given where it’s due. Trey’s Trades is the man, the leader of this AMC movement. Nothing but tremendous respect for this brother. Take the time to watch his videos, I promise you you will not regret it.

Roensch Capital

For less entertaining but otherwise very valuable information on AMC stock, watch Roensch Capital. RC provides commentary on chart analysis.

ReviewDork

I was quick to connect with Gabe from ReviewDork. His videos are honest, genuine, and entertaining to watch. This channel is currently one of my favorites covering AMC and I know you’ll enjoy Gabe’s videos as well.

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How To Invest In Bitcoin Crypto For Beginners

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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.

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.

Buy Bitcoin and Crypto with Kraken
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.

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Feds Hunt For $720 Billion Dollars From Reverse Repo

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Get mind blown. The feds are cutting off what could be the last lifeline institutions have for borrowing money. They’re hunting down a whopping $720 billion dollars from a reverse repo.

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What is a reverse repo?

A reverse repo is where feds loan out money to institutions such as hedge funds due to cash flow issues. The reason an institution would borrow money from the feds is because they don’t have other cash reserves. When hedge funds borrow money from the fed it usually means it’s a last resort type of situation.

How does this connect with AMC?

Why is this is significant to AMC and the ape community? The feds need their money back, like now. This could explain all the selloffs in the markets. It seems like institutions have liquidated a lot of their positions in the both the stock and crypto markets in order to pay back the feds now.

If hedge funds and institutions don’t have enough capital left in their margin accounts then they’re going to be in some real deep waters. This could finally be the end of it my friends. Short sellers’ nightmares have truly become a reality. I hear margin calls baby. Lets dive in some more.

The Federal Reserve is stepping in

Fed Reverse Repo Chart
Fed Reverse Repo Chart

Right off the bat I want to point out that the Federal Reserve is collecting $720 billion back from institutions who borrowed the money. What’s insane is that this maturity, or expiration date is on NET15 from the issue date of Wednesday June 9th, 2021.

This means institutions who borrowed all this money have to pay it all back by June 24th. This could very well explain why the stock market as well as the crypto market have tanked recently. Institutions need cash ASAP.

It’s likely institutions such as hedge funds needed to liquidate their accounts in order to pay back the feds. I mean what else could have possibly caused the entire markets to tumble all at once?

If institutions were borrowing money from the fed as a last resort, what does this mean for hedge funds moving forward? Will hedge funds who borrowed money from a reverse repo be able to cover their minimum margin requirement? And if so at what costs?

Will hedge funds be able to pay back the feds?

Hedge funds borrow money from reverse repos betting that they’re going to make money from it before they pay back the feds. Unfortunately for them this might not be the case this time.

Any institution that has been shorting AMC, GameStop and other ‘meme stocks’ will be paying back the feds at a loss. But it gets worse for short sellers.

Not only are they paying the feds interest, but they’ve also paid a short borrow fee interest all year to borrow stock. Hedge funds are getting hit with a storm of karma if you ask me.

According to Business Insider, hedge funds lost well over $6 billion dollars since the start of May alone and short sellers have lost another $5 billion dollars since the start of the year. Millions more are disintegrating by the day.

Hedge funds are having a terrible 2021 to say the very least. I said this many months back and I’ll say it again. They should have closed their positions when AMC’s stock price fell back down to $8-$14. But I guess ego is king right? Their year is about to get a whole lot worse.

Key Points

  • Reverse repo’s are when feds loan money to institutions having cash flow issues
  • Institutions have to pay back $720 billion dollars by June 24th
  • Hedge funds continue to lose millions to billions each day and are running out of lifelines
  • Short sellers could face margin calls very soon if they cannot meet minimum margin requirements

This is a very exciting time for retail investors. Something incredible is unfolding right before our very own eyes.

Not only is history being written, but justice will be served for the 2008 financial crisis. The average retail investor is about to make the trade of a lifetime.

Will AMC finally squeeze?

I personally think we’re about to start seeing gamma squeeze after gamma squeeze. This will primarily be due to the continued buying pressure from retail investors as well as institutions losing a lot of money, resulting in willingly closing out their positions. And if it’s not willingly then the significant loss of money could lead to immediate liquidation through margin calls.

Short sellers will cave in, they will lose. Whether it’s now or later it really doesn’t matter. But they will. Just like a short squeeze, their fate is inevitable.

AMC Stock – Feds are done with hedgies

Trey’s Trades – Fed reverse repo

I want to leave this video from Trey the man himself regarding this topic on the reverse repo. If you aren’t subscribed to Trey yet be sure to do so.

He’s a technical analyst that sparked this entire movement with AMC’s short squeeze. I have a tremendous respect for Trey and will always give credit where it’s due.

And lastly. . .

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It is up to us to help new retail investors become aware of the situation at hand and all news related to AMC.

This is why I publish articles that support the AMC community and the cause to the absolute fullest. The public deserves to know this information and they deserve this chance 💯.

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Retire a Millionaire with the S&P500: Is it Possible?

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Is it possible to retire a millionaire by investing only in the S&P500 index fund?

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The S&P500 is one of the most attractive index funds amongst many others. This index fund tracks the performance of the top 500 companies in the U.S. The S&P500 also earns on average a whopping 8%-10% yearly return. This makes it one of the most secure and rewarding index funds in investors portfolio’s.

If you’re curious as to which companies are pooled in this index fund I’ll have the entire list for you too.

As more of the public learns about investing and just how easy it is to purchase a stock, more long term assets will get discovered. While cryptocurrency has been extremely popular amongst younger people, at some point it’s time to sit down and start thinking about your long term financial success.

So, is the S&P500 all you need to retire a millionaire? Lets dive in.

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I’m writing this article to further provide knowledge to my readers participating in crypto and short term trading. My mission is to help you succeed financially. And although I’m pro opportunity, I’m also pro on delayed gratification and long term investing.

To start this off, see what this multibillionaire thinks of the S&P500 index fund.

Warren Buffett approves

We all know Warren Buffett for being one of the most successful stock pickers of all time. If you follow him then you’re also aware of how much he loves index funds. Warren has even instructed the trustee of his estate to invest 90% of the money he leaves to his wife in the S&P500. This is a clear sign of what Warren Buffett’s conviction in this particular index fund.

Warren Buffett S&P500 quote

“In my view, for most people, the best thing to do is own the S&P 500 index fund.”

Warren Buffett

The benefits of owning the S&P500 include low commission fees and a diversified pool consisting of the most successful companies in America.

So is the S&P500 enough? In reality, this depends on what how much is enough to you. If Warren Buffett’s conviction towards the S&P500 is strong then it must be right?

Investment calculator: $1 million dollars

Investment calculator $1 million dollars
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If you were to invest only $400 per month with a return of 10% for 30 years, you’d retire a millionaire.

For most retirees this would provide a comfortable living, especially when armoring up with social security benefits.

You can use the calculator here to personalize your contributions and years to grow.

S&P500 historical chart
S&P500 historical chart

Does the S&P500 pay dividends?

Yes, the S&P500 has paid dividends ranging from 3%-5%. It has never dropped below 3% on average since it’s establishment. I personally hold the S&P500 through Vanguard, ticker symbol VOO. It’s been a great performing index fund long term and I plan on adding to my position yearly.

You may choose to purchase the S&P500 monthly or on a yearly basis. I usually contribute to my portfolio when the market is on discount.

Reinvesting my dividends has allowed me to purchase fractions of the index fund passively. This snowball effect will play a massive role to my portfolios growth long term.

The S&P500 was actually my very first investment in the stock market. Just recently a gentlemen in the AMC community made an eye opening statement. He said if you put $5 million dollars into the S&P500 it would yield you $500,000 in dividend income per year. And this is without contributing a single dollar!

It’s no wonder Warren Buffets instructions are to move 90% of his assets into this index fund. It truly is a wealth builder.

Why does the S&P500 keep going up?

The S&P500 will continue to go up simply because America is always growing. As long as America remains a capitalist country, this index fund is always going to trend upwards.

The S&P500’s performance is going to highly depend on the performance and well-being of our economy. Sure we might stumble across some hiccups but America is always pushing forward. The top 500 companies being tracked by the index fund are always growing. These companies are the best in the world and their primary goal is growth.

I don’t see a moment in time where the S&P500 yields poor performance. Everything we know to be America would have to be wiped out from the face of the planet. And I think we’re doing pretty well to say the least.

Like every stock in the market, there’s no ceiling to just how high the S&P500 can go. As long as there is inflation, and there will always be, this index fund is going to continuously go up forever.

The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The second best time is today. This Chinese proverb makes so much sense in every aspect of a successful and abundant world. The sooner we start investing in our futures means the better off we will be when we are ready to reap the rewards.

Which companies are in the S&P500?

The S&P500 actually consists of 505 total stocks but 500 total companies. You can skip scroll past this chart but here’s the entire list:


Apple Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Amazon.com Inc.
Facebook Inc. Class A
Alphabet Inc. Class A
Alphabet Inc. Class C
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Tesla Inc
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
Visa Inc. Class A
NVIDIA Corporation
Home Depot Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
Bank of America Corp
Mastercard Incorporated Class A
Walt Disney Company
PayPal Holdings Inc
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Comcast Corporation Class A
Verizon Communications Inc.
Adobe Inc.
Intel Corporation
Pfizer Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
AT&T Inc.
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Merck & Co. Inc.
PepsiCo Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Walmart Inc.
Wells Fargo & Company
Broadcom Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Accenture Plc Class A
McDonald’s Corporation
Medtronic Plc
NIKE Inc. Class B
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Citigroup Inc.
Danaher Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Linde plc
United Parcel Service Inc. Class B
Honeywell International Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc.
Union Pacific Corporation
Qualcomm Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Oracle Corporation
Amgen Inc.
NextEra Energy Inc.
Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Caterpillar Inc.
Starbucks Corporation
Morgan Stanley
International Business Machines Corporation
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Boeing Company
BlackRock Inc.
3M Company
CVS Health Corporation
Intuit Inc.
General Electric Company
Applied Materials Inc.
Deere & Company
American Tower Corporation
Target Corporation
Charles Schwab Corporation
American Express Company
Anthem Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Charter Communications Inc. Class A
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Booking Holdings Inc.
Cigna Corporation
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Altria Group Inc
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Micron Technology Inc.
S&P Global Inc.
Mondelez International Inc. Class A
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Lam Research Corporation
Prologis Inc.
Stryker Corporation
U.S. Bancorp
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Zoetis Inc. Class A
Truist Financial Corporation
TJX Companies Inc
T-Mobile US Inc.
Crown Castle International Corp
Duke Energy Corporation
CME Group Inc. Class A
ConocoPhillips
CSX Corporation
FedEx Corporation
Chubb Limited
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Becton Dickinson and Company
General Motors Company
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Company
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A
Southern Company
Fiserv Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Equinix Inc.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc.
Dominion Energy Inc
Autodesk Inc.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Progressive Corporation
Newmont Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Global Payments Inc.
Humana Inc.
Aon Plc Class A
Eaton Corp. Plc
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Analog Devices Inc.
Illumina Inc.
Emerson Electric Co.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Waste Management Inc.
NXP Semiconductors NV
HCA Healthcare Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ecolab Inc.
Moody’s Corporation
Dow Inc.
Dollar General Corporation
MetLife Inc.
Ford Motor Company
EOG Resources Inc.
KLA Corporation
Johnson Controls International plc
DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Roper Technologies Inc.
IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Schlumberger NV
Ross Stores Inc.
IQVIA Holdings Inc
Exelon Corporation
L3Harris Technologies Inc
TE Connectivity Ltd.
American International Group Inc.
General Dynamics Corporation
Biogen Inc.
T. Rowe Price Group
American Electric Power Company Inc.
Trane Technologies plc
Prudential Financial Inc.
Twitter Inc.
Digital Realty Trust Inc.
Public Storage
PPG Industries Inc.
Baxter International Inc.
Sysco Corporation
Centene Corporation
Align Technology Inc.
Sempra Energy
Allstate Corporation
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Simon Property Group Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
HP Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Travelers Companies Inc.
Microchip Technology Incorporated
Constellation Brands Inc. Class A
Amphenol Corporation Class A
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
eBay Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cummins Inc.
General Mills Inc.
IHS Markit Ltd.
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A
Phillips 66
Xcel Energy Inc.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Marriott International Inc. Class A
Aptiv PLC
MSCI Inc. Class A
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Synopsys Inc.
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P
Aflac Incorporated
Southwest Airlines Co.
Yum! Brands Inc.
Carrier Global Corp.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Discover Financial Services
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.
Cadence Design Systems Inc.
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
Monster Beverage Corporation
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
Corteva Inc
Corning Inc
AutoZone Inc.
First Republic Bank
TransDigm Group Incorporated
DexCom Inc.
Paychex Inc.
PACCAR Inc
McKesson Corporation
Williams Companies Inc.
Otis Worldwide Corporation
Valero Energy Corporation
SBA Communications Corp. Class A
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Welltower Inc.
AMETEK Inc.
Nucor Corporation
D.R. Horton Inc.
Cintas Corporation
Rockwell Automation Inc.
WEC Energy Group Inc
Fastenal Company
Xilinx Inc.
Fifth Third Bancorp
State Street Corporation
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
SVB Financial Group
Eversource Energy
CBRE Group Inc. Class A
Equifax Inc.
LyondellBasell Industries NV
Kraft Heinz Company
ANSYS Inc.
ResMed Inc.
Verisk Analytics Inc
Ball Corporation
Fortinet Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Weyerhaeuser Company
Kroger Co.
American Water Works Company Inc.
AvalonBay Communities Inc.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
V.F. Corporation
DTE Energy Company
Kansas City Southern
Consolidated Edison Inc.
Best Buy Co. Inc.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
Lennar Corporation Class A
Zebra Technologies Corporation Class A
Keysight Technologies Inc
Dollar Tree Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
Hershey Company
Equity Residential
Copart Inc.
Synchrony Financial
International Paper Company
Realty Income Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company
Northern Trust Corporation
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
Cerner Corporation
CDW Corp.
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
ONEOK Inc.
Tyson Foods Inc. Class A
Fortive Corp.
ViacomCBS Inc. Class B
United Rentals Inc.
Expedia Group Inc.
Republic Services Inc.
Clorox Company
FLEETCOR Technologies Inc.
Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
Hess Corporation
PPL Corporation
McCormick & Company Incorporated
KeyCorp
Carnival Corporation
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
Edison International
Western Digital Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation
VeriSign Inc.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Dover Corporation
Entergy Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Tractor Supply Company
Ameren Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
M&T Bank Corporation
Citizens Financial Group Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
Garmin Ltd.
Etsy Inc.
Xylem Inc.
Teradyne Inc.
FirstEnergy Corp.
Ventas Inc.
Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
Gartner Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Inc
W.W. Grainger Inc.
Halliburton Company
Seagate Technology Holdings PLC
Qorvo Inc.
Waters Corporation
Generac Holdings Inc.
Extra Space Storage Inc.
CarMax Inc.
Cooper Companies Inc.
Celanese Corporation
Trimble Inc.
Amcor PLC
Genuine Parts Company
Viatris Inc.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Nasdaq Inc.
Essex Property Trust Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Akamai Technologies Inc.
Baker Hughes Company Class A
Royal Caribbean Group
Conagra Brands Inc.
Albemarle Corporation
Teleflex Incorporated
Darden Restaurants Inc.
CMS Energy Corporation
Ulta Beauty Inc
Cincinnati Financial Corporation
Avery Dennison Corporation
Healthpeak Properties Inc.
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Inc.
United Airlines Holdings Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Arista Networks Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
NetApp Inc.
Pool Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Duke Realty Corporation
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
Kellogg Company
Domino’s Pizza Inc.
AES Corporation
Catalent Inc
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Enphase Energy Inc.
IDEX Corporation
Cardinal Health Inc.
NVR Inc.
Raymond James Financial Inc.
STERIS Plc
Hologic Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Tyler Technologies Inc.
PerkinElmer Inc.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Charles River Laboratories International Inc.
Masco Corporation
L Brands Inc.
Paycom Software Inc.
Boston Properties Inc.
WestRock Company
NortonLifeLock Inc.
Incyte Corporation
Textron Inc.
FMC Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation
Devon Energy Corporation
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
PulteGroup Inc.
J.M. Smucker Company
Alliant Energy Corp
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B
Evergy Inc.
Lumen Technologies Inc.
Citrix Systems Inc.
American Airlines Group Inc.
Diamondback Energy Inc.
LKQ Corporation
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
Leidos Holdings Inc.
UDR Inc.
Monolithic Power Systems Inc.
Snap-on Incorporated
CenterPoint Energy Inc.
PTC Inc.
Wynn Resorts Limited
Loews Corporation
Howmet Aerospace Inc.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
Hormel Foods Corporation
Advance Auto Parts Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. Class A
Quanta Services Inc.
Lincoln National Corporation
Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
Allegion PLC
Fox Corporation Class A
ABIOMED Inc.
Tapestry Inc.
Atmos Energy Corporation
Mohawk Industries Inc.
Universal Health Services Inc. Class B
Mosaic Company
Iron Mountain Inc.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Hasbro Inc.
Cboe Global Markets Inc
BorgWarner Inc.
Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
Penn National Gaming Inc.
CF Industries Holdings Inc.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.
Henry Schein Inc.
F5 Networks Inc.
Pentair plc
W. R. Berkley Corporation
Everest Re Group Ltd.
Comerica Incorporated
DISH Network Corporation Class A
Newell Brands Inc
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Molson Coors Beverage Company Class B
Western Union Company
News Corporation Class A
Invesco Ltd.
Globe Life Inc.
Robert Half International Inc.
Regency Centers Corporation
Campbell Soup Company
Nielsen Holdings Plc
NiSource Inc
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Zions Bancorporation N.A.
DXC Technology Co.
A. O. Smith Corporation
Marathon Oil Corporation
Franklin Resources Inc.
Assurant Inc.
Discovery Inc. Class C
Kimco Realty Corporation
DaVita Inc.
Alaska Air Group Inc.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.
Sealed Air Corporation
Juniper Networks Inc.
NRG Energy Inc.
People’s United Financial Inc.
PVH Corp.
APA Corp.
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Rollins Inc.
Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
IPG Photonics Corporation
Vornado Realty Trust
Gap Inc.
Hanesbrands Inc.
NOV Inc.
Ralph Lauren Corporation Class A
Unum Group
Perrigo Co. Plc
Fox Corporation Class B
Discovery Inc. Class A
HollyFrontier Corporation
Under Armour Inc. Class A
Under Armour Inc. Class C
News Corporation Class B

These 10 stocks now make more than 21% of the index

  1. Apple3.924345%
  2. Microsoft3.300070%
  3. Amazon.com2.947227%
  4. Facebook2.049400%
  5. Berkshire Hathaway Class B1.553777%
  6. JPMorgan Chase1.520523%
  7. ExxonMobil1.500398%
  8. Alphabet Class C: 1.469428%
  9. Alphabet Class A: 1.467526%
  10. Johnson & Johnson1.443485%

The S&P500 is perfect for long term investing

S&P500 index fund long term investment
S&P500 index fund – long term investment

If you believe in the future of America and in most of these companies in the index fund then the S&P 500 is a great choice for you. Hold this index fund long term to get the most out of it.

New retail investors are beginning to learn the power of investing. Compound interest can snowball your investments and grow your portfolio overtime. So, should you invest in the S&P500?

Absolutely. This long term index fund is a safe investment primarily due to it’s diversified assets and innovative companies. The S&P500 has proven to always be growing and I can’t wait to see where this index fund is in the decades to come.

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AMC Margin Call: The Squeeze is Inevitable

AMC Margin Call: The squeeze is inevitable 
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Lives are about to change for the new and seasoned holder in AMC stock. With a surge of retail investors in the stock, the SEC is finally cracking down on hedge funds. AMC community, you were loud and they heard you. Here’s why I think there’s an AMC margin call right around the corner.

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I recently published an article exposing the ‘lobbied SEC’. The lack of regulation on short positions in AMC has been ignored for too long. Many of you shared this post on Twitter and used the hashtag #SECdoyourjob. I’m confident they saw YOU. So thank you for standing up for change because you got their attention.

Everything is falling right into place for AMC Entertainment stock

everything is falling into place for AMC entertainment stock

Hedge funds betting against this stock are destined to lose. Here’s why:

  • AMC’s fundamentals are no longer fragile. Retail investors and institutions alike are buying the stock. AMC Entertainment is experiencing a surge in sales revenue now that the movie theater franchise is open.
  • Shorts betting against the stock have bitten more than they can chew by continuously shorting AMC stock through the use of synthetic shares.
  • Regulators are now taking the necessary precautions to ensure they don’t lose money as hedge funds continue betting against a soaring and bullish stock.

Retail investors now have the higher floor. The CEO of AMC Entertainment is in touch with his shareholders. Celebrities such as Chance the Rapper have publicly announced the opportunity of this investment. And more people are learning how to invest in the stock market through the platforms such as Franknez.com and other subreddit communities.

Wanna know what hedge funds have? Absolutely no respect nor support.

ICC-2021-007 proposal gets APPROVED

ICC-2021-007 proposal
SEC AMC

This is huge news for retail investors holding AMC. This document is 9 pages long but I’ve done the DD to help you understand what this proposal means for AMC and how it can trigger a short squeeze.

Approved on 5/18

Many retail investors have been curious as to what this proposal means and why it’s such great news for AMC. This article is going to provide you with a quick rundown of this new proposal and will be updated as new margin call news begin to develop.

1. Flexibility on margin requirements

This proposal provides brokers with flexibility on margin requirements for institutions (hedge funds) maintaining a position in risky plays, such as a short position in AMC.

If brokers feel a short position is too risky then they can raise the amount of equity required in an account.

2. Regulators request collateral

The proposal ensures regulators have some sort of collateral from all the shorting that’s been occurring. Regulators want to make sure that hedge funds have enough cash reserves to meet their minimum equity requirement

Risk management is the biggest takeaway from this proposal.

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

Margin calls everywhere

Regulators are going to start raising margins depending on how risky the plays are for certain institutions. Their purpose is to limit the amount of leverage hedge funds are able to use. The ICC does not want to be responsible for closing out closing hedge funds’ positions.

This is where we can begin to see shorts cover their positions. If an accounts updated margin exceeds the accounts capital, the broker can either margin call them (cover some risk) or completely liquidate their positions until the margin no longer exceeds the capital.

Overleveraged accounts could get margin called

Margin call

Now, because hedge funds shorting AMC are betting against a bullish stock that only knows up, shorting the stock at the moment is ultra risky. Regulators are going to start demanding higher margin requirements as collateral.

Short sellers are sitting on nearly $1 billion dollars in loses, via REUTERS. A margin call usually occurs when an investment suffers enough losses that the investors margin account goes below a certain amount.

If hedge funds shorting AMC fail to meet a margin call requirement then the broker can begin liquidating their assets without notice. Regulators will only step in to liquidate accounts if hedge funds continue to take a nosedive in loses.

Furthermore, hedge funds are drowning every day retail investors hold the stock.

Expect a surge in price action and volatility

Retail investors can expect a surge in price action in AMC as well as volatility. Hedge funds are still borrowing shares to short the stock meaning they have ammo in their arsenal to drive the price down during upticks.

Shorts are going to begin covering their positions as the stock continues to skyrocket and as margin requirements are increased. A short squeeze is inevitable. Retail investors need to hold, stay the course, and be patient.

Citadel buys AMC stock

Citadel buys AMC stock

Citadel just recently bought AMC stock leaving many retail investors curious behind their motive.

Will they try to reduce their loses through a debit and credit scenario where they’re forced to close their positions but also break even from a squeeze?

Or is their motive to sell and disrupt AMC’s short squeeze? Citadel’s motives will become clear as this squeeze begins to unfold.

Why do I think Citadel is going long on AMC?

The entire market is crashing. These institutions are beginning to deleverage. Pretty soon there’s going to be margin calls liquidating accounts left and right. I think Citadel bought AMC long in order to keep the stocks value. They know they’re losing and they know AMC is now a value play.

A margin call will ensure they have no money left so I personally think AMC is Citadels collateral, or emergency fund post squeeze.

Related: What is margin call in stocks? AMC saga

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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

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 stocks 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.

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

Stonk-O-Tracker calls ITM & Shares available to borrow AMC

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

The borrowed shares refers 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 type 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.

Option data: Calls vs puts

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

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

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 Stonk-O-Tracker
Fails to deliver 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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AMC Stock: Retail Investors Now Own The Float

AMC stock: retail investors now own the float

The CEO and President of AMC Entertainment, Adam Aron, just tweeted that retail investors now own more than 80% of AMC’s float. This is astonishing.

If you’re holding AMC stock then you my friend have something very valuable in your possession. Retail investors literally own AMC Entertainment right now. This surge in price action we’ve seen so far is simply momentum. Shorts eventually have to buy the stock back and we won’t have to sell it; inevitably moving the price up even more. Hold apes. This is about to moon.

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I’ve noticed a lot of sentiment from the community. Apes who’ve been holding their position in AMC for months now, aren’t phased by red days. However, new retail investors getting in on this trade are quick to express their concerns.

This is only normal. It’s up to us to educate and inform new retail investors on what’s going on so they can determine their own conviction towards this trade. Today’s article is going to simply be a message and reminder to the community that all is well.

The data speaks for itself

One thing I’d like to remind seasoned apes along with the new retail investors is that the data speaks for itself.

What do we know? AMC Entertainment is being heavily shorted and as long as it is, shorts can be squeezed out. We know that the manipulation in the market is real and it’s only helping short sellers prolong the inevitable.

Short sellers still have to cover their positions and retail investors hold majority of it. Supply and demand baby.

Seasoned apes aren’t going anywhere

Retail investors who have been holding AMC stock since February continue to hold. New retail investors getting in on this trade worry older apes will take profits.

Why aren’t seasoned retail investors taking profits on tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars right now? That’s because AMC’s stock price is no where near its potential.

We aren’t looking at the profit we’ve made on paper. We are not looking at short term gains. The data we’ve been shown by technical analysists point towards a short squeeze. We’re not there yet.

AMC’s chart is fundamentally healthy. We haven’t seen any wild volatility but rather ascending and consolidating levels of support.

The community is prepared for the squeeze and believe me you’ll know when it begins to happen. AMC’s price action is getting comfortable in the double digits before it moves up to triple digits.

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient

I want to remind the community to remember your why. I’ve been fortunate enough to hear a lot of your stories. Most of us are taking this opportunity for bigger and better opportunity.

This is a reminder that this is real, it’s happening, and it will require your patience. Certain days will be green, some will be red; or on discount. Detach yourself emotionally from the price. Practice this and the ride will be much easier.

I don’t usually rant like this but I want to express to the community that everything is going well. Everything will be fine. Things come to us at the right time so prepare for it. Your life is about to change. Keep hodling on and remember your why.

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Before I close this article I want to leave you with these last thoughts. Continue to share positive articles and DD from apes in the community. The content is nothing without you.

When you share a video from Trey, or an article from me you might find valuable, you keep someone else informed. You keep the community growing stronger than ever.

Thank you for being here today. I will continue to publish new articles for the community every week. If you haven’t joined my Discord group here’s a personal invite. I’ve created this safe community for retail investors to discuss AMC stock with confidence. See you there.

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What is Margin Call in Stocks? AMC Saga

What is margin call in stocks? AMC stock
What is margin call in stocks? AMC stock

I’ve taken notice many new retail investors aren’t familiar with what a margin call is yet. This term is used a lot within the AMC community when referring to hedge funds.

I’m going to explain what a margin call is in simple ape language and further explain how this relates to hedge funds shorting AMC stock.

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What is a margin call?

A margin call occurs when the value of an investors brokerage account falls below the broker’s required amount. This is when a broker demands that an investor deposits additional money into their account so that it meets the minimum requirement.

A margin call is usually an indicator that a security (asset) held in the margin account has decreased in value. When a margin call occurs, the investor must either add funds to their account or liquidate (sell) some of their assets in that account.

Why does a margin call occur?

  • It may occur when an account runs low on funds usually as a result of a losing trade
  • A margin call occurs when a demand for additional capital is required to meet the minimum margin requirement
  • Brokers may force traders to sell assets, no matter the current market price, in order to meet the margin requirement if the trader does not deposit the funds

How does a margin call work for short sellers (hedge funds)?

Short sellers will always have a margin requirement because their practice involves selling a stock that is borrowed an not owned.

This means that short sellers will always be required to fund their accounts and meet the minimum margin requirement.

If the value of the position falls below the margin requirement, short sellers will be forced to close their positions or increase funds into their account.

Short sellers face major heat

Seeing as AMC has never been this high before, short sellers are more than likely already funding their accounts so they don’t fall below margin requirements. This means Kenny is taking money out of his pocket to keep his short position open in AMC and other so called ‘meme stocks’.

AMC’s highest share price was in the low to mid $30 dollar range back in 2016 before this squeeze play. This means hedge funds and short sellers have negative balances at the moment. Right now they’re feeding their accounts from their pockets.

Retail investors vs short sellers

Retail investors have the upper hand right now. Short sellers are losing a lot of money on paper, and in reality. It really is a game of who caves in first. The AMC community may continue to surge the share price as long as the stock is being bought and held.

Short sellers will be forced to put money from their pockets into their margin accounts or close out their entire position, so as long as the share price continues to keep them negative.

The result? A short squeeze.

When will short sellers be margin called?

Short sellers can be margin called at any given moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if some accounts were already margin called, forcing the investor to fund their account above the margin requirement.

How will we know when shorts begin to cover their positions in AMC?

AMC’s share price will be experiencing several gamma squeezes driving the price action up. These movements will be incremental and much smaller than an actual short squeeze. AMC’s short squeeze will be violent. Hedge funds with a lot of money can hold their positions much longer than individual investors short selling the stock.

When large institutions shorting AMC stock begin covering their positions, we’ll begin to experience the start of a short squeeze.

Retail investors participating in this once in a lifetime trade must continue to do what they’ve already known for months. The tide has turned and soon AMC’s short squeeze will begin to unfold.

Related: AMC margin call: The squeeze is inevitable

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5 Powerful Strategies To Begin Growing Your Net Worth

how to grow your net worth
How to grow your wealth

What is net worth? Your net worth is the financial value you have after deducting all your liabilities from your assets. Think of your net worth as the vitality to your personal finances.

An over-simplified example would be:

You have $10,000 in savings but owe $2,000 on your car loan and $5,000 in student loans. Your net worth is then $3,000.

Or, you have $10,000 in savings but just financed a brand new vehicle for $35,000 so your net worth is -$25,000. In this scenario you owe instead of own.

Building your net worth can be a challenging yet fun experience during your financial growth.

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So, what are some strategies I can use to grow my net worth?

I’m going to walk you through 5 ways I’m personally growing my own net worth. Anyone can use these very simple strategies to have money multiplying for them.

1. Open a high-yielding savings account

What better way to grow your net worth passively than by having a bank consistently pay you a percentage per month for holding your money.

This is exactly what high-yield savings and money market accounts do. I’ve personally seen accounts generating $20 per month in passive income to a little over $200 per month.

This type of account is a better alternative to your traditional savings account from Wells Fargo or Bank of America.

How does this work?

One thing you have to understand is that banks are always moving money. They are always investing money which is why they’re so powerful.

The instance you deposit any money into your bank account, they’re already investing it. Huge commercial banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America will typically only pay you a penny per year for banking with them.

Ever notice that $0.01 or $0.02 randomly deposited into your savings account? Yup, that’s what you earned for banking with them.

High yielding savings accounts simply pay you a higher percentage for banking with them.

How safe are these bank accounts?

Most of these banks are FDIC insured and can insure up to $250,000. Just like Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo.

What banks offer high-yield savings accounts?

It is important to note that APY rates do change depending on the circumstances of our economy. They were higher previously to the pandemic and have gone down during the pandemic.

This is completely normal though and should not stop you from generating passive income to increase your net worth.

Here’s are two banks that offer high-yielding savings and money market accounts:

*Rates are applicable to change

Now, although these aren’t very high at the moment, you certainly get a better APY than with a traditional account.

Before the pandemic, my high yield savings account had an APY of 2.05%. I didn’t include BMO Harris on the list because the account now earns less than the others on the list above.

There are more banks I didn’t include simply because they’re around 0.20% and I want to provide you with the highest return possible at the moment.

How can I get the best out of my high-yield savings account?

  1. Use it for your emergency fund and watch it grow
  2. Deposit money every month to accumulate compound interest
  3. Don’t withdraw unless it’s for an absolute emergency

A high yield savings account is not going to make you rich. I personally think the best way to utilize this account is by putting money in it you don’t intend on using unless it’s for a priority emergency.

This strategy allows your emergency fund to grow a little passively without collecting dust in a traditional bank account.

Can I withdraw money from a high-yield savings account?

Yes. However, this is usually done through an ACH transfer which can take up to 3 days to see the balance reflect in your personal bank account.

For this reason I suggest funding both your high yield savings account as well as you personal savings account. Always have liquid funds available.

Your personal savings account should have enough money to take care of something quick and unexpected. Dave Ramsey recommends $1,000 if you’re still paying off debt in efforts to continue paying off debt. I prefer more, but everyone’s situation will vary.

Now that you have your money bringing back more dollars every month, I’m going to discuss a little more about purchasing assets to further grow your net worth.

2. Purchase stocks

Purchasing stocks has never been easier with all the online platforms now available to you. The stock marketing on average provides a 8% return during a period of 10 years.

To put things into perspective, I earned a whopping 40% return of investment my first year investing in the stock market.

What are stocks?

Stocks are assets in companies you can invest in through the purchase of shares. Shares are fractions of a business that you can own through the purchase of said stocks.

For example: If you wanted to invest in Apple, you would invest in the (AAPL) stock and purchase ten, fifty, or one hundred shares of the company.

What are the risks of stock investments?

Most people instantly think risk when they hear the words ‘stock market’. The truth is the only risk is not taking the risk. In my honest opinion, not investing and having your hard earned money collect dust is the real risk.

Your mindset needs to change so you think ‘abundance’ when you think of the stock market.

Warren Buffett transfer of wealth quote

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”

Warren Buffett

(Scenario)

What scares most early investors is when they see their first investments take a dive. They spend $50 on a share and a week later it’s worth $44, then they sell the share and lose $6. This is the game plan you want to avoid. Stock investment for the most part should be a long term play.

In this scenario, the strategic thing to do would be to purchase a second share at $44 at a discount and hold it until their worth increases over time. By the time the share is worth $55 your first share would have gained a return of $5 and your second share would have gained a return of $11.

This ladies and gentlemen is how a total investment of $99 can earn you $16 without having to work and give your time to someone else for it. By purchasing assets, you’re able to further grow your net worth.

I recommend you only invest in companies you believe are great companies and have room for plenty of potential growth. These are the companies that are always striving to get better. And when they do, your investments will grow alongside with that company.

How can I invest in the stock market?

You can invest in the stock market through online platforms such as Vanguard, Fidelity, E*Trade, Ameritrade, and Merrill.

Once you create an account with one of these platforms you’ll be able to connect your bank and begin funding your brokerage account so you can purchase stocks.

Bookmark: How To Invest In The Stock Market (Step by Step) For Beginners

3. Diversify your income

Most wealth builders have increased their net worth by diversifying their income. Multiple streams of income is what has allowed the wealthy to stay highly successful.

Having more than one stream of income allows you to pivot should one stream lose momentum. During the pandemic millions of people lost their only source of income. Those with multiple streams of income were able to pivot and thrive.

However, when all your streams of income are doing extremely well then you will be doing extremely well.

What are some ways I can diversify my income?

This is the fun part because diversifying your income varies from person to person. Ask yourself, what are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?

You may be working a 9-5 but enjoy making music. Distribute your music online and get paid for every stream. Perhaps you really enjoy driving, take on a ride sharing or food delivery service.

You can find several ways to make money using my side hustles tab where I provide my readers with creative ideas to increase their income. One thing I will always recommend is building a scalable online business. This can be a blog, YouTube channel, or other streaming service.

The more income you’re able to generate means the more resource you will have at your disposal to begin growing your net worth.

4. Become debt free

What better way than to liberate all your income sources by becoming debt free.

When you’re debt free you can really tackle savings and investments to grow your net worth. Yes you can have debt and still have a positive net worth; however, by becoming debt free you can maximize your investment capabilities.

Freeing up your income capabilities will provide you with the best investing results. This is primarily because when an opportunity comes, you’ll be ready. You will not lack the means to invest like you mean it.

If you have debt, focus on building a small emergency fund then paying off your debt so you may continue to grow your net worth.

Hacks to avoid getting in debt:

  • In need of a vehicle? Purchase it cash.
  • Learn to generate money without a college degree.
  • Avoid payment options provided by store retailers.
  • Keep your credit card spending limit below 30%.

Debt has a lot to do with our spending habits. If most people cannot manage $1,000 then they won’t be able to mange $10,000 and so forth. Invest in your future self and eliminate debt. You will thank yourself later.

5. Live below your means

This last strategy on the list is very powerful. Very few people have the discipline to stay put as their income level increases.

Living below your means, just like becoming debt free can unlock your savings and investing capabilities.

To live below your means simply means your expenses do not exceed your level of income. In other words, you spend less than you earn.

Keeping your expenses low as you continue to increase your income is a guaranteed way you can grow your net worth even if you don’t invest. This is why this strategy is so powerful.

Example

If you were making $80K a year and got hired somewhere else for $100k a year, keep living the same lifestyle at $80K while you use the additional $20K to build your net worth.

More than often, people will fall into income creep lifestyle where they get a raise and they upgrade just about everything. This is how even high earners have trouble getting off the never-ending cycle of debt and living paycheck to paycheck.

Don’t be average, continue to increase your net worth so that you can look out for your future self and and for your family.

A few last words from Frank Nez

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Growing your net worth takes time, serious dedication, and work. There will be times where you’re doing great, being consistent and something happens where you have to take money out.

It’s normal, it’s life. Do not get discouraged when you face roadblocks that halt your growth. Instead, continue to set goals to grow your net worth and make it happen.

Follow these strategies and you’ll be on the path to long-term financial success.

FAQs on Net Worth

Can net worth go down?

Your net worth can be zero if your assets and liabilities break even. A net worth at zero is much better than having a negative net worth.

Can net worth be zero?

Your net worth can be zero if your assets, and liabilities break even. A net worth at zero is much better than having a negative net worth.

Can net worth be negative?

If your liabilities are greater than your assets then your net worth will be negative. This is most common amongst younger people enrolled in college.

Why is net worth important?

Net worth is important because it reflects the health of your financial situation. Whether you’re negative, break even, or have a positive net worth, it says a lot about how you manage your finances.

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