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Taking down Citadel’s dark pool
The Chicago Tribune has acknowledged investors’ orders almost never make it to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ.
The editorial team say they get redirected to electronic platforms run by private market makers who match buyers with sellers at a price they determine, behind closed doors.
Citadel Securities’ dark pool is able to make money on the difference between bid and ask prices when trades are matched.
This creates major conflict of interest as the orders they fill are not competing against one another; therefore, the price is open for manipulation.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said himself 90% to 95% or retail’s orders do not get processed through the lit exchange.
And although light is shining on this very real problem, nothing is being done about it by our regulators yet.
“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for revising its rules to keep up with technology and, here’s a surprise, the regulators have fallen behind.” – The Chicago Tribune.
But the editor says the problem is the SEC has too much on their hands and are spreading themselves thin.
They’re focused on crypto regulation, SPACs, and climate control.
It’s rather clear dark pools are not the SEC’s main priority.
Citadel has been heavily scrutinized by retail investors for not only heavily shorting ‘meme stocks’, but for suppressing the price driven by retail demand with its dark pool.
#KenGriffinLied began trending on Twitter earlier this year and again this month when the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services released a report confirming Robinhood and Citadel did indeed have blunt negotiations prior to trading restrictions on January 28th of 2021.
The “GameStopped” report documents in detail the events that lead to the halting of ‘meme stocks’.
Ken Griffin swore under oath that Citadel and Robinhood had no communication the day prior to the restrictions, but proof has now surfaced.
Debt is the only thing holding AMC Entertainment from being a fundamental buy in the eyes of most in the industry.
AMC Entertainment partnerships
AMC partnered with Chance the Rapper last year for his concert movie release.
CEO Adam Aron announced that they would be working on partnering up with industry leaders for licensing agreements that would allow AMC to provide more of these experiences to their audiences around the world.
Another successful showing was the UFC fight they held in theatres.
The CEO also expressed his optimism surrounding showing highly anticipated sports events in theatres, granted licensing of course.
Retail investors have been specifically waiting for an AMC-GameStop partnership.
A topic Adam Aron teased could be in the works at some point.
AMC theatres released “GameStop: Rise of the Players” on January 28th, earlier this year.
One thing you cannot deny is the community strength and company relationship to its shareholders.
It’s never been seen before.
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So, will AMC stock go up again?
Based on trader sentiment, community sentiment, and continuous innovation from the company, AMC stock will surge again.
This bear market won’t last forever.
And although the entire market is rather shaky at the moment, there will be a correction.
Hedge funds might have leverage to short the stock, but the people aren’t leaving.
AMC Entertainment will have to focus on growth and revenue if they are to get out of debt in the future.
This is the percent of a company’s free float that is shorted.
AMC is a short squeeze play because of this number figure.
This number figures tells retail investors that there is a high interest in shorting the company stock.
It’s this data that allowed retail investors to foresee big price moves in January and in June of 2021.
This same data tells investors today that AMC has the potential to hit another all-time high.
Some of you might be familiar with the correlations between short interest and rise to $72 per share last year.
AMC’s short interest dropped from 23% to 20%, then to 14% when it ultimately skyrocketed in price from $14 per share to $72 per share.
Despite what mainstream media has said in the past, no, AMC’s short interest is not too low to squeeze shorts from their positions.
Will AMC’s cost to borrow force shorts to close?
Hedge funds may be incentivized to close their short positions in AMC stock as the cost to borrow increases. At some point, it’s not worth paying that high of a fee to continue shorting a company that has fundamentally improved.
AMC is no longer the same endangered company it once was during the pandemic.
The company has improved every quarter since 2021 and has managed to get rid of most of its debt.
The world’s largest movie theatre continues to innovate and adapt to the changing world.
While online streaming threatened the industry, revenue from box office hits has proved people are still going to the movie theatres, despite the convenience of watching movies at home.
Short sellers are betting against a recovering and innovating film industry generating billions in revenue now.
As AMC continues to prove itself fundamentally and the cost to borrow rises, expect short sellers to begin closing their short positions.
Here is where patient investors will see massive returns.
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Just when we thought GameStop’s short squeeze was over we begin to see GME gain some momentum.
GameStop has been the heart of the wallstreetbets movement and continues to have a strong sentimental hold on retail investors and gamers alike.
The retail investors who missed GameStop’s first squeeze either bought AMC shares or bought GME while it was still high.
And if you got in when it fell back down to $40, well you’re doing pretty well right now.
So, will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?
Here’s what we know.
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GameStop closed at $129.69 on Monday, June 27th.
Trading volume is currently sitting at 2.4 million with 4 million now being GameStop’s average volume.
Understanding the short-seller
GameStop has taken the entire internet and finance world by a storm. What is happening nowadays.
Retail investors over at r/wallstreetbets have opened Pandora’s Box on short-sellers and hedge fund institutions.
Short-sellers are investors who short the stock.
Shorting a stock is the process by which sellers essentially bet on the stock price to drop.
They borrow stocks at a higher cost and sell the stock low, profiting the difference.
We’ve seen GameStop drop down and consolidate at $40 after its gamma squeeze peaked close to $500 per share back in January.
As of June 27th, it is trading at $129.69.
The stock has made a massive climb after some serious consolidation. It looks like GameStop is prepping itself for another gamma squeeze.
Could we finally see that GME squeeze everyone’s been waiting for?! I think its time.
See, GameStop’s short interest is still rather high and not all short sellers closed their positions back in January.
This means the stock still has loads of room to go bonkers.
What is a short-ladder attack?
A short-ladder attack is a strategy performed by short-sellers where they bid on the stock at a significantly lower sell price and purchase it from one another.
Thus, driving the share price lower.
How do you spot a short-ladder attack?
When the stock knows nothing but gains, but something keeps pushing it down until over and over again, that’s when you’ll know.
Why GameStop has potential for a second short squeeze
Short-sellers didn’t learn their lesson from the first time. GameStop stock is still being heavily shorted.
With GameStop becoming a technology company, its value has not only significantly gone up but it now has even more potential to keep driving its momentum.
Retail investors have a strong conviction towards GameStop investment. This means they’re not willing to sell the stock which in turn creates a supply and demand scenario with short-sellers who have to close their positions.
Short Share Availability and Short Borrow Fee Rate
You can see GameStop’s short share availability and short borrow fee rate using this link (via. Short interest data)
This number of course changes every day and can be expected to rise as hedge funds continue to short GameStop stock.
However, the short borrow fee rate isn’t a catalyst for GME to squeeze.
I’m excited for my subcommunity that holds both GME and AMC stock because both are about to skyrocket past Pluto.
GME Stock Analysis
Roensch Capital goes over the data for trending stocks.
The information is very easy to understand and gives you insight in the market from an analysts perspective.
Be sure to check out recent videos as they’re being uploaded to stay updated with any changes that occur in the market with GameStop.
It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.
Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.
Volume is key to a second GameStop short squeeze
Just like AMC, GameStop will need to see a continuous runup in share volume.
When retail investors continue to buy and hold GameStop stock, short-sellers shorting the stock eventually have to buy back the stock.
This demand and supply scenario results in various gamma squeezes.
The gains we’ve seen with GameStop have been a series of gamma squeezes, or incremental gains.
Usually what follows after gamma squeezes is a short squeeze if it has enough volume.
The volume of shares depends on how much retail investors are purchasing GameStop stock or selling it.