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Can AMC Stock Reach $100? Market News and Updates

Market News: Can AMC stock reach $100?
Market News: Can AMC Stock reach $100?

Investors want to know; can AMC stock reach $100 per share?

Last year AMC’s share price skyrocketed to an all-time high of $72 per share.

Retail investors were able to trigger this price surge when a few short sellers decided to close their short positions.

AMC’s short interest percentage during that time dropped from 23% to 20%, and then to 14%.

AMC Entertainment was barely recovering during this time.

Today, the company is stronger than ever before.

Here’s what we know.

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Comparing AMC this year to last year

Can AMC stock hit $100 per share?
Can AMC stock hit $100 per share?

AMC is no longer the same company it was last year.

So much has changed ever since the retail community armed the century old movie theatre chain with more than a billion dollars in liquidity.

AMC repaid $45 million of deferred rent reducing their balance to approximately $272 million in Q1 of 2022.

The company plans to reduce the deferred rent by another $125 million by the end of this year.

CFO Sean Goodman announced that AMC seated 39 million guests in Q1 alone this year; it had seated 7 million guests in Q1 of 2021.

A whopping 32 million difference.

AMC Entertainment earned $785.7 million in revenue this first quarter, more than five times the revenue in Q1 of 2021 ($148.3m).

The company also ended Q1 with $1.4 billion in liquidity.

Quick updates

  • Financial reports suggest AMC is on a road to financial recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
  • AMC’s Perfectly Popcorn business is on schedule to enter the retail game later this year.
  • The company is currently doing product testing, research, and looking at new concepts.
  • AMC says the launch of an AMC credit card is going to be a lucrative business opportunity for the company.
  • 8 different NFT programs have been launched or are in the works of being launched so far, further fueling movie ticket sales.

AMC Entertainment is a stronger company fundamentally today.

Its innovation with crypto and NFTs are going to propel not just the business forward, but its share price in the long-term future too.

Related: Cinemark Competes with AMC in New NFT Deal with Disney

The Journey to $100 per share

Can AMC stock reach $100?
Can AMC stock reach $100?

AMC stock almost reached $100 per share when it surged to $72 last year during the month of June.

The stock price was only at $14 when it began to uptrend.

AMC traded at $13.53 on Friday though it’s been hovering below and at $14 in the past week.

Can AMC stock reach $100 per share?

Of course it can.

But the process will require retail investors to be patient.

Whether fundamentals play a role in it or not, AMC only needs a few short sellers to close their positions in order to make this share price level come to fruition.

You can keep an eye out on the reported short interest here (updated daily).

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Robinhood and Citadel Colluded Night Before Trading Restrictions

Citadel and Robinhood Colluded
Market News: Robinhood and Citadel colluded before ‘meme stock’ restrictions

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services just published a press release stating Robinhood and Citadel Securities engaged in ‘blunt’ negotiations before the trading of ‘meme stocks’ occurred.

The press release states that talks regarding lowering PFOF (payment for order flow) rates happened just a night before trading restrictions.

Robinhood and Citadel GameStopped Report
GameStopped Report Notes

The “GameStopped” report issued by the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services greatly details how the NSCC saved Robinhood from defaulting due to failing to meet collateral obligations.

This article is going to highlight key points relating to the ‘meme stock’ halts that occurred in late January of 2021.

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GameStopped report

Robinhood and Citadel GameStopped

The GameStopped report highlights Robinhood’s lack of liquidity, conversations between Citadel and Robinhood, and the process leading to the halting of ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC and GameStop.

On January 28th, 2021, Robinhood routed orders to six market makers for equities: Citadel Securities, G1 Execution Services, Morgan Stanley, Two Sigma Securities, Virtu, and Wolverine.

Citadel, Morgan Stanley, and Wolverine are short on AMC to this day.

The conversations between Robinhood and Citadel were tense as the two negotiated the price of PFOF rebate rates and price caps for AMC and GameStop.

Furthermore, Robinhood received a massive waiver of its deposit requirement from the DTCC.

And according to the report, without this waiver, Robinhood would have defaulted on its regulatory collateral obligations.

NSCC officials say the waiver was necessary to avoid systemic risk to the market.

They explained that the extraordinary spike in ‘meme stocks’ contributed to increased clearing fund requirements for several firms.

Trading Restrictions Chart - GameStopped
Trading Restrictions Chart – GameStopped

Brokers halted the buying of AMC, GameStop, and other tickers when short sellers began to close their short positions, causing share prices to skyrocket.

The halting occurred due to a lack of liquidity where certain brokers were unable to cover the minimum collateral requirements.

The DTCC waived a total of $9.7 billion of collateral deposit requirements on January 28, 2021.

Retail feels cheated

GameStop - GameStopped
Robinhood and Citadel colluded prior to restrictions

Retail investors feel they were robbed when brokers took away the ‘buy’ button by restricting trading in AMC, GameStop, and other ‘meme stocks’.

The DTCC jumped in and saved Robinhood from defaulting, cut Citadel’s losses short, and prevented retail investors bets from reaching maximum potential.

No one has been held accountable for these actions primarily because the system is justifying the actions as saving the market from total collapse.

But the system stole from retail investors to save institutional investors.

Regulators intervened to save institutions while they capped retail investor gains.

Still, hedge funds lost billions of dollars during the process.

GameStop broke Melvin Capital.

The hedge fund was not able to recover from its massive losses and has now shut down.

But Citadel nor Robinhood have faced any severe consequences that money can’t buy them out from.

Retail investors are now looking at our government and regulators as complicit to fraud and market manipulation.

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Why is AMC’s Short Interest Going Down?

Why is AMC's short interest going down?
Market News: Why is AMC’s short interest going down? AMC Short Interest Update

AMC’s short interest has gone down from 23% to 19.42% with very little noticeable change in the share price.

Shareholders are wondering why AMC’s SI has dropped and price has not risen.

After all, isn’t AMC’s share price supposed to skyrocket as the short interest goes down?

Let’s discuss it.

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Short interest drops

AMC’s short interest has dropped from 23% to 19.42% in a matter of days.

AMC Entertainment stock moved from a low of $11.60 to a high of $14.36 on the 5-day chart.

While we have officially entered a bear market, not even positive news can escape the clutches of the general market’s downtrend.

So, is it possible this very small short interest drop could have been responsible for AMC’s small climb from $11.60 to $14.36?

AMC’s shares on loan also dropped from 194 million to 163.31 million.

But should shareholders holding out for a short squeeze be worried?

After all, it’s AMC’s short interest that tells us AMC has a shot to reach a new all-time high, isn’t it?

AMC’s short interest has always fluctuated, despite being on an uptrend for months now.

If AMC’s short interest keeps falling down, then we can anticipate shorts have merely begun to close their short positions.

And as Charles Payne put it, it’s short squeeze season again.

Will AMC’s short interest keep rising?

AMC Short Interest

Because AMC’s short interest tends to fluctuate, it’s very possible AMC’s short interest rises to +23% again.

This simply means more shorts are getting back in to short AMC at its current market value.

The rise in short interest is primarily independent to institutional sentiment.

We know AMC’s fundamentals have greatly improved.

Could institutions finally be getting ready to close their short positions in AMC Entertainment stock?

It wouldn’t be surprising if they were.

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is no longer a screaming short.

Institutions have lost billions of dollars betting against the century old movie theatre chain for over a year now.

One of the biggest rules in trading is to never trade against the trend, and AMC is no longer a short.

Shareholders will have to keep an eye out on the reported short interest data for insight as to how much runway AMC has to rise in share price.

I update AMC’s short interest daily here straight from Ortex.

One thing is certain

AMC’s share price is destined to rise.

Whether you look at it from a fundamental standpoint or from the perspective of a short squeeze play, a reversal is imminent.

It’s merely a matter of time.

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Is a Big Power Move Underway for AMC Stock?

Market News: AMC Stock Update + more.
Market News: AMC stock update + more.

AMC stock finished up +13.31% on Monday, closing the trading day at $14.13.

The movie theatre chain is now up more than 10% in the past week, breaking even on the monthly chart.

The $14 range is a very nostalgic price range for AMC shareholders.

This is the level where shorts began to close small positions last year, sending AMC’s share price to an all-time high of $72 per share.

Coincidently, AMC’s short interest was at 23% during this time; it’s at 22.42% today.

Is a big power move underway for AMC Entertainment stock?

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AMC theatres breaks record

AMC Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick – AMC theatre stock – movie theatre chain breaks records

AMC movie theatres as a business has improved its fundamentals drastically.

The company has reduced most of its debt, continues to innovate in itself, and is experimenting with companies outside the industry.

The century old movie theatre chain has certainly shocked Wall Street, and it continues to do so with the exploding revenue due to new movie releases.

Top Gun: Maverick has claimed the title for the highest box office of 2022 so far, earning over $1bn in revenue globally.

The highest previous earner was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, earning over $800m worldwide.

Elvis brought in $31m during its opening weekend alone, going head-to-head with Top Gun’s $30m now on its 5th weekend.

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. reported that their market share had remarkably grown from 22% to 26% going into the second quarter this year.

The company has managed to increase the revenue per guest and increase its food and beverage sales this new year.

Fundamentally, the company is showing promising results.

List of movies coming to AMC

Highly anticipated films that are coming to AMC Entertainment theatres include:

  • Thor 4: Love and Thunder
  • Bullet Train
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Halloween Ends
  • Black Adam
  • The Flash
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Avatar 2
  • + more

These are films movie lovers want to watch at the movie theatres, not at home.

This list of incredible films coming out this year are AMC’s arsenal against hedge funds betting against the movie theatre industry, but more specifically against AMC stock.

Will AMC stock price go up?

will AMC stock go up?
Market News: AMC Movie Theaters – AMC stock News

AMC stock will go up due to business demand and due to the company having a strong shareholder base that continues to buy and hold the stock.

AMC Entertainment is an American company that’s a part of our culture’s history.

It’s also the number one leading theatre chain company in the world owning approximately 10,562 screens in the United States alone.

In Q1 of 2022, AMC seated more than 39 million guests, a 32 million difference from Q1 of 2021.

AMC Entertainment also earned $785.7 million in revenue during the first quarter, more than five times the revenue in Q1 of 2021 ($148.3m).

The theatre chain ended Q1 with $1.4 billion in liquidity.

CEO Adam Aron hinted Q2 is on track for another groundbreaking quarter for the company.

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Related: AMC's Cost to Borrow Has Hedge Funds Burning Money

AMC’s Cost to Borrow Has Hedge Funds Burning Money

AMC Cost to borrow
Market News: AMC’s cost to borrow increases

AMC’s cost to borrow continues to rise.

In the past, we’ve seen how important this data has been regarding major price runup.

Not only does a high cost to borrow incentivize short sellers to close their positions, but it gets AMC one step closer to a squeezing.

In this article I’m going to break down the number figures and explain why the CTB and other data is pointing AMC in the right direction.

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Cost To Borrow explained

The cost to borrow is the average annualized percent (%) of interest on loans hedge funds have to pay.

For example:

AMC has approximately 190.44 million shares on loan as of the publication of this article.

Hedge funds are paying 15.55% annually on these loans.

This translates to $29.6 million per year, or $2.46 million per month.

In the meantime, it’s costing retail investors $0 to hold their positions in AMC stock.

Hedge funds will continue to pay more as AMC’s cost to borrow rises.

Short interest

AMC short interest

AMC’s current short interest is: 22.41%.

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?

AMC short squeeze
AMC cost to borrow – AMC short squeeze

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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Short Sellers Are Now Paying More to Short AMC Stock

Short AMC Stock
The cost to short AMC stock goes up

AMC’s short borrow fee is rising again and short sellers are now paying more to short AMC stock.

This is the fee short sellers pay to borrow and short the stock.

It fell as low as 0.30% earlier this year but has now risen to 18.60%.

Although the short borrow fee is still relatively low, the progression could lead to more impactful losses.

Last year hedge funds lost billions betting against the world’s largest movie theatre chain.

Overleveraged positions with high short borrow fee rates only multiplied losses.

Rising short borrow fees could incentivize short sellers to completely ditch the play and close their short positions as shorting becomes more expensive.

Let’s break it down together.

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AMC’s short borrow fee increases

AMC Short Borrow Fee

AMC’s short borrow fee rate has steadily been increasing as the markets have tanked.

It comes as no surprise that the fee to short AMC stock would increase during this liquidity crisis.

The SPY officially hit bear market territory two weeks ago, but the market bounced rather quickly, trading just above bear market levels.

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

It wiped billions of dollars from hedge funds shorting it last year.

And with a high short interest of 22.52%, AMC has more than enough juice to squeeze shorts from their positions.

But AMC’s short borrow fee rate and short interest percentage aren’t the only metrics increasing.

Pressure is escalating as AMC’s shares on loan reach an all-time high.

Pressure escalates as AMC’s shares on loan skyrocket

AMC shares on loan

AMC’s current shares on loan have reached 185 million.

These shares on loan eventually have to be returned to the lender by buying back the stock in the lit market (NYSE).

The massive buying pressure is going to create a high demand for the stock.

As the demand for the security goes up, so does the cost to buy it (the value of the security).

When AMC surged to $72 per share in June, it had roughly just over 100 million shares on loan and a short interest of 24% before falling to 20%, then 14%.

Today, AMC’s shares on loan have hit 191 million with a high short interest of 22.52%.

AMC’s Short Interest Data Updated Daily Here

Short sellers owe their lenders more now than they did when AMC shot up to $72 last June.

No matter what the catalyst is, AMC is inevitably going to surge again.

Related: Pressure Escalates as AMC's Shares on Loan Skyrocket

Will AMC’s increasing borrow fee rate force shorts to close positions?

AMC short borrow fee rate

AMC’s increasing short borrow fee rate may certainly incentivize short sellers to close their short positions.

The stock is slowly becoming harder to short and the cost to borrow it might prove to not be worth risking significant losses as the market adjusts itself for a reversal.

At some point, it’s going to be time to start betting long.

As you can tell, short sellers have the biggest risk here.

One simple bull rally can eliminate short sellers’ portfolios.

And with the SPY showing significant strength in the $400 level, one can assume the markets have potentially found a bottom.

The SPY momentarily hit official bear market levels last week but has managed to trade just above it.

A significant break upwards could bring the entire markets back up, hurting short sellers.

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Will The Apes Successfully Take Down Wall Street Again?

Apes vs wall street
Stock Market News and AMC Updates: Apes VS Wall Street

Retail investors known as ‘apes’ were able to do what no one else in history has ever done before.

They exposed fraud in the stock market and uncovered conflict of interest no one was ever supposed to see.

In the midst of it, a handful of investors made money, causing massive hedge funds to lose billions of dollars.

Do the ‘apes’ have the power to win big again?

And if so, what’s it going to take?

Let’s discuss it.

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Shorts think retail investors are experiencing fatigue

Reuters just published an article giving us some insight to what suits think of the current ‘meme stock’ situation.

They understand that short interest in AMC is rising despite its fundamental improvement.

Shorts seem to have gained some confidence in the bear market – go figure.

Wedbush Securities Inc. says it doesn’t seem like it’s a great time to short AMC.

Bets against the company “reflect that institutional investors think that the retail shareholders are experiencing fatigue here.”

While it’s true buying has cooled down, apes are still very much in this play to squeeze shorts from their positions.

Many investors have gone on the offense for months now and are supporting AMC Entertainment outside the market.

Shareholders have become so loyal to the brand that they’ve become the very guests attending the movie theatres.

Volume might not be on the rise like last year, but movie theatre attendance sure is.

The ape community has grown to understand just how important the fundamentals of the company are, despite a short squeeze not requiring them.

Retail investors might look like they’re on the sideline, but little do shorts know they’ve been on the offense the entire time.

A beacon for change

We the investors
We The Investors – apes sign to ban PFOF

The ‘ape’ community continues to be a beacon for change.

Community members recently gathered on social media to sign a petition going out to the SEC, created by activist Dave Laurer.

We The Investors is an initiative to get retail’s concerns in front of SEC Chairman Gary Gensler in efforts to raise awareness of the problems retail investors face in the market.

The letter to ban PFOF (payment for order flow) received more than 71.5k signatures.

“Together, we’re going to make sure that retail represents itself, & that firms who productize their clients can’t claim to represent them. Together, we’re going to make markets simpler, fairer & more transparent”, says Dave.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel is pushing back on the possibility of the SEC banning PFOF, along with the entire hedge fund industry.

However, other apes are taking a much different approach.

Unlike Dave Lauer, majority of retail investors don’t believe in the SEC.

They’re using marketing campaigns to put pressure on our regulators as seen below.

A mobile billboard truck was spotted in New York reading “The SEC is Complicit with Wall Street Corruption“.

Meanwhile, content creators on social media continue to educate the masses on market injustices.

Institutional investors beware, apes aren’t leaving.

Related: Here's Why Mainstream Media is Attacking AMC

AMC stock prepares for a breakthrough

AMC Entertainment Stock
AMC Entertainment Stock – Will apes trigger a short squeeze?

Buying pressure tends to slow down during bear markets, but this isn’t stopping retail investors from staying in the game.

While the ‘hodl’ game is strong, big buying pressure will soon be underway as the markets begin to shift upwards again.

Momentum from shorts closing will fuel retail’s demand for the stock, inevitably forcing a short squeeze.

And fortunately for AMC shareholders, there are plenty of short sellers in this play to send AMC’s stock price to a new all-time high.

An incredibly important part of history is being written today.

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Here’s Why Mainstream Media Is Attacking AMC

Here's why mainstream media is attacking AMC
Why does mainstream media target AMC Entertainment?

If you’re new to the ‘ape’ community, you might be wondering why in the world is mainstream media attacking AMC.

It’s to the point where the shilling has become almost unnatural.

Why are they portraying Adam Aron a certain way?

Why are mainstream media portraying retail investors a certain way?

At first glance, snarky headings could potentially sway new investors from staying clear from investing in the world’s largest movie theatre chain.

But there is always the truth.

Here’s why mainstream media keeps attacking AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

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Short and distort campaigns

The biggest way mainstream media is attacking AMC is through ‘short and distort’ campaigns.

Elon Musk said in a CNBC interview hedge funds have used short selling and complex derivatives to take advantage of retail investors.

The complex derivatives Elon is referring to could be an array of things such as options trading, HFT, swaps, borrowed stock, and even naked shares.

So, where does mainstream media play a role in all this?

The Tesla CEO says hedge funds will short a company, conduct negative publicity campaigns to drive the stock price down, then cash out and do it multiple times over.

This tactic is what’s known as “short and distort”.

Hedge funds impose their influence on corporate media such as The Fool, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch to scare people out of their money.

Here, writers get paid to write about a certain topic or narrative, hence the conflict of interest.

The Motley Fool: Forget AMC
The Motley Fool: Forget AMC

Here are a few titles published by one of the biggest participants in ‘short and distort’ campaigns, the Motley Fool:

  • Forget AMC: Is Clover Health the New Reddit Stock That Will Make You Rich?
  • Forget AMC Entertainment: These Stocks Will Make You Rich
  • Forget AMC and GameStop: These 2 Popular Robinhood Stocks Are Better Buys
  • Forget AMC: Consider This Streaming Stock Instead
  • Forget AMC and GameStop: This Stock Could Double Your Money

And the list goes on and on.

These types of headlines cost investors who didn’t take a position a lot of money.

While mainstream media warned investors of AMC, Franknez.com was saying to buy AMC when it was at $5 per share, the stock soared more than 3000% months later.

Hedge funds have always colluded with the media to drive share prices lower by publishing hit pieces speaking negatively of a company.

Not only has mainstream media attacked AMC with headlines but has strongly recommended the public to stay away from it.

Connecting the dots

Yahoo Finance AMC Stock
Yahoo Finance AMC Stock

AMC Entertainment stock has been one of the most viciously attacked stocks in the market.

This year alone, AMC has topped 16.5 million FTDs through May.

It’s no secret AMC was close to going bankrupt during the height of the pandemic.

A path to recovery seemed bleak – so short sellers naturally gravitated towards the stock.

The goal?

To short AMC Entertainment out of existence, profiting with no tax accountability.

But that vision was shattered when retail investors bought the stock en masse, forcing some shorts to close their positions and sending AMC’s share price to a new all-time high of $72 per share.

Mainstream media tried to derail investors from buying the stock throughout the entire journey.

See, MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and other shill platforms are owned by News Corp.

News Corp. is the biggest news conglomerate in the world.

Citadel’s Ken Griffin, who just happens to have one of the top 10 institutions shorting AMC Entertainment, also has a stake in News Corp.

The conflict of interest is undeniable.

Other platforms partaking in short and distort campaigns include Yahoo Finance, InvestorPlace, and The Motley Fool.

Isn’t AMC over? Why does it matter?

AMC Short Interest

AMC isn’t over, which is why mainstream media continues to attack the century old movie theatre chain.

The short interest is still very high.

When AMC’s share price rose to $72 per share, its short interest dropped from 23% to 20%, and then to 14%.

AMC’s current short interest is back up to 22.63%, updated daily here.

And mainstream media will do whatever it takes to protect its clients.

They won’t touch topic on the short interest or address predatorial short selling strategies used to drive the share price down.

They’ve used AMC’s recovering fundamentals to bypass everything else.

But even then, AMC’s fundamentals have improved drastically, shocking Wall Street today.

The fact is AMC continues to be a short squeeze play in 2022, and mainstream media doesn’t want the public to know this.

Hedge funds already lost billions last year, with some even closing due to the damages caused by ‘meme stocks’.

Those who know, know.

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Adam Aron Says There Are No Synthetic AMC Shares

Synthetic AMC Shares
Market News: AMC CEO says there is no reliable info on synthetic AMC shares

Adam Aron just took it to Twitter announcing they (AMC) have seen no reliable information on synthetic AMC shares.

The CEO said “inbound tweets ask over and over for a share count”.

He then said, “some of you believe the count is much higher. As I’ve said before, we’ve seen no reliable info on so-called synthetic or fake shares.”

Retail investors have been adamant about getting a proper share count due to the ongoing and excessive naked short selling of AMC Entertainment stock.

A share count could expose the overleveraged amount of ‘synthetic AMC shares’ and force institutions to take accountability by closing them – triggering a short squeeze.

There are many opinions going around in the community after the CEO’s announcement.

Let’s discuss it.

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Shorting in AMC never left

AMC Short Interest Ortex

Before we get into AMC’s synthetic shares, it’s important to note that AMC has accumulated more short sellers than ever before.

AMC has a current short interest of 22.90%, and more than 195 million shares on loan.

When AMC reached an all-time high of $72 per share, its short interest had dropped from 23% to 20%, then to 16%.

AMC’s short interest has been rising ever since that drop, giving the stock plenty of room to squeeze shorts from their positions.

So, shorts never really left, despite mainstream media calling the short squeeze play dead.

The conflict of interest between the media and hedge funds is something retail investors should all be aware about.

But most of you already know this.

Is Adam Aron really oblivious to the amount of shorting that has taken place in AMC Entertainment stock?

Or is he not allowed to speak on the matter due to the position he’s in as the CEO of the company?

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne did, despite the ridicule and investigations he received.

The only difference is Adam Aron has an army behind him willing to support a fair market for all participants.

Similar to Gary Gensler, it is in my opinion that Adam Aron may simply be maintaining the status quo.

But I’m curious to learn what you think.

Proof of synthetic AMC shares

Adam Aron says they have not seen any reliable information on synthetic AMC shares.

But most of the proof are in the FTDs that accumulate every month when there aren’t enough shares to meet contractual obligation.

There have been more than 16.5 million AMC FTDs this year through May according to research.

Naked short sales and selling an asset without borrowing it first are two of the leading causes for failures to deliver.

These naked shares are the shares the CEO isn’t counting – or in other terms, what shareholders want him to investigate.

He stated on Twitter AMC knows only of 516.8 million shares.

And while shareholders know this legal count as well, it’s the ‘illegal’ synthetic AMC shares the community want brought to light.

But it seems the CEO isn’t interested in combating a corrupt market.

It seems he much rather remain focused on the business aspect, which too is understandable.

However, not meeting shareholder demands could have serious repercussions in the future.

Is Adam Aron risking AMC’s future by not tackling the problems shareholders are facing in the market?

I’d love to know what you think.

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Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC

Market News: Bank of America AMC
Market News: Bank of America increases AMC puts

Bank of America and JP Morgan continue to bet against AMC despite the repercussions.

Like hedge funds, banks have also been under much public scrutiny for betting short in the market.

Regulators subpoenaed some of the largest banks and hedge funds after investigating communications between the two parties earlier this year.

Goldman Sach’s dark pools were investigated in May – a popular issue amongst the retail community.

Combined, hedge funds and banks have millions of shares working against the largest movie theatre chain in the world.

And in this article, I’m going to break down the most recently reported numbers.

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Bank of America bets against AMC Theatres

Market News: Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC
Market News: Bank of America increases short position in AMC

Bank of America increased their short bets against AMC in May, according to this Fintel report.

The bank now holds a total of 1,007,500 puts of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. stock.

Retail investors were shocked to discover BofA was one of the top 10 financial institutions betting against the movie theatre chain last year.

And they haven’t left, but rather remained bearish on AMC.

The ball might be in their court in today’s bear market, but retail investors are already weary of the market’s integrity.

Last year, hedge funds sought out to destroy the movie theatre chain by shorting it to bankruptcy.

But retail investors put a stop to the madness – saving AMC Entertainment from collapsing, and inflicting billions of dollars in damage to short sellers.

Retail investors even closed their bank accounts with Bank of America after discovering the bank was betting against the beloved movie theatre stock.

Meme stocks were no joke.

Corporate fraud and corruption were exposed, retail made money, and the media lost all credibility.

But Bank of America isn’t the biggest bear when it comes to AMC stock.

Here’s a list of other banks and hedge funds going short on AMC.

Institutions shorting AMC stock

Institutions shorting AMC stock - who is shorting AMC
Who is shorting AMC?

#1. Susquehanna – 11,004,100 shares short

#2. Citadel – 4,889,900 shares short

#3. Goldman Sachs – 2,785,00 shares short

#4. Group One – 2,221,900 shares short

#5. 683 Capital – 1,992,600 shares short

#6. Bank of America – 1,007,500 shares short

#7. Wolverine Trading – 921,400 shares short

#8. Piction Mahoney – 500,000 shares short

#9. JP Morgan – 400,000 shares short

None of these institutions have closed their positions in AMC.

One hedge fund that was removed from the list is Sculptor Capital LP – the institution closed their small position at a loss this year according to Fintel.

Anchorage Capital closed last year after betting against AMC.

The hedge fund held 4,000,000 puts prior to shutting down.

Even Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital is shutting down in June after GameStop crippled the short seller last year.

Bank of America might have increased their short position in AMC, but is it wise to bet against retail?

Retail has power, and I think retail is about to prove it again very soon.

I’m interested to learn what you think.

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