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Goldman Says Bigger Short Squeezes Coming Since Meme Stock Frenzy

Goldman Sachs Short Squeeze
Market News Today: Goldman Sachs talks short squeezes in 2023.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is reporting hedge funds betting against stocks globally abandoned those short positions last week at the fastest pace since 2015, surpassing the speed of exits during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021.

The latest short squeeze, implying that stock prices rose so much that bearish bets become too expensive to hold, saw hedge funds caught out by a sharp rally in equities on Feb. 2 after the U.S. Federal Reserve slowed the pace of interest rate hikes and markets anticipated that rates would peak soon, per Reuters.

According to the Goldman note, the speed at which hedge funds exited bearish positions surpassed that seen in January 2021 when retail traders managed to squeeze short sellers out of stocks such as videogame retailer Gamestop (NYSE:GME) and movie theatre operator AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC).

During the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021, GameStop shares rose to nearly $500 per share, or +1,500% that year.

AMC shares rose from $2 early that year to an all-time high of $72 per share, more than +3,000%.

Today, both AMC and GameStop remain heavily shorted with AMC Entertainment having a higher-than-ever cost to borrow fee.

Experts say hedge funds remain bearish

Despite the massive short covering, hedge fund managers do not seem to be more upbeat about markets.

“Positioning isn’t ‘high’ and it doesn’t seem like many investors are bullish, per se,” JPMorgan’s Positioning Intelligence said in a note reviewed by Reuters, adding it has also seen hedge funds adding some shorts in highly shorted stocks.

It seems institutional investors are not entirely switching sides yet but are continuing to add to their short positions on already heavily shorted stocks.

Still, short interest in both AMC and GameStop has both risen and fluctuated, signaling few shorts closing.

AMC Entertainment stock is up more than +60% this year-to-date, GME stock more than +34%.

The movie theatre chain has a high short interest of 22.84% with an extremely high cost to borrow of 239.91%.

Hedge funds will need to determine whether it’s worth paying millions of dollars per month in fees just to short AMC stock.

A short squeeze may be triggered at any moment as this weight gets too heavy.

Industrials and Information Technology Companies

The largest short positions held by hedge funds were in industrials and information technology companies, the Goldman note said.

It added that hedge funds also exited many long positions in Asian developing markets and Chinese equities last week.

Resurgent risk appetite among some investors has also fueled rallies in the shares of so-called meme stocks since the start of this year, though many analysts are skeptical the recent moves will last, said Reuters.

But I disagree.

AMC Entertainment may have bottomed out as we see the stock price bounce and retest major levels of support.

The company’s high short interest and cost to borrow has grown substantially over the past two years.

Major price action may trigger short sellers to close their positions, initiating a chain reaction that will lead to a short squeeze.

The short thesis for AMC Entertainment is getting weaker as new developments surface in the entertainment industry.

Goldman Sachs is right, massive short squeezes are coming.

And the retail investor is about to put Wall Street upside down again, just like they did during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy of 2021.

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Will MULN Shares Continue to Surge Next Week?

Will muln shares go up this week
Market News Today: Will MULN shares surge this week?

Will Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) shares go up this week?

The company stock rose +7% on Friday after gaining +24% that trading week.

There’s a strong bullish sentiment surrounding MULN stock that is attracting new retail investors at just the right time.

Mullen Automotive recently received a $200 million purchase order for 6,000 cargo van EVs in December.

The news carries weight going into the first quarter of 2023 after the company’s partnership with industry leader, Randy Marion Automotive Group.

Momentum in the past month has compounded as more investors begin to discover price targets from experts and analysts.

Mullen Automotive’s stock price forecast targets a high of $24.15, mid of $23.46, and low of $23.23.

“Mullen Automotive is set up for a short squeeze that may not begin if the company cannot issue some favorable news in the next few weeks,” said MarketBeat analysts in January.

Could MULN stock be the next GME, AMC, or even HKD?

These stocks surged 1,500%, 3,000%, and 20,000%.

MULN Bullish Trend

In the past month, MULN stock has had one particularly strong bullish trend; its call options vs put options ratio.

This market sentiment is what makes Mullen Automotive stock stand out from many others in the market.

It has an extremely high bullish conviction.

On Friday alone, we can see the stock had a total of 131.62K call options and 11.22K put options.

MULN Stock Call Options Webull - Mullen Automotive stock news today.
Will MULN shares surge this week? – Mullen Automotive stock news today.

That’s nearly 12 times more call options than put options.

And this is a trend we’ve seen all throughout the new year so far.

Both retail investors and institutional investors are majority long on the company.

But Mullen Automotive will need to continue to prove itself to institutional buyers for heavier buying pressure to push the stock past $0.44, a strong resistance level.

MULN stock tested $0.44 in January and again during the first week of February.

Shares rejected $0.44 coming back down to $0.39 before bouncing back to $0.40 on Friday.

This means that even as shares fall, buyers are picking up the dips.

A break past $0.44 could create the chain reaction the stock needs to make its way to $0.60 and to $1.

Will MULN Stock Go Up This Week?

will muln stock go up this week?

MULN stock has proven to be extremely bullish this year-to-date.

If shares are able to maintain above $0.42 this week, it’s highly probable that the stock will continue to rise.

In a war between bears and bulls, bulls are in the lead, but they’ll need to maintain that buying pressure if they are to see $1 per share before Nasdaq’s deadline in March.

Are you holding Mullen Automotive stock this year?

Are you a long-term shareholder?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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BREAKING: Expert Says a MULN Short Squeeze is Highly Probable

Stock Market News: A MULN short squeeze could be underway soon according to experts.

Experts say positive news in the coming days to weeks is all Mullen Automotive (MULN) stock needs to trigger a short squeeze.

“Mullen Automotive is set up for a short squeeze that may not begin if the company cannot issue some favorable news in the next few weeks,” said MarketBeat analysts.

Experts are saying Mullen Automotive’s high trading volume and current price action all point to a short squeeze.

The company was able to finish 2022 strong with news after partnering with Loop Global to deploy EV charging solutions, including a public DC fast charging network and residential offerings.

Mullen Automotive is also preparing for 3 commercial product launches in 2023 after signing with their first U.S dealer partner, RMA Group.

In early December, the company announced Former General Motors Government Sales Leader Ronald Dixon will be leading Mullen’s EV charge for U.S government fleet sales.

Mullen Automotive has not formally confirmed its next earnings publication date, but the company’s estimated earnings date is Monday, February 13th, 2023 based off prior year’s report dates, according to MarketBeat.

Here is the latest MULN stock news.

MULN Short Squeeze Price Prediction

CNN Money is predicting MULN stock to make gains upwards of +7,000% this year from its $0.32 previous major level.

Stock analysts are giving Mullen Automotive a low of $23.23, a mid of $23.46, and a high of $24.15 per share.

MULN Stock Price Forecast 2023 - CNN Money.
MULN Stock Price Forecast 2023 – CNN Money.

The current analyst consensus is a strong buy.

Now more analysts are saying all Mullen Automotive needs to trigger a short squeeze is favorable news in its next earnings report.

Entrepreneur says a flop could cause shares to slide, but retail investors are bullish on the automotive company.

In the past week, call options have dominated put options on Webull.

Today, we’re seeing MULN stock price consolidate as we get closer to earnings.

Where the company stock price goes from here will depend highly on news catalysts.

If the company is able to demonstrate results and progress going into the new year, institutions might favor buying in heavily, squeezing short sellers in the process.

MULN Short Interest Today

MULN’s short interest sits between 10%-44% according to a few data analytic websites.

Much of the bearish action and suppression in MULN stock today is being done by dark pools and off exchange action, per MarketBeat.

All the company needs to trigger a short squeeze is to give these bears a reason to run.

Will MULN Stock Go Up Soon?

Analysts say Mullen Automotive stock has formed a clear bottom in the $0.25-$0.36 that may easily turn into a reversal with good news from the company.

A bounce here could send the price to retest $0.60 in a few days or less.

Bullish continuation above $0.60 could take MULN stock to the $1 level.

But it’s all going to depend on the company’s annual report and earnings according to Entrepreneur.

Experts are still giving MULN stock a year-term projection of $23 per share.

Today, out of 173 financial institutions investing in Mullen Automotive, only 1 is short with 172 being long, per Fintel.

In December alone, 18 financial institutions purchased shares of Mullen Automotive.

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MULN stock institutional investors | Mullen Automotive short squeeze.

Two of the biggest financial institutions that have recently bulked up on MULN stock have been Vanguard and BlackRock.

Other major institutional buyers include Fidelity, the Russel 2000 index, Nationwide Mutal Funds, Schwab, Morningstar, and Blackstone.

What are your thoughts on Mullen Automotive Stock?

Are you holding for a MULN short squeeze or is Mullen Automotive stock merely on your stock watchlist?

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AMC CFO Sean Goodman Cashes in $230K of APE

AMC CFO Sells APE
Market News Today: AMC CFO Sean Goodman Sells APE shares.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) CFO Sean Goodman cashed in approximately $230K of AMC’s Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) shares on Thursday according to an SEC filing.

Fintel reports the CFO sold roughly 171,431 shares of AMC Entertainment in 2022 taking home a tidy $3,384,701.

In 2021, Sean Goodman made approximately $7,067,369 when he sold a total of 220,425 AMC shares between March and December.

Today, the CFO holds only 4,420 shares of APE.

There are now shareholders who hold more APE shares than AMC Entertainment’s own CFO.

Shares of APE have risen by more than 150% in 2023 and more than 54% for common shares of AMC stock.

The equity closed at $3.01 on Friday despite the selloff.

The conversion of APE to AMC stock remains in the air; here’s the latest APE stock news.

What happened to APE?

Stock Market News Today - AMC CFO Sells APE shares.
Stock Market News Today – AMC CFO Sells APE shares.

APE shares have fallen from their high (inception) of $10.50 to a low of $0.65.

The equity was heavily attacked by short sellers, momentarily making it on Yahoo’s top list of most shorted stocks in the market.

The purpose of APE was to utilize shareholder’s cash to pay down debt, which AMC accomplished to do in September selling 425 million shares, a month after listing.

AMC Entertainment delivered the following statement that same month:

“Under the circumstances, we caution you against investing in our AMC Preferred Equity Units, unless you are prepared to incur the risk of losing all or a substantial portion of your investment,” said an official statement from AMC Entertainment.

However, the company also warned short sellers of a potential APE short squeeze, resulting in severe losses for those betting against the security.

Retail investors are now waiting for this short squeeze to recoup losses and possibly profit from any type of massive price surge.

Fortunately, the CFO’s sale of APE shares didn’t impact the equity’s price this past week.

In fact, bullish sentiment amongst retailers remains intact.

Discussion ⬅️

Knowing what’s occurred with APE shares today, would you have done anything differently?

An investor reached out asking what I made of an article by Bloomberg of why APE was created in the first place, published on the 1st of February.

To which I answered, “It’s in line with what I said before APE was created (layman’s terms)”, an article published in August mind you.

APE was never intended to be an investment vehicle for shareholders, it was always meant to be a liquidity pool for the company.

Many didn’t like that I said this, but it was the truth, and the company claimed it many times too.

But many shareholders, and probably not even you, but many did follow blindly to the hype influential accounts were making up.

Hey, it sounds nice I get it.

Just be aware of what content you’re consuming.

APE shares are up +150% year-to-date

If you never owned APE and you purchased shares during the first week of January for the first time, you’re killing it – but that’s a very small percentage of you, if any.

APE Stock Price Today.
APE Stock Price Today.

It’s time retail investors stop handing their money away and start capitalizing on opportunities when they present themselves.

Some of you have capitalized on AMC a few times over, some of you have even capitalized on Hycroft.

Majority of you have been in profit, made a decision not to take profits, and then let those gains turn into losses.

I’ve been there.

Stop listening to people making up narratives.

Instead, stay tuned to where the money is going, position yourself, and take profits when you’re in profit.

Profitable Case Studies / Probabilities

  1. You purchased AMC in Feb 2021 (same time I began writing about it) when it was trading around $5-$6 per share and sold with profit at some point later that year.
  2. Profiting from Bitcoin when I said buy at $29K (June 2021), jumps to all-time high of $66K, doubling your investment.
  3. You saw my newsletter on SHIB back in October 2021 during the weekend; the cryptocurrency goes to a record all-time high that next week.
  4. Capitalizing on HYMC when I said it could be a good short-term trade (March 2022).
  5. Getting in on LUNA when I called unusual whale activity in September 2022; the crypto ripped that same week.
  6. I called MULN at $0.32 per share on January 4th, 2023, the stock has surged to $0.44 since the publication of the company’s latest developments (not financial advice), but analysts and shareholders expect it to continue rising.

These are all very real case studies I’ve done that have provided many opportunities to many of my readers.

7th on the list was a complete bust, September 2021: SPRT stock.

6 out of 7 case studies have put retail investors in profit at some point.

Of course, we don’t always cash out when we should have; that’s ultimately on us.

So, could you really blame AMC CFO Sean Goodman for getting the bag?

Some will look at it objectively and think ‘opportunity’, others may look at it as insiders taking advantage of something shareholders built.

But I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the CFO selling APE.

Leave a comment below.

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Mullen Automotive Stock Reclaims $700 Million Market Cap

Mullen Stock Market Cap
Market News: Mullen stock market cap rises.

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) stock has reclaimed $700 million in market cap.

Shares rose to more than $0.44 on Friday from a weekly low of $0.32 earlier that week.

Volume also surged past Mullen Automotive’s average trading volume of 218 million to more than 250 million on Friday, a trend we’ve seen this year.

The last time Mullen Automotive’s market cap hit $700 million was during the first week of January before ultimately coming down to around $500 million when shares retested $0.28 levels.

MUNL stock’s market cap is currently sitting at $706 million.

Recent positive news has triggered share prices this year to rise.

The EV company recently received a $200 million purchase order from Randy Marion Automotive Group for 6,000 EV cargo vans.

Mullen Automotive said it has until March 6 to meet the Nasdaq minimum bid requirement of $1.

If shares haven’t reached $1 by then, the company said in a statement that it intends to seek an extension from Nasdaq to meet the $1-per-share threshold.

This pressure could trigger shareholders to inject the company with enough liquidity to raise share prices before the deadline.

It also provides the company with a timeline to develop positive news and instill institutional confidence moving forward.

Will MULN shares keep rising?

Technical analysis shows us a break above $0.4180 will send shares up to retest $0.43 and $0.44 per share.

A push above $0.44 has the potential to send prices all the way up to $0.55 and eventually $0.60.

MULN Stock Technical Analysis - Franknez.com.
MULN Stock Technical Analysis – Franknez.com.

Continued momentum will send shares to retest $1 per share.

If MULN stock fails to break above $0.4180, the stock may come down to retest $0.40 flat.

Here, buying pressure will send share bouncing back up.

If buyers don’t step in, shares may slide to $0.38.

They key to a $1 billion Mullen market cap heavily correlates to how much buying pressure investors will be able to maintain.

Either institutions begin to buy in heavily again, or we see a combination of institutional buyers, current shareholders, and new shareholders stepping in.

But I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this.

What upcoming developments are you looking forward to?

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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When Do Shorts Have to Close Their Positions in AMC?

When will shorts close their short positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?
When will shorts close their positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?

Every retail investor holding a position in AMC wants to know, when will shorts close their positions?

And I don’t blame you.

This one is a little tricky.

See, it’s like saying, “when will retail investors sell their positions?”

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

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

And although we did see AMC’s share price surge in 2021, the short sellers are still here in 2023.

So, why aren’t shorts closing their positions yet?

What do retail investors need to do to squeeze hedge funds out of their money?

Let’s discuss it.

Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

When do shorts have to close their positions in AMC?

Let’s start with the fundamental question.

Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

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

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

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

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

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

Short sellers are burning big money to keep these positions open in 2023 though.

You’ll want to keep an eye on this interest as it will determine just how much shorts are bleeding.

I update AMC’s short interest data (and others) here daily.

Why does the “Cost to Borrow” fee matter?

The cost to borrow fee is an interest that short sellers must pay for borrowing AMC shares to short the company stock.

These fees are currently at an all-time high.

AMC short borrow fee interest

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

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

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

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

AMC Short squeeze Score Fintel

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

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

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

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

Just In: Short Sellers Are Down $81 Billion This Year

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

Retail investors have helped drive the short borrow fee up simply by holding their positions.

When AMC squeezes, not every short will close their positions immediately.

This means retail investors won’t ever be able to time the high.

There will be short sellers who will continue to short even as share prices rise.

If we begin to see AMC’s price action rise monumentally, it is important to have a plan on how to take profits.

Just like a day trade, investors may be profitable for some time until they see gains turn into losses, which usually occurs due to greed in the markets.

This is what you want to avoid.

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

What happens when a short close their position?

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

In AMC’s case, shorts who drove began to short around $5 but are still holding to-date are at a loss.

AMC is currently trading around $6.08 per share as of 2/2.

When there’s a ton of shorts closing (in a particular stock), it will result in a short squeeze.

What is a short squeeze?

What is a short squeeze?

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

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

Some short sellers closed in June of 2021 when AMC shares rose to $72 per share as well.

AMC’s price skyrockets to more than +3,000% that year!

Short squeezes are massively profitable for retail investors.

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

Read: 5 Big Signs Pointing to An AMC Short Squeeze

So, when will AMC shorts close?

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

Instead of exiting, short sellers have been holding.

Just as retail investors have high conviction on massive price action, hedge funds still have conviction on shorting the company to delist it.

But AMC Entertainment isn’t going bankrupt and AMC shareholders aren’t leaving.

AMC said bankruptcy was no longer on the table years ago and some Wall Street analysts have said the industry is on a solid path to resurgence, via Hollywood Reporter.

In fact, the short thesis is beginning to change with many incredible developments happening in the movie theatre industry.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) is up more than 54% this year-to-date and it looks like the stock has bottomed out.

As we continue to see a high utilization and the short borrow fee increase, we can only expect shorts may be incentivized to close sooner than later.

Will AMC’s price action continue to go up?

AMC stock has always had high demand from shareholders.

While many of these retail activists continue to hold losses from June’s drop, it’s possible this changes – granted that short sellers close out their positions this year.

Short sellers will have the option to hold their loses on paper for months to come (with fees) or close their position at the current share prices.

Short selling is a risky business and bulls have sent a message – “we’re not leaving”.

With new titles coming to AMC movie theaters as well as new developments, we’re only going to continue to see a surge in price action due to an increase in the company’s fundamental growth.

Even if shorts continue to hold, lenders will eventually run up the interest rate again, forcing them to throw in the towel.

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

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Top 5 Stocks Outperforming the Market Already This Year

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

The SPY is currently up +9.44% entering the second month of the year.

Shares of the S&P 500 index are trading at $416.78 at the time of this publication.

Last year, the index came down more than -10% bringing many companies down -50% to more than -80% on the year.

Today, stocks seem to be doing much better than experts and analysts anticipated.

Short sellers are currently down $81 billion this year-to-date.

Despite coming from a bear market, and all signs signaling an upcoming recession, early investors in some stocks are already killing it.

Here are 5 stocks currently outperforming the market already this year.

  1. Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR) +73.62%
  2. AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) +54.71%
  3. AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) +135.83%
  4. Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ:PTON) +109.11%
  5. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) +74.16%

#1. Biora Therapeutics (BIOR) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR), formerly known as Progenity (PROG) stock was up more than +182% in the first week of the new year.

Today, BIOR stock is up more than +73% this year.

The stock surged from $2 per share and peaked around $7.36 last in only the second week of the new year.

BIOR is extremely shorted, we’re talking about the company being one of the most shorted stocks in the market at the moment.

Ortex is reporting the company to have a whopping 243.95% short interest.

Why did BIOR stock surge so much this year already?

Biora Therapeutics is on track to move into clinic with its lead targeted therapeutics program.

If approved, it will be massive for the company and for shareholders alike.

Read More BIOR Stock News Here

#2. AMC Entertainment (AMC) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock continues to be one of the biggest ‘meme stocks’ even after its massive debut in 2021 when shares rose from $2.50 to $72 later that year.

The stock, at the publication of this article, is trading at $6.08, the same share price it was two years ago before gaining serious traction.

AMC Entertainment continues to improve its fundamentals and remains the #1 leader in the movie theatre industry.

While online streaming has grown to become quite popular, especially during the pandemic, experts are beginning to weigh in on AMC’s side in 2023.

CNBC stated, “Netflix has backtracked on its previous policies, including by introducing an ad-supported subscription option, leading many to wonder whether the company should rethink its resistance to the traditional Hollywood movie release model as it looks for new ways to grow revenue.

Even Amazon associates who asked not to be identified, per Bloomberg News, are stating the company plans to invest $1 billion per year in the movie theatre industry.

The world’s largest online retailer aims to make between 12 and 15 movies annually that will get a theatrical release.

“While a $1 billion annual investment for film development is on the lower end of what major Hollywood studios spend each year, it’s a positive sign for the movie theater business, which has struggled in the wake of the pandemic”, said CNBC.

#3. AMC Preferred Equity (APE)

AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) is currently up +135.83% this year-to-date.

The equity made its debut in August of 2022 as a dividend for AMC shareholders.

AMC Entertainment has been able to capitalize on the equity by using funds to pay off debt and raise capital for the company.

Shares have plummeted since its inception; however, we’re seeing APE shares outperform the market too.

Plans to merge APE shares with AMC common stock will soon be up for shareholders to vote on.

Also Read: AMC Warns Short Sellers of Possible APE Short Squeeze

#4. Peloton (PTON) Stock

Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTON) is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City.

The company’s products are stationary bicycles, treadmills, indoor rowers equipped with Internet-connected touch screens that stream live and on-demand fitness classes through a subscription service.

Company shares are up +109.11% year-to-date.

Peloton recently brought Leslie Berland, Twitter’s former marketing head, as its next chief marketing officer, per Bloomberg news reports.

She previously helped lead American Express for 10 years.

Peloton is trying to shift the tides after a rough 2022, when its stock dropped more than 75%.

The company in November posted wider losses than analysts expected for its first fiscal quarter.

Berland said in an announcement that she is “thrilled” to join the company at this “unique moment in its transformation journey.”

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#5. Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) had one of its worst years yet in 2022.

However, the company stock is outperforming the market today already gaining +74.16% in gains this year-to-date.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold 22 million shares of the company last year cashing in approximately $3.6 billion earlier in December according to this SEC filing.

After the massive selloff, Elon said during a Twitter space call that he will not sell any Tesla shares for about two years.

Musk said he sees a ‘serious’ recession in 2023 and is preparing for a worst-case scenario.

And although experts are saying a recession is likely to strike the U.S. economy during the first quarter of 2023, the company stock seems to be performing quite well today.

Related: Is Tesla Stock a Buy Right Now or Should You Wait?

Honorable mentions

#6. Hycroft Mining Holding (HYMC) Stock

Shares of Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC) rose 25% earlier this year when the company announced it had discovered more gold and silver than it had anticipated.

Majority of the company is owned by AMC Entertainment.

22% of the company to be exact.

When the movie theatre chain acquired the mining company, headquartered in Nevada, shareholders followed.

Hycroft was able to raise an incredible $195 million in just two weeks after the acquisition.

Today, company shares are up nearly +10.31% year-to-date.

#7. GameStop Corp. (GME) Stock

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are currently up +31.98% year-to-date.

GME stock continues to be a retail investors favorite despite its popularity coming down since the ‘meme stock’ frenzy of 2021.

Today, shareholders are registering their shares through DRS to prevent short sellers from attacking the company stock.

According to GameStop, approximately 30% of GME’s float is registered with the Direct Registration System (DRS).

This equates to 71.3 million retail shares.

How much of GME’s float is owned by retail investors?

Nearly 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

While DRS certainly prevents the company from being shorted, it’s only one piece of the puzzle for a GameStop short squeeze.

Shareholders will need to create massive buying pressure next.

Read More About GameStop and DRS Here

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5 Big Signs Pointing to An AMC Short Squeeze

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Market News: Can AMC stock still squeeze? Here’s what the data says.

There are people who don’t believe an AMC short squeeze will happen anymore.

Some will argue it already happened when AMC stock jumped to its all-time high of $72 per share.

And while yes, there were short sellers who were squeezed out in January when shares rose to $22 and again in June, AMC Entertainment continues to be heavily shorted.

In this article, I’m going to go over 5 undeniable signs that point towards the possibility of an AMC short squeeze.

So, whether people want to ridicule shareholders for firmly sticking to their convictions, you can’t argue with these facts.

TRusT mE bRo.

#1. AMC’s short interest is really high

amc short interest

A short squeeze requires a company to be heavily shorted, which AMC is.

AMC has a high short interest of 23%.

Did you know that before AMC’s share price surged from $14 per share to its all-time high of $72 per share it only had a short interest of 22%?

AMC’s short interest dropped from 22% to 14% as short sellers began to close their positions.

Well, I’m sorry to break it to skeptics, but AMC’s high short interest means there are shorts to squeeze.

I’d love to hear the rebuttal on this one; I don’t get the counterargument.

#2. There are millions of shares on loan

This ties back to AMC’s short interest data.

There are currently 185.14 million shares on loan, per Ortex.

These are shares that have been borrowed and not yet returned to the lender.

Hedge funds borrow these shares to short AMC stock.

At some point, these shares eventually have to be returned whether short sellers simply return them without necessarily selling them in the market, or through a ‘buy-back’ when closing their short positions.

Small spikes in AMC’s share price in correspondence with a drop in short interest suggests some short closing.

We’ve seen this on very high-volume trading days.

Now imagine all of these shares getting returned to the lender from shorts closing positions.

That’s a lot of buying power getting injected into the stock, forcing shares to spike.

Also known as a short squeeze.

#3. The cost to borrow AMC is higher than ever

The cost to borrow is the annual fee hedge funds are paying to borrow shares to short the company stock.

AMC’s current CTB is a whopping 217.56%.

Hedge funds are currently paying more than $30 million monthly in fees alone.

This lucrative fee alone could incentivize short sellers to ditch this play and close their positions.

#4. AMC Entertainment has the community to trigger big buying pressure

amc short squeeze

This is one of the biggest catalysts for an AMC short squeeze.

Why?

Because volume is what drove share prices up during the Wall Street Bets movement in GameStop, AMC, and other heavily shorted stocks at the time.

DFV knew that buying pressure is what would trigger spikes in GameStop, causing short sellers to run for the hills.

AMC shareholders replicated it in 2021, sending shares from $6 per share to $72 per share by literally buying every dip.

Yeah, it was insane -but it worked.

And shareholders haven’t left, they are still holding in 2023.

#5. The company isn’t going bankrupt

Is AMC a short squeeze play? Can AMC still squeeze?

The short thesis made sense during the height of the pandemic when movie theatres were forced to close their doors to the public.

CEO Adam Aron said AMC Entertainment went from one day making millions per day to income suddenly halting due to the lockdowns.

But AMC Entertainment is no longer going bankrupt.

The company has improved and restructured its debt every quarter since 2021 and has beat earnings expectations ever since.

While the company does carry debt, Adam Aron has proved to be a master at raising cash from thin air.

Some of his efforts have included branded merchandise, the introduction of its equity APE, and through partnerships in the entertainment industry which Disney and Netflix.

The company is expected to launch a new credit card this year and put AMC branded popcorn in retail stores.

You can read more about AMC’s development’s here.

An AMC short squeeze isn’t as far-fetched as some might think

As you can see, there are no conspiracy theories or “what if’s”.

I’ve been documenting AMC’s short squeeze since 2021, shortly after shares rose to $22 per share and came back down in late January.

I witnessed months of momentum build until shares jumped to $72 per share.

And yes, it can be replicated.

Related: Will AMC Stock Squeeze in 2023?


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Citi, Goldman, Extend AMC’s Covenant Waiver to 2024: What it Means

AMC Covenant Waiver
Market News Today: Banks extend AMC’s covenant waiver to 2024.

CEO Adam Aron said Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse have extended AMC’s covenant waiver to March 31st of 2024.

“This is a reflection of AMC’s recovery being well under way… a vote of confidence in AMC by our banks that we much welcome. Thank you Citi, Goldman, and Credit Suisse”, said AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) CEO Adam Aron on Wednesday.

So, what exactly is a covenant waiver extension and what does this mean for AMC Entertainment?

What is a Covenant Waiver?

A covenant waiver is when a lender temporarily forgives a borrower’s breach of a loan covenant.

In AMC’s case, the lenders are Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse.

Debt covenants are restrictions that lenders (creditors, debt holders, investors) put on lending agreements to limit the actions of the borrower (debtor), AMC Entertainment.

In other words, debt covenants are agreements between a company (AMC) and its lenders (Citi, Goldman, Credit Suisse) that the company will operate within certain rules set by the lenders.

Should a borrower violate a covenant, such as not maintaining a certain interest coverage ratio or engaging in unpermitted business activities, it may constitute a loan default, per The Balance.

Financial Covenants Explained

Covenant requirements are conditions the borrower must regularly meet throughout the term to demonstrate their creditworthiness to the lender.

Lenders frequently use certain financial tests that serve as indicators of the borrower’s repayment ability.

Failure to meet these tests violates the covenant and constitutes loan default.

In AMC Entertainment’s case, lenders have waived, or forgiven AMC’s breach of contract, per their loan covenant and extended it to March 31st 2024.

What Does This Mean for AMC Entertainment?

AMC News Today.
AMC News today.

For AMC Entertainment, a covenant waiver will allow the business to run operations under its debt contracts with Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse until 2024.

If the company fails to meet its debt obligations, or financial covenant requirements, then the loans are subject to default.

This puts AMC Entertainment in a tricky position in terms of what they can and cannot do or say.

Which also explains why the CEO cannot raise awareness of the manipulative shorting of the company stock.

It’s very likely that speaking out on such topics may violate these covenant agreements.

Some retail investors have scrutinized Adam Aron for not speaking out on naked shorts like other CEO’s are doing today.

But this news may provide shareholders with more perspective on why that is.

Is AMC Entertainment Being Held Hostage by Lenders?

Citigroup currently holds call options representing 0 of underlying shares valued at $0 USD and put options representing 55,000 of underlying shares valued at $383,000 USD.

Source: Fintel.

The bank has been selling shares while playing put options in order to profit from the drops they’re triggering in the market.

As of November 7th, 2022, Citigroup has dropped AMC’s price target from $3.13 per share to $1.20 per share and used the media to promote the price target.

Just a month prior to Citi’s price hit, Credit Suisse said in October AMC shares are worth less than $1.

The banks are making their money which means it’s going to be up to the company and shareholders to prove the Wall Street short thesis wrong.

But I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.

Leave a comment down below.

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Big Volume Raises MULN Share Prices by More Than +18%

Stock Market News Today: MULN share prices rise as volume surges.
Stock Market News Today: MULN share prices rise as volume surges.

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) share prices rose more than 18% on Wednesday after big volume carried the stock up to nearly $0.36 from its open of $0.2894.

MULN stock retested $0.35 after hours after closing the trading day at $0.3485.

Volume surged to 382 million, up 165 million from its average intraday volume of 216 million.

Technical analysis earlier this week showed us a push towards the upside would get triggered after breaking above $0.294 and $0.31.

Investors were able to build momentum causing MULN shares to rise on Wednesday.

MULN share prices have steadily traded in the $0.32 range since the beginning of the year.

The automotive stock jumped to $0.44 before retesting its major bottom level.

Will MULN shares keep rising?

117K Call Options vs 1.9K Put Options

A pattern we’ve been seeing with Mullen Automotive stock all of January is much larger call options than put options in the market.

Big volume pushed MULN share prices up on Wednesday with several call options making gains.

Webull’s volume distribution shows us MULN had 117K call options and 1.9k put options on Wednesday.

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Call options in MULN have overwhelmed the minority of investors betting against the company stock.

As more and more retail investors come to discover Mullen Automotive, we can expect to see MULN share prices rise.

The company stock continues to be a ‘buy’ from analysts predicting shares to soar more than +7,000% this year.

MULN stock is predicted to reach a high of $24.15 in 2023.

Getting MULN shares to $1 will be the first big milestone for the company stock.

And while experts say continuation of 2022’s bear market can be expected this year, the market has shown us that investors have the power to move the markets as a whole, despite market conditions.

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