How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market?

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How Does The Media Manipulate The Stock Market?
Trusted and beloved sources show their true colors

We’ve recently seen a lot of misleading headlines in attempts to alter the course of the inevitable. Today we’re going to talk about AMC and how hedge fund partners are playing dirty to steer the public from the free trade. So, how exactly do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

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Lets get started.

The power of the media: MarketWatch removes AMC as the most shorted stock

The investing community knows AMC has been the most shorted stock in the market for quite some time now. However, on Wednesday February 24, it simply disappeared from MarketWatch’s website.

Stock Market Manipulation - MarketWatch

AMC was not assorted to a place on the list, the ticker was simply removed from the eyes of the curious retail investor.

You can see it for yourself here –> Link

And no, the ticker symbol all the way at the bottom is not AMC theaters.

Why MarketWatch removing AMC from the list is manipulation

It’s a no brainer hedge fund partners need to stick together. When AMC squeezes, hedge funds are going to lose a lot of money.

Retail investors know this. It’s the newcomers who are looking to invest in AMC that are going to be misguided. See, the more people invest in AMC means the more the share price is driven to the moon. Something hedge funds betting against AMC cannot afford.

According to The Fool – You should invest in this or that “instead”

The Motley Fool is a source that provides its subscribers with hand picked stocks with potential gains.

With tremendous respect, stick to what you do.

The integrity of this company is to help investors pick winning stocks, not to divert them from a stock due to it’s potential upside that can cause hedge fund partners to lose billions of dollars.

For quite some time now we’ve been seeing The Fool attempt to divert the public from getting in on AMC stock by pumping negative headlines.

This ladies and gentlemen is how the media can manipulate the performance of a stock. This influence can sway a new retail investor from adding to the surging volume of shares being purchased in the market.

To the new retail investor – make your financial decisions based on your own due diligence. Not on what media sources get paid to write about.

Yahoo Finance & InvestorPlace

Platforms such as Yahoo Finance & InvestorPlace have also had their fair share of negative headlines to try and divert the public from skyrocketing AMC to the moon.

With InvestorPlace even throwing a jab at GME investors saying, “If You’ve Made Money On GameStop, You’re Not An Investing Genius”.

Perhaps not, but we’re pretty certain these investors are wealthier than the person who came up with that punchline.

These media sources have been discouraging new retail investors from investing in AMC since the beginning of the year although the stock is up year-to-date!

AMC’s average volume is now 57.5 million

AMC’s average volume is now a whopping 57.5 million. Retail investors have been holding and buying through red and green days.

The heavy volume is a sign retail investors continue to be bullish on AMC stock.

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.

Retail investors have seen this tactic from hedge funds for quite some time now.

Manipulation in the stock market

Manipulation in the stock market - Robinhood
Robing Hood?

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Robinhood scandal. This is another form of manipulation in the stock market caused by the halt of buying power. Robinhood prevented its users from buying stocks such as AMC and GME (GameStop) during GME’s bull run.

Although restrictions aren’t as tight anymore, we’re beginning to see trusted and beloved companies get exposed as hedge funds worst nightmares become a reality.

The stock market is no longer their playground. We’re now seeing more people learn about how the stock market moves. This is revealing a lot of unethical behavior on the hedge funds side that should be deemed as illicit activity.

Read: Why new retail investors investing in AMC should avoid Robinhood

A house of cards, r/superstonks (Reddit post)

A Redditor just posted an insane amount of DD on Reddit. This long form post discuses the transition from paper filled orders in the stock market to the use of computers going tracing back to the mid 80s.

The post reveals the beginning of issuing naked shares. We’re also learning that a lot of transaction are being held by the actual institutions that are shorting these stocks.

Robinhood routes more than half of it’s customers to Citadel. This information has now been disclosed via the Washington Post.

You can read the full Reddit post here.

Trey’s Trades does a quick breakdown on this DD as well. The video is embedded for your viewing pleasure.

With all this in mind, manipulation in the stock market has been able to keep AMC’s share price below $20 for the longest time. AMC is currently consolidating at $36 per share.

I also included this DD on the post, “Why hasn’t AMC squeezed yet?“.

Barclays is fined for inaccurate books and records

Stock market manipulation
Barclays CEO, Jes Staley

Reports by Finra have been made public detailing multiple fines on Barclays for inaccurate books and records.

Barclays is one of Citadels clearing houses. Although the fines won’t make a dent in their pocket, the unethical behavior of these clearing houses continue to be exposed.

This isn’t the first time Barclays has run into issues with fraud. There just simply hasn’t been a community to be loud about these investigations. Retail investors are now sharing this information and bringing light to all malpractice.

Positive news for retail investors

Melvin Capital hedge fund manipulation
Melvin Capital suffers a 49% loss its first quarter in 2021

With all this being said, retail investors should be aware that one the biggest hedge funds shorting AMC and GameStop have suffered a 49% loss their first quarter.

This ladies and gentlemen is justice. As long as both retail investors and shorts continue to hold, hedge funds such as Melvin Capital will continue seeing massive loses.

It costs retail investors nothing to hold, but it costs shorts and hedge funds money every day. It’s only a matter of time before a squeeze occurs, no matter how manipulated the stock market gets.

Related: Citadel loses billions: Hedge funds are getting dragged down fights The Fool, Yahoo Finance, and InvestorPlace is fighting for the community against malpractice from all news media shunning AMC and GameStop.

This platform will serve as a positive media outlet for the community and only spread factual documentation, and news related cited-sources.

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I will not encourage retail investors to take a position in AMC. However, I will outline the facts and evidence to help you make your own personal financial decision.

Read: A message to the SEC on fails to deliver (AMC)

How can retail investors bring awareness to the community?

Retail investors can expose false information on social media to shine light on manipulation tactics driven by hedge fund partners.

Sharing factual and positive articles relating to the performance or analytics of a particular stock is another way the investing community can stay united. is a platform for the community. I am 100% pro retail-investors and I will continue to share DD that point towards an AMC short squeeze as well as any relevant information that exposes malpractice in efforts to raise awareness.

Read: Media tries to scare people out of their money: AMC saga

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  1. Jon

    Another great article!!! It may be just me but I have a feeling that something is different in the market for AMC and the pendulum is swinging the Apes way!!! I have been buying shares for months now and I get a sense that FOMO is growing and that I may only have a few more days or weeks to purchase shares at a discounted price….I will buy and hold till this thing blows up!!! Keep up the good work my friend!!! You are being heard!!!
    To the moon!

    • Frank Nez

      Cheers Jon – Something massive is indeed coming! To the moon brother

  2. Juan P

    Thanks for your commitment to the average American attempting to combat the greed and corruption that’s left so many behind in 2008. You’re doing God’s work!

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      Hi Juan, I’m only doing my part in the community brother – thanks for commenting

  3. Toma Elias

    Adding to the Motely Fool slanted articles… You should look into their “investment fund” sister company.

    Then if you look at their holdings, and check that against when and what they hold… You’ll see a direct correlation. Is THAT not market manipulation?

    And since short positions are “self reported”, my gut says they probably have a short position in AMC.

    I’d love a bigger brain to look into this.

    • Toma Elias

      *EDIT – Look at their holdings and check that against when and what “articles they write”.

  4. Thor

    A couple of years ago I think Citi had a guidance for the very wealthy clients saying only the rise of the little guy is one of the biggest threads to the “system”. I’ve been trying to find that since it was posted back then in forums. Just fits the current movement

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      No way. If you find it please email it over and I will include it on this post.

  5. Olivia

    Finally we have an article with the truth. Thank’s

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      I couldn’t watch in silence

  6. Fed up investor

    Thank you, for pulling the curtain back on how the deck is being stacked against the ma and pa investor and Main St. USA companies. Both have been plundered using shorting in an unethical manner. Using dark pools to self deal has led to the dislocation of company and shareholder value. The actions you have brought to light make it impossible to make a reasonable assessment of value and undermines the faith and usefulness in/of our financial markets by investors and companies raising capitol.

    Thank you for your scoop!

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      Thank you for your comment – I strongly believe in the power of the people have when we come together for a cause or a change

  7. Johnnada

    You’re gaining a huge following. Keep up the great work!

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      I appreciate every single one of you, you’re the ones making a difference 🙏 – thank you

  8. Anon

    All of your ads are pointing to Cramer and what stocks to buy in 2021.

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      Unfortunately those are out of my control – they change from time to time

  9. ML

    The news feed we find in our trading app is compromised as well.
    Webull has been manually giving the spotlight to the bad headlines and left the good ones out of their app.
    “@stonksarelife” pointed that out on twitter couple days ago and it appeared to be true.

    Check by yourself!

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      That’s ill 😕. Manipulation of the media right there. Please share this information with the community. I don’t use Webull but you can email me screenshots to update this post and inform.

    • PJ

      There have been certain things that Webull has been doing that reminds me of RH, which I left. I will leave Webull too.

      • bryanfrankieantunez

        Makes 100% sense. Who do you use now? Vanguard and Ameritrade are very good platforms

  10. Jimmy Overstreet

    Finally a journalist with ethics!!! Who wrote this so they can be given credit?

    • bryanfrankieantunez

      Thank you brother 🙏 I wanted to give back to the community

      • Alan Asawa

        Thanks again!
        I was hoping you might be able to comment on the SEC report 17 CFR * 240.15c3-3, dated last 10-22-20 but to take effect 4-22-21, Section 1, that “A broker or dealer shall promptly obtain and shall thereafter maintain the physical possession or control of all fully paid securities and excess margins carried by a broker ore dealer carried by the customers.”
        This sounds like a great way to curb HF’s from shorting thousands of stocks by being able borrow basically an unlimited amount of cash to manipulate the market.

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