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Is A Strong AMC Rebound on The Horizon Yet?

AMC Rebound
How soon until we see an AMC rebound?

When will AMC rebound?

Later this month will mark the first-year anniversary of AMC’s all-time high of $72 per share.

The stock has been on a steady decline since it reached this ATH despite more investors coming in to buy the stock.

Approximately 80% of AMC’s float was owned retail investors during the surge.

Now more than 90% of retail investors own the float.

But a bear market knows no upside, no good news, or heavy buying pressure.

So, how close is AMC to a rebound?

Let’s discuss it.

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Is AMC doomed?

AMC just announced an incredible Q1 earnings call for 2022 where the company raised more than $1.4 billion in liquidity.

The movie theatre chain seated 39 million guests in Q1 and earned $785.7 million in revenue.

CEO and President Adam Aron reported AMC had its best Q1 in two years.

Not to mention, the company was able to repay $45 million of deferred rent reducing their balance to approximately $272 million.

They plan to reduce the deferred rent by another $125 million by the end of the year.

So, is AMC doomed?

Absolutely not.

See, a bear market doesn’t take any of this into consideration.

If the suits need the markets to be on a downtrend, they’ll be on a downtrend, momentarily that is.

So, if we’re going to play their game, we’ll just have to sit tight until we begin to see a reversal again.

Can Adam Aron do anything about what’s happening to AMC stock?

Adam Aron AMC Stock

Unfortunately, Adam Aron and any other CEO doesn’t have any power over how the stock of a company moves.

I’ve always pictured nerds behind the scenes looking at the boss for confirmation on whether they should move a stock down or up based on business or economic news.

Jokes aside, all Adam Aron can do is focus on AMC’s fundamentals to hopefully convince these ‘bosses’ the stock is not worth shorting to the earth’s core anymore.

Notice how he always addresses the suits in every earnings call, it’s for a good reason.

And finally, we’ve seen a little bit of praise on AMC’s Q1 earnings this year, but it’s not enough.

There’s an older generation of folk running our system that cannot see what ‘apes’ or Adam Aron see yet.

All this means is it’s going to take time.

Related: AMC Dominates with Powerful Q1 Results: Highlights

Are you holding unrealized losses?

If you’re holding unrealized losses, you’re going to have to make a decision for yourself.

Will you sell scared during a bear market?

Shoutout to Dany on Instagram when he said, ‘scared money don’t make no money’.

Or will you weather this market and wait for AMC to rebound?

Because stocks don’t go down forever, they eventually bounce back.

AMC shareholders are here to make a big trade, right?

So, wait, and make a big trade.

Or cash out and get back in when AMC begins to surge again because it will.

It’s your choice.

Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

How close is AMC to a rebound?

The entire market is having a challenging time finding a bottom.

This leads me to believe AMC is not done downtrending, but oh boy would I love to be wrong here.

SPY stock (S&P 500), which tracks the top 500 companies in the U.S. can’t seem to find the brakes either as it continues to pull the entire market downhill.

There are currently no signs of resistance levels in the market.

And for this reason, AMC might not be close to seeing a rebound so soon.

But it doesn’t mean AMC won’t rebound at all – the entire market will eventually go through a reversal where stocks will begin to trend upwards again.

How long will this take?

Only time will tell.

What you can do in the meantime is plan, strategize, and execute.

Focus on your financial goals, your income goals, your family goals.

Despite this dreadful bear market, learn to make every day a great day.

And if you aren’t earning money trading options yet, I actually teach you how to do it here so you can hedge against your unrealized losses in the interim.

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Here’s Why It’s Taking AMC So Long to Skyrocket

What's taking AMC so long to squeeze?
What’s taking AMC so long to squeeze? When will AMC skyrocket?

Wasn’t AMC supposed to skyrocket during an economic downturn?

AMC’s negative beta is -45.9% after all.

So, why isn’t AMC stock outperforming the market?

AMC is up more than 61% in the past year but down more than 45% this year.

Apes are wondering, what’s taking AMC so long to skyrocket?

Let’s discuss it.

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Liquidity in the markets has dried up

Money isn’t circulating in the markets like it was last year.

Financial institutions are liquidating positions left and right to keep up with increased margin requirements.

Massive selloffs are causing the markets to bleed heavily.

The DTCC just published B16845-22 which raises margin requirements by 25% for companies trading above $10.

For prices between $7.50-$9.99 per share, margin requirements will increase by 30%.

There will be a 50% margin increase on stock prices between $5.00-$7.49, and a 100% increase on stocks with prices below $5 per share.

This puts more strain on the market as financial institutions struggle to meet margin demands.

Hedge funds have been facing losses all year and even begun shutting down, as seen with Melvin Capital.

Institutions could be liquidating several stocks to keep their short positions open in heavily short stock such as AMC or GME stock – which explains why shorts have not closed their positions.

But how long will they allow themselves to be stretched before taking the entire markets down?

Related: Hedge Fund Melvin Capital Is Shutting Down in June

Institutions continue to short AMC stock

Today marks the third day in a row institutions have borrowed less than one million shares to short AMC, via Stonk-O-Tracker.

Short sellers were borrowing millions every day to short AMC stock prior to the sudden decrease.

But why has this recently gone down?

AMC’s short interest is still relatively high at 19%.

Is it possible institutions are finally being capped for borrowing shares that aren’t available in the market?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

AMC currently has more than 133 million shares on loan – or shares on loan that have yet to be returned or bought back.

AMC’s shares on loan have been the highest they’ve ever been.

For those who thought AMC’s short squeeze was done, simply look at the data.

Short sellers have to close their positions eventually and either take profits, break even, or cut their losses.

AMC will rally up as short sellers close these positions.

Will shorts close positions in this bear market?

when will amc skyrocket

It would be in the short sellers’ best interest to close positions before the market goes through a reversal.

AMC has shown a strong level of resistance in the $14-$15 range.

Short sellers didn’t close their positions at $5 per share and let the floor go up instead.

So, although AMC has taken quite some time to move up again, the chances of a short squeeze has also increased due to the current market conditions.

The question is how much more will financial institutions bring down the markets before closing short positions in heavily shorted stock such as AMC.

Will they prolong the process and leave their hand in the fire?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

If they don’t use these all-time lows to close their positions now, bull rallies during a reversal will do a lot of harm to pockets later.

Related: Will AMC Entertainment Stock Reach a New ATH This Year?
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Is AMC’s Real Share Price Being Hidden?

Is AMC's Real Share Price Being Hidden

Retail investors have debated whether AMC’s real share price has been hidden from the public for over a year now.

Why would anyone question a stock’s price?

Before the ‘conspiracy theorist’ alarm starts going off in your head, know this.

Every time mainstream media called the retail community conspiracy theorists, data and news was released confirming retails claims.

Such claims included naked shorting, dark pool trading, and major conflicts of interest in the market.

So, are these glitches that show AMC trading in the hundreds of dollars per share merely glitches?

Or is there more going on that retail can’t see?

Let’s discuss it.

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Is AMC’s share price real?

is AMC's share price real - real amc share price

Retail investors have debated that because so much of retails orders do not get processed in the lit exchange (NYSE), not all of their buying power is being reflected in the actual share price.

Gary Gensler himself said 90%-95% of retails orders are processed in dark exchanges during a Bloomberg exclusive.

This provides concrete evidence AMC’s share price is heavily suppressed.

And heavy overleveraged short selling doesn’t make it any better.

If the SEC has proved one thing, it’s that the stock market is tailored to better fit the needs of financial institutions rather than individual retail investors and the companies that are the backbone of our economy.

Saying AMC’s real share price is being hidden is a strong way of saying institutions are stealing money from retail investors.

But where’s the lie?

When market makers make money trading retail’s orders through foreign exchanges while regulators allow this to happen.

Is AMC’s real share price being hidden?

It’s safe to say retail investors understand AMC’s real share price is definitely being suppressed.

AMC share price glitches

AMC Share price glitches

Evidence has surfaced on Reddit and Twitter showing AMC at a higher share price than is being traded on the NYSE.

These glitches have surfaced for over a year now where AMC has been seen trading between $100-$400 per share momentarily.

These discrepancies in the market have left retail investors wondering if AMC’s real share price has been accidently leaked from time to time.

To keep an open mind is to ask questions and to get down to the truth, whether these glitches truly are just glitches, or not.

Similarly, glitches have also surfaced for GameStop (GME) stock.

The ‘meme stock’ duo have been victims of heavy shorting for years now but market injustices have been brought to light by the ‘ape’ community in the past year.

Mainstream media won’t touch topic on these issues which is why I’ve made it my mission to stand up for the community.

I’m interested in learning your perspective.

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Related: Will AMC Entertainment Stock Reach a New ATH This Year

Do The ‘Apes’ Really Own AMC Entertainment?

do the apes really own AMC Entertainment?
AMC Apes – do these retail investors really own AMC Entertainment?

Like any company, if you own AMC Entertainment stock then you basically own the company.

Shareholders are essentially what fund company projects, ideas, and help drive innovation.

Especially in AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

AMC is a special case though because without its shareholders the company would have never survived.

Even today, AMC Entertainment would sink without its shareholders.

So, how much power do the apes have over the largest movie theatre chain in the world?

Let’s discuss it.

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How much control do the apes have over AMC Entertainment?

Do apes really own AMC Entertainment?

Earlier this year, CEO and President Adam Aron announced during 2021’s Q4 earnings call that 90% of AMC’s float was now owned by retail investors.

Last year 70%-80% of the float was owned by apes.

This is a massive amount of people who have control of AMC’s share price today.

Think about it, a massive selloff all at once could destroy the company.

Which kinda gets you thinking…

Is this why Adam Aron has not been as vocal about short selling as GameStop’s Ryan Cohen has been?

I’ll leave that up to you to answer.

But regardless the situation, the ape community really does own AMC Entertainment.

Last year Adam Aron proposed a 500 million share dilution, to which the apes voted against.

The proposal was scratched, and apes won.

AMC apes also urged the CEO to implement cryptocurrency and NFTs into the business.

Both of which came true and were a big success for the company.

Related: The Most Innovative Things Happening with AMC Today

Mainstream media has portrayed this negatively

No surprise there.

AMC is not in debt to the apes, but there’s a mutual respect where communication has been key between the two.

Retail investors have pitched several ideas to the CEO in efforts to raise more capital and bring alternative income streams to life.

This is the first time in history where the CEO of a public company has communicated with shareholders via social media – the way Adam Aron and the apes have.

The ape culture has broken down barriers in the finance and stock market world.

While retail investors have been making a ruckus about market injustices, they’ve waited on the CEO to back them up but have yet to receive that full support.

Adam Aron mocked short sellers for the second time back in February of this year.

But that’s as much as the CEO has gotten to discussing overleveraged short sellers and market manipulation of his stock.

Though he did briefly mention shorting on live television before, the ape community is hoping for more activism.

Recent criticizing from apes

Do apes really own AMC Entertainment
Do Apes Really Own AMC Entertainment?

Some apes have recently criticized Adam Aron for not focusing enough on bringing light to market injustices.

AMC investors for the most part are all in and have seen their investments drop significantly due to overleveraged shorting in the market.

Retail investors feel the CEO of the company should find solutions that will allow shareholders to be profitable – given that they are a huge lifeline for the company.

Other apes in the community argue that the CEO is entitled to fundamentally running the company only.

Which also makes sense – but this is a community and I believe Adam Aron should also take your concerns seriously.

Apes truly do own AMC Entertainment.

And any differences should be discussed civilly.

There’s never been a community like this before, so it’s important to stick together.

What do you think?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

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Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

AMC’s Hycroft Raises an Astonishing $195m in Two Weeks

AMC Hycroft $195 million
HYMC News – AMC Hycroft News

AMC’s Hycroft mining company just raised $195 million in only a matter of two weeks!

Corporate media was quick to judge the movie theatre chain’s diversification but as Adam Aron says, let them eat crow!

AMC Entertainment announced on Tuesday, March 15th that it had acquired a 22% stake in Hycroft (HYMC).

Shareholders technically now own silver and gold, but you especially own silver and gold if you’re invested in the company.

HYMC stock is up more than 3% this week but surged almost 22% afterhours on Friday.

Let’s break it down together.

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AMC partners up with billionaire Eric Sprott

Eric Sprott
HYMC News – AMC Hycroft News

Both AMC and billionaire businessman Eric Sprott took a large stake in Hyrcoft (HYMC).

Eric Sprott is known for specializing in precious metals and real assets investing.

He is considered one of the world’s leading gold and silver investors.

Combined, AMC and Mr. Sprott invested $56 million in Hycroft (HYMC), or approximately $28 million each.

CEO and president of AMC Entertainment Adam Aron announced on Friday in a tweet a total of $139 million had been raised in additional equity.

This means AMC’s Hycroft raised $195 million in just two weeks!

The stock soared almost 22% after hours when the announcement was made.

And shareholders are loving the CEO’s moves as a short squeeze could be on the horizon.

HYMC short interest data

HYMC’s current short interest percentage is 49.58%.

If you don’t have a subscription to Ortex don’t worry, I update HYMC’s and other heavily shorted stock’s short interest data daily here.

This is a very high short interest figure for a stock.

When you have a short interest this high it’s possible to squeeze shorts from their positions with momentum.

A sharp increase in price could send short sellers running to close their positions before greater losses accrue.

Hycroft’s utilization rate reached 100 and has bounced between 80-90 in the past few days.

We saw a similar pattern occur last year with AMC before it ran up to $72 per share.

Keep an eye out on this stock.

As the market begins to transition into a bull market, we’re going to see many small and mid-cap size companies gain serious traction.

Related: Should you buy HYMC stock or pass on it?

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AMC Entertainment Holdings Stock Ends Trading Week Up 12.46%

AMC Entertainment Holdings Stock
Yahoo Finance – AMC Stock Chart

AMC Entertainment Holdings stock ends the third week of March up 12.46%.

The theatre chain company saw gains of 4.02% on Friday alone.

The stock had lower volume than average but still managed to outperform the market.

AMC Entertainment Holdings stock also ticked upwards of 1.58% after hours.

Is AMC about to see a reversal from its month-to-month declines?

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Price increases despite lower-than-average volume

AMC Entertainment Holdings Stock
AMC Entertainment Holdings Stock – NYSE: AMC

AMC’s current average daily volume is 44.7 million.

Today the trading volume was significantly lower at 31 million.

Despite being a much lower trading day, AMC Entertainment Holdings stock closed at $15.80.

AMC is up 12.46% in the past week and more than 13% this year.

The company announced on Tuesday it had acquired a 22% stake in silver and gold mining company Hycroft (HYMC -2.17%).

The news boosted AMC’s share price by approximately 7%.

It seems AMC is aligning more with the fundamental values that typically tend to drive stocks in the market.

And for AMC this is a good thing.

After all, more than 90% of the company’s float is owned by retail investors so the momentum will be there when it needs to be there.

S&P 500 shows promising runup

The S&P 500 closed today up 1.10% and 5.61% on the weekly chart.

The SPY or VOO, shows us the overall market as it tracks the top 500 companies in the U.S.

It is currently down -6.95% on a year-to-date basis which reflects how the markets have been trading since the start of 2022.

However, looking at the past month and 6 month charts we can see the S&P 500 slowly begin to pick up with 2% and 3% recoveries.

And by the look at the 5-day chart things are looking rather bullish.

SPY S&P 500 5-Day Chart
Yahoo Finance: SPY S&P 500 5-Day Chart

The SPY could see a little bit of retracement going into the next week.

But I don’t expect any sort of retracement to last long and it’s very possible the market has already found a bottom.

We can expect small and mid-size cap companies to follow the S&P 500’s bullish trend line very soon.

Is now the time to buy stocks?

If you’re basing market trends on the SPY, then the data shows us bullish moves may be around the corner.

In that case, now is the time to add to your portfolio.

Stocks that have been falling sharply since the beginning of the year are going to be reaching price levels from earlier this year.

I anticipate new all-time highs will be the result of this comeback.

What do you think?

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Should You Buy HYMC Stock or Pass on It?

HYMC Stock
Is HYMC Stock a buy or should you pass on it?

HYMC stock has sparked curiosity after the biggest movie theatre chain company in the world, AMC Entertainment, acquired a 22% stake in the gold mining company, Hycroft.

The news from Adam Aron surprised both AMC shareholders and business personalities alike.

But AMC shareholders are on the fence about purchasing HYMC stock, although some have already jumped in headfirst.

In this article I’m going to go over the information that is currently available to the public.

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HYMC stock surges on AMC acquisition news

HYMC Stock AMC
AMC Acquires Hycroft silver and gold mine company

Hycroft Mining stock was trading only at $0.60 last week and earlier this year.

HYMC stock surged to $1 on Tuesday, March 8th and nearly $2 per share on Friday, March 11th.

Interestingly enough, HYMC’s share price began to surge a week prior to AMC’s official press release, which was published Tuesday, March 15th.

CEO and President of AMC Entertainment Adam Aron mentioned the company is going on offense which sparks much positive sentiment behind the surprising move.

It seems AMC could be hedging against inflation and a volatile market by investing in silver and gold.

Silver and gold have usually been used to hedge against depreciating assets during recessions and economic downturns.

It’s also very possible that AMC could be using Hycroft as a means to accelerate paying off their debt through investors.

This strategy could get AMC Entertainment out of debt quicker while leaving the company with additional cash in their war chest.

If AMC Entertainment is buying into this company, then it’s highly probable it will play in the company’s favor long-term.

Is HYMC stock shorted?

HYMC stock has a short interest of 21.99%, Utilization score of 100, and cost to borrow fee of $260.71.

You can view free daily short interest updates here.

On March 4th HYMC stock had a short interest of only 1%.

It looks as if information was leaked of AMC’s acquisition news because the short interest data began to increase only days before the official announcement was made.

Regardless, the stock became heavily shorted as soon as AMC Entertainment’s press release came out.

It’s very possible we begin to see ‘short and distort‘ campaigns with this new acquisition.

We’ve already begun to see platforms owned by News Corp. such as The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and MarketWatch ridicule the acquisition.

These companies have long been intertwined with hedge fund narratives in a conflict of interest.

It’s safe to bet the same shorts betting against AMC Entertainment stock are the same shorts betting against HYMC stock.

Does this make HYMC a short squeeze play?

HYMC could see a gamma squeeze, but I don’t think it’s as strong as AMC to see a short squeeze.

This is rather speculative though and should warn investors of the risks involved below.

Hycroft could be an asset that will allow AMC Entertainment to cash out when needed to raise capital for the theatre chain.

If this is the case, it will be a great tool for AMC’s fundamentals in the long run.

However, it’s important to note that the company has complete control of what happens to the stock.

Hycroft released a prospectus stating the following.

Under the circumstances, we caution you against investing in our Class A common stock, unless you are prepared to incur the risk of losing all or a substantial portion of your investment.

The company may sell or dilute shares at any moment without advisory so there is risk.

Is HYMC stock a buy?

Is HYMC stock a buy
Is HYMC stock a buy?

I would personally love for Adam Aron to provide investors with more information on the long-term plan with Hycroft.

At the moment it seems like it could be a cash cow to hedge against growing inflation and possibly yield liquidity to AMC Entertainment.

HYMC stock could be a good short-term trade while it’s still early.

One CNN Business analyst is forecasting HYMC stock to reach $13.00 over a 12-month.

According to 8 other analysts, the average price target is $13.26.

The market is unpredictable right now with so much short seller activity going on.

You’ll have to make a decision whether such a trade is worth losing if it has the potential to provide you with a 10x return.

Like any new news, tread cautiously and always have a strategy when investing in the market.

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AMC Acquires 22% Stake in Silver and Gold Mine Company Hycroft

Hycroft Mining AMC
Hycroft Mining – AMC Entertainment’s latest investment

AMC just acquired the silver and gold mine company Hycroft at a 22% stake.

CEO and President Adam Aron announced on Twitter AMC is playing on offense with a bold diversification move.

The company announced in a press release they will be receiving an additional 23.4 million warrants in Hycroft at $1.07 per share.

The stock is currently trading around $1.70.

What does this AMC news mean for shareholders and the company?

Let’s discuss it.

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About Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation

Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation
AMC acquires 22% stake in Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation

The 71,000 acre Hycroft Mine in northern Nevada is one of North America’s largest development sites.

Independent third-party studies confirm that the Hycroft Mine has some 15 million ounces of gold deposits and some 600 million ounces of silver deposit.

Making an investment equal to AMC is Eric Sprott, one of the world’s leading gold and silver investors.

Combined, AMC and Mr. Sprott are investing $56 million, which will help Hycroft considerably lengthen its financial runway. 

AMC and Mr. Sprott will each invest $27.9 million in cash in Hycroft in exchange for 23,408,240 units, with each unit consisting of one common share of Hycroft and one common share purchase warrant (the “Units”).

The Units are priced at $1.193, which complies with the minimum bid price required by Nasdaq for an at-the-market purchase.

Adam Aron said this investment is a terrific opportunity to potentially strengthen and enrich the company, creating significant value to AMC shareholders.

Why is AMC investing in mining?

AMC Hycroft investment
AMC Hycroft investment

AMC is taking their expertise in guiding companies going through time of severe liquidity challenges and bringing Hycroft back to life.

“Our strategic investment being announced today is the result of our having identified a company in an unrelated industry that appears to be just like AMC of a year ago. It, too, has rock-solid assets, but for a variety of reasons, it has been facing a severe and immediate liquidity issue. Its share price has been knocked low as a result. We are confident that our involvement can greatly help it to surmount its challenges — to its benefit, and to ours.”

AMC CEO and president, Adam Aron

The company is diversifying its portfolio and creating several streams of income.

Other streams of income aside from acquiring a stake in Hycroft mining company can be seen in NFT royalties, cryptocurrency appreciation, and their Perfectly Popcorn brand coming to retail stores this year.

AMC Entertainment is on a role despite ongoing ‘short and distort‘ campaigns aiming to drive the stock price down.

Even Yahoo News is praising Adam Aron for his move.

I’m curious to know your thoughts.

Leave them in the comment section at the end of the article.

Hycroft short interest skyrcockets

Hycroft mining short interest

Prior to any talks about AMC acquiring the mining company, Hycroft’s (HYMC) short interest was below 1%.

It has now surged to 20.22% with a utilization score of 100.

I will be updating the short interest daily here.

Ortex is even reporting HYMC to be on the NYSE threshold list.

Short sellers got in on this relatively quick.

In fact, Hycroft’s short interest is almost identical to that of AMC’s.

It’s safe to say the people short selling Hycroft mining stock are the same ones shorting AMC Entertainment.

If you would like me to cover more of HYMC stock leave a comment below letting me know.

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Elon Musk: Hedge Funds Tank Stocks Using “Short & Distort”

Elon Musk news on hedge funds, short sellers, and DOJ
Elon Musk news on hedge funds, short sellers, and DOJ

Elon Musk, one of the most influential people and geniuses of our time is speaking out on hedge funds and the SEC.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO exchanged emails with CNBC on this exclusive take and shares his thoughts on short sellers and regulators alike.

And according to CNBC the SEC declined to comment.

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Elon Musk on hedge funds and short sellers

Elon musk on hedge funds and short sellers

In this CNBC exclusive, Elon Musk says hedge funds have used short selling and complex derivatives to take advantage of retail investors.

Something retail investors who purchased so called ‘meme stocks’ last year found out very easily.

The retail community known as ‘apes’ have been standing up to the injustices brought forth by hedge funds.

Predatorial tactics have suppressed the share prices of AMC and GameStop to further refrain retail from squeezing short sellers from their positions.

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.

Which in retrospect are all predatorial tactics hedge funds and short sellers use to profit from falling stock prices even when the inflow is largely greater than the outflow.

Tesla CEO speaks out on publicity campaigns that drive stock prices to the ground

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

The Fool - Forget AMC
The Fool – Forget AMC: “Buy this instead”

One of the biggest fear mongers has been The Fool.

They abused their reach to derail curious investors from investing in AMC Entertainment and GameStop stock.

AMC Entertainment was up more than 3,000% at one point and mainstream media caused many investors to miss the opportunity.

And for others, to get in late, resulting in several losses.

The conflict of interest derives from the connection between the hedge fund Citadel and News titan, News Corp.

News Corp owns the Wall Street Journal, DowJones Newswire, MarketWatch, and Barrons.

These are all companies that have put out hit publications attacking AMC and referred to a specific group of activists as ‘conspiracy theorists’.

On the contrary, the retail community is religious about facts and evidence.

Dark pools and naked shorting are only two of many injustices retail investors have brought to light.

The SEC Commissioner confirmed on a Bloomberg exclusive that 90%-95% of retail market orders are not processed through the lit exchange.

Elon on the SEC and regulators

Elon Musk has never been too fond of the SEC.

In 2018 he referred to the agency as the “Shortseller Encrichment Commission”.

In 2020 he posted this statement on Twitter about the SEC.

The CEO made another anti-SEC post on Twitter again after the interview with CNBC.

And retail investors are cheering him on for being a voice against corruption in the market.

The SEC has been held accountable as being implicit to hedge fund market manipulation.

They’ve imposed “fees” that have allowed hedge funds to continue their predatorial strategies.

There has been no serious consequence or justice protecting retail investor.

The agency has also failed to recognize the manipulation in both AMC and GameStop in a report released in December of 2021.

Most retail investors do not trust the SEC according to a poll conducted by community member on Twitter.

The poll below shows that out of 10,511 votes, 97.3% of investors do not trust the agency.

Why are hedge funds being investigated?

why are hedge funds being investigated?
Ken Griffin – Citadel Investigation

Hedge funds are being investigated for flooding the market with fake orders to drive stock prices down, a term known as “spoofing”.

Muddy Waters was recently raided by the FBI for using this predatorial tactic.

Citadel is being investigated too according to a Bloomberg report.

The Department of Justice is involved.

They are targeting several hedge funds and banks in relations to market fraud and manipulation.

Banks involved in the investigations so far are Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Bank of America is one of the top 10 financial institutions shorting AMC Entertainment stock.

The bank has yet to be announced in the probe.

Elon Musk told CNBC he’s glad to see the Justice Department is investigating short sellers.

“This is something the SEC should have done, but, curiously, did not.” stated Elon.

He spoke out against short sellers in 2021 during the “meme stock” frenzy.

This was during the time when retail began buying heavily shorted stocks en masse.

Opinion: We need more activists like Musk

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The retail community has done an incredible job at raising awareness of injustices in the market.

The ‘ape’ community without a doubt made today’s progress possible.

Now, retail investors continue to demand regulators to lift short selling suppression imposed on stocks such as AMC and GameStop.

We need more public figures to speak out on the matter.

Would you agree?

Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Read: AMC Entertainment CEO mocks hedge funds for the second time

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‘The Batman’ on Track for A $120 Million Weekend

The Batman on track for a $120 million weekend
The Batman movie earnings

‘The Batman’ secured $21.6 million in Thursday previews alone.

The film received an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and 90% audience score.

AMC’s CEO said in Q4 earnings call that more than 60 million guests attended the movies in Q4 of 2021 alone.

He anticipates double the attendance this new year.

‘The Batman’ began its domestic box-office run on Friday earning $57 million in total with pre-release earnings.

The film is on track for a $120+ million weekend.

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‘The Batman’ now playing

‘The Batman’ starring Robert Pattinson

People are calling Robert Pattinson the best Batman so far.

If you watched ‘The Batman’ I’d love to hear your take in the comment section below.

The film was distributed worldwide in movie theatres on Friday March 4th.

So far ‘The Batman’ has had a killer start in the box office.

Here are some earnings reports worldwide:

  1. UK: $6.4 million
  2. Spain: $1.2 million
  3. Mexico: $5.2 million
  4. Brazil: $4.6 million
  5. France: $4.4 million
  6. Australia: $4 million

The film’s estimated $120 million-$130 million opening is the sixth-highest for March, behind Beauty and the Beast ($174.7 million), Batman v. Superman ($166 million), Captain Marvel ($153.4 million), The Hunger Games ($152.5 million) and Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million), via. Collider.

Movie theatres are thriving

Movie theatres are thriving
People are flooding movie theatres despite the ongoing pandemic

Movie theatres are thriving yet once again despite the ongoing pandemic.

People’s need for a sense of normalcy is being met by high profile movie titles on the big screen, something you cannot replicate with online streaming.

Though online streaming has become quite popular due to the pandemic, more people have proven the desire to get out again.

Restaurants, movie theatres, and shopping centers are all packed today.

More people are beginning to feel things are getting back to normal with mask mandates being lifted in some areas of the country too.

While online streaming is here to stay, so are the movie theatres.

The theatrical experience is hard to follow

AMC Theatres 'The Batman'
‘The Batman’ now playing in AMC theatres

Films like ‘The Batman’ and ‘Spider-Man No Way Home’ make the theatrical experience a hard act to follow.

Especially when comparing it to online streaming at home.

The movie industry is booming again, and the numbers say it all.

‘Spider-Man No Way Home’ is on track to make more than $800 million to-date, currently at $786 million.

‘The Batman’ is anticipated to continue generating millions leading up to next weekend.

While the finance world continues to criticize the survival of the movie theatre industry, it’s safe to say cinemas aren’t leaving.

What’s your take on the movie theatre industry?

Let’s start a discussion below.

Related: Is AMC a good stock to buy?

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