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Chicago Tribune Says Citadel Securities’ Dark Pool Targets Small Investors

Market News: Citadel Securities Dark Pools Exposed
Market News: Citadel Securities Dark Pools exposed

The Chicago Tribune just published a piece explaining exactly what retail investors have been warning the SEC about.

Citadel Securities’ dark pool dominates a big part of the financial world, accounting for as much as half of U.S. stock market activity.

The Chicago Tribune says this prominent dark pool is run by Chicago Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities and has been targeting small scale retail investors.

And they’re not wrong.

Dark pools are typically involved in payment for order flow (PFOF), where they pay broker firms to receive retail order flow.

Brokers such as Robinhood and TD Ameritrade accept payment for order flow.

But retail investors have now brought these nefarious practices in the market to light.

Let’s discuss it.

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Taking down Citadel’s dark pool

Citadel Securities Dark Pool
Citadel Securities Dark Pool

The Chicago Tribune has acknowledged investors’ orders almost never make it to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ.

The editorial team say they get redirected to electronic platforms run by private market makers who match buyers with sellers at a price they determine, behind closed doors.

Citadel Securities’ dark pool is able to make money on the difference between bid and ask prices when trades are matched.

This creates major conflict of interest as the orders they fill are not competing against one another; therefore, the price is open for manipulation.

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said himself 90% to 95% or retail’s orders do not get processed through the lit exchange.

And although light is shining on this very real problem, nothing is being done about it by our regulators yet.

“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for revising its rules to keep up with technology and, here’s a surprise, the regulators have fallen behind.” – The Chicago Tribune.

But the editor says the problem is the SEC has too much on their hands and are spreading themselves thin.

They’re focused on crypto regulation, SPACs, and climate control.

It’s rather clear dark pools are not the SEC’s main priority.

Citadel Scandal

Citadel Scandal - Ken Griffin Lied
Ken Griffin – Citadel Scandal

Citadel has been heavily scrutinized by retail investors for not only heavily shorting ‘meme stocks’, but for suppressing the price driven by retail demand with its dark pool.

#KenGriffinLied began trending on Twitter earlier this year and again this month when the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services released a report confirming Robinhood and Citadel did indeed have blunt negotiations prior to trading restrictions on January 28th of 2021.

The “GameStopped” report documents in detail the events that lead to the halting of ‘meme stocks’.

Ken Griffin swore under oath that Citadel and Robinhood had no communication the day prior to the restrictions, but proof has now surfaced.

The question now is, will the case dismissed by Judge Cecilia Altonaga late last year get reopened?

The Miami district court judge admitted the Citadel and Robinhood transcripts were suspicious.

However, the federal court has dismissed the case due to a lack of evidence.

According to Business Insider, the court said that the evidence between Citadel Securities and Robinhood was not sufficient.

The retail community found Judge Cecilia Altonaga had ties to the defendant in the Robinhood and Citadel case, creating a major conflict of interest.

But mainstream media isn’t covering this.

What can be done about this corruption in the market?

Wall Street Corruption

If you’ve been one of my day-ones, you know I’ve always preached raising awareness.

Raising awareness is what gets people to learn, dive deep, and stand against market injustices.

People want to fight for a cause, people want to fight for freedom.

Instead of focusing on the things that are out of our control (SEC, market manipulation, etc.), we must focus on the things that are in our control.

And that is raising awareness to educate the population.

I truly believe this is the way to creating real change.

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Will AMC Stock Squeeze in 2022? [Short Interest Data]

Will AMC Squeeze in 2022?
AMC Short Squeeze – AMC Entertainment 2022 – AMC Stock Price – AH9 Stock – AMC Stock Squeeze

Will AMC squeeze in 2022?

The Fool thinks you should sell your stock, but retail investors aren’t budging.

Mainstream media who serve hedge funds in a conflict of interest have been egging retail investors to not buy the stock all of 2021.

If you listened to The Fool who told you not to buy AMC when its share price was low, then you would have missed out on a trade that went as high as 3000% in gains!

While the runup to $72 per share might have caused AMC’s short interest to drop to 14% from 20%, AMC’s short interest has now gone up to 21%.

Ladies and gentlemen, AMC stock has plenty of room for growth in 2022.

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Mainstream media wants retail to lose

It’s no secret the financial platforms who have been attacking AMC stock are tied together.

Wall Street Journal’s parent company is News Corp., who also owns Barrons, MarketWatch, and DOW Jones Newswire.

Well, there’s a relationship between Citadel Securities’ CEO Ken Griffin and News Corp (he owns stock).

This creates conflict of interest because of the influence these people in power have who are shorting AMC stock.

Citadel Securities is one of the top 10 financial institutions shorting AMC stock.

So, let’s look at the data that shows whether or not AMC will squeeze in 2022.

AMC Short Interest Data (2022)

AMC Short Interest Data 2022

AMC’s short interest is currently at 18.19%.

The short interest tells us the percentage of a stocks float that is being shorted (shares have been borrowed and not yet closed).

Because AMC is heavily shorted at nearly 19%, this is a short squeeze play in 2022.

An 18% short interest is equivalent to approximately 144.97 million shares on loan (shares that have been borrowed and have not yet been closed).

When AMC’s short interest dropped from 20% to 14% (6 points), the share price rose to $72 per share.

New short positions have brought AMC’s short interest up to 18% again meaning there are many shorts that have yet to be squeezed from their positions.

AMC’s short interest for 2022 is updated here daily for free, via Ortex.

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Whether AMC’s stock price is up or down, the short interest tells us a large portion of AMC’s float continues to be shorted.

The short interest is the main recipe for a short squeeze.

Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

Will AMC Squeeze in 2022?

will AMC squeeze in 2022
Will AMC stock squeeze in 2022? Game over short sellers | AMC Stock 2022 – AMC Stock Price

AMC has a high enough short interest to squeeze shorts from their positions in 2022.

Sitting at 18% short interest, it’s more than enough to get the price up well into the high hundreds of dollars per share.

Whether regulators will investigate naked shares, FTDs, and other forms of counterfeit shares for hedge funds to cover is another topic.

AMC will need momentum if it’s to see another massive runup in share price.

Furthermore, hedge funds will lead their customers into losses for the second year in a row if retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock in 2022.

AMC Entertainment stock has plenty of room for growth and mainstream media doesn’t want you to know it.

Related: TD Ameritrade mistakenly reports 40.25% short interest

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Who is AMC stock for?

Popcorn

AMC stock is for the retail investors who are willing to take a little risk to multiply their investment through a short squeeze play.

A short squeeze play is a long commitment with incredible upside.

If you’re lucky enough to get involved in the ape community you’ll find yourself fighting for a fair and transparent market, where your voice means everything.

Reasons why AMC wont squeeze in 2022..

I’ve always been transparent with the community.

There are many of you who got in when I first began publishing the data early last year and are sitting on unrealized gains today.

And although AMC could have squeezed during various occasions last year, there are still things that can hinder AMC from squeezing this year.

Here’s a list of things that will refrain AMC from squeezing shorts from their positions:

  1. Retail investors start selling AMC stock
  2. Retail investors stop buying AMC stock
  3. New buyers aren’t introduced to the stock or short interest data
  4. Number of day-traders increase
  5. Regulators don’t enforce margin calls / protect retail from market manipulation

The AMC community has not had a problem holding or buying the stock.

One of the biggest problems the community faces today is regulators not protecting retail investors against the predatorial strategies from hedge funds.

The community has always been a beacon for change.

Apes will need to voice market concerns to elevate awareness.

Related: These Two Signs Will Tell You a Short Squeeze is Over

Market regulation in 2022

Market regulation 2022 SEC

AMC stock had multiple chances to squeeze in 2021, however, hedge funds always found a loophole that would prevent them from reporting information, or trading stock in the lit exchange.

Market manipulation continues to be a threat to every retail investor in the market.

AMC Entertainment was on the brink of extinction, it was about to go bankrupt.

Hedge funds took this opportunity to overleverage their short positions in the stock, betting it would close forever.

Once retail investors got in and saved the company, the community uncovered a number of market manipulation tactics that allowed hedge funds to prevent the stock’s share price from soaring.

The fight for a fair market continues in 2022.

For the ape community, this is more than just a short squeeze play.

It’s about freedom.

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Can AMC Stock Reach $100? Market News and Updates

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

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

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

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

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

AMC Entertainment was barely recovering during this time.

Today, the company is stronger than ever before.

Here’s what we know.

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Comparing AMC this year to last year

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

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

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

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

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

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

A whopping 32 million difference.

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

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

Quick updates

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

AMC Entertainment is a stronger company fundamentally today.

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

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

The Journey to $100 per share

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

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

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

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

Can AMC stock reach $100 per share?

Of course it can.

But the process will require retail investors to be patient.

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

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

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Robinhood and Citadel Colluded Night Before Trading Restrictions

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

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

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

Robinhood and Citadel GameStopped Report
GameStopped Report Notes

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

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

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GameStopped report

Robinhood and Citadel GameStopped

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trading Restrictions Chart - GameStopped
Trading Restrictions Chart – GameStopped

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

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

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

Retail feels cheated

GameStop - GameStopped
Robinhood and Citadel colluded prior to restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

GameStop broke Melvin Capital.

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

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

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

You can view the full detailed report here.

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Related: Can AMC Stock Reach $100? Market News and Updates

Cinemark Competes with AMC in New NFT Deal

Cinemark Competes with AMC in new Thor Love and Thunder NFT Deal with Disney
Business News: Cinemark Competes with AMC in new Thor: Love and Thunder NFT Deal with Disney

Cinemark is looking to compete with AMC Entertainment theatres in a new NFT deal it just made with Disney.

From Tuesday, June 28th, through Thursday, July 7th, rewards members will get a chance to win one of 1,000 NFTs for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.

AMC Entertainment was the first company to release NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to their movie theatre guests upon the purchase of a ticket.

The largest movie theatre chain in the world has released a Spider Man No Way Home NFT, Jurassic World NFT, The Batman NFT, Lightyear NFT, and many more.

Shareholders also received a rare series one “I Own AMC” NFT.

Read how much those are worth here.

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Cinemark teams up with Disney

Cinemark teams up with Disney in Thor: Love and Thunder NFT
Business News: Cinemark teams up with Disney in Thor: Love and Thunder NFT

“Cinemark is thrilled to collaborate with Disney on the release of these exclusive Marvel Studios NFTs for Thor: Love and Thunder,” said Wanda Gierhart Fearing, Cinemark Chief Marketing and Content Officer. – Box Office Pro.

The movie theatre industry has been steadily recovering ever since the pandemic struck the world in 2020.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.’s total revenues for Q1 2022 increased by 303% to $460.5 million compared to $114.4 million for Q1 of 2021.

AMC Entertainment on the other hand earned $785.7 million in revenue during their first quarter of 2022, compared to $148.3 million in Q1 of 2021.

Cinemark’s marketing campaign to distribute Thor: Love and Thunder NFTs with Disney is a great move for the company.

However, AMC Entertainment continues to be the leader in the movie theatre industry, offering a more premium experience to its guests.

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Related: Will AMC Stock Go Up? [2022 Deep Dive]

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Why is AMC’s Short Interest Going Down?

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

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

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

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

Let’s discuss it.

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Short interest drops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will AMC’s short interest keep rising?

AMC Short Interest

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

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

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

We know AMC’s fundamentals have greatly improved.

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

It wouldn’t be surprising if they were.

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

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

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

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

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

One thing is certain

AMC’s share price is destined to rise.

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

It’s merely a matter of time.

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Is a Big Power Move Underway for AMC Stock?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is a big power move underway for AMC Entertainment stock?

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AMC theatres breaks record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fundamentally, the company is showing promising results.

List of movies coming to AMC

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

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

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

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

Will AMC stock price go up?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is it the recovery process, the awesome movie titles, fighting for market transparency, MOASS?

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Who is The DTCC and What Are Their Legal Duties?

Market News: DTCC
Market News: Who is the DTCC?

Retail investors have pulled up some information on the DTCC regarding the blockage of margin calls.

The Reddit community is calling the organization corrupt.

But what exactly is the DTCC and how do they play an important role in our markets?

In this article I’m going to explain the duties of this corporation in simple terms and also touch topic on questions retail investors might have when it comes to AMC and GameStop.

Let’s get started.

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Who is the DTCC?

who is the DTCC?
Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation

The DTCC (Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation) is an American post-trade financial services company providing clearing and settlement services to the financial markets.

The DTCC processes trillions of dollars of securities on a daily basis.

As the centralized clearinghouse for various exchanges and equity platforms, the DTCC settles transactions between buyers and sellers of securities.

The information is recorded by its subsidiary, the NSCC.

After the NSCC has processed and recorded a trade, they provide a report to the brokers and financial professionals involved.

This report includes their net securities positions after the trade and the money that is due to be settled between the two parties.

Conflict of interest

Clearing corporations such as the DTCC may receive cash from a buyer and securities or futures contracts from a seller.

The clearing corporation then manages the exchange and collects a fee for this service.

The size of the fee is dependent on the size of the transaction, the level of service required, and the type of security being traded. 

Investors who make several transactions in a day can generate significant fees.

This means every naked share that has been created on the ‘short side’ has been recorded and bypassed by the DTCC/NSCC, all for a fee.

And this is where retail investors begin to question the integrity of the financial market.

One of the DTCC’s bigger partners is Bloomberg LP, a privately held media and software company.

Retail investors are weary about Bloomberg due to having a dark pool where institutions can make unregulated trades.

Bloomberg also happens to be a media platform where Citadel’s Ken Griffin is made to feel at home.

The short seller remains to this date one of the top 10 institutions shorting AMC stock.

Related: Wall Street Journal is Indirectly Owned by Citadel's Ken Griffin

DTCC removing margin calls

There is information going around in the retail community of the DTCC removing margin calls and it’s creating somewhat of fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

After digging around for a while, it’s important to note that the DTCC did indeed remove margin calls, but on January 28th of 2021.

This isn’t necessarily occurring right this moment.

A press released was published advising of the circumstances that occurred during the time ‘meme stocks’ were halted.

The DTCC waived $9.7 billion of collateral deposit requirement on January 28th, 2021, limiting institutional losses and limiting retail profits.

Could the DTCC have been playing the middleman to prevent the market from completely collapsing?

Or was this blatant market manipulation?

The organization allowed several naked shares to flood the market but never stepped in to level the playfield for retail investors.

So why step in to minimize institutional losses?

I think it’s safe to say those client fees really make things happen.

The SEC is by law responsible for regulating the DTCC, but the DTCC is a company who caters to a wide range of institutions in the financial market.

And according to the SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, they need whistleblowers to really tackle the issues at hand.

Is the DTCC corrupt?

Most retail investors openly think so.

The corporation is a business that processes orders between buyers and sellers but caters to financial institutions – not retail investors.

The DTCC along with the NSCC are very well aware of the naked shorting issue in our market.

But they’ve failed to put a halt to it.

One can view this negligence as being complicit.

I’m curious to learn what you think.

Leave your thoughts in the comment section of the blog down below.

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Will The Apes Successfully Take Down Wall Street Again?

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

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

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

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

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

And if so, what’s it going to take?

Let’s discuss it.

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Shorts think retail investors are experiencing fatigue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A beacon for change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

However, other apes are taking a much different approach.

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

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

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

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

Institutional investors beware, apes aren’t leaving.

Related: Here's Why Mainstream Media is Attacking AMC

AMC stock prepares for a breakthrough

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

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

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

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

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

An incredibly important part of history is being written today.

Will you be a part of it?

Leave your answer in the comment section of the blog down below.

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Here’s Why Mainstream Media Is Attacking AMC

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

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

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

Why are they portraying Adam Aron a certain way?

Why are mainstream media portraying retail investors a certain way?

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

But there is always the truth.

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

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Short and distort campaigns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the list goes on and on.

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

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

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

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

Connecting the dots

Yahoo Finance AMC Stock
Yahoo Finance AMC Stock

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

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

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

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

The goal?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The conflict of interest is undeniable.

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

Isn’t AMC over? Why does it matter?

AMC Short Interest

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

The short interest is still very high.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who know, know.

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