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Where is AMC Entertainment Stock Headed Next Week?

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Market News and Updates: Will AMC stock go up next week?

AMC Entertainment stock closed the trading week up more than +30%.

The company stock seems to have bottomed out around $4-$5 key levels.

Fintel is currently reporting AMC’s short interest at 22.02%, which means short sellers continue to short the movie theatre chain.

More than half of AMC’s orders are being moved to dark pools, suppressing true retail demand.

However, the movie theatre stock is currently up +28.75% this year-to-date.

Higher trading volume days has caused shares to rise despite off exchange trading.

Where is AMC Entertainment stock headed next week?

Here are some high probabilities and scenarios.

AMC Stock Bounces from Key Support Levels

did AMC bottom out?

AMC Entertainment stock declined more than -70% last year, as most of the market did.

The stock showed major support around the $6 level before getting crushed below $4 towards the end 2022.

Share prices have retested $4 and $5 indicating a clear bounce and bottom for the movie theatre stock.

Volume has risen despite ongoing shorting in the company.

AMC is currently up more than +28.75% in only the first two weeks of the new year.

New investors who purchased the stock in January are currently up this year, but long-term shareholders continue to hold unrealized losses with few breaking even and even fewer still in profit at current levels.

AMC Entertainment, along with GameStop, Mullen Automotive, Meta Materials, and many others, have been targets for big short sellers.

This part of the equation alone makes these companies short squeeze plays.

Will AMC stock go up next week?

Here are a few predictions based on current technical analysis.

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Will AMC Stock Go Up Next Week?

AMC Entertainment stock will need to break above the $5.13 level to continue its current uptrend.

A break above $5.13 has the potential to take AMC’s share price up to $5.34, then to $5.55.

We are seeing resistance at this level after hours.

Will AMC Stock go up next week? AMC technical analysis Webull.
Will AMC Stock go up next week? AMC technical analysis Webull.
Where is AMC headed next week?

A selloff or weak buying pressure at the start of Tuesday’s trading day may take AMC’s share price down to retest $5 and possibly even $4.90.

The stock may go as low as $4.77 if buyers don’t step in.

Does Volume Matter?

Momentum will be the catalyst for AMC, despite the large volume of off exchange trading.

Example:

Since approximately 50% of retail’s trades are happening outside of the lit exchange, it means that out of 100 trades, 50 of them are lit.

An increase of 1,000 trades means now 500 trades are lit.

100,000 trades means 50,000 trades are now lit, compared to a low volume buying day of just 100 trades with 50 being lit.

And so on.

Buying pressure matters.

This is why retail investors have always been the biggest catalyst for a short squeeze.

Will the Short Thesis Eventually Change?

The rise of the movie theatre industry is here.

Recent developments have the potential to change the short thesis and enable short sellers to go long instead; closing their short positions.

Changing fundamentals, alliances, and opinions about the movie theatre industry by big players will have a big impact on where AMC’s share price goes in the near- and long-term future.

We want to see AMC’s market cap grow, debt come down, revenue increase, and more money going into the development of new movie titles.

Partnerships and collaborations will demonstrate how the movie theatre industry is a necessary part of the entertainment industry and key to bigger profits in the future, yes, even for online streaming giants.

Would you agree or disagree?

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Robinhood and Citadel Colluded Night Before Trading Restrictions

Robinhood and Citadel 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 – U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

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.

Global Head of Operations at Citadel Has a Board Seat at DTCC

David Inggs Citadel DTCC

David Inggs is Global Head of Operations at Citadel and is responsible for all products across asset servicing, billing, cash management, clearing, and has a board seat at the DTCC.

The conflict of interest has raised big concerns amongst the retail investor community online as Citadel has been a leading and one of the biggest short sellers in the stock market.

On January 28th, 2021, The DTCC waived $9.7 billion of collateral deposit, limiting institutional losses and limiting retail profits during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy.

The organization allowed several naked shares to flood the market prior to the massive jump in share prices only to help financial institutions in the end.

Citadel and Melvin Capital who shut down last year, lost billions during the event.

Melvin was crippled throughout 2022 from its severe losses in GameStop the year prior.

Had the DTCC not stepped in, the hedge fund would have closed that same year.

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.

What are your thoughts on the incidents that occurred during this time?

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Former Branch Chief Disappointed by SEC Meme Stock Video

SEC Meme Stock Video
Market News: The SEC attacks retail investors with propaganda

The SEC meme stock video is circulating all over social media due to its surprisingly and unprofessional attack on retail investors.

The agency was created in the 30s after the Great Crash to prevent fraud and protect retail investors from predatorial practices conducted by Wall Street.

But something happened along the way – the branch has proved to take a stance with congress in tailoring policies for financial institutions.

Who is going to protect retail investors from the corrupt?

Former SEC Branch Chief expresses her thoughts on the propaganda published by the SEC.

Let’s discuss it.

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SEC publishes Meme Stock Video

If you haven’t watched the SEC meme stock video, it’s embedded below.

SEC Meme Stock Video

The SEC published the video on their official YouTube channel where they restricted public commenting.

Former SEC Branch Chief Lisa Braganca said she was “very disappointed to see the SEC disparage investors in meme stocks as if they must have done it thoughtlessly – especially when the SEC permits most trading to take place in dark pools.”

She then tweeted, “how about a video on dark pools Gary Gensler?”

Lisa Braganca is an activist who fights for market transparency.

She’s talked on Matt Kohrs’ channel before and has done an AMA on Reddit’s r/Superstonk answering questions about self-regulatory regulations, SEC regulation, and SEC enforcement.

Gary Gensler admitted in a Bloomberg exclusive 90%-95% of retail orders don’t go through the lit exchange but failed to mention a solution to the problem.

In an interview with Jon Stewart, the SEC Chairman fails to deliver a quality and productive discussion on solving the problems in the market.

Jon Stewart described Gary Gensler as a sheriff in town that allows blatant corruption to occur.

For Gary, it’s clear it’s more about keeping the job rather than creating a legacy.

Activism Matters

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The SEC’s meme stock video might try to portray retail investors as young and clueless novice investors.

But that’s far from who the retail community is.

Retail investors outsmarted hedge funds, exposed the corruption in the SEC, mainstream media, and are now attacking with this propaganda.

It’s a sign of weakness.

The retail community is made up of a very diversified group of people all fighting for the same cause.

And this is a threat to corporate media and powerful institutions.

Republicans and democrats getting together to fight for market transparency, what!?

But this isn’t just about the left and right getting together to combat corruption, it’s a global movement – and opps (opposers) don’t like this.

Trey made a great point when he stated why doesn’t the SEC tackle the problems that created meme stocks in the first place:

  • PFOF
  • Off exchange trading
  • Prime brokers
  • Arbitrage
  • Naked shorting
  • Derivative leverage
  • Etc.

Activism matters.

Retail investors must continue to raise awareness of these issues despite the propaganda.

SEC Spent $460K on “Investomania Meme Stock” Ad

The SEC spent nearly half a million dollars on the ‘meme stock’ ad campaign that ridiculed millions of retail investors.

A Twitter user had sent in a FOIA application inquiring about the costs to produce “Investomania”, the video published on the SEC’s official YouTube channel.

The agency that was established in the early 1930s to protect retail investors took a shot at millions of investors who participated in the ‘meme stock’ frenzy.

Former SEC Branch Chief Lisa Braganca stated she was “very disappointing to see SEC disparage investors in meme stocks as if they must have done it thoughtlessly”.

“Especially when the SEC permits most trading to take place in dark pools… how about a video about dark pools @GaryGensler?”

And retail investors continue to hold this one against the agency, even in 2023.

What are your thoughts?

The SEC has ignored retail’s cry for help, and now they’ve made fun of the community with the meme stock video.

Did this unprofessionalism in our government surprise you?

I’d love to learn what you think.

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The Rise of The Movie Theatre Industry Is Here

Movie Theatre Industry
Market News: Should you invest in the movie theatre industry?

The movie theatre industry is no longer struggling to attract movie lovers back to the big screen.

While pandemic lockdowns threatened the existence of thriving cinemas, rapidly growing numbers of attendees have continued to grow over the past two years.

The only thing movie theatres are missing is more movie titles, says CEO of AMC Entertainment Adam Aron.

Last year, the industry leader had a 33% increase in attendees from Q3 of 2021, seating more than 53 million guests in Q3 of 2022 alone.

The company has also shown massive progress as debt is substantially cut every year.

AMC’s debt seems to be the #1 problem for Wall Street.

If AMC is able to eliminate this burden, the company might be able to offer more incentives to its shareholders again, such as a cash paying dividend like prior years.

AMC and APE Shares Bounce Back from Record Lows

AMC and APE shares are making a big comeback beginning of the new year already.

AMC (NYSE:AMC) shares have managed to rise above its low of $3.86 to $5.01, respectively.

The movie theatre’s equity APE (NYSE:APE) fell below $0.70 in December but has managed to rise to current levels around $1.56.

As of Thursday, AMC shares are up nearly +26% and APE shares are up +17% in the past 5 trading days.

AMC Entertainment stock has been a buy for quite a while now given the high probability that it has bottomed.

Although shares can always come back down to retest key levels, an increase in trading volume is suggesting that more investors have begun to buy the movie theatre stock again.

Related: How to Buy AMC Stock (2023 Guide)

Will AMC Have a Short Squeeze Soon? All You Need to Know

Streaming Services Aren’t Enough

As “Avatar: The Way of Water” gets closer to the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, James Cameron says it’s a reminder that moviegoers still value the theatrical experience in an era of streaming dominance.

“I’m thinking of it in the terms of we’re going back to theaters around the world. They’re even going back to theaters in China where they’re having this big COVID surge. We’re saying as a society, ‘We need this! We need to go to theaters.’ Enough with the streaming already! I’m tired of sitting on my ass. Source: Variety.

In recent news, Netflix’s showing of Glass Onion in movie theaters cost the streaming service $200 million for taking it out too early.

In October, AMC announced its first ever Netflix showing in 200 theatres.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery starring Daniel Craig was released in the U.S. as well as the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

The film earned $15 million at the box office but CNBC says the showing could have made $200 million if it had been kept in theatres longer.

The sequel to Johnson’s popular “Knives Out” opened in nearly 700 theaters, the largest release of any Netflix original film to date, 200 of which were AMC Entertainment theatres.

Unfortunately for the online streaming platform, hundreds of millions of dollars were left on the table.

Box office analysts say Glass Onion could have earned much higher earnings if Netflix had opted for a traditional wide release of 2,000 to 4,000 theaters.

The strange release for “Glass Onion” also prompted industry insiders to question the streamer’s theatrical release strategy. 

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.

Amazon is Investing Billions in the Movie Theatre Industry

Stock Market News: Amazon plans to invest billions in Movie Theatre Industry.
Stock Market News: Amazon plans to invest billions in Movie Theatre Industry.

Amazon plans to invest more than $1 billion per year into theatrical distribution releases per Bloomberg news.

Amazon.com Inc. will be investing billions of dollars to produce movies that will release in theatres, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.

This is the largest commitment to the movie theatre industry by an internet company, says Bloomberg.

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

Amazon is still sorting out this strategy said people who asked not to be identified.

That number of releases puts Amazon on par with major studios such as Paramount Pictures.

CNBC says this is a positive sign for the movie theatre industry.

“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.”

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Did AMC Stock Just Bottom Out?

Has AMC stock hit the bottom? Market news, stock updates + more.
Has AMC stock hit the bottom? Market news, stock updates + more.

AMC stock surged to $4.92 closing up +21.18% on Wednesday.

No major catalyst moved the stock, though trading volume did exceed almost twice its average volume of 26 million.

The movie theatre chain stock demonstrated strong bullish price action today, did AMC stock just bottom out?

Analysts at TipRanks gave AMC Entertainment stock a price forecast of $4.50 at its highest on a 12-month period but AMC blew those estimates fairly quickly.

The stock is having a bounce after it’s hit the $3.80 levels for the past few weeks.

Technical analysis shows us a break above $4.96 will take AMC stock up to retest $5.30.

#AMCSTRONG and #AMCtothemoon are trending on Twitter as shareholders rejoice from the bullish price action.

Will the movie theatre chain company be able to maintain this momentum?

Let’s discuss it.

Why is AMC Stock Going Up?

Why is AMC stock going up? Stock news, stock updates + more.
Why is AMC stock going up? Stock news, stock updates + more.

It’s very likely AMC has bottomed out and is beginning to bounce back up.

All this means is we’ve identified a key level of resistance for the movie theatre stock around $3.80-$4.00 levels.

There’s another strong demand zone around $5-$6 levels, the same ones we saw in 2021 before massive buying pressure took share prices up to $9 then $14 per share.

Analysts fail to familiarize themselves with the events, catalysts, and community that was able to drive big volume into AMC stock.

AMC stock was never meant to be a fundamental trade for the majority of retail investors, another key point that analysts fail to recognize.

Massive buying volume and the closing of short positions is all a stock needs to skyrocket to unprecedented numbers.

Of course, short interest must be high enough to fuel additional buying power.

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AMC Stock At A Glance

Out of nearly 4,000 market participants, 93% said they are or will still be holding AMC Entertainment stock in 2023.

Majority of shareholders might be down significantly, but investors continue to buy company shares that are heavily shorted.

How many retail investors are still holding AMC stock in 2023?
How many retail investors are still holding AMC stock in 2023?

AMC’s current short interest is now at 22%, per Fintel.

Heavy buying pressure took AMC’s share price from $5 to $9 and then to $14 before getting out of hand for short sellers.

Around the same time, AMC’s short interest was also at 22%.

As share prices rose to $72 per share, we saw AMC’s short interest deflate to 14% before slowly climbing back up again.

Is history about to repeat itself?

The recipe for a short squeeze is certainly there.

But investors must be warned to never invest more than they’re willing to lose.

And while shareholders are anticipating a new all-time high during the next run, it’s also important to consider creating a ‘take profit’ exit strategy.

Seeing massive gains and then letting those profits turn into losses is a hard pill to swallow for most investors.

Always have a plan.

Related: How to Buy AMC Stock (2023 Guide)

Is Now the Time to Buy AMC Stock Again?

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Stock Market News by Franknez.com | Is AMC ready to bounce?

All signs are pointing out to an AMC bottom and shareholders aren’t leaving.

If we continue to see a bounce continuation, it could signify the movie theatre stock is making way for the next leg up.

Value investors could take advantage of any major price action that may come of it in the short term.

Otherwise, holding out for a potentially large short squeeze could prove to be rewarding in the long run.

But I’m curious to know what you think.

Is AMC on the verge of squeezing short sellers from their positions soon?

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