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Citadel Fights The SEC On New D-Limit Order Against Arbitrage

Citadel vs SEC Court Hearing On October 25th
Citadel Securities LLC v. SEC October 25th | Citadel Securities sues SEC

BREAKING: Citadel is suing the SEC over the new D-Limit order that would protect displayed lit orders from being picked off by latency arbitrage players.

“The SEC failed to properly consider the costs and burdens imposed by this proposal that will undermine the reliability of our markets and harm tens of millions of retail investors,” a Citadel Securities spokeswoman said in an email on Friday, via Reuters.

Now, this has been an ongoing battle since last year. However, new documents show this fight has risen in court again.

In fact, the new court date is set for October 25th of this month. This is big.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – today I’m going to be breaking down the D-Limit order and the Citadel Securities LLC vs SEC court hearing.

Let’s get started!

Community, the news that has come up today has been an ongoing fight since before GameStop began moving up between the months of October-January.

I’m going to break down the entire investigation leading up to today’s recent news and court date.

What Is The D-Limit Order?

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The D-Limit order is designed to protect liquidity providers from potential “adverse selection” by latency arbitrage trading strategies.

This rule basically gives traders a way to buy or sell stock at the exchange while protecting them against unfavorable price moves, via Reuters.

“The D-Limit Order is an artificial intelligence order type that protects displayed lit orders from  being picked off by latency arbitrage players.”

“It aims to benefit displayed equity market quotes with better prices, larger displayed sizes and more competition among liquidity providers.” via, JLN.  

This order is a massive threat to Citadel as it takes away predatory trading through the practices of market arbitrage.

What Is Market Arbitrage?

Market arbitrage is the act of buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market for a higher price.

Traders frequently attempt to exploit the arbitrage opportunity by buying a stock on a foreign exchange where the share price hasn’t yet been adjusted for the fluctuating exchange rate, via Investopedia.

This type of trading takes advantage of everyone involved, including retail investors.

Citadel personnel argue that the D-Limit rule is detrimental to millions of retail investors and undermine the reliability of the markets.

How could you even argue the point, that’s insane!

Market arbitrage is a form of predatory trading.

The D-Limit order fights against latency arbitrage from high frequency traders such as Citadel Securities.

This D-Limit order would provide the markets with more accurate prices and prevent HFT firms from using arbitrage strategies to plummet or extensively short stocks.

In short, Citadel Securities has been fighting the SEC to continue using manipulative strategies against retail investors.

Apes in the community will have to back up the SEC to create this massive change in our markets.

Citadel Securities VS SEC October 25th, 2021

This battle between Citadel Securities and the SEC has been occurring for quite some time now.

However, Citadel and the SEC now have a new court hearing on October 25th, 2021. The fight for a fair market continues.

Citadel securities vs sec court - Citadel sues SEC
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The lawsuit fights against the use of the D-Limit order through the IEX exchange that would provide the markets with a solution against arbitrage trading via AI technology.

Argument: Citadel Enjoys Unfair Advantages Over Other Participants

Citadel Securities has been facing major scrutiny all over social media and is now being recognized for it’s multiple scandals in the public’s eye.

In a series of documents detailing the court hearing, the SEC explains how Citadel has profited billions from high frequency trading.

Citadel enjoys unfair advantages over other market participants
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This D-Limit order won’t just target Citadel Securities, it’s going after a handful of other high frequency trading firms.

Eliminating these manipulative strategies would be extremely bullish for retail investors.

For example, the markets wouldn’t be as volatile.

High frequency trading has been the cause for several market meltdowns so eliminating this practice would provide retail investors with a fair playground.

Citadel, as a market maker processes more than 40% retail investor trades in the market. 100% come from Robinhood.

This means Citadel has been making money from every trade that’s been processed merely from high frequency trading.

You essentially have this monster of a company making money off of every opportunity they can get a hold of, even if it means cheating retail investors.

Opposing this order is not protecting retail investors! Citadel is suing the SEC to continue this market manipulation and we cannot let this happen.

The Citadel Securities vs SEC lawsuit will take place on Monday, October 25th.

How Will The D-Limit Order Affect Meme Stocks?

Meme stocks

The D-Limit order will allow momentum stocks such as AMC and GameStop to run more naturally by eliminating some of the manipulation that suppresses the stocks from performing better.

The thing about arbitrage trading is that because these hedge funds are able to find foreign exchanges where the price hasn’t yet been adjusted, they can buy ‘current’ priced stocks and sell short in other exchanges.

The D-Limit order is meant to eliminate these strategies.

This market arbitrage could very well explain how hedge funds and HFT firms have been able to short momentum stocks despite the massive buying pressure from retail investors.

Massive kudos to the SEC for fighting against Citadel. There’s a lot going on in the background that we usually aren’t aware of.

I feel that as a community we must give strength to our regulators to make a difference in the markets.

This is a democracy and we want a fair market after all.

Will The D-Limit Order Be Upheld?

The D-Limit order would create a massive change in the markets in general, not just for the ape community.

This order must be upheld. There is absolutely no justification as to why it wouldn’t be.

It is up to our community as engaged and active investors to make this information known. And it is up to us to fully support it’s nature to create real change in the markets.

Our community doesn’t have the full trust from the SEC, yet.

But we must support those in power who can fight against the market manipulation head on.

An AMC and GME short squeeze depend on it. Hedge funds will not go down without a fight so a fight it is.

A fight for a fair market, a fight for the community, and a fight for your financial freedom.

MOASS is inevitable, but it will be up to us to ensure it’s fruition.

Final Words…

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These Powerful Cryptocurrencies Have Crazy Predictions

Cryptocurrencies With High Price Predictions

If you’re new to the crypto world, I’m going to provide you with a list of cryptocurrencies to watch.

Cryptocurrency has earned early investors millions and even billions of dollars in ROI.

You might be thinking, is it too late to buy crypto? The short answer is absolutely not.

And if you’re not invested in crypto yet, I’m going to leave a link at the end of this article of my step by step guide on how to buy cryptocurrencies.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – if you’re part of the Patreon you’ve seen me adding a few cryptocurrencies to my crypto portfolio lately. Today I want to talk cryptocurrencies and why these powerful assets will keep on surging.

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Now, a lot of you might be familiar with Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. These are some of the most popular cryptocurrencies out there.

Just recently Shiba Inu Coin began trending as well.

These so called ‘speculative’ plays have earned investors gains unlike anything else in the markets.

These are the powerful crypto plays that are nowhere near done growing!

#1. Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum Cryptocurrencies

Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just said, “as an investment, I think Ethereum has the most upside.”

And he’s not the only one who speculates ETH is in it’s infant stage either.

But before I continue, this article won’t be about the technical side of the cryptocurrencies themselves but rather a worldview of the crypto’s upside as an investment.

How high are analysts predicting Ethereum to go?

In a recent Forbes article, a panel of crypto experts including Sagi Bakshi and Lex Sokolin predict that ETH could rise as high as $19,842 by 2025 and that by the end of 2022 it could be the most widely transacted cryptocurrency due to its expanding utility in the marketplace”, via Crunchbase.

At the publication date of this article, ETH cryptocurrency is trading close to $3.9k.

Joe McCann, an angel investor and crypto margin trader believes the Ethereum could even reach as high as $50,000.

Ethereum developer and supporter, Anthony Sassano believes ETH can go even higher. Giving it a $150,000 prediction by 2023.

Community, this is insane. In a very very good way.

If we’ve learned anything from AMC and GameStop, it’s that investor sentiment is what drives the markets.

And the crypto community is one of the most bullish investing communities out there.

#2. Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin is probably one of the most if not the most popular cryptocurrencies in the crypto space.

This revolutionary crypto broke the perception of what people ever imagined could become a reality.

To think BTC traded only a few cents during it’s inception to now trading over $60,000 is astonishing to say the least.

If you’re on the Patreon, you know I bought the dip a few times when Bitcoin was trading around $32k-$38k back in June and July.

Most analysts see Bitcoin reaching $100k per BTC.

In a Forbes panel, the average came to $107K with 1/3 saying Bitcoin will reach more than $120,000.

Capital.com analyst, Mikhail Karkhalev predicts Bitcoin will reach $170,000 by the end of 2022 or early 2023.

CNBC asked Chamath, an early Facebook investor and venture capitalist, how high he thinks Bitcoin will continue to soar earlier this year.

Listen to Chamath’s response below.

Chamath Bitcoin Price Predictions

“Where is it going? It’s probably going to 100, then 150, then 200 thousand”. Chamath was one of the first people to invest in Bitcoin a decade ago.

You might be thinking, “is it too late for me to invest in Bitcoin?”

The truth is it’s not. See, crypto exchanges allow you to purchase fractions of Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency.

As cryptocurrencies go up, your investment will go up, even if you’ve only put $100 in the market.

However, for significant ROI you’ll want to have quite a significant amount of money invested.

#3. Cardano (ADA)

Cardano

Cardano was founded in 2015 by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson.

It’s ties to the Ethereum co-founder have made it a very popular crypto to buy, especially at it’s incredibly low price.

Cardano is currently trading around $2.20 and traded at $0.02 during its inception.

The trader sentiment is extremely strong with more than 99% of investors currently buying this cryptocurrency.

Analysts want to see this coin reach a new all-time high of $4.

Price predictions for ADA vary:

WalletInvestor predicts Cardano cryptocurrency to reach over $14 by the year 2026. However, they predict Cardano to reach $4.50 in one year.

Based on this prediction, buying today could double your profits in one year from now and multiply it by seven in five years.

ADA is a long-term crypto investment. I’m bullish.

#4. Dogecoin (DOGE)

Dogecoin cryptocurrency

Dogecoin has to be the biggest meme cryptocurrencies in the market. I would consider DOGE to be one of the riskiest too.

Primarily because of the edge other coins have. Other cryptocurrencies are trying to solve real-world problems where as Dogecoin is a community meme.

However, it’s this community that’s allowed DOGE to be an extremely successful cryptocurrency this year.

It has gained a whopping 9000% just from one year alone.

Just like AMC and GameStop show us, communities are everything. Communities have power and I believe that Dogecoin will continue to surge as long as its community of retail investors want it to.

Dogecoin is currently trading around $0.24 and peaked at $0.74 back in May earlier this year.

You might know Mark Cuban and Elon Musk for being two massive supporters of the DOGE community.

Being in the AMC community, I’m very proud of communities and tip my hat to DOGE for what it’s created.

CryptoNewz predicts Dogecoin to hit $1.07 by the end of 2021 and hover above it in the year 2022.

Based on this prediction, you could multiply your money by 4 in the short-term.

#5. (What Do You Think?)

What other cryptocurrency or cryptocurrencies at that, should be on this list?

Do you hold any of these on this list? What’s your favorite coin? Let’s have a discussion. Leave a comment below!

Honorable mentions

  1. XRP (XRP)
  2. Shiba Inu Coin (SHIBA)
  3. Tether (USDT)
  4. Binance Coin (BNB)
  5. Polkadot (DOT)
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AMC’s Extremely High Short Interest Is A Ticking Time-Bomb

AMC High Short Interest

Banks, market makers, and hedge funds are all very well aware of the trouble stocks with extremely high short interest can mean for them.

Financial institutions have been overleveraging printed money to help hedge funds keep up with margin requirements and borrowing costs.

Hedge funds have have lost billions despite turning a few profits recently from plays such as AMC and GameStop.

Still, any ‘gains’ seen on paper can easily turn upside down with another upswing. Long short sellers are going to burn new shorts getting in on these plays.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – S3 Partners are reporting a 100/100 short squeeze score again based on algorithms. An AMC short squeeze is inevitable.

Let’s get started!

If you don’t know who S3 Partners are, they’re a company similar to Ortex. These companies gather real-time short interest data and other analytics.

Ortex may not have a short squeeze predictability score but S3 Partners does.

The algorithm has put AMC at a 100/100 short squeeze score. And although this score fluctuates from time to time, it should be no surprise that AMC has hit this predictability score more than once.

AMC’s short interest is at an outstanding 17.65%! This is self-reported and could be significantly higher.

This high short interest was just recently around 20%. Did some shorts cover?

And if so, what will happen to AMC’s stock price next?

Iceberg Research Closes AMC Position

Iceberg Research analyst has closed their AMC positions, down 30%. For those who aren’t familiar with short selling, down 30% means they profited 30% from their initial entry.

I saw apes had this information mixed up. The analyst also took it to Twitter to explain this.

They stated, “we may open shorts later”.

What mad the analyst close their short position in AMC? It makes you wonder how many other small short positions could have closed too.

Iceberg Research closing their short position is extremely bullish for AMC shareholders.

It proves that AMC has set a new bottom. It’s retested the mid to high $30 range about three times now.

This bullish sign of strength could be the reason why this short seller decided to take profits now before another massive upswing.

Which if you ask me, was very smart.

AMC’s has very high short interest which means it has enough fuel to move the stock relatively high.

Iceberg Research mentioned they would possibly open short positions later signifying it’s something they would do when the price is significantly higher for them to profit from on the way down to new levels.

Do Stocks Go Up When Shorts Cover?

Activity from covering may create a chain reaction where other shorts begin to cover their positions.

Whether shorts close their positions with gains or losses, a stocks share price increases due to buying pressure from shares being bought back.

How Long Does It Take For A Closed Short Position To Settle?

According to the SEC, the settlement cycle is about 3 business days.

Iceberg Research announced they closed their position in AMC on Monday October 11th.

Meaning the transaction would not be reflected until mid to end of the week.

How much AMC’s share price moves up will depend on whether these short sellers were mainly small individuals or large financial firms.

Are Short Sellers Profiting From AMC?

Short sellers who entered during AMC’s runup are profitable. But not everyone is up. Large financial firms who shorted AMC earlier this year are still facing apocalyptic losses.

Don’t Short AMC Stock – They Can Soar To ‘Unimaginable Highs’, CNBC

CNBC AMC

AMC still has a very high short interest meaning there are original short sellers betting the stock will go low enough to finally make a profit.

Thing is AMC gets extremely uncomfortable when it gets pushed down a cent below $30.

The best strategy for short sellers holding losses would be to close now before AMC claims a higher level of resistance, resulting in even greater losses.

And for new short sellers, CNBC warned about unprecedented highs back in June even as it peaked saying, ‘resist the temptation’.

Because even those who are profitable on paper, another major upswing can change that in one day.

The high short interest in AMC is a ticking time-bomb due to the explosive effect a few short sellers can trigger from closing.

Iceberg Research for example took profits without the care of other short sellers, even though it means the price is subject to move up from such a move.

That’s the danger of short selling AMC, this simple update from the analyst could trigger smaller positions to close, ruining the play for other shorts holding their positions.

For retail, this would mean a surge in price action.

Retail Investors Are In It For A Short Squeeze Play

This is another advantage retail investors have over short sellers. Short sellers are paying a fee, must keep up-to-date with their margin requirements, and have no control over other shorts.

You could be short on AMC stock but if a financial firm closes due to a margin call, you could lose a massive chunk of your portfolio.

Retail investors continue to raise the bar regardless of AMC’s current share price.

The community continued to buy the stock at $50, $60, and $70.

That’s because retail’s conviction towards how much AMC is worth is beyond what short sellers can comprehend.

Profitable short activists are better off taking profits and getting in on this short squeeze play against market manipulators.

Both retail investors and short activists want to make money. A short squeeze would yield some of the biggest gains any party has ever seen.

Another Major Upswing Is Around The Corner

amc rocket

If you read my article on why an AMC rebound is sure to happen, then you understand the significance of patterns.

We’re seeing that as AMC’s short interest continues to climb, the play is set up for bigger upswings.

This is bad news for shorts holding the stock as new levels of resistance are being created during these upswings.

AMC’s short interest reached a high of 9% back in January when it topped $20 per share.

Short sellers jumped in and raised the short interest to 20% where the stock ran up to $72 per share.

After this runup, AMC’s short interest fell to 14.76% before continuing to move back up to it’s current percentage.

The original 9%-20% is an 11% increase. From 14.76% to the high of 21% we saw not too long ago is another 6% increase.

Here we can see short seller sentiment. Fewer of them are willing to get burned on this short squeeze play.

Short activists have the decision to close positions now while AMC’s share price is extremely close to it’s new base price.

Failure to do so and you may get caught in significant losses that are awaiting hedge funds and bigger short sellers alike.

It Takes One Major Upswing To Ruin Short Position Gains

How many waves can short sellers tolerate? Short sellers going long on their plays are burning cash passively from borrowing fees.

The next major upswing AMC has will set a new foundation.

The $30 range will no longer be AMC’s base price but rather $70-$80 respectively.

And we’re talking about the floor here, not AMC’s upswing peak. This next peak could very well reach hundreds of dollars from mere momentum pressure.

And although AMC’s share volume has decreased recently, we’ve seen this pattern happen right before retail and whales create massive buying pressure again.

It only takes one massive upswing to create a chain reaction of buying from both new retail investors and short sellers.

Both sides are looking at their strategies. It’s not costing retail investors anything to hold their stock.

Apes continue to buy when they have the means available. A community with a ‘why’ is much stronger than individuals trading for small profits on the way down.

It’s only a matter of time before larger financial firms begin taking profits from shorting AMC stock and leave smaller short sellers behind.

Or vice versa. AMC’s extremely high short interest is a ticking time-bomb.

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Here’s Why Hedge Funds Fear Retail Investors Right Now

Retail Investors AMC Community
Retail Investors VS Hedge Funds

Retail investors have never been this invested in the markets before. A lot of you have been increasing your knowledge database all year.

We used to park our money in long term index funds or pick some of our favorite companies to invest in and that was it. We let the media decide how to move the markets and we made decisions based on that.

However, ever since investing in momentum stocks such as AMC and GME stock, retail investors have never had a chance at a fair market; until now. The AMC and GME community are changing everything.

From deciding the worth of a company, to being a driving force that has the ability to save industries, hedge funds have awoken a sleeping giant.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the growth and impact of our community recently. Here are 5 reasons why hedge funds fear retail investors right now.

Lets get started!

#1. Knowledge Is Getting Spread

More retail investors have joined the markets and are getting a dose of knowledge every day. If you really think about it, more people have begun investing in the stock and crypto markets than ever before.

People are tired of not doing something to change their current positions in life. Be it monetary for most. Retail investors are in the markets and taking life changing measures to change their financial situations.

And I’m proud of you for that because that’s what it’s going to take to make it out there. Keeping your money in BofA or Wells Fargo isn’t going to multiply your money.

So kudos to you for taking calculated risk and allowing your money to work for you. And if you haven’t shown a friend or family member how to invest in the markets yet, I’m going to leave a link at the end of the article that you can send them so you can save your time from showing them how.

Meme stocks changed the markets in the way that it brought a ton of new retail investors to the game. But what happened next shocked hedge funds. The knowledge of malpractice in the markets spread and now we’ve created a massive movement towards having a fair market.

Knowledge in our community has spread and can continue to spread like wildfire. This is a massive threat now more than ever to hedge funds illegally shorting the companies we’re betting on.

#2. Naked Shorting & Dark Pools Have Gone Mainstream

What was once denied and hidden to the public for so many years has now become public. Naked shorting and dark pools have gone mainstream through platforms such as CNBC and FOX News.

Our community has magnified the cancer in our markets and the spotlight is now directed towards these problems.

We’ve forced the media to cover our story. We’ve forced change to an extent and we must keep making noise.

Naked shorting and dark pool trading must be stopped. I’ve seen many of you tag Gary Gensler and the SEC on Twitter. Keep it up.

Believe me when I say they see our concerns and they see your comments. Let your voice be heard even when it feels like it isn’t being heard. I hear you, the community hears you, and believe me they hear you too.

#3. We’re Putting Real Pressure On Regulations

We know the SEC hears us because they’ve been pushing regulations out although hedge funds continue to find a way around them.

However, we know that the SEC is only making themselves seem like they are doing something, so they don’t look complacent in the eyes of mainstream media.

But we know nothing has really changed. In fact, hedge funds are fighting the SEC on delaying liquidations and margin calls right this very moment.

OCC Requests To Delay Liquidation

Retail investors on Reddit recently came across a proposal sent to the SEC by the OCC (Options Clearing Corporation) to delay liquidation in short and long positions.

OCC request to delay liquidation
OCC Request To Delay Liquidation

Here are the rules the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is requesting:

  1. Rule 1104(b) – authority to delay the immediate liquidation of a suspended Clearing Member’s margin deposits and to use such deposits to borrow or otherwise obtain funds from third parties
  2. Rule 1106(e) – authority to determine not to close out a suspended Clearing Member’s unsegregated long positions or short positions in options or BOUNDs, or long or short positions in futures
  3. And Rule 1106(f) – authority to execute hedging transactions to reduce the risk associated with any collateral or positions not immediately liquidated or closed out pursuant to Rules 1104(b) and 1006(e)

We have the power to call out the SEC and Gary Gensler and say we do not approve this as it’s a violates the protection of retail investors from manipulation in the markets.

Only you can do that. We need to ensure that hedge funds get their positions liquidated for AMC and GME to squeeze. Squeezing hedge funds from their positions will do more than make retail investors rich, it will create real change for future investors.

We have the power to create a fair market. All we have to do is be proactive about what we want.

You can read the rest of the incredible DD on r/superstonks here.

#4. Hedge Funds Continue To Eat Millions of Dollars

For every day you hold, hedge funds shorting AMC and GME stock continue to face devastating losses.

I get it, red days aren’t the most exciting. And seeing the manipulation occur in front of our own eyes doesn’t make matters better.

But know this. You holding your stock is causing our adversary so much money that they’ve become so desperate to the point they are asking the SEC for delays on liquidations.

Community, I think we’re getting close.

We are crushing it!

Why Are Hedge Funds Delaying The Inevitable?

They are trying to wear you out. Patience is difficult, I know. By delaying liquidation, they chisel away at retail investors with low convictions.

These institutions have been playing a game of psychology with us all year. They’ve even used AI technology to predict retail’s moves. Their technology can’t give them proper data when all we’re doing is buying and holding the stock though.

This strategy has been our biggest advantage and I’m confident in saying it’s going to pay off.

#5. Retail Investors Are More Intelligent Than They Thought

I think it’s fair to say retail investors have been greatly underestimated. We tarnished reputations from $0.01 expert analyst predictions, denied our table to a two-faced Jim Cramer, and have made the average person a lot of money on paper.

I guess dumb money isn’t so dumb after all.

Our community has been doing the homework every day for almost ten months now and will not stop advocating a fair market.

This historic moment will never be forgotten. You reading this, yes you; have more power than you could ever imagine.

I’ve Never Said This…

There’s something I’ve been wanting to get off my chest for quite some time now. And I think I’m ready to say it now..

I’m proud of you.

I’m proud of you for staying grounded, for shunning negativity, and for sharing valuable content and data with the rest of us.

I’ve used my platform to protect the community, share the knowledge, and to communicate with you. But ultimately, it’s you who’s made a world’s difference, not me.

Your courage is moving mountains! And that’s why I love this community. Your courage has given me strength when I’ve needed it too. So thank you for simply being you.

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AMC Continues To Be The Most Shorted Stock In The Market

AMC continues to be the most shorted stock in the market
AMC stock continues to be heavily shorted

AMC Entertainment stock has caused havoc for short sellers shorting the stock. Hedge funds have proven to lose billions of dollars from the ongoing ‘meme’ stock frenzy.

Momentum stocks, as I like to call them, are more than just plays for money. Retail investors have conjured up a real movement for change.

And although mainstream financial news platforms say it’s over, it’s far from it. Hedge funds betting against AMC just borrowed more than 4 million shares to short the stock.

They just dug themselves a deeper hole.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the best blog for new and seasoned retail investors. Today we’re discussing AMC Entertainment stock.

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Is AMC Stock Shorted?

Short sellers just borrowed more than 1 million shares to short the stock. Although AMC has had major buying pressure all year, shorts continue to attack retail and the company.

The community wants to see chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler, take action towards banning activities such as naked shorting, dark pool trading, and PFOF.

The SEC was created in 1929 after the infamous Stock Market Crash of 1929 to protect retail investors against the manipulation from hedge funds and short sellers. However, it was established in 1934 with the passage of the Securities Exchange Act, a law formerly governing the trade of securities.

Overleveraged positions in the markets have been the cause for economic meltdowns resulting in significant losses for the American people. Our government has always had the power to fix the biggest problems retail investors currently face.

Why no real regulation has truly protected retail investors is the big question. Talks of ongoing investigations have risen but actions will have to speak louder than words.

AMC’s stock price continues to be suppressed through overleveraged means only hedge funds and short sellers have access to. The ape community has sparked a movement towards fighting for a fair market and aren’t going anywhere until real change has occurred.

How Can We Appoint New Leaders In The SEC?

Members of the SEC are appointed by the President of The United States himself.

The SEC is headed by a five-member board of commissioners. Members are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

The president does not have the authority to remove members once they are confirmed. No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party. The president appoints one board member to serve as chair.

Change will only happen if we the people voice our concerns publicly. We have the right and the power to overthrow any form of incompetent government.

We must let these powers know that we see them and understand that they have the power to make things right. There are more than 4 million of us in this community. Our voice is our strength.

Will AMC Continue To Run Up?

I’ve been in this community since early February and the sentiment has not changed. 80% of AMC’s float is now owned by retail investors and the movement keeps growing. The stock market is based on supply and demand, and so retail investors are in command.

Although AMC’s share price is being suppressed by heavy shorting in the market, AMC Entertainment stock will continue to run up as long as retail investors continue to buy the stock.

Which isn’t going to be a problem by the way. AMC is more than just a stock, it’s a movement.

Hedge Funds Will Continue To Face Mounting Losses

There are no signs of retail letting off the gas pedal. Investors in the ape community continue to buy the dips and hold their stock no matter the pressure.

Short sellers have already lost billions this year and continue to mount losses in liquidity and debt.

Betting on this stock, the company, and its massive community has been a terrible financial decision.

What Financial Institutions Are Shorting AMC Stock?

AMC Entertainment is currently being shorted by numerous hedge funds and financial institutions. Here’s a list:

  1. Simplex Trading LLC
  2. Susquehanna International Group LLP
  3. Citadel Advisors LLC
  4. 683 Capital Management LLC
  5. Anchorage Capital Group LLC
  6. Group One Trading LP
  7. Wolverine Trading LLC
  8. Bank of America Corp DE
  9. Millennium Management LLC
  10. Piction Mahoney Asset Management
companies shorting AMC stock
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AMC Has Changed Millions of Lives

AMC Entertainment has changed the lives of movie goers through the theatrical experience we’ve all missed since the lockdowns. The company has unintentionally sparked a movement greater than ourselves, resulting in the resurrection of the movie theater industry during the process.

And it’s changed the lives of millions of retail investors, netting significant profits to majority of its shareholders.

Whether you’re holding for a short squeeze or to be part of a community with a movement, you cannot deny AMC has attracted change. So, lets continue to be that change the world and our community needs.

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AMC Is Trending In The Right Direction

AMC is trending in the right direction
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AMC Entertainment stock is up more than 2000% year-to-date and no short seller can take that away. Not Gasparino, not Richfield.

AMC stock is adjusting itself for higher highs and higher lows again. Should you be excited? I sure am.

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AMC has become our world. It has become such an important part of all our lives. We’ve stuck together through every high and low, no matter what challenges we have faced as a community.

There’s a thick skin in the game now, be proud of it. And if you are a new ape, you now know we really meant it when we said we are not leaving.

Despite the number of opposing forces, AMC is trending in the right direction.

Breaking $48 Level of Resistance

Why is this so important? What happens then?

There’s a lot of facts, data, and logic as to why I’m so optimistic about AMC. And I think a lot of you will agree on what I have to present today.

But before I do, I want to give a massive thanks to the 100+ FrankNez supporters on Patreon. Running a blog at this scale is quite costly and your support means more than you will ever know. I will leave that link at the bottom of the article.

Now, AMC tested $48 four times now and it moved past the $50 mark. We’re now seeing AMC retest this area a fifth time.

The last time we broke $50 per share the stock trailblazed up to $72 per share. We are currently in unknown territory which means retail investors set the play.

AMC Is A High Demand Stock

AMC is a high demand stock no matter which way you look at it. The stock is in high demand from both retail investors and short sellers. Retail buys the stock and shorts equally demand to borrow it.

This momentum play is what’s keeping AMC trending in the right direction. The stock is so popular now that almost anyone who finds out what we’re fighting for will simply join just to fight.

This is great news for you and I because it means the share price will continue to surge and set higher resistance levels as the community keeps expanding.

And as long as shorts don’t cover, apes will continue to raise the bar, setting higher highs and higher lows.

This Trend Is About To Get Bigger

When AMC reached $72 per share all it did was make a statement. It introduced the ape community to the world and gave everyone who heard of us a fighting chance.

It was generous enough to let more people on board when it hit $30 per share. But I don’t think the next time it reaches a low it will be within this range. If it trades like Tesla did, AMC’s next floor could potentially be in the $70-$100 per share (next time around) as it continues to surge.

Will people keep buying? Without a doubt. Think about the institutions who are buying stock worth more than this amount right now. Whales will always buy if they see a rising trend here.

AMC has this rising trend right now. It was up more than 3000% back in June and fell back to 1500%. Well, it’s up more than 2000% now after reaching a higher floor.

Ladies and gentlemen, keep holding this stock. Even if you got in at $70 per share, there’s absolutely no way you cannot make money during this historic event! With that being said, there’s no doubt in my mind every ape in the community will be profitable this month of September.

But don’t be a Wanda and sell to break even. Selling at $70 will only bring the price back down. The stock needs to be comfortable testing higher levels of support.

And as Roensch Capital has said, the higher we can set AMC up fundamentally before the short squeeze, the better.

My advice to you as a friend (not financial advice), is that as you begin to be profitable (on paper), keep letting it ride up. You will thank me later.

AMC Stock Prediction (September)

After seeing AMC trade for 9 months now, I feel confident saying it’s going to be a really happy month for apes. I saw us start small with no voice to now owning more than 80% of the float, saving the movie theater industry, and sparking a movement against corruption.

We are now a community to be reckoned with.

Last month I mentioned August was going to be the last chance apes had to buy AMC stock at $30 per share because I noticed the stock had created a new floor. And I was right!

I was able to stock up at this level share price before it breaking resistance and moving past $40 levels.

If you plan on adding to your position, buy the stock now. AMC stock is about to move past $50 per share this month and if you missed adding at $30 per share, you’ll wish you had added at $40 too.

I’m By Your Side No Matter What

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We’ve been in touch on Facebook, Discord, Twitter, Instagram, via email, you name it! You know who you are. Maybe I’ve said it to only a few and maybe not enough but I’m by your side no matter what.

I wish I could mention all you great apes sharing the content. You are the ones changing other people’s lives. If it weren’t for you, some apes wouldn’t even have this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity that we all have!

So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Every AMC Ape Will Be Profitable In September

Every AMC Ape Will Be Profitable In September

Apes were chatting about their gains on paper on my Discord this evening. Brandi mentioned she was finally seeing her account transition from red to green. It’s these type of discussions that really get me fired up.

Knowing my community is profitable motivates me to keep doing what I love doing. And that’s writing great content for you.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – if your AMC account is still red, I’m here to tell you profits are on their way to you right now.

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Now, anybody who got in on AMC stock prior to today’s share price level is profitable. You might have gotten in at $30, $15, or even at $5 when I first started blogging about this massive opportunity.

If you remember me blogging about AMC since early February leave me a comment below! I’m curious to know how many OG apes are still reading FrankNez.

However, newer apes are either on the brink of being profitable or have yet to break even. If that’s you, don’t worry. I was there myself.

History Is About To Repeat Itself

You might have heard somewhere that September is starting to feel a little like May. And that’s because we’re starting to see a trend here. Before AMC moved up in June, it had a long period of consolidation. Once it broke that consolidation, it began trending upwards before making the incredible climb past $70 per share.

Well apes, we just broke the $30 level of consolidation late August and are on track to break $50 per share once we retest $48 again. The reason why $48 is so important is because AMC has tested this level three times already.

This bullish indicator has shown us that once it tests a level its fourth time, it tends to break in a momentum run.

This is where whales, known as institutions, begin to buy again. New retail investors are going to jump in on the stock and shorts are going to lose a ton of money.

Short sellers were able to withstand the first round, but will they be able to handle phase two?

We’ve Come Back With A Bigger Ape Army

Did you notice the massive drops in the crypto markets? Seems like someone is liquidating profits for something big that’s about to take place.

Remember, Charles Schwab raised margin requirements for short sellers shorting both AMC and GameStop. On top of this, the NSCC has raised margin minimums from $10,000 to $250,000.

This means short sellers are under some serious heat. But guess what community? We’ve come back with a bigger ape army than the first time. The knowledge spread, and so did the conviction towards this short squeeze play.

Apes aren’t going anywhere until shorts have covered their positions. And you know what? We’ll still be here even then.

I know some of you cannot wait until you’re able to retire from this short squeeze play. But I’m not retiring. I will continue to be here for you even after we’ve mooned.

How Soon Will All AMC Apes Be Profitable?

A good number of you have actually just transitioned to being profitable. If that’s you please leave a comment below letting other apes know!

Although I do not know at what level you will be profitable, I do know that AMC is about to break $50 per share relatively soon due to chart patterns.

Breaking this level is going to kickstart another runup past $70 and beyond, fundamentally. And you know what this means right?

As long as apes continue to hodl, this price movement could ignite the rocket we’ve all been patiently strapped to. There’s absolutely no way smaller short sellers will be able to afford holding their positions a second wave.

Their accounts could even potentially get liquidated as the stock becomes harder to borrow. For hedge funds, this could mean the short borrow fee rate goes up, resulting in greater losses.

In summary, shorts drown in debt and losses while the ape community profits ‘x’ times over . September is proving to be a great month indeed.

Should You Buy AMC Stock Now?

should you buy amc stock now?

If you’re looking to add to your position, now could be a great time to do so before we break $50 and really begin to move forward.

We may consolidate in the high $40s a little longer before retesting $48 for the fourth time, we may not. Just as I was certain about breaking $30 last month, I’m certain we will be seeing $50+ very soon though.

I will continue to update the community as we progress so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter or follow me on social media. I will be leaving those links below.

Are you profitable right now?

And lastly, the community would love to know. Are you profitable? What do your gains look like on paper? Leave a comment below. At the time of this publication I’m up more than $36k and hodling STRONG.

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Short Squeeze Affirmations For The Ape Community

My fellow ape community, today I want to share with you 21 powerful affirmations for this squeeze play. I believe in energy and I strongly believe in affirmation energy.

Feel free to leave a comment below with you own affirmation(s). And if you find these to elevate you, be sure to share this article with another ape.

Short Squeeze Affirmation 1

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Short Squeeze Affirmation 2

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Short Squeeze Affirmation 3

Short Squeeze Affirmations

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Handling The Emotional Ride of AMC

AMC emotional ride
AMC emotional ride

Written by Grant Medford

There are things in life that involve a significant amount of emotional energy. Here are a couple of things that come to mind:

  • Buying a car – Haggling prices is exhausting. Car dealers know the ins and outs of the car buying experience. They use this knowledge to sell those cars at top dollar pricing. The back and forth negotiating can leave the car buyer frustrated, and force them to settle.
  • Telling my kids “no” – Teenagers have a lot of ammunition to use when trying to get their way. They will work hard to wear you down and even pit parents against each other.

Sounds a bit like being an AMC stockholder.

With the emotional warfare we face every single day, it’s easy to trade in those diamond hands for paper ones. It’s easy to get worn down by the pitting of apes against apes. That’s what hedge funds are banking on. So, how do we maintain a brave face and firm resolve when hodling week after week?

The key is having a strategic plan for the weekend.

When the bell rings on Monday morning, the difference between a true ape and those who are clinging onto their shares with a pinky finger are the apes who have taken care of their emotional selves over the weekend. Here are six things you can do to maximize your weekend for stronger resolve on Mondays. 

Rules for the Weekend

1. Manage social media

Social Media AMC

Reddit, Twitter, Discord, YouTube, news clips, articles. These are the fields of great information and quality DD. But, for every post, there will be a crowd of naysayers, meme creators and those playing devil’s advocate. Things can go south in a hurry.  

At some point, the noise of public opinion can be deafening. Managing your intake of voices has to be prioritized. While a good chain of gorilla memes can be quite entertaining, they can also be a rabbit hole that consumes way too much time.

The temptation to respond to the FUD can also drag you into hours of social media content. Limit your time online and stick to the basics of your best practices in researching.

2. Spend time outdoors

Outdoors

If you’re like me, you’ve been gobbling up as much information as you can throughout the week. This equates to massive amounts of screen time. Logging too much time on the devices can bring about tight shoulders, headaches, sore eyes and all kinds of back issues.

Take it outside!

Go on walks around the neighborhood. Take in some nature. Accomplish a project around the house. This one is especially important. After weeks of charts, unrealistic expectations and aggressive attacks by AMC opponents, life can feel like you’re not getting anywhere.

The human condition can only handle so much opposition and disappointment. Accomplishing a project around the house or at work can stem the tide of frustration.

3. Hang with your family and friends without talking about AMC

Family and Friends

I’ve had my fair share of snide comments and rolled eyes as I’ve waxed eloquently about my favorite stock. My wife is gracious. She knows I’m “all in” and tolerates me. She even asks how “my little stock” is doing. (Of course, my “little stock” is going to put her in her dream car and land her on a tropical island paradise for a month someday.)

The old adage is still true – too much of a good thing is a bad thing. You need regular breaks from discussions of naked shorting, hedge funds and the DTCC. The temptation will be to turn the conversations from the pool party to dark pools – resist! Enjoy the poolside environment and leave the dark pools for Monday.

4. Invest time in your favorite stock’s business

Like marriage, you can lose sight of the endgame and forget why you got into it in the first place. The tentacles of government corruption, unfairness in the market, and corporate greed can have you focused so much on what you’re against. But, we all need to step back and remember what we like about our stock. 

AMC brings us great entertainment in a comfortable environment. They provide the necessary distractions from the everyday stresses of life.

AMC’s CEO, Adam Aron, has been a solid force for our company. He’s had to play a strategic game of industrial chess against multiple players, all the while building his brand, leading his employees, and appeasing his stockholders.

The Ape Army can also be a source of light in the dark places of the squeeze. Reading and talking with other apes and hearing their stories of why they HODL can be downright inspirational.

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And if these truths don’t do it for you, you can always take the family out for an AMC movie experience to see why owning a part of this company is worth every penny and ounce of HODLing.

5. Put the phone away at night

I’ve never seen a more committed group of people gathered together for a cause than I have seen with AMC stockholders. The zeal and fortitude with which they come at research and encouraging one another is astounding. 

It’s also a constant flow of information – as in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With new information and research flowing into the internet constantly, there’s the temptation to constantly check for new information all through the day and night. This isn’t healthy. We know the MOASS will happen and it will take days to play out. The chances of the squeeze happening over a weekend or overnight are minimal – volume is simply too low for hedge funds to find buyers.

So, rest easy. Seriously. Rest. Easy on the late-nighters.

6. Do your AMC DD on Sunday afternoon/evening

AMC Stock DD

With a clear head and a rested body, you can easily do your prep work on Sunday afternoon and evening. Most bloggers and YouTubers have wisely spent their weekend following the above rules and are preparing for a new week of possibilities. Their content rolls out at the opportune time of Sunday so that their followers can step into a new week, reloaded for whatever gets thrown our way on Monday morning at the bell.

You’ll also find that the apes are prepping emotionally on Sundays, and the subs and Twitter feeds are filled with anticipation and encouraging posts to get you psyched for the week. It’s like a Sunday night pep rally around the ape community!

We need you at your sharpest. 

If we are truly going to see life-changing money, it will take an ARMY of apes who have a healthy resolve and a steady mind. Make sure you’re getting the rest you need and are taking advantage of the down times to refuel yourself. 

No rocket ever made it to the moon without it.

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AMC For Dummies Written by An Ape

AMC For Dummies

Written by Grant Medford

I stumbled across AMC back in late January of 2021. I heard of the large gains that people were making on GameStop, and had heard that AMC was next. Since I’m a human being who needs more money in my life, I took some savings and extra cash and bought a handful of shares.

Little did I know that I would begin a journey down a rabbit hole that, to this day, amazes, frustrates and excites me.

I’m no professional investor. I don’t have “Financial Advisor” on my LinkedIn profile. I’m actually pretty terrible with money. But, I love making money and I love going to the movies.

So, throwing a few dollars toward something I love in hopes that it makes more, seems like a sure thing. But, I’ve discovered in these past few months of buying and HODLing, that sometimes sure things take patience and knowledge.

So, what have I learned in the past few months? Maybe you’re a first-timer like me. Perhaps a buddy convinced you to buy a few stocks because he dangled an #AMC500K carrot in front of you. But, you’re still confused. I get it. It’s confusing. 

Let me highlight the bright points of the past few months and catch you up to speed.

It starts with SHORT SELLING.

Short selling is the practice of borrowing a stock from someone and selling it at market value. You then drive the price down through media attacks on the company, or FUD – Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Once the price is sufficiently driven down (or the company is bankrupt), you buy the share from the market at the reduced price and return the share you borrowed.

Your profit is the difference between what you sold it at and the price you paid to return the borrowed share. In the case of a bankrupt company, the shares are voided, you don’t have to return anything, and you keep the straight profit.

AMC was the target of these institutions. These institutional investors are called Hedge Funds.

It continues with MARKET MANIPULATION.

What tactics do institutions use to drive the price down? There are many. They can spread bad news about the company through the media outlets. They trade borrowed shares back and forth between other institutions to delay paying back the shares in a timely fashion (borrowing shares does cost them – they do pay interest on those loans, however.) 

They can create synthetic shares – fake shares that are introduced into the market on the promise that real ones will be found at a later date eventually.

These fake shares can then flood the market to increase supply and drive the price down. Supply and demand are the name of the game. The more shares there are to buy, the less the price is. The fewer shares there are, the higher the price goes. This is how the market works. 

Another method of manipulation that has been recently discovered is trading through dark pools. This ominous-sounding system was actually created, innocently enough, so that large firms could buy and sell massive amounts of shares without dramatically affecting the market and thus, dramatically affecting the price of the stock. 

Hedge Funds have been using these dark pool trading systems nefariously to drive the price down. They buy the stocks in the dark pool (unaffecting the market) and then sell the shares in the regular market, driving the price down through increasing supply of the stock.

Enter the APES.

Apes are the term used to describe the retail investors who are trying to stop hedge funds from shorting AMC stocks and destroying the company.

For a description of the various terms used by the Ape community, check out Christie Smythe’s article, The r/WallStreetBets Glossary. These retail investors are attempting to “squeeze” the price of AMC stock and save the company from bankruptcy.

What is a “Squeeze”?

Remember earlier we spoke of how the hedge funds are borrowing shares, selling them, then purchasing them at a lower price through manipulation? Well, the strategy of the APE Nation is to buy all available shares of the company and hold on to them.

When the hedge funds do have to finally return the shares they borrowed, the only shares available would be the ones owned by retail investors. If the Apes are unwilling to sell their shares back into the market, it dries of the supply of shares and forces the price of the stock higher and higher – thus “squeezing” the price of the share.

Because no stock has ever been shorted as much as AMC in the history of the market, no one really knows how many shares are actually in the market or how high the price will go. The longer the retail investors hold onto their stocks, the more the price increases, causing what is known as MOASS – the Mother Of All Short Squeezes.

MOASS TBD

AMC MOASS

No one knows when the squeeze will happen. The Ape community has an incredible network of people who are doing great DD (Due Diligence) or research in order to watch dark pool statistics, chart movements, shorting statistics and media influence.

They are also watching the Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC), the government watchdog for criminal and unfair market practices. The SEC is regularly investigating the markets for abuses and are producing filings that provide regulation to these unfair and criminal market activities. The more we learn from each other and share information, the faster the process speeds up.

What’s next with AMC?

No one can tell you what to do with your money. But, the fact that you’ve read this far tells me you want to learn. I, too, was in your shoes back in January of 2021. If I was going to invest my hard-earned money in a system I knew very little about, I knew I had to do some research.

Hopefully, this article has kicked-started that process for you. The more you research, ask questions, and listen to others who are on the same journey as you, the better off you’ll be to make smart decisions about your ownership in AMC stocks.

There are millions of people just like you. You’ve joined a movement that pays some great dividends and could leave lasting change in the American stock market. Be a learner, be an investor. Be a change-agent.

Written by Grant Medford

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