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Overstock Founder Says SEC Has Always Turned A “Blind Eye”

Overstock founder Patrick Byrne on Market Manipulation and short selling
Overstock founder Patrick Byrne on Market Manipulation and short selling

Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne says the SEC has always turned a blind eye when it comes to predatorial practices in the stock market.

AMC and GME stock have both seen an incredible amount of naked shorting, but regulators have failed to enforce market makers and hedge funds from closing their overleveraged short positions.

The Overstock Founder has an extensive history of fighting for a fair market and explains why the SEC has always turned a blind eye.

I’m going to breakdown key highlights to this incredible interview and embed the video for your viewing pleasure at the end of the article.

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Who is Patrick Byrne?

Now, if you are not familiar with who Patrick Byrne is, he’s the founder of Overstock.com, an online retail company.

Patrick Byrne has a history of exposing injustices in the market after Overstock experienced an incredible amount of shorting.

His activism and knowledge in the markets grabbed the attention of Chinese economists.

The Chinese have adopted Patrick’s principles and knowledge on how to properly build and run an efficient market that eliminates systemic risk to the country.

He has been under several investigations by the SEC due to exposing the corruption no one is willing to change.

Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne Short selling
Overstock Founder, Patrick Byrne

“Since the 90’s, they’ve always turned a blind eye to penny stocks in the market.”

Overstock Founder, Patrick Byrne

How deep are hedge funds in AMC and GameStop?

AMC and GameStop

According to the Overstock founder, he describes short sellers as having their foot on top of a bouncing betty.

Meaning as soon as they take their foot off, a massive explosive is triggered.

The expression denotes the particular circumstances hedge funds and market makers are currently in.

Hedge fund industry expert, Charles Gradante has recently stated that market makers created naked shares to refrain AMC and GameStop from further causing hedge funds great distress.

Read the full article here.

Now, Patrick Byrne confirms hedge funds and market makers will do anything to get out of this sticky situation.

Including using the media to attack AMC and GameStop, and even buy regulators in the SEC to allow the market manipulation to continue.

According to the Overstock founder, the only way out of that bouncing betty is to drive the stock’s price to 0.

Something retail investors are not allowing to happen.

Overstock Founder says the SEC, DTCC, and Fed are all corrupt

SEC is corrupt

In this incredible interview, Patrick depicts all regulators as a stack of turtles (I’ll embed the video below).

They’re all corrupt, all the way down, no matter the branch.

He’s heard Gary Gensler is not one of the ‘corrupt ones’; but although intelligent, might not know how to fix the problem.

Retail investors have been raising awareness of market injustices in hopes to receive acknowledgement from Gary Gensler.

However, the SEC Chairman has failed to take matters seriously.

Related: Fed’s Kaplan and Rosengren resign in market manipulation scandal

What will trigger AMC and GameStop to squeeze?

what will cause AMC and GameStop to squeeze

If short sellers are doing everything in their power to drive AMC’s and GameStop’s prices to 0, then retail truly is the only solution.

Buying and holding the stock is what’s keeping AMC and GameStop from going to 0.

If hedge funds drive these two stocks’ price down to 0, they win, and the bouncy betty is disassembled.

And the only way they can accomplish this is if retail investors call it quits.

So, we know that as long as retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock, hedge funds cannot drive the price down to 0.

What is the solution?

Time.

Every day, every week, and every month that hedge funds have not closed their positions, they lose money.

While retail investors accrue unrealized losses, hedge funds and market makers pay a fee to keep to their short positions open.

The time of desperation is already here.

The markets are getting liquidated, mainstream media continues to spread FUD about AMC and GameStop, and retail investors are not leaving.

You’ve already won if you’re holding either stock, you are the bouncing betty.

These multibillion-dollar companies are working together to scare you out of your money first.

They’re doing this by continuously overleveraging their positions and driving the share price down in hopes that retail will sell, and they’ll take the companies down to 0.

Be sure to watch this incredible interview on Overstock founder Patrick Byrne.

Patrick Byrne on short sellers and market manipulation

Exposing manipulation in the markets

Citadel Securities market manipulation

It’s going to take more than just time to trigger a short squeeze.

A short squeeze is going to require the community to demand proper market structure.

Patrick talks about T-Zero and blockchain technology as solutions that would eliminate naked shorting and the suppression of a stock’s share price in the market.

But the SEC considers the Overstock founder’s idea as market manipulation.

The retail community will not squeeze shorts from their positions unless proper market structure is demanded.

Short sellers will need their foot off the bouncing betty for AMC and GameStop to squeeze.

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Will You Get a $1,400 Stimulus Check in 2022? [Requirements]

Stimulus Checks 2022
Two groups of people are entitled to stimulus checks in 2022

Most of you are wondering whether you’ll be getting a stimulus check in 2022 or not.

Some of you will qualify but most of you won’t.

Those who do will be receiving a check of $1,400 from the U.S government.

Only 2 groups of people will receive stimulus checks in 2022.

Keep reading below to see who’s going to qualify for a stimulus check in 2022.

Qualifications for stimulus checks in 2022

While not everyone will be receiving stimulus checks for the new year, the government is still working on creating other programs to benefit American citizens.

IMPORTANT: One of which will actually be an extension of the Emergency Rental Assistance to keep families in their home.

The deadline for submitting a request for the second round of reallocated funds is January 21, 2022.

This program will provide additional support to renters so don’t miss it if it will provide your household with assistance.

You can find the application forms here.

#1. Relief program for tax filers

can I get a stimulus check if I didn't file taxes?
Can I get a stimulus check if I didn’t file taxes?

It’s important to include that if you did not file taxes for 2020 or 2019 and are not planning on filing taxes for 2021 you will not be eligible to receive your stimulus package for 2022.

The first group of people who will receive stimulus checks in 2022 will be those who didn’t claim their first or second checks in the past.

If for whatever reason you did not get your stimulus checks last year, you are entitled to $1,400-$4,200.

How do you claim your relief program compensation?

You may receive your stimulus checks in the form of tax credits when you file your taxes for the year of 2021 through the Recover Rebate Credit.

You will have to file your income in order to receive your compensation.

And if you owe taxes from the previous year, your stimulus check will become a tax credit on what you owe.

Depending on how much you owe, you may end up not paying anything in taxes, or you may end up paying the difference when the credit has been applied.

Now for the second group of people who are eligible to receive a stimulus check in 2022.

#2. New parents 2021-2022

new parents are eligible for a 2022 stimulus package
New parents are eligible for a 2022 stimulus package

According to the U.S government, parents of newborns, foster, or adopted children from 2021-2022 will have a stimulus package benefit for the new year, via. Marca.

The help comes from the American Rescue Plan which provides families with $1,400 for their dependent children.

So, although another stimulus check in 2022 might be unlikely for most Americans, a few of you may still benefit from this last round.

If you have not received it yet, keep an eye out for a letter from the IRS on how instructions to receiving it.

Some families might receive a tax credit when filing taxes, others might receive a direct deposit or check.

This will depend on whether you’ve filed taxes in the past or not.

Letters form the IRS are said to get delivered by the end of January 2022.

Follow the instructions as provided to ensure you claim your stimulus package.

Will more Americans receive checks this year?

As of right now it’s unlikely Americans will continue to receive stimulus checks moving forward.

However, bookmark this page or subscribe to the newsletter for live updates on any changes.

If you are entitled to compensation, you will not want to miss it.

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2022 Will Be Cardano’s Biggest Year Yet [Hot Pick]

2022 will be Cardano's biggest year yet - ADA
Cardano Cryptocurrency 2022 – here’s what to look out for

Cardano (ADA) has not gained much coverage from mainstream media due to other trending topics taking over in 2021.

However, 2022 will be ADA’s biggest year yet.

There’s a lot going on with Cardano and I’m going to break it all down for you in this article.

At the end you will have a clear head to whether ADA crypto could be the right investment for you.

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What is Cardano? What does it do?

ADA Price, what is ADA

Cardano is a blockchain and smart contracts platform with a cryptocurrency called ADA.

The Cardano blockchain was created by co-Founder of Ethereum’s proof-of-work (PoW) Charles Hoskinson, as a more efficient alternative to its counterparty.

Cardano is a third generation, decentralized proof-of-stake (PoS) block chain platform, which is basically an update from PoW enabling better costs, uses energy more efficiently, and speeds up transaction times.

Charles began developing Cardano and its primary cryptocurrency, ADA, in 2015 and launched both in 2017.

At inception, ADA’s price was only $0.11 per token, ADA’s current price is around $1.30 but has reached ATHs of more than $2.

Where will ADA price be this decade?

Keep reading to find out.

But first, why is Cardano trusted?

ADA runs on the proof-of-stake Ouroboros consensus protocol, where developments are informed by scholarly academic research.

What makes Ouroboros accelerating is that it is highly scalable and sustainably secure.

Not only is it the foundation of ADA, but of a blockchain-built future as well.

“At the heart of Ouroboros is the concept of infinity”

Cardano.org

I’m going to get more into all the innovative things ADA will be providing society with because of this technology down below.

But in short, this third-generation tech is much more advanced than that of Bitcoin and Ethereum, again, more on that below.

As society begins to step into the Metaverse, this is where we’re going to see ADA truly shine with its capabilities in blockchain technology.

ADA is technically still in development

There’s a roadmap to Cardano’s incredible madness.

This is why early adopters are getting in on ADA now before it reaches the fourth era.

Because ADA is a leader in its PoS segment, more on that below, scalability will mean you will no longer be able to invest in the cryptocurrency at this price ever again.

Let’s dive in a little deeper.

What era of Cardano are we in?

Cardano Roadmap - 5 Eras of Cardano's development
Cardano Roadmap – 5 Eras of Cardano’s development

There are 5 eras of Cardano’s development.

  1. Byron
  2. Shelley
  3. Goguen
  4. Basho
  5. Voltaire

Thy Bryon era was ADA’s foundation, Shelley was the decentralization step, and Goguen is smart contracts, the era of Cardano’s development we’re currently in.

However, we’re slowing going to begin to see a transition towards the Basho era very soon, the era of scalability.

This is where Cardano will be creating side blockchains to extend capabilities and catering to higher volume transactions.

Here we’ll see ADA’s price really begin to pick up momentum.

And finally, we have the Voltaire era.

This is the final stage in ADA’s development where Cardano will be introducing a treasury system and where network participants will be able to vote on the future developments of Cardano.

During this Era Cardano will be a leader in the crypto world as it already has the technology over Bitcoin and Ethereum.

How will Cardano change the world?

Cardano is currently what Bitcoin was to the world when it was worth only $1 per token.

Bitcoin introduced its PoW technology to the world and created a new form of transacting.

Ethereum then used the same PoW technology.

Cardano on the other hand is using a much more advanced version of transacting through staking (PoS).

You can stake your cryptocurrency with Cardano, essentially earning you interest on your cryptocurrency.

How much can you make staking Cardano?

Currently, 4.60%.

Using Ouroboros, Cardano has is able to securely, sustainably, and ethically scale up to 4 million times the energy of Bitcoin.

In real world, it will change how much more efficiently and effectively businesses make transactions and will play a massive part in the creation of NFTs and avatars in the metaverse.

Cardano and NFTs

NFTs are changing the world as we know it.

Cardano has several awesome NFT projects with many still being highly anticipated for by collectors and artists alike.

With Cardano’s NFT marketplace, gamers also now have an array of NFT gaming solutions.

Cardano NFT Marketplace Gaming
Cardano NFT Marketplace Gaming

The NFT gaming marketplace offers the gamer ownership of the in-game assets.

Literal ownership of a block in a game!

This isn’t your standard gaming process; you literally own technology though this creative way of using blockchain technology.

This new generation of mankind will be owners of technology and crypto, creating a new marketplace of bargaining, appreciation, trading, and investing.

Cardano is leading one of the most advanced and innovative ways to use blockchain technology.

As the metaverse is introduced to society, ADA will be a leader in cultivating that process.

And with the proper systems in place, Cardano will be able to handle scalability perfectly.

Thus, entering the Basho era of development.

Cardano Price Predictions

Most price predictions you see on the internet by mainstream finance platforms fail to recognize the massive impact Cardano will have on society at a macro scale.

As the metaverse continues to unfold this decade, Cardano’s prices will eventually level up to Ethereum prices.

The reason being is that ADA has a fixed supply of 45 billion tokens.

When you take into consideration how cheap ADA is at the moment, as metaverse begins to take over, investors and businesses are going to flock to Cardano’s leading technology and crypto.

And because it is fixed, like Bitcoin, a surge in demand is going to create incredible growth in the next few decades.

Where will ADA price be in 2022?

Founder Charles Hoskinson is predicting Cardano will skyrocket to $20 per token in 2022.

Charles Hoskinson Cardano Price Prediction 2022

If ADA reaches $20 per token this year, investors will nearly 20x their investments from today’s current crypto price.

Before we know it, investors and traders alike will ask themselves how they missed this.

ADA is not a short-term play although it has much short-term growth capabilities.

You’ll want to hold Cardano long-term for appreciation as it goes through new eras of its development and use in the real-world and metaverse.

Can ADA reach Bitcoin numbers?

Taking into consideration the incredible scalability metrics ADA has through its blockchain, reaching Bitcoin numbers is certainly not impossible.

This of course would take time, but the cryptocurrency is scarce meaning supply and demand can take the price to unprecedented numbers.

Cardano is a sleeper crypto waiting to be awoken by not only investors, but by the technology and companies that will need it very soon.

Is Cardano (ADA) a buy?

Cardano is most certainly a buy if you’re looking at its long-term appreciation, scalability, and contribution to society in a blockchain and crypto-innovative world.

It’s hard to imagine that Bitcoin and Ethereum were also once trading at ADA’s current token price.

What is the difference between first and second generation blockchain and third generation blockchain?

The third generation blockchain such as Cardano has higher scalability, higher transaction speeds, and consumes less energy unlike the first and second generations, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

ADA’s current price is only a time stamp of where Bitcoin and Ethereum once were in our timelines as well.

Where can I buy Cardano (ADA)?

You can buy Cardano through a variety of platforms, but I personally use Coinbase because it’s secure and very easy to use.

ADA Coinbase Price - where to buy Cardano
Cardano Coinbase Price – Where to buy Cardano – ADA Crypto

ADA is sitting triumphally amongst the top 10 most popular cryptocurrencies in the crypto market.

It’s yielded investors a whopping 7,330.54% return since its inception in late 2017.

What I find incredible is that this is only the beginning for ADA.

If you could go back in time today and secure Bitcoin or Ethereum at $1, would you?

I have a feeling ADA is that opportunity again.

The latest Cardano news of 2022

Lastly, I want to share with you this incredible video covered by Max Maher on the latest Cardano news for 2022.

This video is going to further provide you with value on Cardano’s journey for the new year.

The latest Cardano news of 2022 – Cryptocurrency News – ADA crypto

Overall, the sentiment behind ADA’s future is very bullish.

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What are your thoughts on ADA?

Leave a comment below.

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And if so, what about its future excites you?

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Citadel Securities Gets $1.2B Lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm

Citadel Securities gets $1.2 billion lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm
Citadel receives private funding for the first time ever

Citadel Securities’ Ken Griffin just received a nearly $1.2 billion lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm.

This is the first time Citadel Securities has ever required private funding to stay afloat.

The hedge fund lost billions of dollars in 2021 due to overleveraging their positions in so called ‘meme stocks’.

Now Sequoia and Paradigm are partnering up with the hedge fund to raise the company’s valuation.

While Citadel Securities processes more than 40% of retail trades, they are now looking to broaden into new markets, including the crypto space.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – Citadel Securities has made it incredibly hard for customers to withdrawal their money. Now, for the first time ever are receiving private funding.

Is the hedge fund in trouble?

Let’s get stared!

Citadel Securities and crypto?

Paradigm is active in crypto companies; a space Ken Griffin has been open about not being too fond over.

If you hold cryptocurrency, leave a comment below letting the community know how you feel about this massive hedge fund joining the space to short crypto.

I doubt Ken Griffin will be offering crypto investment options for long-term price appreciation.

Here’s Ken Griffin’s take on cryptocurrency.

Ken Griffin on crypto

Where is Citadel Securites headed in 2022?

Citadel Securities Sequoia Paradigm

The company’s new valuation puts Citadel Securities at $22 billion.

The hedge fund has proven to create massive systemic risk, even now as it continues to overleverage its short position in ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC Entertainment.

Will it finally cut its ties to the ‘meme stock’ community and broaden its market?

Or will it use every bit of capital they can to keep up with margin requirements in these plays?

The ‘ape community’ continues to fight for a fair market

Retail investors have been exposing Citadel Securities for unfair market practices.

Share price from heavily shorted stocks have been suppressed by hedge funds through a variety of market manipulation tactics.

CNBC’s Melissa Lee and Fox Business’s Charles Payne have called out the use of naked shorting in the markets too.

Dark pool trading in AMC and GME stock have gone as high as 60%-90%.

The community has recently uncovered how private ‘family offices’ also provide hedge funds with a loophole to unregulated trading; as seen with Archegos Capital.

Retail investors in the ape community have scrutinized Citadel Securities for imposing predatorial strategies that will prevent them from getting squeezed from their overleveraged short positions.

The SEC might have turned the cheek, but retail investors aren’t leaving.

Read: Here’s why Citadel’s customers are about to lose everything

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When Do Shorts Have to Cover Their Positions? (AMC)

When do shorts have to cover their position?

Every retail investor holding a position in AMC wants to know, when will shorts cover their positions? And I don’t blame you.

This one is a little tricky. See, it’s like saying, “when will retail investors sell their positions?”

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Retail investors have been waiting patiently for AMC Entertainment stock to rip.

You’ve been holding through the ups and downs and even buying the dips.

So, why aren’t shorts covering their positions yet? What do retail investors need to do to squeeze hedge funds out of their money?

Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

Let’s start with the fundamental question. Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

Now, there are currently no rules regarding how long a short can hold before closing out their position.

However, lenders do have the right to demand the seller closes their position with minimal notice.

This is rare and only occurs if the the seller isn’t paying the interest fee, or the interest fee is ridiculously high.

“A short position may be maintained as long as the investor is able to honor the margin requirements and pay the required interest and the broker lending the shares allows them to be borrowed.” – Investopedia

When an interest fee is extremely high, it makes a stock difficult to borrow which obligates the short seller to close their positions.

AMC’s short borrow fee rate as of 1/10 is: 0.50% according to Stonk-O-Tracker.

Keep an eye on this interest as it will determine just how much shorts are bleeding.

Hedge funds currently shorting the stock are losing money every day. And regrettably for them it’s getting worse the longer they hold.

I can feel a short squeeze coming.

Why does the short borrow fee matter?

The short borrow fee is an interest that shorts must pay for borrowing AMC shares.

And although the fee has gone down, shorts are still paying a price for going long.

AMC short borrow fee interest

They will hold in hopes to drive AMC’s share price right back down to the floor.

However, AMC is trending upwards now and has absolutely no intention of going back down.

Analysts data and AI predictions all point towards a high possibility of a short squeeze.

Even Fintel’s short squeeze score has been as high as 80-90% in recent weeks.

AMC Short squeeze Score Fintel

This short borrow fee is going to continue to go up as AMC stock becomes harder to borrow.

For short sellers, a low short borrow fee is in their favor.

They would much rather pay the fee and stubbornly continue to hold their positions against retail investors.

But, if the short borrow fee is high enough to hurt the borrower, they will be more inclined to close their positions before losing an excruciating amount of money.

The short sellers conviction is strong, even though they’ve already lost.

It’s only a matter of time before they have no other option than to forfeit.

How can retail investors help drive the short borrow fee up?

Retail investors can help drive the short borrow fee up simply by holding their positions.

When AMC squeezes, retail investors will have to continue to hold their position on the way up.

Not every short will close their positions immediately.

If we begin to see AMC’s price action rise monumentally, it is important to understand that there’s more potential because not every short seller has closed their position.

We might see AMC drop a little after it peaks.

However, if retail investors continue to hold, it’s only going to continue squeezing more shorts resulting in further perpetual gains.

Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Community, this is massive. Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GME stock. These are the people trying to drive the stock to the ground.

Melvin Capital suffered a 49% loss its first quarter of 2021, via. Markets Insider.

Retail investors are hodling to the moon.

They are not waiting for $100 price action anymore, and some are certainly not waiting for $500+ share price anymore.

The Reddit community is set new standards for the AMC’s stock price.

Here’s why this matters:

  • Not only are shorts losing money every day but huge hedge funds are bleeding billions of dollars due to retail investors holding
  • This is a huge win for retail investors – our favorite companies have been saved
  • Unless shorts close their positions, hedge funds will continue to suffer
  • Interest rates will continue to skyrocket for short sellers, enabling them to close their positions sooner than later
  • An AMC short squeeze might be closer than we think

Here’s what retail investors can do:

  1. Continue to hold your positions, it’s free
  2. Buy the dips to counter any short attacks
  3. Share articles on social platforms that can provide value to the community and keep everyone informed
  4. Keep a close eye on the stocks performance so you do not miss the squeeze

Hedge funds are not going to be able to recover from this.

Yes, they can possibly receive help from huge banks, but this too will be at a cost.

Furthermore, borrowing money from banks won’t change the fact that shorts still have to cover their positions.

Retail investors are buying AMC stock every day. Shorts are fighting a war they cannot win.

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What happens when a short covers their position?

A short position will be profitable if it is covered at a lower price than the initial transaction; it is at a loss if it is covered at a higher price.

In AMC’s case, shorts who drove the price down to $5 but are still holding to-date are at a loss.

AMC is currently trading around $22 per share as of 1/10.

When there’s a ton of short covering happening in a particular stock, it will result in a short squeeze.

What is a short squeeze?

What is a short squeeze?

A short squeeze occurs when a stock spikes in price action due to an increase of short-sellers closing out their positions.

We’ve seen a short squeeze happen with both GameStop and Volkswagen. GME topped almost $500 while Volkswagen spiked shy below $1,000 back in 2008.

Short squeezes are massively profitable for retail investors.

These one-time phenomena are how people are able to accumulate wealth in such little time.

Read: How high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

So, when will AMC shorts cover?

Instead of exiting, short sellers are holding. Some shorts might be waiting for a more favorable price to close their positions.

Another way shorts will be forced to close their positions in AMC is through a margin call.

This is when their accounts don’t have the sufficient funds to meet the accounts minimum amount of dollar required.

At this point they are forced to liquidate.

Now, because there’s no rule to how long they can hold their positions, they’re in the long game like most retail investors waiting on a short squeeze to happen are.

The good news is that AMC bankruptcy is no longer on the table and Wall Street analysts are even saying the industry is on a solid path to resurgence, via Hollywood Reporter.

As we continue to see a high utilization and the short borrow fee increase, we can only expect shorts will cover sooner than later.

Related: AMC Margin Call: The Squeeze is Inevitable

What percent does the short borrow fee have to be?

AMC’s short borrow fee is currently at 0.50%, via. Stonk-O-Tracker on 1/10.

There seems to be some sort of manipulation or loophole here. The borrow interest rate should be much higher.

Short sellers have been borrowing millions of shares to short.

It seems they thought AMC’s 500 million share dilution was going to go through.

Funny enough Adam Aron, the CEO and President of AMC Entertainment actually scrapped that idea leaving short sellers in a deeper hole.

I personally think retail investors are going to experience the short squeeze of a lifetime.

Strap in.

AMC’s price action will continue to go up

Journalists and analysts alike are now claiming AMC to be a big buy.

Shorts can continue to hold their loses on paper for months to come or close their positions while it’s at the current price action.

Closing now is recommended due to an overwhelming amount of attention AMC Entertainment has received.

With new titles coming to AMC movie theaters soon, we’re only going to continue to see a surge in price action due to an increase in the company’s sales revenue.

Even if shorts continue to hold, lenders will eventually run up the interest rate again and force them to cover.

If you’re a retail investor reading this article, I’m already celebrating your success.

Leave a comment below and let the community know what a short squeeze would mean for you.

AMC is on the ‘Potential Short Squeeze’ list via. Fox Business

fox business amc short squeeze list

In case you missed it, a squeeze is very possible, via FOX Business.

All the data at hand point towards the inevitable for both shorts and retail investors.

Retail investors holding AMC stock are going to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Read: What The Fool isn’t telling you about AMC could hurt you

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TD Ameritrade Reports 40.25% AMC Short Interest

TD Ameritrade AMC Short Interest Glitch

Screenshots from TD Ameritrade have come up on Twitter of AMC’s short interest at 40.25%.

Ortex is reporting AMC to have a short interest of 16.99%.

So where is TD Ameritrade pulling up this information from?

They actually have a response to that.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the ape community has mentioned from time to time that a lot of the data provided by financial institutions is skewed. Here’s an example that happening right now.

“Our news and research is provided by Third Party Vendors”

So, why is this short interest data important?

Retail investors rely on the short interest data to determine how much of a company’s float is being shorted.

The short interest that Ortex is reporting is significantly less than that of TD Ameritrade’s.

TD Ameritrade’s short interest data is more than double that of Ortex.

Short interest data also enables us to see how much ‘squeeze potential‘ there is in a heavily shorted stock.

At least to a certain degree.

So if we have sources reporting masked or hidden short interest data, it’s deceit in many accounts.

Or is this simply a glitch from TD Ameritrade?

TD Ameritrade AMC Short Interest Tweet
TD Ameritrade AMC Short Interest Tweet

The ape community is questioning why ticker symbol AMC is the only stock that has had a significant number of glitches throughout the year.

Or are the real numbers being masked to divert the public from jumping in on this short squeeze play.

Afterall, hedge funds have begun closing, with many losing billions this year.

Read: Anchorage Capital closes after betting against AMC stock

Where is this data coming from?

The data comes from MorningStar but both TD Ameritrade and ETrade experienced this anomaly in their system.

TD Ameritrade AMC Short Interest 40.25
TD Ameritrade AMC Short Interest 40.25

According to TD Ameritrade, this was a glitch in their system.

However, the data would have not been changed unless the retail community pointed it out.

Was this a mistake on their end that retail was not supposed to see?

Or was this legit one of several glitches that has been occurring specifically for AMC Entertainment stock?

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

The broker is stating their technology team is working to correct the information but have no ETA as to when the correct data will be restored.

Why so many glitches with AMC stock?

AMC Entertainment has been experiencing several glitches throughout 2021.

They have varied from skewed data such as the short interest, to chart patterns, and even share price.

The ape community has concluded over the months that AMC’s short interest data is significantly higher than what is being displayed.

Lou from the YouTube channel has even concluded that AMC’s share price is being masked and could be in the hundreds to even thousands of dollars per share.

Now, while these are rather extreme claims, it’s not difficult to understand why such claims have been made.

AMC is one of the most overleveraged stocks from hedge funds shorting it.

Millions upon millions of shares have been borrowed to short it all year.

The feds have now begun investigating short selling practices and are tackling hedge funds who pose systemic risk.

As more hedge funds close, and others continue to bleed their customers, retail investors suspect they will do everything in their power to deceive retail from squeezing them from their short positions.

An interesting narrative, but a very likely one just as much.

What other glitches have you seen in AMC stock?

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Out of the several glitches that have occurred, what other glitches do you recall seeing in AMC Entertainment stock?

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Bank of America Has Been Illegally Shorting AMC Stock

Bank of America has been shorting AMC Stock

If you bank with Bank of America chances are they’ve been using your hard-earned money to short AMC stock.

Financial institutions have been shorting AMC stock all year, resulting in billions of dollars in losses.

Bank of America also has a 75% probability of going bankrupt according to MacroAxis (more on that below).

The shorting of meme stocks could explain why the bank is currently facing liquidity issues.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – so much information is coming to fruition. I’m piecing bits of information that have been revealed in the last few months.

Let’s get started!

Information from one of my articles has been circulating the entire community recently.

In this article, I go over how AMC continues to be the most shorted stock in the market. This is going to be a very important piece of info.

Bank of America Is Shorting AMC Stock

Bank of America is on the list of the top 10 institutions shorting AMC stock.

BofA is known for being an untrustworthy bank for the people, so it comes as no surprise.

They’ve been cheating the system by demanding printed money from the feds to lend to short sellers.

The insane part of this scheme is that everyone is a part of it.

I’ll touch topic on that below.

Bank of America shorting AMC Stock
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A lot of the puzzle pieces seem to be connecting now.

Boston and Dallas Fed presidents Kaplan and Rosengren were fired due to investing in securities while playing a major role in creating monetary policy.

Repos have been at record high this year.

The feds have been pumping so much money into the financial systems for banks and hedge funds to maintain margin requirements from.

Hedge funds have been overleveraging their positions due to betting against retail investors who aren’t giving up the fight for a fair market, and a short squeeze play in their favorite ‘meme stocks’.

Now, 34 of the largest banks are being required to hold $1 trillion in capital, enough to be able to loan mortgages and business loans during an economic downturn such as a recession.

Will banks margin call hedge funds to meet the new capital requirements as of October 1st?

Or will they default?

Hedge Funds Just Got Smaller

We’re beginning to see financial institutions throw other institutions under the bus.

Citadel began pointing fingers towards Robinhood during a rant on Twitter.

I think very soon we’re going to see banks do the same towards hedge funds.

Will hedge funds be able to pay back banks?

Someone has to pay back the overleveraged debt they owe.

What started from a Robinhood and Citadel scandal just climbed the hierarchy and is now involving both the banks and feds.

This could be the biggest financial scandal in history.

Is America Headed Towards Financial Collapse?

Janet Yellen Hedge Funds

Janet Yellen just recently said, “there are issues relating to hedge funds and the possibility of leverage, they can trigger financial runs.”

So, we know that any chance of financial ruin in the markets is tied to overleveraged hedge funds and financial institutions.

Hedge funds have been borrowing money from both the banks and the feds.

The feds weren’t stopping overleveraged institutions from borrowing money, but rather contributing to their needs and gaining from them, as seen with Kaplan and Rosengren.

It seems leaders are washing their hands before these scandals continue to escalate.

A substantial portion of Citadel’s assets are held by Bank of America’s clearing house “BAML“.

Powerful leaders are fleeing the crime scene. Who are the first to flee a sinking ship?

Leave a comment below if you know the answer to this one.

Will Bank of America Go Bankrupt?

Bank of America has a ‘more than 75%’ probability score for bankruptcy, via MacroAxis.

The fact is there is no path that can save overleveraged institutions or short sellers betting against retail investors right now.

The future of the short seller is grim.

Bank of America bankruptcy

To make matter worse for the bank, retail investors are pulling their money out from the bank before things get a little more severe.

In fact, one of my personal family members just moved 98% of their money from BofA into a brokerage account.

Overleveraged hedge funds and banks will be the cause of the next financial collapse.

Something massive is coming very soon and I know the community can feel it.

I speculate paper-hand sellers will soon re-enter the markets as the first wave of short sellers begin to close out their positions.

This momentum will only further complicate the state of emergency these financial institutions are currently in.

What Happens If A Bank Goes Bankrupt?

If a bank goes bankrupt, the FDIC must collect and sell the assets of the bank and settle its debt.

For AMC and GME shareholders, this means that all the shares that were borrowed will finally get bought back.

Heavily shorted stocks would skyrocket as overleveraged debt is finally closed out.

The results? MOASS (mother of all short squeezes).

The momentum from billions of shares being bought back could push ‘meme stocks’ to unprecedented numbers.

Whether Bank of America goes bankrupt will depend on whether they file for bankruptcy protection or not.

A short squeeze play is imminent and there’s no doubt financial institutions are preparing for it.

The Stock Market Is Rigged

“The stock market is a rigged game for the wealthy as corporate execs can hide behind trading plans as they buy or sell stock, sometimes based on nonpublic information.” via ZeroHedge.

We’re seeing this happen right before our very own eyes. Fed presidents Kaplan and Rosengren were using their power to mold regulation in theirs and their partners favor.

Bank of America has been a liquidity refuge for Citadel, allowing them to overleverage their positions in heavily shorted stock without repercussions.

We saw that Robinhood executives sold AMC and GME stock right before halting trading back in January of this year.

The Citadel scandal has been the talks all over Reddit and Twitter. Citadel and Robinhood had communication about which ticker symbols would be halted.

The stock market is a device that has been created for the wealthy to leverage their wealth to build more wealth.

The SEC has proven to have little to no power.

Now, that doesn’t mean retail investors don’t have a chance at the market. Corporate executives simply have a much stronger edge.

Our voice and DD have been very powerful tools in fighting corruption in the markets.

We’ve been able to inform the public of what’s been occurring all while setting ourselves up for an immense short squeeze play.

What a journey.

The Greatest Transfer Of Wealth Is Commencing

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I believe this scheme revolving shorting meme stocks is finally coming to a close.

Empires are crumbling and new ones will rise.

But before new ones rise, retail investors would have made history by beating the financial system at its own game first.

It seems more information is being revealed with each day that passes.

I don’t think retail investors have had an upper hand like this before.

And unfortunately for short sellers, they’re about to get burned again.

This time for good.

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Wall Street Journal is Owned by Citadel’s Ken Griffin

wall street journal is owned by Ken Griffin

Wall Street Journal just published a ridiculous piece on the AMC community.

They refer to the community as a mob and disrespect AMC’s CEO Adam Aron by saying apes made the CEO “play by their rules.”

This discredits the CEO and portrays the community as an entirely different culture.

Come to find out, Ken Griffin actually owns Wall Street Journal.

Let’s dive right into it.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that fights FUD media. When the community is getting attacked you know we’re doing something right.

Let’s get started!

Now, we can’t be too harsh on the two writers who published this article.

Afterall, they’re just doing their job, right?

Wall Street Journal Parent Company

Who owns Wall Street Journal? Source, Investopedia

News Corp is Wall Street Journal’s parent company.

Not only do they have ownership of the Wall Street Journal, but they also own other DOW Jones assets such as the Dow Jones Newswire.

Other media brands by the DOW Jones include Barrons and MarketWatch, media companies who have been attacking AMC Entertainment all year.

DOW Jones Media Brands
DOW Jones Media Brands

All these finance media platforms are tied and owned by News Corp.

So, where does Ken Griffin come in?

Ken Griffin Owns Almost 1.4 Million Shares of News Corp.

Ken Griffin owns news corp
Ken Griffin owns News Corp, source

CEO of Citadel Securities, Ken Griffin owns News Corp, the company that has ownership over Wall Street Journal, Barrons, MarketWatch, DOW Jones, and other media outlets spewing ill words of AMC Entertainment and its community.

Citadel Securities is on the top 10 list of hedge funds shorting AMC stock.

Anchorage Capital, who was also on that list just closed down after betting against AMC.

The hedge fund had an 18-year run.

There’s a major conflict of interest when the owner of all these companies is using them to pump propaganda to fit a nefarious agenda.

Citadel Securities attempted to bankrupt AMC Entertainment earlier this year but failed after retail investors saved the company.

Because AMC stock has a short squeeze set up, retail investors are not leaving until overleveraged hedge funds have closed their short positions in AMC.

Though the multi-billionaire has the power to influence these companies, the community has the power to expose these untrustworthy media platforms.

And that’s enough to raise awareness.

The Fall of Hedge Funds and FUD Media

Both hedge funds and FUD media platforms face intense scrutiny from investors.

Not only are hedge funds such as Citadel Securities causing financial turmoil for their clients, but financial news platforms are now being exposed as being tied to manipulation tactics.

What can the community do to fight against this manipulation?

It’s simpler than you might think.

By raising awareness.

The more people are educated, the more they will have a clear conscious of what news to consume and what financial path to follow.

These mainstream finance platforms have cost the public so much money.

By scaring them out of their money, they missed the opportunity to secure a position in AMC Entertainment when it traded low.

AMC stock is currently up more than 1300% year-to-date.

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Share this news to raise awareness.

Your voice is a weapon against the corruption in our financial system.

And a special thanks to Kat for bringing this information to my attention.

Together, the community will reshape how we invest, with honor and with integrity.

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Gensler’s Agenda Violates Investors’ Right for a Fair Market

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Gensler’s Agenda – Falling Further Back

SEC commissioners have released a statement on the SEC’s website regarding Gary Gensler’s Agenda.

Commissioners Hester Pierce and Elad Roisman are disappointed with Gary’s proposals, noting it fails to include proper investor protection.

The retail community’s concerns have fallen upon deaf ears when attempting to reach Gary Gensler.

The SEC’s Chairman has failed to establish a relationship with retail investors and protect them against market injustices.

Is it time to replace the SEC’s Chairman due to negligence of retails rights?

Here’s what commissioners at the SEC are saying.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – while Gary Gensler had a real opportunity to win retail, he chose not to take matters seriously. Now he’s under intense scrutiny.

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No Sign of a Fair Market on Gensler’s Agenda

Falling Further Back SEC Statement

“It fails to include any items intended to facilitate capital formation and misses opportunities to foster fair, orderly, and efficient markets and further investor protection”, says the statement.

Titled, “Falling Further Back“, the commissioners mention Gensler’s agenda plans to redo recently completed rules, and add new regulatory obligations, and constrain investor choice.

This sounds like Gary Gensler is anti-retail investor.

To constrain investor choice is to force a particular course of action.

Recent rules made by the SEC protect retail investors in some form against hedge funds, so why does Gary Gensler want to alter these existing and completed rules?

To impose new regulatory obligations on retail investors sounds rather restricting if you ask me.

Another issue these commissioners encountered in Gensler’s Agenda is the neglection of helping companies raise capital by lowering their thresholds.

Higher thresholds provide a plethora of opportunity to employees, businesses, and small investors.

Abandonment of OTC Trading Regulations

SEC Securities Exchange Commission

The commissioners are disappointed that the agency is no longer considering the approval of regulating the quality of OTC transactions.

OTC, or over the counter markets is where trading occurs outside a centralized exchange such as the NYSE.

OTC trading provides hedge funds with a loophole to commit fraud since there is less regulation and wider bid-ask spreads to manipulate the market.

Keep in mind commissioners over at the SEC are disappointed with these choices.

It is not common for colleagues to speak out against one another.

But their hands are tied behind their back.

It’s going to take the community to raise awareness surrounding these alarming concerns that allow financial institutions to manipulate the market.

Low CAT Data Security Leaves Investors’ Data Vulnerable

Cyber security is massively important in today’s world and commissioners over at the SEC say Gensler’s agenda fails to prioritize action on data security.

The CAT system, also known as consolidated audit trail, is the current computer system used to record orders, quotes, and trades and identifies the brokers dealing them.

They fear that slowing down the protections around the CAT system leaves investors’ data vulnerable.

Measures were supposed to have taken place last spring but have now been put off.

The end of the statement reads, “We urge the Commission to apply our scarce resources toward better uses than undermining recent precedent and depriving the markets and investors of these rules’ benefits.”

If the SEC is not properly funded by our government to take appropriate measures in the market, then this too causes systemic risk.

There’s no question the SEC Chairman must be replaced but that is only my opinion.

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Does this new surprise you?

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Year May End in Short Squeeze Cyclical Rallies Says Analyst

Short Squeeze News Marko Kolanovic
Short Squeeze News – Marko Kolanovic

JP Morgan Chief Global Analyst, Marko Kolanovic, is predicting we will transition into the new year with short squeeze cyclical rallies.

He indicates that short sellers will get squeezed soon due to aggressive shorting and resilient retail investors.

“Large short positions will likely need to be closed before January”, via Business Insider.

This news comes after the retail investor community in AMC and GameStop have been advising about overleveraged hedge funds all year.

GameStop is up 800% and AMC is up more than 1300% year-to-date.

While both stocks have recently come down, they are still heavily shorted with lots of room for growth with a short squeeze.

The ape community has been speaking of a ‘third phase’ where the next runup of both these stocks will reach new ATHs.

But some apes are skeptic.

Will this be a proper short squeeze?

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Welcome to Franknez.com – if you’ve been reading the blog since early 2021 then you’ve probably made a ton of money. And if you’ve diamond handed AMC stock all year, it’s about to get a whole lot better.

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Massive Moves Are on the Horizon

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Mainstream media claimed the runup to $72 per share was AMC’s short squeeze.

Only it wasn’t a proper runup.

AMC has always had more potential due to how overleveraged short sellers are on the company.

The Ape community has held through losses and gains and bought every dip.

This resilience is why AMC stock is setup for another massive runup.

Only this runup will be much larger than the first and second.

TA (Technical Analysis) charts have shown AMC’s next runup could very well reach hundreds of dollars per share.

I’ve predicted AMC’s third runup will easily reach $200-$300 while other analysts in the community are predicting $400-$600 per share.

How high AMC’s price will go will depend on how much short covering actually occurs.

Even then, with millions of synthetics circulating the markets, there’s no question why retail investors are deeming the next runup a ‘fake short squeeze’.

What we do know however is that massive moves are coming up regardless of the label.

Can This Next Runup Trigger MOASS?

While it’s certainly possible the next runup could trigger MOASS, the feds are still investigating hedge funds.

And what’s a proper MOASS if synthetics aren’t fully taken accountability for and covered?

In this video I discuss my thoughts on the topic.

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The next runup will mean that every ape invested in AMC will be profitable.

That I’m certain of.

MOASS will occur when these phantom, synthetic shares have been closed.

While the community can put the information out there, it will ultimately be up to regulators to force financial institutions to cover these too.

Retail investors will have to continue fighting for proper market structure if a MOASS is to occur.

In the meantime, the community should keep an eye out on the short interest data.

While Ortex data is self-reported and could very well be higher, it’s the only tool retail investors currently have to measure some ‘squeeze potential’.

Get Excited for Big Moves

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Regardless of if the media refers to these coming moves as a short squeeze, the community is going to be very profitable on paper.

What lies after these price runups will become clearer as this play continues to unfold.

Massive moves seem to be up ahead, know what you hold.

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