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Here’s Why Mainstream Media Is Attacking AMC

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

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

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

Why are they portraying Adam Aron a certain way?

Why are mainstream media portraying retail investors a certain way?

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

But there is always the truth.

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

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Short and distort campaigns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the list goes on and on.

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

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

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

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

Connecting the dots

Yahoo Finance AMC Stock
Yahoo Finance AMC Stock

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

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

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

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

The goal?

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

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

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

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

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

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

The conflict of interest is undeniable.

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

Isn’t AMC over? Why does it matter?

AMC Short Interest

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

The short interest is still very high.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who know, know.

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AMC FTDs Top 16.5 Million This Year Through May

AMC FTDs
Stock Market News: AMC FTDs top 16.5 million year-to-date

AMC’s FTDs have skyrocketed this year.

These FTDs (failure-to-deliver) are millions of orders unaccounted for in the lit market.

An FTD happens when a party is unable to deliver a tradable asset or meet a contractual obligation in a transaction.

Naked short sales and selling an asset without borrowing it first are two of the leading causes for failures to deliver.

I’m going to break down how many FTDs AMC has had every month this year so far.

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Number of AMC FTDs per month

AMC FTD Chart
AMC FTD Chart – AMC Naked Shorting – AMC Failure to Deliver

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. has had millions of FTDs this year.

Here they are broken down per month.

January 2022: 2,016,672

February 2022: 3,138,919

March 2022: 6,011,866

April 2022: 4,326,160

May: 2022: 1,091,540

Total: 16,585,157 so far.

The dollar amount of these FTDs mount up to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The alarming number of failure-to-delivers in AMC goes to show institutions shorting AMC stock are getting away with fraud.

They are creating naked shares to short AMC stock by essentially writing checks out that end up not clearing, resulting in FTDs.

In the process, short sellers are able to make profit without any accountability.

March had the highest amount of AMC FTDs so far with more than 6 million being recorded.

In March we saw AMC surge past $34 per share before it was halted and suppressed alongside GameStop, which surged to $199 per share.

Related: 98% of Ticker Had Few FTDs Than GameStop

Final thoughts

AMC Naked Shorting
AMC Naked Shorting – AMC Failure to Deliver

The grand scheme of naked shorting has been the most blatant market manipulation in finance history.

Yet regulators such as the SEC can’t seem to plug the loophole.

It’s up to retail investors to demand change in the markets to level the playfield.

NSCC-2022-003 could be a start to eliminating fire selloffs and potentially limiting naked short selling.

But it’s not enough.

The retail community must continue to raise awareness of these predatorial market conditions in hopes to create real change for all participants.

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A Message to The SEC on Fails To Deliver (AMC)

A message to the SEC on failed to delivers AMC
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Disruption. Disruption in the finance world. New age retail investors have taken notice of the corrupt ways of our predecessors. Yes, predecessors. We’re stepping in now. Here’s to a better world.

I want to begin by saying I’m not a financial advisor. But I strongly believe in the power of finance, knowledge, and freedom.

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Lets get started.

I want to dive into FTDs and provide new retail investors as well as the ape community with valuable information that’s easy to read and pick up. And as you can tell from the title of the post, this message is also to address the ones who should be doing their jobs.

This post is going to be relating to what’s going on with FTDs and AMC Entertainment. Let me walk you through the basics first before we dive in deep and uncover what’s really going on with AMC right now. By the time I was finished writing this article I realized we have the knowledge and power for real change as long as we continue to stick together.

Thank you for being here today.

What is a fail to deliver?

A failure to deliver is a situation where one party in a trading contract does not deliver on their obligation.

These trading contracts can be in the form of purchasing shares, call options, etc. An FTD simply means a submitted purchase did not execute, or go through.

By now you’ve probably heard there’s a ton of these FTDs circulating AMC. We’ll get more into that very soon, I promise.

So, what causes failure to delivers?

There are two primary reasons why failure to delivers occur.

  1. A buyer (retail investor) does not have enough money to pay for the transaction.
  2. A seller (short position) does not own all or any of the underlying assets meaning they cannot make the delivery.

*I want to point out that failure to delivers can also occur if there’s a technical problem in the settlement process carried out by the clearing house.

Citadel is Robinhood’s clearing house… They process settlements from investors trading with Robinhood. And as most of you know, Robinhood halted the purchasing of GameStop and AMC stock back in February. The announcement was made on Thursday, January 28th that they were limiting the trade of both GameStop and AMC stock.

Though Citadel has claimed in court that they had no role in Robinhood’s decision to halt buying, they are one of the biggest hedge funds shorting both AMC and GME stock.

Hedge funds should not have this much power.

Clearing houses should be neutral and only handle transactions. Their job should be to report illicit activities to the SEC. The power hedge funds have must be distributed amongst branches so that they oversee each other and ensure no one branch is too powerful.

Sound familiar?

What’s causing failure to delivers in AMC?

I strongly doubt retail investors lack the spending power to meet their number of share goals. What’s causing AMC failure to delivers has more to do with the processing of synthetic shares and lack of regulation.

What we’re seeing here is:

  1. Clearing houses cannot process the orders due to shorts and hedge funds not having possession of those assets.
  2. An insane amount of naked shares (synthetics) are being used to drive AMC’s stock price down.

You would think some sort of agency would be created to oversee this manipulation right? I’ll get to that shortly.

What is naked short selling?

Naked short selling is the process of shorting a stock without first borrowing the asset from someone else or ensuring that it’s available to borrow.

In other words, it’s fairy dust. Non existent, not real. Straight manipulation.

Is naked shorting illegal?

Naked shorting is considered to be illegal though firms who have used this technique to bankrupt businesses have never seen accountability due to succeeding in doing so. In other words, they’ve been able to wash their hands once a businesses has been taken off the grid.

However, AMC is no longer on the brink of bankruptcy. AMC is no longer going extinct. Naked shorting this company is not going to make its retail investors disappear and it’s certainly not going to stop Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment from moving the business forward.

I’m confident hedge funds naked shorting AMC are certain to face consequences this time around. We’re not leaving.

The 2008 crisis

2008 is when we saw a massive surge of failure to delivers. This is because hedge funds sought out businesses who were on the brink of collapsing to make some dirty money from.

2008 financial crisis

The use of naked shorting allowed failure to delivers to rise, ultimately bankrupting businesses. People lost their jobs and families faced real distress and turmoil. The parties who participated in these illegal and unethical strategies faced no consequences and boasted their ‘victory’ publicly.

Where was the SEC? The SEC has the power to stop fraud and monitor whether institutions have adequate capital relative to their trading positions as well as the proper risk management systems that could have prevented this catastrophic loss for millions of Americans.

Bare with me. I’m going to let you know exactly who the SEC is, or at least who they portray to be.

AMC’s millions of fail to delivers

The community of retail investors have just recently pulled up this data from the SEC ‘fails-to-deliver’ data.

AMC failure to deliver
SEC data
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AMC Entertainment saw over 7.5 million failure to delivers with almost 3.1 million occurring on the 13th and 14th of April, 2021.

The parties behind these purposeful failure to delivers need to be held accountable.

What can retail investors do?

Retail investors should continue to educate one another on this very important matter. The community as a whole is not only revealing the manipulation that occurs in the stock market, but uncovering the malicious intentions hedge funds have towards AMC Entertainment.

The SEC must put a stop to naked short selling at once

The SEC must put a stop to naked short selling AMC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an independent agency of the United States federal government that was created to protect investors as well as the national bank after the market crash in 1930.

For reference

Lobbying – in politics, lobbying is the act of lawfully attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of government officials, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.

So why isn’t the SEC doing anything about the illicit activity of naked short selling in the market? More specifically with what’s occurring with AMC and GameStop right now?

If you could say one thing to the SEC

If the SEC sees this article and you had a chance to get your voice heard, what’s one thing you would say to the SEC?

Leave it in the comments section below and make sure you’re heard.

Words of certainty AMC

Unapplied knowledge is wasted knowledge so be sure to spread this message with the community. We as a whole are uncovering something massive. And yes, I truly believe we can make a change here.

FUD should officially be off the table. We have all the data and certainty we need to see this through. Not only are retail investors going to profit from a short squeeze, but justice will be served for the financial crisis of 2008 and the current attacks on AMC and GameStop.

I also want to say thank you to the apes who are keeping everyone informed and to those of you who continuously take the time to do the research. Only by sticking together will the community see massive change. Stay positive.

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