“If you can afford to hold the stock, you hold. I don’t own it, but that’s what I would do.
Why? because when RH and the other online brokers open it back up to buyers, then we will see what WSB is really made of. That is when you get to make it all work.
I have no doubt that there are funds and big players that have shorted this stock again thinking they are smarter than everyone on WSB.
I know you are going to hate to hear this, but the lower it goes, the more powerful WSB can be stepping up to buy the stock again. The only question is what broker do you use. Do you stay with RH, who is going to have the same liquidity problems over and over again, or do you as a group find a broker with a far, far, far better balance sheet that won’t cut you off and then go ham on Wall Street.”
Now, although Yahoo Finance listed both AMC and GameStop tied to Mark Cuban’s stock portfolio, he said in the AMA that he does not own them.
An out of touch Gary Gensler has made it rather clear that keeping his job is more important than actually enforcing the law.
Here’s what Mark Cuban had to say about the SEC:
“The SEC is a mess. I wouldn’t trust them to do the right thing ever. It’s an agency built by and for lawyers to be lawyers and win cases rather than do the right thing
If the SEC gave a shit about ANYONE other than Wall Street you would be able to go there right now and read bright line guidelines about insider trading, shorting, what is a pump and dump, what are the rules for cutting off the purchase of stocks like happened with GME et al
But they won’t. They would rather litigate to regulate, which means they love to sue people in order to create new legal precedents.
All you need to know about the SEC and how badly they want to fuck the little guy is that they have the option of using JUDGES THAT WORK FOR THE SEC when they sue you rather than you have the option to have jury of your peers in front of a judge that is independent. Thats how bad the SEC is. If you want fair markets that doesn’t benefit Wall Street call your local politician and show them this.”
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn began shorting GameStop during the height of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy around January of 2021.
Carl Icahn still holds a large short position in GME stock, according to people familiar with the matter.
Icahn started building the short position when GameStop was trading near its peak of $483 per share and still holds a large bet against the retailer’s shares, said people, asking not to be named due to the matter being private.
The billionaire investor who has added to his position from time to time is betting that GameStop’s stock isn’t trading on its fundamentals and will continue to fall, insiders said.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s CFO Gustavo Arnal died shortly after facing lawsuit claims of insider trading with GameStop’s Ryan Cohen.
His death occurred days after the company had announced it would be closing 150 stores and cutting 20% of its corporate staff.
The incident occurred less than two weeks after the executive, 52, was named in a federal class-action lawsuit on allegations of federal securities fraud, insider trading, and breach of fiduciary duty, according to court documents, per Business Insider.
The Chief Financial Officer was found dead on Friday after falling from the 18th floor of a New York City apartment building.
Arnal was cited in the suit along with activist investor and GameStop chairman Ryan Cohen, who the lawsuit claims collaborated with the CFO in a “fraudulent scheme to artificially inflate the price of Bed Bath & Beyond’s publicly traded stock.”
The lawsuit claims Cohen — who is also the co-founder of Chewy and chairman of GameStop — approached the CFO about his “pump and dump” scheme in March 2022, and “convinced Gustavo that their plan would be a mutually beneficial one.”
BBBY CFO & GameStop Chairman allegedly collude in pump and dump scheme
“Under this arrangement, defendants would profit handsomely from the rise in price and could coordinate their selling of shares to optimize their returns,” the lawsuit states.
Arnal allegedly worked with JPMorgan, which is listed as a defendant in the suit on claims the bank “aided and abetted” the plan by “enabling Cohen to use JPM’s accounts to effectuate such transactions and otherwise launder the proceeds of their criminal conduct.”
Ryan Cohen made a profit of $68.1 million from his stake in Bed Bath & Beyond.
Bed Bath & Beyond was one of the so called ‘meme stocks’ that was halted last year alongside AMC Entertainment stock and GameStop after retail investors had aimed to squeeze short sellers from their positions.
Investors and shareholders are still figuring out how to process this tragic death.
Leave your thoughts down below.
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The stock has made a massive climb after some serious consolidation. It looks like GameStop is prepping itself for another gamma squeeze.
Could we finally see that GME squeeze everyone’s been waiting for?! I think its time.
See, GameStop’s short interest is still rather high and not all short sellers closed their positions back in January.
This means the stock still has loads of room to go bonkers.
What is a short-ladder attack?
A short-ladder attack is a strategy performed by short-sellers where they bid on the stock at a significantly lower sell price and purchase it from one another.
Thus, driving the share price lower.
How do you spot a short-ladder attack?
When the stock knows nothing but gains, but something keeps pushing it down until over and over again, that’s when you’ll know.
Why GameStop has potential for a second short squeeze
Short-sellers didn’t learn their lesson from the first time. GameStop stock is still being heavily shorted.
With GameStop becoming a technology company, its value has not only significantly gone up but it now has even more potential to keep driving its momentum.
Retail investors have a strong conviction towards GameStop investment. This means they’re not willing to sell the stock which in turn creates a supply and demand scenario with short-sellers who have to close their positions.
Short Share Availability and Short Borrow Fee Rate
You can see GameStop’s short share availability and short borrow fee rate using this link (via. Short interest data)
This number of course changes every day and can be expected to rise as hedge funds continue to short GameStop stock.
However, the short borrow fee rate isn’t a catalyst for GME to squeeze.
I’m excited for my subcommunity that holds both GME and AMC stock because both are about to skyrocket past Pluto.
GME Stock Analysis
Roensch Capital goes over the data for trending stocks.
The information is very easy to understand and gives you insight in the market from an analysts perspective.
Be sure to check out recent videos as they’re being uploaded to stay updated with any changes that occur in the market with GameStop.
It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.
Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.
Volume is key to a second GameStop short squeeze
Just like AMC, GameStop will need to see a continuous runup in share volume.
When retail investors continue to buy and hold GameStop stock, short-sellers shorting the stock eventually have to buy back the stock.
This demand and supply scenario results in various gamma squeezes.
The gains we’ve seen with GameStop have been a series of gamma squeezes, or incremental gains.
Usually what follows after gamma squeezes is a short squeeze if it has enough volume.
The volume of shares depends on how much retail investors are purchasing GameStop stock or selling it.
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Taking down Citadel’s dark pool
The Chicago Tribune has acknowledged investors’ orders almost never make it to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ.
The editorial team say they get redirected to electronic platforms run by private market makers who match buyers with sellers at a price they determine, behind closed doors.
Citadel Securities’ dark pool is able to make money on the difference between bid and ask prices when trades are matched.
This creates major conflict of interest as the orders they fill are not competing against one another; therefore, the price is open for manipulation.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said himself 90% to 95% or retail’s orders do not get processed through the lit exchange.
And although light is shining on this very real problem, nothing is being done about it by our regulators yet.
“The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for revising its rules to keep up with technology and, here’s a surprise, the regulators have fallen behind.” – The Chicago Tribune.
But the editor says the problem is the SEC has too much on their hands and are spreading themselves thin.
They’re focused on crypto regulation, SPACs, and climate control.
It’s rather clear dark pools are not the SEC’s main priority.
Citadel has been heavily scrutinized by retail investors for not only heavily shorting ‘meme stocks’, but for suppressing the price driven by retail demand with its dark pool.
#KenGriffinLied began trending on Twitter earlier this year and again this month when the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services released a report confirming Robinhood and Citadel did indeed have blunt negotiations prior to trading restrictions on January 28th of 2021.
The “GameStopped” report documents in detail the events that lead to the halting of ‘meme stocks’.
Ken Griffin swore under oath that Citadel and Robinhood had no communication the day prior to the restrictions, but proof has now surfaced.
Heavy buy IMO