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Free Live Daily Updates: AMC Short Interest Today + More.

AMC Short Interest Today

Free Live Daily Updates: AMC Short Interest Today + More.

Community, I’m going to be updating this list of momentum stock and their short interest and utilization daily (AMC short interest, BBIG, MULN, BIOR, GME, APE, and many others).

Be sure to bookmark this page for daily AMC short interest updates and more.

Other metrics being updated daily will include the cost to borrow, shares on loan, + short squeeze scores.

If there are other heavily shorted stocks you’d like me to update daily, please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to look into them before adding them to the list!

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#1. MMAT Short Interest

Short Interest: 10.49% | Utilization: 80.82 | Cost To Borrow: 21.40 | Shares On Loan: 39.35 Million | Days To Cover: 7.22

MMAT Short Squeeze Score: 82

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#2. AMC Short Interest Today

Short Interest: 12.47% | Utilization: 62.20 | Cost To Borrow: 6.35 | Shares On Loan: 25.85 Million | Days To Cover: 1.98

AMC Short Squeeze Score: 67

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#3. GME Short Interest

Short Interest: 20.24% | Utilization: 86.63 | Cost To Borrow: 3.64 | Shares On Loan: 75.34 Million | Days To Cover: 26.79

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GME Short Squeeze Score: 86

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#4. MULN SI

Short Interest: 19.04% | Utilization: 80.47 | Cost To Borrow: 30.81 | Shares On Loan: 75.55 million | Days To Cover: 1.19

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MULN Short Squeeze Score: 79

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#5. LCID SI

Short Interest: 25.86% | Utilization: 91.71 | Cost To Borrow: 1.66 | Shares On Loan: 310.10 Million | Days To Cover: 7.21

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LCID Short Squeeze Score: 77

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Related: This is What’s Stopping AMC From Squeezing Today



Analyst: AMC and GME Have Highest Squeeze Potential

Market News Daily - Analyst say AMC and GME Have Highest Squeeze Potential.
Market News Daily – Analyst says AMC and GME Have Highest Squeeze Potential.

S3 analyst says AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) and GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock have the highest squeeze potential in the market.

“As the broader stock market has been on a tear for about a month, things are looking grim for investors with big short positions in stocks like AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and GameStop.”

AMC’s and GME’s short interest data is what ignited the massive rallies in 2021.

Today, both AMC and GME have a high short interest of 26.69% (AMC) and 20.73% (GME).

AMC’s short interest was only 25% when it surged to its all-time high of $72 per share in June of 2021.

Short interest dropped to 14% as short sellers closed positions only to pick right back up throughout 2022 and 2023.

Both AMC and GameStop shares have been suppressed from rising through heavy dark pool trading and suspiciously through naked short selling, evident in high FTDs (fails-to-deliver).

Two years later and GameStop is finally a profitable company.

AMC Entertainment, the largest movie theatre chain in the world, continues to innovate and creatively raise cash with a mission to erase its debt accumulated during the pandemic.

Hedge Funds Face Big Risks

Ihor Dusaniwsky, head of predictive analytics at financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners, compiled a list of those most vulnerable stocks, headed by such names as AMC (AMC), GameStop Inc. (GME), Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN) and CarMax Inc. (KMX).

“One factor that is also killing profits for short sellers is the borrowing costs on stocks that no one is willing to part with, and the stock that figures highest on that list is AMC.”

AMC’s cost to borrow recently skyrocketed to more than 1,000% with its cost to borrow average currently being reported at 928%.

“Short sellers want to short the stock, but they are not able to get a stock borrow locate and therefore cannot execute their short on the street,” Dusaniwsky told MarketWatch in an interview.

“But, when any stock borrows become available — lenders, brokers know they can charge inflated fees as there is huge demand for the name.”

“In this case there is an AMC–[preferred stock] APE arbitrage trade that will be profitable if the conversion occurs soon because the high financing costs are eating into those expected profits every day, including weekends,” Dusaniwsky said.

But the S3 analyst isn’t the only one stating there is big squeeze potential in AMC and GameStop.

Related: “The Game is Rigged” Says Ex-Citadel Data Scientist

Strategist Says Mother of All Short Squeezes is Here

Market News Today - Analyst: AMC and GME Have Highest Squeeze Potential.
Market News Today – Analyst: AMC and GME Have Highest Squeeze Potential.

Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist Steve Sosnick says there’s big demand to short AMC Entertainment stock.

He says the biggest reason aside from the company’s fundamentals is its new merge with its equity (NYSE:APE).

“It’s very hard to keep the momentum in these things because economic reality does take hold.

Bed Bath & Beyond, at one point was the best performing stock on the board until reality set in and they began defaulting, averted bankruptcy, but using a deal that is so dilutive that it’s unavoidable.”

Sosnick says AMC is in a very special situation because of the proposal to merge APE with AMC common shares.

“Right now we’re seeing such a demand to short AMC partly because of its difficulties but partly because of the special situation.

This really is what they were looking for in some ways as the mother of all short squeezes.

The borrow rate, it costs you 700% to borrow the shares overnight — if you can find them,” said the Interactive Brokers Chief Strategist on Yahoo Finance.

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Here’s How Meme Stocks Performed This Week

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Here’s how meme stocks performed for the week of: 2/27-3/3

Here's how meme stocks performed this week: GameStop (GME).
Here’s how meme stocks performed this week: GameStop (GME).

#1. GameStop

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GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) closed: up -4.79% this past trading week.

The latest press release details the retailer’s earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.

During that period, GameStop reported net sales of $1.186 billion, down from $1.297 billion a year ago.

Gross profit tallied in at $291.6 million, while selling, general and administrative expenses were $387.9 million.

That led to a net loss of $94.7 million compared to a net loss of $105.4 million the previous year.

According to an amended Schedule 13G filingVanguard owns a total of 24.66 million shares of GME as of Dec. 30, equivalent to an 8.1% ownership stake.

As of Q3, the firm owned 24.16 million shares, meaning it purchased about a half a million shares during Q4.

Here's how meme stocks performed this week: AMC Entertainment (AMC).
Here’s how meme stocks performed this week: AMC Entertainment (AMC).

#2. AMC Entertainment

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AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AMC) closed the week: up +4.28% this past trading week.

The company stock is now making higher highs and higher lows in 2023.

In recent news, AMC and its board members, including CEO Adam Aron, are getting sued by a pension fund.

The latest lawsuit comes from the issuance of AMC’s preferred equity, APE.

The shareholder vote to either convert APE equity back into common AMC shares or go through a reverse stock split has been delayed — though Adam Aron has not made an official statement yet.

Read: AMC Failure-to-Delivers Are Skyrocketing Through the Roof

#3. APE

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AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) closed this week: down -17.65%.

The equity has risen more than +90% this year after surging from $0.35 to more than $3 per share earlier this year.

44% of shareholders say they hold more APE over AMC stock.

The company is also proposing converting APE shares back into common AMC stock through a shareholder vote.

If approved, AMC’s share price will rise and the equity will be delisted.

APE has been able to provide the company with hundreds of millions of dollars in liquidity to pay down debt.

Will APE squeeze prior to the merge (if approved)?

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Related: AMC CFO Sean Goodman Cashes in $230K of APE

Here's how meme stocks performed this week: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY).
Here’s how meme stocks performed this week: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY).

#4. Bed Bath & Beyond

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Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) were: down -5.04% in the past trading week.

On social media, shareholders of the so called ‘meme stock’ continue to buy the stock despite talks of bankruptcy.

The company edged closer to a bankruptcy filing in late January after the retailer said it had received a default notice from JPMorgan Chase & Co., its loan agent, and warned it didn’t have enough funds to make payments. 

Creditors are demanding immediate repayment of the company’s debt after it breached the terms of a credit line, according to a regulatory filing Thursday, per Bloomberg.

“Generally, in situations like this where a company defaults on their loan agreement our experience is, if they don’t come to an agreement with their lenders, the likelihood of a bankruptcy filing within the next 30 days is relatively high,” said Dennis Cantalupo, chief executive officer of Pulse Ratings, a credit-rating and consulting firm.

BBBY stock is up +1.73% this year-to-date.

Here's how meme stocks performed this week

#5. Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation

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Shares of Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC): rose +0.86% in the past week.

The mining company’s stock is down more than -28% this year-to-date.

In December, the company’s share price jumped 25% after announcements it had discovered more silver and gold deposits than anticipated.

Shares rose to $0.57 from a previous low of $0.44.

AMC CEO Adam Aron made the exciting announcement on Twitter stating, “so far ALL 20 of the newly drilled bores contained gold/silver, and 14 of the 20 showed higher grades than previously known to Hycroft.

AMC acquired a 22% stake in the silver and gold mining company in 2022 when they received 23.4 million warrants in Hycroft at $1.07 per share.

The stock at the time surged to $1.70 after trading at $0.60 earlier that same year.

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Steve Cohen’s Point72 Buys 606,000 Shares of GameStop

Market News: Steve Cohen's Point72 Buys 606,000 shares of $GME stock.
Market News: Steve Cohen’s Point72 Buys 606,000 shares of $GME stock.

(Business Insider) Steve Cohen’s Point72 supersized its bet on Elon Musk’s Tesla last quarter and made an unexpected wager on GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock.

The billionaire investor’s hedge fund purchased nearly 878,000 Tesla shares, worth $108 million as of December 31.

It also held bullish call options on another 60,500 shares of the automaker at the year’s end, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing revealed earlier this week.

Cohen and his team scooped up 606,000 shares of the video-game retailer, a stake worth $11 million as of December 31.

In 2021, the New York Mets owner deactivated his Twitter account after receiving several threats from users during the ‘meme stock’ rally.

“I’ve really enjoyed the back and forth with Mets fans on Twitter which was unfortunately overtaken this week by misinformation unrelated to the Mets that led to our family getting personal threats,” Cohen said in a statement.

Cohen’s hedge fund, which managed nearly $19 billion in assets at the time, lost nearly 15% after retail investors caused shares of videogame retailer GameStop to surge in 2021.

The losses at Point72 are mainly due to the company’s investment in hedge fund Melvin Capital, which bet against GameStop and had to receive nearly $3 billion in emergency cash from two outside investors, one of which was Point72.

Melvin Capital shut its doors in June of 2022.

GameStop News Today

Market News: Latest GME stock news.
Market News: Latest GME stock news.

Today, GameStop shareholders are looking to recreate the events that occurred in 2021 when stocks soared to all-time highs.

One creative way ‘apes’ are fighting Wall Street in 2023 is by registering their shares via a Direct Registration System, or DRS.

The company says at least 30% of its shareholders have registered their shares with the Direct Registration System (DRS) which equates to approximately 71.3 million shares.

The efforts from retail investors come as a means to prevent manipulative short seller attacks.

By registering their shares, company stock can no longer be lent out to short sellers.

$GME stock is up more than +25% this year-to-date.

Related: Will DRS Trigger a GameStop Short Squeeze?

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How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market?

how do hedge funds manipulate the stock market.
Market News: How hedge funds manipulate the stock market.

Hedge funds have been manipulating the stock market for decades.

But it wasn’t until now that a community has risen to raise awareness of market injustices.

The shorting of both AMC and GameStop stock have uncovered a number of nefarious strategies used against retail investors.

What is the SEC doing to regulate these financial entities?

We’re here to find out.

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Overleveraging Borrowed Shares

Hedge funds have an incredible supply of short shares available to borrow.

This advantage has allowed them to manipulate a stock’s share price by initiating short-ladder attacks.

While supply and demand are pushing a stock’s price up, hedge funds short the stock using an insane amount of leverage.

This predatorial strategy has yet to be announced as illegal nor has it been addressed by the SEC.

Off Exchange Trading

Hedge funds and market makers are getting away with being able to trade and swap stock in foreign exchanges where the stock’s price isn’t required to be disclosed.

They’re taking retail orders and, in a way, manipulating the circulating supply by not reporting accurate transactions.

We’ve seen this happen with Barclays.

Stock market manipulation
Barclays CEO, Jes Staley – Hedge fund manipulation

Reports by Finra have been made public detailing multiple fines on Barclays for inaccurate books and records.

Barclays is one of Citadel’s clearing houses.

Off exchange trading where transactions aren’t displayed on the list market such as the NYSE is a massive problem the SEC is still trying to figure out.

Though the SEC is trying to implement the D-Limit order that will allow stocks to trade under IEX, they’re having trouble from hedge funds and market makers.

Citadel has sued the SEC on this matter, we have yet to receive a public update on the case.

Related: 95% of Retail Orders Don’t Go Through the Lit Exchange

Naked Shorting

AMC and GameStop have had an incredible amount of FTDs, or failure-to-delivers.

These are orders that have not been executed in options, and are usually a result of a ‘short party’ not owning or not having all of the underlying asset.

This has led retail investors to the educated assessment that synthetic shares are floating in the market; shares known as naked shares used to short a stock.

According to Investopedia, “Despite being made illegal after the 2008–09 financial crisis, naked shorting continues to happen because of loopholes in rules and discrepancies between paper and electronic trading systems.”

Naked shorting has gone mainstream with CNBC’s Melissa Lee and Fox Business’s Charles Payne bringing light to this predatorial practice in the market.

Retail investors must use their voice to address these issues to the SEC.

Related: GTII Pursues Legal Action Against Naked Shorts

The Use of Mainstream Media Outlets

According to The Fool, you should invest in this or that “instead”.

We’ve seen the headlines countless times.

The Motley Fool is a source that provides its subscribers with hand-picked stocks with potential gains.

With tremendous respect, stick to what you do.

The integrity of this company is to help investors pick winning stocks, not to divert them from a stock due to its potential upside that can cause hedge fund partners to lose billions of dollars.

And that’s exactly what happened.

No matter how many times mainstream media outlets tried to divert retail investors from buying AMC stock, it cost hedge funds a lot of money all year.

And at the same time, a lot of retail investors have a lot of unrealized gains.

This ladies and gentlemen is how the media has tried to manipulate the performance of a stock.

This influence can sway a new retail investor from adding to the surging volume of shares being purchased in the market.

To the new retail investor – make your financial decisions based on your own due diligence.

Not on what media sources get paid to write about.

Yahoo Finance & InvestorPlace

Platforms such as Yahoo Finance & InvestorPlace have also had their fair share of negative headlines to try and divert the public from skyrocketing AMC to the moon.

With InvestorPlace even throwing a jab at GME investors saying, “If You’ve Made Money On GameStop, You’re Not An Investing Genius”.

Perhaps not, but I’m pretty certain these investors are wealthier than the person who came up with that punchline.

These media sources have been discouraging new retail investors from investing in AMC since the beginning of the year although the stock is up year-to-date!

Manipulation In the Stock Market

robinhood stock market manipulation
Robing Hood? Stock market manipulation

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Robinhood scandal.

This is another form of manipulation in the stock market caused by the halt of buying power.

Robinhood prevented its users from buying stocks such as AMC and GME (GameStop) during GME’s bull run.

Although restrictions aren’t as tight anymore, we’re beginning to see trusted and beloved companies get exposed as hedge funds worst nightmares become a reality.

Today we’re seeing more people learn about how the stock market moves.

If more of the public is to understand how hedge funds pose a risk to our economy and businesses, we must expose these financial institutions for who they really are.

Read: Why new retail investors investing in AMC should avoid Robinhood

A House of Cards, r/superstonks (Reddit Post)

A Redditor just posted an insane amount of DD on Reddit.

This long form post discusses the transition from paper filled orders in the stock market to the use of computers going tracing back to the mid 80s.

The post reveals the beginning of issuing naked shares.

We’re also learning that a lot of transaction are being held by the actual institutions that are shorting these stocks.

Robinhood routes more than half of it’s customers to Citadel.

This information has now been disclosed via the Washington Post.

You can read the full Reddit post here.

Trey’s Trades does a quick breakdown on this DD as well.

The video is embedded for your viewing pleasure.

It costs retail investors nothing to hold, but it costs shorts and hedge funds money every day.

It’s only a matter of time before a squeeze occurs, no matter how manipulated the stock market gets.

Related: Citadel loses billions: Hedge funds are getting dragged down

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Franknez.com is fighting for the community against malpractice from all news media shunning AMC, GameStop, and other retail favorites.

This platform will serve as a positive media outlet for the community and only spread factual documentation, and news related cited-sources.

I will not encourage retail investors to take a position in any stock.

However, I will outline the facts and evidence to help you make your own personal financial decision.

How can retail investors bring awareness to the community?

Retail investors can expose false information on social media to shine light on manipulation tactics driven by hedge fund partners.

Sharing factual and positive articles relating to the performance or analytics of a particular stock is another way the investing community can stay united.

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Goldman Says Bigger Short Squeezes Coming Since Meme Stock Frenzy

Goldman Sachs Short Squeeze
Market News Today: Goldman Sachs talks short squeezes in 2023.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is reporting hedge funds betting against stocks globally abandoned those short positions last week at the fastest pace since 2015, surpassing the speed of exits during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021.

The latest short squeeze, implying that stock prices rose so much that bearish bets become too expensive to hold, saw hedge funds caught out by a sharp rally in equities on Feb. 2 after the U.S. Federal Reserve slowed the pace of interest rate hikes and markets anticipated that rates would peak soon, per Reuters.

According to the Goldman note, the speed at which hedge funds exited bearish positions surpassed that seen in January 2021 when retail traders managed to squeeze short sellers out of stocks such as videogame retailer Gamestop (NYSE:GME) and movie theatre operator AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC).

During the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021, GameStop shares rose to nearly $500 per share, or +1,500% that year.

AMC shares rose from $2 early that year to an all-time high of $72 per share, more than +3,000%.

Today, both AMC and GameStop remain heavily shorted with AMC Entertainment having a higher-than-ever cost to borrow fee.

Experts say hedge funds remain bearish

Despite the massive short covering, hedge fund managers do not seem to be more upbeat about markets.

“Positioning isn’t ‘high’ and it doesn’t seem like many investors are bullish, per se,” JPMorgan’s Positioning Intelligence said in a note reviewed by Reuters, adding it has also seen hedge funds adding some shorts in highly shorted stocks.

It seems institutional investors are not entirely switching sides yet but are continuing to add to their short positions on already heavily shorted stocks.

Still, short interest in both AMC and GameStop has both risen and fluctuated, signaling few shorts closing.

AMC Entertainment stock is up more than +60% this year-to-date, GME stock more than +34%.

The movie theatre chain has a high short interest of 22.84% with an extremely high cost to borrow of 239.91%.

Hedge funds will need to determine whether it’s worth paying millions of dollars per month in fees just to short AMC stock.

A short squeeze may be triggered at any moment as this weight gets too heavy.

Industrials and Information Technology Companies

The largest short positions held by hedge funds were in industrials and information technology companies, the Goldman note said.

It added that hedge funds also exited many long positions in Asian developing markets and Chinese equities last week.

Resurgent risk appetite among some investors has also fueled rallies in the shares of so-called meme stocks since the start of this year, though many analysts are skeptical the recent moves will last, said Reuters.

But I disagree.

AMC Entertainment may have bottomed out as we see the stock price bounce and retest major levels of support.

The company’s high short interest and cost to borrow has grown substantially over the past two years.

Major price action may trigger short sellers to close their positions, initiating a chain reaction that will lead to a short squeeze.

The short thesis for AMC Entertainment is getting weaker as new developments surface in the entertainment industry.

Goldman Sachs is right, massive short squeezes are coming.

And the retail investor is about to put Wall Street upside down again, just like they did during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy of 2021.

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When Do Shorts Have to Close Their Positions in AMC?

When will shorts close their short positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?
When will shorts close their positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?

Every retail investor holding a position in AMC wants to know, when will shorts close 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.

And although we did see AMC’s share price surge in 2021, the short sellers are still here in 2023.

So, why aren’t shorts closing their positions yet?

What do retail investors need to do to squeeze hedge funds out of their money?

Let’s discuss it.

Are shorts obligated to close their positions?

When do shorts have to close their positions in AMC?

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.

Short sellers are burning big money to keep these positions open in 2023 though.

You’ll want to keep an eye on this interest as it will determine just how much shorts are bleeding.

I update AMC’s short interest data (and others) here daily.

Why does the “Cost to Borrow” fee matter?

The cost to borrow fee is an interest that short sellers must pay for borrowing AMC shares to short the company stock.

These fees are currently at an all-time high.

AMC short borrow fee interest

Short sellers 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.

Hedge funds 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.

Just In: Short Sellers Are Down $81 Billion This Year

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

Retail investors have helped drive the short borrow fee up simply by holding their positions.

When AMC squeezes, not every short will close their positions immediately.

This means retail investors won’t ever be able to time the high.

There will be short sellers who will continue to short even as share prices rise.

If we begin to see AMC’s price action rise monumentally, it is important to have a plan on how to take profits.

Just like a day trade, investors may be profitable for some time until they see gains turn into losses, which usually occurs due to greed in the markets.

This is what you want to avoid.

Important advisory: I am not a licensed financial advisory. I simply have a passion for finance and writing.

What happens when a short close their position?

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

In AMC’s case, shorts who drove began to short around $5 but are still holding to-date are at a loss.

AMC is currently trading around $6.08 per share as of 2/2.

When there’s a ton of shorts closing (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.

Some short sellers closed in June of 2021 when AMC shares rose to $72 per share as well.

AMC’s price skyrockets to more than +3,000% that year!

Short squeezes are massively profitable for retail investors.

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

Read: 5 Big Signs Pointing to An AMC Short Squeeze

So, when will AMC shorts close?

When do shorts have to close their position?
When will shorts close their short positions in AMC? When will shorts cover AMC?

Instead of exiting, short sellers have been holding.

Just as retail investors have high conviction on massive price action, hedge funds still have conviction on shorting the company to delist it.

But AMC Entertainment isn’t going bankrupt and AMC shareholders aren’t leaving.

AMC said bankruptcy was no longer on the table years ago and some Wall Street analysts have said the industry is on a solid path to resurgence, via Hollywood Reporter.

In fact, the short thesis is beginning to change with many incredible developments happening in the movie theatre industry.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) is up more than 54% this year-to-date and it looks like the stock has bottomed out.

As we continue to see a high utilization and the short borrow fee increase, we can only expect shorts may be incentivized to close sooner than later.

Will AMC’s price action continue to go up?

AMC stock has always had high demand from shareholders.

While many of these retail activists continue to hold losses from June’s drop, it’s possible this changes – granted that short sellers close out their positions this year.

Short sellers will have the option to hold their loses on paper for months to come (with fees) or close their position at the current share prices.

Short selling is a risky business and bulls have sent a message – “we’re not leaving”.

With new titles coming to AMC movie theaters as well as new developments, we’re only going to continue to see a surge in price action due to an increase in the company’s fundamental growth.

Even if shorts continue to hold, lenders will eventually run up the interest rate again, forcing them to throw in the towel.

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

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Top 5 Stocks Outperforming the Market Already This Year

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

The SPY is currently up +9.44% entering the second month of the year.

Shares of the S&P 500 index are trading at $416.78 at the time of this publication.

Last year, the index came down more than -10% bringing many companies down -50% to more than -80% on the year.

Today, stocks seem to be doing much better than experts and analysts anticipated.

Short sellers are currently down $81 billion this year-to-date.

Despite coming from a bear market, and all signs signaling an upcoming recession, early investors in some stocks are already killing it.

Here are 5 stocks currently outperforming the market already this year.

  1. Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR) +73.62%
  2. AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) +54.71%
  3. AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) +135.83%
  4. Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ:PTON) +109.11%
  5. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) +74.16%

#1. Biora Therapeutics (BIOR) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Biora Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BIOR), formerly known as Progenity (PROG) stock was up more than +182% in the first week of the new year.

Today, BIOR stock is up more than +73% this year.

The stock surged from $2 per share and peaked around $7.36 last in only the second week of the new year.

BIOR is extremely shorted, we’re talking about the company being one of the most shorted stocks in the market at the moment.

Ortex is reporting the company to have a whopping 243.95% short interest.

Why did BIOR stock surge so much this year already?

Biora Therapeutics is on track to move into clinic with its lead targeted therapeutics program.

If approved, it will be massive for the company and for shareholders alike.

Read More BIOR Stock News Here

#2. AMC Entertainment (AMC) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) stock continues to be one of the biggest ‘meme stocks’ even after its massive debut in 2021 when shares rose from $2.50 to $72 later that year.

The stock, at the publication of this article, is trading at $6.08, the same share price it was two years ago before gaining serious traction.

AMC Entertainment continues to improve its fundamentals and remains the #1 leader in the movie theatre industry.

While online streaming has grown to become quite popular, especially during the pandemic, experts are beginning to weigh in on AMC’s side in 2023.

CNBC stated, “Netflix has backtracked on its previous policies, including by introducing an ad-supported subscription option, leading many to wonder whether the company should rethink its resistance to the traditional Hollywood movie release model as it looks for new ways to grow revenue.

Even Amazon associates who asked not to be identified, per Bloomberg News, are stating the company plans to invest $1 billion per year in the movie theatre industry.

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

“While a $1 billion annual investment for film development is on the lower end of what major Hollywood studios spend each year, it’s a positive sign for the movie theater business, which has struggled in the wake of the pandemic”, said CNBC.

#3. AMC Preferred Equity (APE)

AMC Preferred Equity (NYSE:APE) is currently up +135.83% this year-to-date.

The equity made its debut in August of 2022 as a dividend for AMC shareholders.

AMC Entertainment has been able to capitalize on the equity by using funds to pay off debt and raise capital for the company.

Shares have plummeted since its inception; however, we’re seeing APE shares outperform the market too.

Plans to merge APE shares with AMC common stock will soon be up for shareholders to vote on.

Also Read: AMC Warns Short Sellers of Possible APE Short Squeeze

#4. Peloton (PTON) Stock

Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTON) is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City.

The company’s products are stationary bicycles, treadmills, indoor rowers equipped with Internet-connected touch screens that stream live and on-demand fitness classes through a subscription service.

Company shares are up +109.11% year-to-date.

Peloton recently brought Leslie Berland, Twitter’s former marketing head, as its next chief marketing officer, per Bloomberg news reports.

She previously helped lead American Express for 10 years.

Peloton is trying to shift the tides after a rough 2022, when its stock dropped more than 75%.

The company in November posted wider losses than analysts expected for its first fiscal quarter.

Berland said in an announcement that she is “thrilled” to join the company at this “unique moment in its transformation journey.”

Read More Market News Here

#5. Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Stock

Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.
Stock Market 2023: Top stocks outperforming the SPY.

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) had one of its worst years yet in 2022.

However, the company stock is outperforming the market today already gaining +74.16% in gains this year-to-date.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold 22 million shares of the company last year cashing in approximately $3.6 billion earlier in December according to this SEC filing.

After the massive selloff, Elon said during a Twitter space call that he will not sell any Tesla shares for about two years.

Musk said he sees a ‘serious’ recession in 2023 and is preparing for a worst-case scenario.

And although experts are saying a recession is likely to strike the U.S. economy during the first quarter of 2023, the company stock seems to be performing quite well today.

Related: Is Tesla Stock a Buy Right Now or Should You Wait?

Honorable mentions

#6. Hycroft Mining Holding (HYMC) Stock

Shares of Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC) rose 25% earlier this year when the company announced it had discovered more gold and silver than it had anticipated.

Majority of the company is owned by AMC Entertainment.

22% of the company to be exact.

When the movie theatre chain acquired the mining company, headquartered in Nevada, shareholders followed.

Hycroft was able to raise an incredible $195 million in just two weeks after the acquisition.

Today, company shares are up nearly +10.31% year-to-date.

#7. GameStop Corp. (GME) Stock

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are currently up +31.98% year-to-date.

GME stock continues to be a retail investors favorite despite its popularity coming down since the ‘meme stock’ frenzy of 2021.

Today, shareholders are registering their shares through DRS to prevent short sellers from attacking the company stock.

According to GameStop, approximately 30% of GME’s float is registered with the Direct Registration System (DRS).

This equates to 71.3 million retail shares.

How much of GME’s float is owned by retail investors?

Nearly 70% of the float is owned by individual shareholders according to Vickers Stock Research.

While DRS certainly prevents the company from being shorted, it’s only one piece of the puzzle for a GameStop short squeeze.

Shareholders will need to create massive buying pressure next.

Read More About GameStop and DRS Here

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

Market News: Conflicts of interest arise - #CitadelScandal
Market News: Conflicts of interest arise – #CitadelScandal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Anyone shorting AMC or GameStop is out of their mind. Wallstreetbets is too powerful, and trying to bet against them right now is just giving them more ammo”, said Jim Cramer.

Since the halt of ‘meme stocks’, the retail community has been uncovering a variety of conflicts of interest too big to ignore.

Who is David Inggs?

David Inggs DTCC

David Inggs is Global Head of Operations at Citadel and is responsible for all products across asset servicing, billing, cash management, clearing, Collateral Management, Reconciliation & Control and Settlements and is on the Board of Directors at the DTCC.

Prior to joining Citadel, David served as Chief Operations Officer of E*TRADE where he led operations globally across Trade Execution, Global Clearing, Middle Office and Shared Services, among other functions.

David spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and held numerous leadership positions over the course of a decade, including Global Head of Clearing Operations and Head of Credit Default Swaps and Equity Derivative Operations.

David also worked at Morgan Stanley, where he served as an Executive Director and Head of Global Bank Loans, in addition to work in credit derivatives and collateral management.

The Global Head of Operations at Citadel has worked for every major criminal financial institution that has been too big to face serious consequences from fraud or market manipulation in the past.

Retail investors say this is market injustice and regulators are part of the problem.

Who is the DTCC?

The DTCC (Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation) is an American post-trade financial services company providing clearing and settlement services to the financial markets.

The DTCC processes trillions of dollars of securities on a daily basis.

As the centralized clearinghouse for various exchanges and equity platforms, the DTCC settles transactions between buyers and sellers of securities.

The information is recorded by its subsidiary, the NSCC.

After the NSCC has processed and recorded a trade, they provide a report to the brokers and financial professionals involved.

This report includes their net securities positions after the trade and the money that is due to be settled between the two parties.

Clearing corporations such as the DTCC may receive cash from a buyer and securities or futures contracts from a seller.

The clearing corporation then manages the exchange and collects a fee for this service.

The size of the fee is dependent on the size of the transaction, the level of service required, and the type of security being traded. 

Investors who make several transactions in a day can generate significant fees.

This means every naked share that has been created on the ‘short side’ has been recorded and bypassed by the DTCC/NSCC, all for a fee.

Related: Robinhood and Citadel Colluded Night Prior to Trading Restrictions

GameStopped

DTCC GME
DTCC GME Halt – GameStopped.

A press released was published advising of the circumstances that occurred during the time ‘meme stocks’ were halted.

The DTCC waived $9.7 billion of collateral deposit requirement on January 28th, 2021, limiting institutional losses and limiting retail profits.

While AMC Entertainment stock was able to surge months after the January event, GameStop shareholders were strongly affected by the halts.

Retail investors say they feel cheated from regulators who failed to let the short squeeze play out in their favor.

Conflicts of interest such as David Inggs’ involvement with Citadel and the DTCC could be seen as a detriment to market integrity.

In an interview with ‘We The Investors’, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said one proposal they’re looking at this year involves tackling conflicts of interest in the financial markets.

Citadel processes more than 40% of retail’s orders through PFOF (payment for order flow), and with a bias towards short selling, gives the hedge fund an incredible advantage over the common investor.

Should the involvement between both Citadel and the DTCC be considered a crime?

Or is this just a coincidence?

Leave your thoughts below.

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Former Branch Chief Disappointed by SEC Meme Stock Video

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

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

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

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

Who is going to protect retail investors from the corrupt?

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

Let’s discuss it.

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SEC publishes Meme Stock Video

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

SEC Meme Stock Video

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

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

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

Lisa Braganca is an activist who fights for market transparency.

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

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

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

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

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

Activism Matters

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

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

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

It’s a sign of weakness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Activism matters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are your thoughts?

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

Did this unprofessionalism in our government surprise you?

I’d love to learn what you think.

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