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Will GameStop See a Massive Short Squeeze Again?

GameStop Short Squeeze
GameStop GME stock

Just when we thought GameStop’s short squeeze was over we begin to see GME gain some momentum.

GameStop has been the heart of the wallstreetbets movement and continues to have a strong sentimental hold on retail investors and gamers alike.

The retail investors who missed GameStop’s first squeeze either bought AMC shares or bought GME while it was still high.

And if you got in when it fell back down to $40, well you’re doing pretty well right now.

So, will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?

Here’s what we know.

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GameStop closed at $108.91 on Tuesday January 18th.

Trading volume is currently sitting at 3.7 million with 2.7 million being GameStop’s average volume.

Understanding the short-seller

GameStop has taken the entire internet and finance world by a storm. What is happening nowadays. Retail investors over at r/wallstreetbets have opened Pandora’s Box on short-sellers and hedge fund institutions.

Short-sellers are investors who short the stock.

Shorting a stock is the process by which sellers essentially bet on the stock price to drop. They borrow stocks at a higher cost and sell the stock low, profiting the difference.

Short Selling GameStop Stock
How short selling works

We’ve seen GameStop drop down and consolidate at $40 after its gamma squeeze peaked close to $500 per share back in January.

As of January 18th, it is trading around $108.91.

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?

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

  1. Short-sellers didn’t learn their lesson from the first time. GameStop stock is still being heavily shorted.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
GameStop NFT Marketplace News

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. Fintel)

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.

Important Advisory

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.

GameStop Stock
This chart is only reference and is not GameStop’s current price

You can keep an eye on it via. Yahoo Finance.

How Soon Will A Second GameStop Short Squeeze Happen?

There is so much volatility occurring in the stock market at the moment.

Such volatility is usually a sign of an upcoming short squeeze as we saw back in January.

Not only are retail investors experiencing a lot of volatility, but GameStop stock seems to be in bullish territory which is great for volume.

FOMO (fear of missing out) continues to bring in new retail investors which is a great driving factor to the stocks volume.

GameStop announces fourth quarter earnings for 2020 (ARCHIVE)

GameStop announces fourth quarter earnings for 2020

GameStop announced that it will be releasing its fourth quarter and fiscal earnings for 2020 on Tuesday, March 23rd after trading hours.

This announcement is very important because owners of the company will go over earnings, as well as future assessment that let retail investors know the direction of the company as a whole.

This of course can have a very good impact on the stock price should the reports come back positive.

Here is the link to GameStop’s news release –> LINK.

Saving GameStop

Retail investors now have the power to save any company they wish to save.

Now it’s only a matter of time for GameStop to step up and raise capital so that they can innovate and provide more value back.

GameStop is currently looking for ways to operate more efficiently.

While the Reddit community was able to keep them from going bankrupt, the company as a whole will need to continue kicking butt.

Here’s what’s been going on with GameStop recently.

Current GameStop news

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  • GameStop introduces Matt Furlong as the new CEO of the company.
  • GME shares are still up nearly 1100% this year-to-date with the company’s valuation at $15 billion.
  • Bullish GameStop options are still currently being heavily traded

Prior to GameStop, Matt Furlong worked at Amazon in Australia overseeing the growth of operations.

He also worked in brand and marketing for Procter & Gamble years before.

The skills to grow operations and to properly brand and market will benefit GameStop immensely.

What can retail investors do to tackle shorting?

If retail investors want to counter GameStop’s stock price from plummeting, they’ll have to continue to hold and buy the stock.

This short squeeze play will require patience.

Important advisory

If you hold a position in GameStop, it’s important that you ask yourself what your reason for holding is.

Does your DD provide you with the confidence to stick to it longer if need be?

If so, stick to your convictions and trust the process.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get in on GameStop before it gamma squeezed so I took a position in AMC instead.

Taking this position has been one of the best financial decisions I’ve ever made.

I would take a position in GameStop if it was more affordable.

Regardless, I like the stock and I love the community even more.

Will GameStop finally short squeeze?

I think GameStop is preparing itself to put short sellers out of their misery.

The stock has been havoc to hedge funds and we can tell they’re giving out primarily due to this massive breakthrough we’re seeing now.

And although I personally don’t hold GME stock, I have a lot of awesome memories at GameStop which I would actually like to share with you at the end of this article.

Now let’s talk about a little justice.

A major hedge fund that was attacking GameStop has now been reported to lose a significant amount of money.

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Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

Melvin capital suffers 49% loss 1st quarter of 2021

Ladies and gentlemen this is massive. Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both GameStop and AMC stock.

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

Here’s why this matters:

  • Not only are shorts losing money every day but huge hedge funds are bleeding
  • This is a huge win for retail investors
  • Unless shorts close their positions, hedge funds will continue to suffer
  • Interest rates can skyrocket for short sellers enabling them to close their positions

We’ve see GameStop’s short borrow fee decrease but I wouldn’t be surprised if it begins moving back up very soon.

Hedge funds have been trying to obliterate our beloved GameStop from the face of the planet.

Something about them losing a lot of money feels like justice.

Believe me, I’m 100% for making money.

The ethical way.

You should be supporting beloved companies, not targeting them just because you see an opportunity to kick someone when they’re down.

Karma is about to get a lot worse for hedge funds betting against both GameStop and AMC.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

Will GameStop stock go up again?

As long as the stock continues to be shorted and held, GameStop can expect a series of gamma squeezes to continue pushing the stock up.

This will inevitably lead to the ultimate short squeeze.

Fundamentals can also drive GameStop’s stock price up.

The company will have to run efficiently by being able to meet projected goals.

Although this is not a fundamental play, mainstream media still has some influence over this.

Short sellers continue to face devastating losses from shorting GameStop.

Hedge funds are about to burn their second hand after playing with fire again.

FAQs

Gamma squeeze vs Short squeeze

gamma squeeze are momentum gains. These usually occur from call options closing in the pocket resulting in heavy buys or purchases in the market.

short squeeze is vigorous and can spike with no warning. This is where you see 100% gains in a matter of seconds and minutes. A short squeeze can even reach 1000% and 10,000% gains.

Related: How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

What is your first GameStop memory?

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Do you remember your first GameStop memory?

I’m sure you have many.

I remember the first time my brother and I went inside a GameStop it was unreal.

It was my first time inside an actual video game store. T

he coolest thing was seeing how many different games and accessories they had for all the consoles at the time.

Some of the most awesome memories at GameStop was seeing that brand new game on display.

For me, it was Guitar Hero.

My god. Seeing all the marketing behind the game and the guitar in display was heaven.

I also remember the employees giving you close to nothing for a used game, lol.

What are some memories you have of GameStop?

I would love to hear from you.

Leave them in the comment below.

And lastly…

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GameStop Price Jump: NFT Marketplace or FTDs?

GameStop NFT Marketplace

GameStop saw a massive price jump after hours following the news of the company starting an NFT marketplace.

Community members suspect the price jump was due to FTDs that are finally being exercised.

So, what caused GameStop to have these price fluctuations after hours?

Be sure to leave a comment at the end of the article.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – GameStop’s bullish news on its new NFT marketplace doesn’t have shareholders content. Retail investors expect larger upswings in the coming weeks.

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GameStop is investing tens of millions of dollars in crypto-related companies that will allow them to develop games with blockchain technology, via ARS Technica.

This is extremely similar to what SHIB is doing with Shiba Inu Games.

Related: Here’s why you shouldn’t sleep on Shiba Inu Coin

It seems GameStop is joining AMC Entertainment getting involved in the crypto space, which in my opinion is a great way to take these two companies to the next level.

As the crypto space continues to puzzle traditional investors, GameStop, along with AMC Entertainment, have a chance at becoming extremely valuable in the long-term process of their growth.

GameStop NFT Marketplace

GameStop NFT Marketplace
GameStop NFT Marketplace

The news of GameStop’s NFT marketplace is not new, in fact it’s been mentioned since May of 2021.

However, it was only a teaser per say as the company was looking for engineers at the time to make this project a reality.

GameStop has now brought on 20 new hires to develop the NFT marketplace, where people can sell and trade NFTs and virtual in-game items, via Kotaku.

When will GameStop launch its NFT Marketplace?

GameStop is launching its NFT marketplace in late 2022.

One of GameStop’s direct competitors will be OpenSea, the NFT marketplace that now has a $13.3 billion valuation.

The companies’ approach towards the NFT and crypto space seems to be rather fitting.

What are your thoughts?

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Could we see a collaboration between AMC and GameStop?

AMC and GameStop collaboration

AMC Entertainment is currently using WAX, or the Worldwide Asset Exchange to distribute its NFTs.

WAX is an energy-efficient, ultra-low carbon footprint blockchain and the first certified carbon neutral, meaning it’s eco-friendly.

WAX is also the world’s leading blockchain, processing 15 million transactions daily.

AMC CEO, Adam Aron has thrown hints of reaching out to GameStop to see how they could collaborate in the future.

No official news of a collaboration has been published yet but with both companies going into the crypto space, this could be exactly what shareholders have been waiting for.

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And if you can’t tell from my excitement in this video, the news of such collaboration would be bullish for both AMC and GameStop.

What do you think?

“Millions of Dollars Were Stuck in Limbo” (FTDs)

GameStop FTDs

According to Business Insider, Bloomberg reported that $359 million worth of GME stock were stuck in limbo earlier last year.

More than 1 million GameStop shares were publicly deemed ‘failure-to-deliver’.

FTDs have been a massive problem for retail investors holding both AMC and GameStop shares.

Failure-to-delivers occur when sellers don’t have the shares to settle trades.

So, if there aren’t enough shares to settle, where are short sellers borrowing so many shares from to short GME stock?

The answer may lie in naked shorting and OTC trading.

Shareholders suspect GameStop’s price moves after hours were based on some FTDs settling from December’s batch.

What are your thoughts?

Was GameStop’s price moves based on FTDs settling, or on the bullish news confirming more movement in the NFT Marketplace?

Leave a comment below.

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How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market?

How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market?
How hedge funds manipulate the 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

overleveraged 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 Citadels 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.

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.

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

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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

Franknez.com fights The Fool, Yahoo Finance, and InvestorPlace

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

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 AMC.

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.

Franknez.com is a platform for the community.

I am 100% pro retail-investors and I will continue to share DD that point towards an AMC short squeeze as well as any relevant information that exposes malpractice in efforts to raise awareness.

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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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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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Here’s Why Citadel’s Customers Are About to Lose Everything

Citadel Customers, Citadel News

Citadel’s customers are in for a massive shakeup entering 2022.

The hedge fund just updated their liquidity terms for all investors and the institution continues to lose money on bets they’re not willing to close.

They are limiting quarterly withdrawals to 6.25%, meaning it would take 16 quarters, or four years to fully pull out unless the client is willing to pay a fee.

Unless Citadel Securities closes their heavily shorted positions in both AMC and GME, clients are in for more losses leading into 2022.

Should clients pull out?

It’s definitely worth considering.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – hedge fund Citadel Securities has just made a desperate attempt to keep their clients’ money. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Community, this is massive.

Aside from setting tighter restrictions on withdrawals, Citadel Securities is also giving their clients an ultimatum.

Citadel Gives Desperate Ultimatum to Customers

Citadel’s funds are currently closed to new investors, so if someone quits, they might not be allowed back in the future.

The hedge fund has given this desperate ultimatum to its customers in efforts to hedge against losing bets.

Citadel Securities has lost billions of dollars all year betting against AMC and GameStop.

Retail investors have been fighting this adversary from trying to bankrupt two of America’s favorite companies.

The hedge fund has been notoriously shorting AMC stock despite all talks of bankruptcy officially off the table since early 2021.

Citadel is not stopping despite billions in losses.

And it’s costing their clients a lot of money.

Now, Citadel Securities is making it tougher for their clients to withdrawal their investments.

Citadel will eat every single one of its clients’ dollars to fight retail investors.

Will Citadel Keep Losing Money?

The entire stock market has been volatile in general.

However, Citadel Securities has amounted billions of dollars in losses due to overleveraging short positions in AMC stock.

Retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock until this hedge fund closes the millions of borrowed shares they have open.

And until they do, customers will continue to face significant losses entering 2022.

Clients can expect to see the same pattern from 2021 if Citadel Securities does not cut their losses.

AMC is not the only stock incurring losses to the hedge fund.

Citadel Securities’ business model is built on shorting stock to earn money on the downside.

And that’s the problem, they’re betting on losers instead of winners.

Should Clients Pull Their Money Out?

should I pull my money out from Citadel

Citadel Securities is one of the largest hedge funds in the world.

They’ve created massive systemic risk for the entire U.S. economy.

Hedge funds such as Millennium, Susquehanna, and 638 are also at risk.

This list of hedge funds shorting AMC stock are playing with their customers money.

Clients have a better chance at yielding returns by opening a brokerage account and investing in an index fund every month.

More of the general public is learning how to invest in stocks.

They’re not looking for hedge funds to play with their money.

They are taking accountability and researching where their money can grow both short-term and long-term.

Analyst Says ‘Buy GME and AMC’ Before Evergrande Crash

evergrande amc citadel

A veteran credit analyst is encouraging buying GME and AMC shares to hedge against a market crash.

In this article I discuss why the possibility of AMC and GME experiencing a MOASS is very likely due to an Evergrande crash.

Now, Dr. Marco Metzler, an advisory board member of the German Market Screen Agency says crypto and ‘meme stocks’ can yield a massive opportunity for investors.

Retail investors in the AMC and GME community have been right all year.

Overleveraged positions, dark pool trading, naked shorting, negative beta, all of it.

AMC and GME stock are going to experience massive short squeezes and hedge funds betting against these two stocks are about to cause severe losses for their clients.

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10 Myths About The AMC Apes The Media Has Wrong

Apes Together Strong
Apes Together Strong

Who are the AMC apes?

They’re the retail investors fighting for market change in our financial system.

We’re the ones who saved AMC and GameStop from going bankrupt.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that provides you with articles on stock, crypto, and market news. Here are 10 myths about the AMC apes the media has wrong.

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1. “Apes Have No Education”

Apes Together Strong

Apes actually come from a variety of backgrounds and yes, professions.

Retail investors in the community range from your average 9-5 hustlers to business owners, doctors, and even lawyers.

Though many identities are kept hidden, it’s not difficult to see why.

People from all over the world have become an ape for more reasons than just money.

2. “Apes Want To Overthrow The Government”

apes are exposing financial risks

Apes don’t want to overthrow the government, apes actually just want a fair market.

Contrary to how apes are portrayed in the mainstream media, the community is not made up of hooligans who want to overthrow the government.

Apes simply want government to hear the communities concerns regarding the market.

Hedge funds pose risks to our financial system.

The ape community has made it a mission to create real change for a fair market thus sparking a real movement.

3. Not Everyone Is A New Retail Investor

New Retail Investors

The community attracted many new retail investors.

However, many apes have been investing in the stock market for years.

I’ve actually provided the community with my personal long-term winning stock picks for when they’re ready to diversify.

Other apes in the community show new retail investors how to read chart patterns and even how to day-trade other plays that aren’t AMC or GME.

This is the community where the average person can not only learn how to invest in stocks, but also gain magnitudes of value and knowledge.

#4. We Don’t All Hang Out On Reddit

apes wallstreetbets reddit

Although apes started on Reddit, a lot of apes don’t actually affiliate themselves as a ‘Redditor’ or with r/wallstreetbets.

AMC and GME apes have separated from r/wallstreetbets mainly due to an increase in infiltration from shills, toxic persons who’s mission is to bring down the community.

Subcommunities are now much tighter around a variety of influencers within the community as a whole.

And although we don’t often identify as community leaders, influencers have done a great job at keeping retail investors together.

#5. We’re Not 19 Years Old

AMC Apes Retail Investors

Contrary to what the media might think, the ape community is not made up of 19 year-olds.

In fact, majority of apes are much older than that.

But, I won’t give that information out to marketers.

The community isn’t naΓ―ve, there are a lot of wise and intelligent people with real stories and lots of experience here.

The media often times portrays us as rebellious youngsters.

But I believe many of us will actually be the future leaders of our nation.

#6. We Don’t Actually Eat Crayons, Well Sorta

apes eating crayons

Eating crayons is a taunt and is part of the ape community culture.

It’s a message to smart money that we’re dumb money, yet we’re making money while they lose it by shorting AMC and GME stock.

The meaning of eating crayons originally separated us from formally gathering as a community to buy these stocks.

“Buy and hold, but what do I know, I’m just a crayon eating ape.”

Although I must say, I wouldn’t be surprised if some apes do consume these delicious snacks πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚.

#7. “Apes Just Want To Make Quick Money”

apes don't day trade amc or gamestop

If apes wanted to make quick money, then the community would be day-trading AMC and GME stock.

However, that is not the ape way.

Apes buy and hold the stock.

Seasoned apes who got in early could have cashed out tremendous amounts of gains but continue to hold because it’s not about making a quick buck.

It’s about making life changing money through a short squeeze play.

Apes have a why.

In fact, leave a comment below what your why is.

Why do you hold AMC and/or GME stock?

#8. “Apes Worship Adam Aron and Ryan Cohen”

AMC and GameStop Partnership

The community has a tremendous amount of respect for AMC CEO, Adam Aron and GameStop Chairman, Ryan Cohen.

We support them because they’re running the businesses of America’s two favorite stocks.

We want to see them succeed, but we don’t worship them.

In fact, most apes are willing to continue investing in both companies after MOASS, especially if a dividend is announced.

#9. We’re Actually Not Jim Cramer’s Friend

Jim Cramer AMC Apes

Despite The Street’s Jim Cramer portraying to be close to the ape community, he can’t sit with us.

Few apes actually respect the guy, but he can’t sit with us.

Did I mention that?

Mr. Cramer has just contradicted himself too much and the community is huge on trust.

We have more trust for FOX’s Charles Payne and CNBC’s Melissa Lee.

#10. Apes Invest In More Than Just ‘Meme Stocks’

Apes invest in more than just meme stocks

The ape community might have a ton of new retail investors only dedicated to AMC or GME stock specifically.

However, many apes are also invested in other assets such as crypto and even NFTs.

Apes are the retail investors who are finding the early plays and putting their money to work for long-term financial gain.

Some popular crypto apes are currently invested in are Dogecoin and Shiba Inu coin.

These Retail Investors Fight For What’s Right

The AMC and GME communities are a beacon for change.

We seek to establish a fair market so that future generations no longer get taken advantage of by corrupt hedge funds and financial institutions.

I’m confident the fight for a fair market will further continue even after AMC and GME MOASS.

What else does mainstream media need to know about the community?

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Reddit Confidentially Files for an IPO A Year After ‘Meme Stocks’

Reddit IPO News
Reddit IPO News

Reddit just filed for an IPO a year after its incredible attention from ‘meme stocks’ on r/wallstreetbets.

The company submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the SEC related to the proposed IPO.

The number of shares and price range for the IPO has yet to be determined.

I’m extremely curious to hear what the community thinks.

This IPO is currently under review by the SEC.

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Let’s get started!

Many of us have spent time on Reddit at least once this year.

Some probably a little too much time, lol.

Should you invest in Reddit?

Let’s discuss it.

How Does Reddit Make Money?

How does Reddit make money?
Reddit IPO news – how does Reddit make money?

Reddit generates revenue through advertising and ad-free premium membership plans.

Reddit is currently valued at more than $10 billion dollars and has raised $410 million in funding this year.

The company is reportedly aiming for $15 billion when its IPO comes to market.

In its 16 years, Reddit has mainly focused on growth rather than profitability.

However, fundamentally speaking, the company is very profitable, surpassing $100 million for the very first time in Q2 of this year.

More than 50 million people visit Reddit daily!

Innovation For the Future

reddit rocketship

Reddit plans to improve product features and advertising products for small and medium-size businesses.

Reddit is also focused on expanding internationally since most of the site is U.S-centric.

Curiosity drove millions of people to Reddit after GameStop and then AMC stock went mainstream.

The site saw an increase in users more specifically in trading and stock investing subreddits.

Wallstreetbets had about 3-4 million members when I joined.

It now has 11.3 million and counting.

Reddit is truly the CEO of forums.

Will You Invest in Reddit Stock?

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Once approved and Reddit goes public, will you invest in the stock?

I personally wouldn’t mind diversifying my portfolio with a few shares to start and see where it goes.

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What Are Dark Pools in Stock Trading? (AMC)

What are dark pools in the stock market?
AMC Dark Pool

Dark pools are somewhat of a mystery to new retail investors. We hear about them a lot within the AMC community, especially through Trey’s Trades. We know that they allow hedge funds to make undocumented trades behind doors.

So what exactly are dark pools? And, is something being done about them? I want to expose this subject today.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that protects retail investors from FUD media. Today we’re discussing dark pools.

Lets get started!

What is a dark pool?

A dark pool is basically a financial forum or platform for trading stocks or other securities. Dark pools are privately organized and are known to be an alternative trading system.

These ATS’s are seldomly regulated.

The concerns regarding dark pools and AMC Entertainment has been that we simply don’t know what these communities are hiding from the SEC. This slimy strategy is what’s known as backdoor buying and selling.

Why are dark pools used?

Dark pools give hedge funds an advantage in the sense that they are able to conceal their moves. We can only speculate what type of information is being hid from the public here. Details within these dark pools are not accessible by the trading public.

This lack of transparency may allow dark pools to conceal information such as:

  • The illicit activity of naked shorting
  • Explanations behind millions of fails-to-delivers
  • Any discussion regarding malpractice in the market
  • Inaccurate filings and reports

Dark pools can very well be the place where short sellers get together to discuss strategies and the ruining of companies.

It could be the reason why we don’t know how many short sellers are shorting ‘meme stocks’ and other information that would otherwise prove a fair market for both institutions and retail investors.

Is the SEC looking into dark pools?

SEC dark pools gary gensler

In a recent article regarding the high possibilities of automated margin calls, I point out some research I found on Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC.

He publicly announces that the SEC has been observing hedge fund activities since January and are taking action to regulate these entities shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’.

One of Gary’s proposals states that hedge funds could face 13-F filings. These filings would provide the SEC with insight on equity as well as dark pool disclosure.

I trust we will begin to see this new chairman make the right calls. It’s time for change and our generation will be the ones to make it happen.

Dark pools could explain the low short borrow fee

Could dark pools be the explanation as to why the short borrow fee is so low for hedge funds shorting AMC and GameStop? Now, because so much information is in the shadows, this of course is only speculation.

According to Investopedia, dark pools can charge lower fees than exchanges because they are often housed within a large firm and not necessarily a bank.

dark pools Investopedia
via. Investopedia

Why do these large firms (hedge funds) have this much power in the first place? This advantage is completely deceitful and unruly. It really does make you look at the SEC and think why in the world has no one taken action sooner.

Are dark pools illegal?

Dark pools are not illegal but they are certainly unethical. Per the SEC, we can expect real regulation to surround these exchanges relatively soon.

Bloomberg Tradebook

bloomberg tradebook dark pool SEC

The Bloomberg Tradebook is a dark pool that is owned by Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg is a financial media company that has been trashing AMC Entertainment for quite some time now.

Bloomberg has published FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) articles in efforts to scare people out of their money. This raises questions regarding the ethics of these manipulators who gather behind close doors in order to stray the public from squeezing shorts out of their positions.

Other dark pool exchanges

Institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs also offer private trading to their clients through the use of dark pools.

The main concern here is that the information that is made public to the SEC can easily be manipulated. Mainly to conceal foul play and inaccurate information.

The information that is available on Stonk-O-Tracker regarding AMC and dark pools is the percentage of trading within these forums/exchanges; which is usually relatively high.

How does this affect AMC stock?

AMC stock

These private exchanges may be illegally trading naked shares behind close doors refraining AMC’s stock price from further climbing. Although AMC is up nearly 3000% year-to-date, hedge funds continue to attack it through sell walls and short ladder attacks.

And since these private forums could potentially have been getting away with inaccurate reports, the possibility of foul play in the market is certainly there.

AMC Dark Pool Trading

Andrew Hiesinger, CEO of Quant Data took to Twitter to expose AMC’s current dark pool trading volume.

Quant Data provides retail investors with real-time options order flow, alerts, dark pool prints & levels, and news. There has been approximately 34 million shares exchanged in dark pools just in today’s trading day (8/18).

This equates to $1,268,475,800.46 in notional value, says Andrew.

Andrew Hiesinger AMC Dark Pool Data

64.21% of trading in dark pools won’t allow AMC’s stock price to reflect the actual price action. This primarily because this amount of trading is done behind closed doors where buy orders aren’t being reported.

This form of manipulation is clouding AMC’s real share price. #DarkPoolAbuse has been trending on Twitter.

Bookmark this article for updated news on dark pool abuse in AMC.

How can retail investors fight these predatory trading practices?

Retail investors have several advantages over hedge funds shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’. The community must stay the course if they are to squeeze these short sellers out of their positions.

Not only are hedge funds losing billions, but the SEC has finally begun to implement new regulations that could automate margin calls in overleveraged accounts. I’m personally not worried. These house of cards are falling at the times they should.

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Hedge Funds Pose Risks To Financial Stability, Fed Says

Hedge funds pose risks to financial stability says fed

MarketWatch just published a shilly article identifying AMC and GameStop as risks per the Fed’s Financial Stability Report.

However, this was a blatant lie.

I went through the FSR and found that the Feds recognize the risk hedge funds pose to the financial system due to limited visibility in hedge fund exposure.

This is important information indeed.

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Federal Financial Stability Report

Let’s get right down to the facts.

In the FSR, the fed describes the failure of the Archegos Capital Management and its losses through a number of large banks.

“The potential for material distress at hedge funds to affect broader financial conditions underscores the importance of more more granular, higher frequency disclosures.” via. FSR.

The Fed mentions that the Archegos incident serves as a reminder that available measures of hedge fund leverage may not be capturing important risks.

This report highlights the potential for nonbank financial institutions such as hedge funds and other leveraged investors to generate large losses in the financial system.

Hedge funds seem to be in deep waters even with the fed.

What Other Risks Are Mentioned In The FSR?

While MarketWatch was eager to point retail investors were a risk to financial stability per the fed, this is not true.

The fed states in their report that “the appetite for risk has increased broadly, as the meme stock episode demonstrated.”

This simply means they’ve recognized that more people are willing to bet on the upside potentials of these specific securities.

Other ‘risks’ mentioned are those of the corporate bonds market where there’s also an elevated appetite for the securities.

The Federal Financial Stability Report doesn’t mention that ‘meme stocks’ like GameStop and AMC pose risks to financial stability but rather more people are willing to take risks.

And it’s for this reason the feds are closely monitoring hedge funds and retail investors to “ensure the financial system is resilient.”

The report, which you can find here, tackles the issues surrounding overleveraged positions and losses from banks, not retail investors.

Regulators Are Looking At Hedge Funds

The SEC is currently fighting Citadel Securities over a D-Limit order that would prevent the hedge fund from using high frequency trading.

Gary Gensler also said the rise in retail trading and engagement is “positive” but that it’s prompted the SEC to take a real close look at dark pools to promote market transparency, via Forbes.

Gensler also pointed out that dark pools have been increasingly common during the rise in retail investing.

So while hedge fund affiliated media tries to sway retail investors, all eyes are on the risks hedge funds pose within our markets.

The Citadel vs SEC court hearing has gone private at this point an no updates have been released to the public yet.

You can read the full summary on the very first hearing here.

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Citadel And Virtu Are Creating Massive Systemic Risk

Citadel and Virtue Systemic Risk

The system almost failed earlier this year due to the systemic risks in the hands of the two biggest market makers.

Citadel and Virtu CEO’s Ken Griffin and Douglas Cifu continue to argue that retail investors have never had it better.

Although the SEC has been observing for quite some time, they are finally looking into both of their business models.

But is that enough?

What can be done in order to avoid the collapse of an entire system?

The SEC has taken a stance against high frequency trading and is currently supporting the D-Limit order from IEX.

It’s time for retail investors to speak up and let our government leaders know our needs in the market.

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System of Checks and Balances

checks and balances

In the United States, the system of checks and balances provides each branch of government with individual powers to check the other branches and prevent one branch from becoming too powerful.

However, there seems to be a massive concentration of power between market makers Citadel and Virtu in the finance world.

These two market makers are responsible for processing majority of retail investor orders.

This creates massive systemic risks since there is so much power concentrated just within these two key players.

Should one or both fail, the entire system could collapse.

This almost happened in January during the ‘meme stock’ rallies.

Citadel claims they were the only market maker processing orders from Robinhood and this is a big problem.

There needs to be a separation of power.

It’s extremely important that retail investors voice their needs from government leaders regarding this matter.

PFOF Takes More Than It Gives

Citadel, Virtu, and Robinhood continue to stand by payment for order flow.

The issue with PFOF is that it takes more than it actually gives.

Market makers argue that it saves retail investors billions of dollars annually but fail to mention that they also make money from retail through high frequency trading.

In this documentary you will find Citadel makes their money shorting stock.

The Story of Citadel

Retail investors don’t want their orders processed by a company that is a market maker, hedge fund, and dark pool all at the same time.

Not only is Citadel profiting from retail money through high frequency trading, but they are also shorting the stock retail investors are buying through various means.

Dark pool trading and naked short selling are some other ways we’ve seen hedge funds suppress the rise of a stocks share price.

More so in ‘meme stocks’ such as GameStop and AMC, which are heavily shorted.

But there’s another issue that has yet to be addressed and that is OTC, or what’s also known as off-exchange trading.

The Rise of Off-Exchange Trading

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Over-the-counter (OTC), or off-exchange trading is when trading occurs between two parties instead of through an exchange, such as the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).

Market makers essentially negotiate with one another through dealer quotation services such as FINRA’s OTC Bulletin Board.

Yes, that is the same FINRA that is supposed to be protecting retail investors and safeguarding market integrity.

Off exchange trading is not as regulated as the NYSE nor does it require prices to be publicly disclosed.

Market makers can short a stock in these off exchange trading platforms and also create a ‘perfect hedge’, allowing them to offset or eliminate all risk on their position(s).

Retail investors go long on stocks.

So when market makers such as Citadel and Virtu are using tools to make money from shorting stocks, retail investors are at a massive disadvantage.

Market Makers Are A Threat To Our Economy

Market makers pose a serious risk to our economy and the businesses that provide massive value to our society.

As long as this concentration of power isn’t broken, the United States economy will always face systemic risk.

And when the entire country is economically on its knees, financial institutions who shorted on the way down will be the only ones compensated for it.

This is when integrity is buried by greed.

So what’s going to be done about it?

Our community now has a voice.

We must continue to fight against market corruption, and we must fight for a fair market.

Only then will we be able to mitigate systemic risk and make a positive impact in our economy.

Retail Investors Can Grow Our Economy

retail investors can grow our economy

With more people now learning about the markets more than ever, this could greatly benefit our economy.

Not only does the average person get to invest in the stock market, but we get to support the ideas and innovations of the companies in our country.

People don’t need to make a lot of money to invest.

But fair investing could improve the quality of life for millions of people.

The average person could provide more for their family, the government would collect capital gain taxes, and our businesses would excel much more rapidly.

Our government must look at solutions for economic prosperity and growth.

Market makers such as Citadel and Virtu suppress economic growth for their selfish gain.

They do not contribute to society.

This is why we’re seeing a power like China catch up to the United States with such an intense and exponential growth.

They’ve eliminated a lot of the issues in their markets that we have in ours today.

Institutional investors play a dominant role in the U.S markets, while Chinese markets are dominated by retail investors.

This, ladies and gentlemen is why there are now more wealthier Chinese than there are Americans.

Our government must look at market structure and identify what is going to spur growth in our nation.

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Do you believe retail investors and make a greater and more positive impact than market makers can?

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