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Who is The DTCC and What Are Their Legal Duties?

Market News: DTCC
Market News: Who is the DTCC?

Retail investors have pulled up some information on the DTCC regarding the blockage of margin calls.

The Reddit community is calling the organization corrupt.

But what exactly is the DTCC and how do they play an important role in our markets?

In this article I’m going to explain the duties of this corporation in simple terms and also touch topic on questions retail investors might have when it comes to AMC and GameStop.

Let’s get started.

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Who is the DTCC?

who is the DTCC?
Depositary Trust and Clearing Corporation

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.

Conflict of interest

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.

And this is where retail investors begin to question the integrity of the financial market.

One of the DTCC’s bigger partners is Bloomberg LP, a privately held media and software company.

Retail investors are weary about Bloomberg due to having a dark pool where institutions can make unregulated trades.

Bloomberg also happens to be a media platform where Citadel’s Ken Griffin is made to feel at home.

The short seller remains to this date one of the top 10 institutions shorting AMC stock.

Related: Wall Street Journal is Indirectly Owned by Citadel's Ken Griffin

DTCC removing margin calls

There is information going around in the retail community of the DTCC removing margin calls and it’s creating somewhat of fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

After digging around for a while, it’s important to note that the DTCC did indeed remove margin calls, but on January 28th of 2021.

This isn’t necessarily occurring right this moment.

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.

Could the DTCC have been playing the middleman to prevent the market from completely collapsing?

Or was this blatant market manipulation?

The organization allowed several naked shares to flood the market but never stepped in to level the playfield for retail investors.

So why step in to minimize institutional losses?

I think it’s safe to say those client fees really make things happen.

The SEC is by law responsible for regulating the DTCC, but the DTCC is a company who caters to a wide range of institutions in the financial market.

And according to the SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, they need whistleblowers to really tackle the issues at hand.

Is the DTCC corrupt?

Most retail investors openly think so.

The corporation is a business that processes orders between buyers and sellers but caters to financial institutions – not retail investors.

The DTCC along with the NSCC are very well aware of the naked shorting issue in our market.

But they’ve failed to put a halt to it.

One can view this negligence as being complicit.

I’m curious to learn what you think.

Leave your thoughts in the comment section of the blog down below.

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Tiger Global Parts Ways with Partner Who Caused Massive Losses

Tiger Global Sam Harland
Market News: Tiger Global parts ways with Sam Harland

Tiger Global just parted ways with Sam Harland, the partner responsible for sinking the hedge fund when it betted on Carvana.

The hedge fund suffered 52% in losses this year through May.

Their average cost basis is $105.80, more than five times the $24.27 level the stock closed on Friday.

Both Harland and Tiger Global Management declined to comment on his departure according to Bloomberg.

Here’s the latest market news.

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Hedge funds struggle to stay afloat

Hedge funds seem to be stranded on a sinking ship as losses accumulate this year.

One hedge fund who betted against GameStop is closing this month.

Last year many hedge funds were forced to cut their losses and throw in the towel on losing bets.

Tiger Global Management closed 2021 with a 7% loss.

They reported a 52% loss this year through May.

Tiger Management Losses
Tiger Global Management losses (blue) | Tiger Global Management News

The hedge fund may be on track for its worst year yet.

Earlier this year we saw Citadel and other hedge funds faced default on Russian bonds from tech company Yandex.

Investors tried pulling out $250 million from Coatue Management but the hedge fund couldn’t meet investors demands.

Aside from the shorting of ‘meme stocks’, hedge funds are also getting burned from tech stocks falling.

The NASDAQ has fallen nearly -32% this year-to-date taking down every major tech company down with it.

Amazon (AMZN) is down more than -37% this year, Tesla (TSLA) -45%, and Apple (AAPL ) -27.72%.

Carvana is down nearly -90%, one of the heaviest held assets by Tiger Global Management.

Tiger Cubs ditch positions

The Tiger Cubs alliance consists of Tiger Global Management, Lone Pine Capital, Coatue Management, Maverick Capital, Viking Global Investors and D1 Capital.

According to Bloomberg, majority of the Tiger Cubs stock picks are in tech stocks.

Tiger Global exited 83 positions depicted in the chart below and entered only 2 new positions.

Tiger Cubs ditch positions
Tiger Cubs ditch positions

The Tiger Cubs have been known for piling into the same or similar stocks primarily because they all had the same mentor.

Below is a list of only some tech companies the Tiger Cubs have recently reduced from their positions.

Big name companies include Carvana, DoorDash, Netflix, and Shopify to name a few.

Tiger Cubs Losses
Tiger Cubs Losses | Tiger Global Management News

These companies might have been extremely convenient during the pandemic lockdowns, but the truth is people are going out now.

Now that gyms are open to the public, people have no need for Peloton.

Netflix couldn’t replace the movie theatres, and so on.

Some experiences are simply irreplaceable.

And it’s showing in tech company stock.

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Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC

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Market News: Bank of America increases AMC puts

Bank of America and JP Morgan continue to bet against AMC despite the repercussions.

Like hedge funds, banks have also been under much public scrutiny for betting short in the market.

Regulators subpoenaed some of the largest banks and hedge funds after investigating communications between the two parties earlier this year.

Goldman Sach’s dark pools were investigated in May – a popular issue amongst the retail community.

Combined, hedge funds and banks have millions of shares working against the largest movie theatre chain in the world.

And in this article, I’m going to break down the most recently reported numbers.

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Bank of America bets against AMC Theatres

Market News: Bank of America Increases Short Position in AMC
Market News: Bank of America increases short position in AMC

Bank of America increased their short bets against AMC in May, according to this Fintel report.

The bank now holds a total of 1,007,500 puts of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. stock.

Retail investors were shocked to discover BofA was one of the top 10 financial institutions betting against the movie theatre chain last year.

And they haven’t left, but rather remained bearish on AMC.

The ball might be in their court in today’s bear market, but retail investors are already weary of the market’s integrity.

Last year, hedge funds sought out to destroy the movie theatre chain by shorting it to bankruptcy.

But retail investors put a stop to the madness – saving AMC Entertainment from collapsing, and inflicting billions of dollars in damage to short sellers.

Retail investors even closed their bank accounts with Bank of America after discovering the bank was betting against the beloved movie theatre stock.

Meme stocks were no joke.

Corporate fraud and corruption were exposed, retail made money, and the media lost all credibility.

But Bank of America isn’t the biggest bear when it comes to AMC stock.

Here’s a list of other banks and hedge funds going short on AMC.

Institutions shorting AMC stock

Institutions shorting AMC stock - who is shorting AMC
Who is shorting AMC?

#1. Susquehanna – 11,004,100 shares short

#2. Citadel – 4,889,900 shares short

#3. Goldman Sachs – 2,785,00 shares short

#4. Group One – 2,221,900 shares short

#5. 683 Capital – 1,992,600 shares short

#6. Bank of America – 1,007,500 shares short

#7. Wolverine Trading – 921,400 shares short

#8. Piction Mahoney – 500,000 shares short

#9. JP Morgan – 400,000 shares short

None of these institutions have closed their positions in AMC.

One hedge fund that was removed from the list is Sculptor Capital LP – the institution closed their small position at a loss this year according to Fintel.

Anchorage Capital closed last year after betting against AMC.

The hedge fund held 4,000,000 puts prior to shutting down.

Even Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital is shutting down in June after GameStop crippled the short seller last year.

Bank of America might have increased their short position in AMC, but is it wise to bet against retail?

Retail has power, and I think retail is about to prove it again very soon.

I’m interested to learn what you think.

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Market News: NSCC-2022-003 Approved

NSCC-2022-003
Stock Market News: NSCC-2022-003 has been approved

NSCC-2022-003 has been APPROVED.

The filing replaced NSCC-2021-010 which was withdrawn on March 25th of 2022.

The rule aims at providing a more stable environment for market participants and I’m going to break it all down below.

Let’s get started.

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NSCC-2022-003 SFT clearing service

NSCC-2022-003 would implement the SFT clearing service (securities financing transactions).

This means the NSCC would act as a third party to clear FTDs (failure-to-delivers) from various institutions.

The NSCC would also collect margin from both the lender and borrower to mitigate any risk.

Here the NSCC essentially acts as a referee, preventing overleveraging, naked shorting, and FTDs in the market.

Predatorial short selling strategies could potentially be eliminated due to this filter.

The NSCC believes it can reduce market disruption from fire sales by liquidating positions in small batches.

I’ve stated in recent articles and on my channel that a squeeze in AMC and GameStop will likely occur in sequences.

A ‘controlled squeeze’ so to speak to avoid systemic risk in the market.

It’s very possible NSCC-2022-003 was created to unwind this mess in a manner that would prevent the stock market from collapsing.

Does the rule help hedge funds?

Yes, but it also helps retail investors.

While NSCC-2022-003 provides a safety net for overleveraged institutions, it will also create more balance in the market for retail investors.

The NSCC is requiring all SFT members to provide a $250,000 margin minimum amount.

And with DTCC B16845 already raising margin requirements, I think it’s fair to say hedge funds are being put on a leash.

Investors have been asking me, what happens if a hedge fund defaults?

Will they be held accountable for their short positions?

Assuming a hedge fund becomes an SFT member, under NSCC-2022-003, the NSCC would take all responsibility and be obligated to meet all settlements.

Although the proposal requires a $250,000 margin minimum, the NSCC is requiring members to hold sufficient liquidity to cover the largest settlement obligation.

In other words, every short position will be obligated to get closed.

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Hedge Fund Tiger Global on Brink of Shutting Down?

Hedge fund Tiger Global
Market News: Hedge Fund Tiger Global down more than 50% this year.

Hedge fund Tiger Global is on the brink of collapsing.

WSJ reports the hedge fund is lost 52% for the year up to May.

It was down 34% this year through March but the institution keeps sinking.

Melvin Capital threw in the towel after suffering several losses this year.

Is hedge fund Tiger Global the next one to go?

Let’s discuss it.

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Hedge fund empires crumble

Melvin Capital lost a staggering 20.6% the first quarter this year alone.

In 2021, they took a heavier hit with 50% in losses.

Now Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital is shutting down end of June.

The Tiger Cubs, an alliance consisting of hedge fund Tiger Global Management, Lone Pine Capital, Coatue Management, Maverick Capital, Viking Global Investors and D1 Capital are facing massive losses this year too.

According to Bloomberg, majority of the Tiger Cubs stock picks are in tech stocks.

Which as we know, have been plummeting all year.

Tiger Global exited 83 positions depicted in the chart below and entered only 2 new positions.

Coatue Management is another hedge fund who has been struggling to keep its doors open this year.

Last year investors demanded to pull out $250 million from the hedge fund but Coatue was unable to meet demands.

Coatue said the money they could not deliver to their clients was being held in private companies, making it difficult to liquidate.

Today we see Coatue Management exited 35 stocks and only entered 12 so far.

The rest of the cubs aren’t doing so well with everyone exiting more positions than entering them.

Hence the reason why we’ve seen the market fall all year.

Will hedge fund Tiger Global close?

Tiger Global Hedge Fund

Although the hedge fund has wiped out more than $16 billion in assets under management, Tiger Global continues to hold on.

“We take very seriously that our recent performance does not live up to the standards we have set for ourselves over the last 21 years and that you rightfully expect. Our team remains maximally motivated to earn back recent losses,” the hedge fund wrote.

But even then, the hedge fund has struggled to find a winning strategy.

Tiger Global was down more than 34% the first quarter of 2022.

And instead of finding a solution, the hedge fund sank to a total of 52% halfway through Q2.

Things aren’t looking so good for the hedge fund.

What do you think?

Will hedge fund Tiger Global be the next institution to fall?

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SEC Charges TradeZero America for Halting ‘Meme Stocks’

SEC Charges TradeZero America
Market manipulation: SEC charges firm for deceiving customers in ‘meme stock’ halt.

BREAKING: The SEC is charging TradeZero America and co-founder with deceiving customers about ‘meme stock’ trading halts.

“The Securities Exchange Commission today charged broker-dealer TradeZero America Inc., and its co-founder Daniel Pipitone, with falsely stating to the firm’s customers that they didn’t restrict the customers’ purchases of meme stocks when in fact they did.”

The SEC does not mention in the press release which three ‘meme stocks’ customers were not allowed to buy.

I’ll link the official source below.

Let’s discuss it.

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TradeZero America deceives customers about meme stock halting

TradeZero America Meme stocks

In late January of 2021, many broker firms halted the purchase of ‘meme stocks’.

You might have heard of the Citadel and Robinhood scandal, where the two colluded to remove the ‘buy button’.

While the scandal became headlines, the transcripts available weren’t enough to charge the institutions.

The SEC released a press release today stating that TradeZero America is being charged for deceiving its customers.

The firm told its customers they did not halt the purchase of meme stocks when in fact they did.

After the halt, TradeZero and Pipitone made misleading public statements via interviews, social media, and in a press release in an effort to distinguish their company from brokers that restricted trading during that period. 

In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything,” Pipitone said, “That some trading firms are blocking these symbols is disgusting, unprecedented… Our clearing firm tried to make us block you and we refused.”

Side note: THIS STATEMENT is disgusting.

TradeZero America received a $100,000 penalty, and co-founder Pipitone received a $25,000 penalty.

Although the SEC did not mention which ‘meme stocks’ were prohibited from being purchased, GameStop and AMC have been the two biggest ‘meme stocks’.

I assume the third was Bed Bath & Beyond.

Source: SEC Press Release

Where are ‘meme stocks’ headed in 2022?

Meme stocks

AMC and GameStop continue to be heavily shorted.

While both companies have survived the pandemic and have shown a dramatic fundamental improvement, short sellers have not left.

Both these stocks have an extremely high short interest and shares on loan.

More and more retail investors are piling in these two stocks for a short squeeze play that was merely suppressed last year.

Trading was halted in both AMC and GameStop in late March of 2022.

AMC rose to $34 per share while GME stock rose to $199 per share.

This form of market manipulation continues today.

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Bear Market Becomes Official: How Long Will It Last?

Bear Market Official
The stock market officially enters a bear market, but how long will it last?

We momentarily entered an official bear market when the S&P 500 fell 20% for the third time.

The stock market rallied today with the SPY and NASDAQ up almost 2%.

Media seems to be in denial, but bear rallies turned into a bear market a while ago, without the official title.

And although today seems to be a green day – the question is, how long will this bear market last for?

Let’s discuss it below.

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Stocks have tumbled all year

Taking a look at the SPY (S&P 500), and we’ll find that the index is down 17% year-to-date.

bear market SPY stock

The top 500 companies in this index have also been down trending all year.

Tech companies have taken a heavy hit this year.

And the NASDAQ shows it.

The NADAQ is down more than 27% this year-to-date.

Netflix (NFLX) is down almost 69%, Tesla (TSLA) is down 44%, and Apple (AAPL) stock 22%.

bear market NASDAQ

Hedge funds deeply invested in tech companies have suffered big losses this year already.

The Tiger Cubs are a group of hedge fund managers who are currently treading in dangerous waters.

These asset managers are ditching many positions creating massive selloffs, according to SEC filings.

Stocks rebounded today – how long will these bear rallies last?

The stock market bounces back

The stock market has momentarily bounced back staying clear from bear market territory.

SPY stock seems to be making its way back to the $400 per share level.

I’ve mentioned in previous articles and videos that the SPY seems to be respecting the $400 per share level relatively well.

Although stocks officially entered bear market territory, it’s very possible the SPY and market in general are bottoming out.

Stocks have seen all-time lows during these bear rallies but have since come up from these surprising lows.

Robinhood (HOOD) hit a low around $8 and change, now it’s trading above $10 again.

AMC Entertainment reached $9 and change, went back up to $13, and is currently trading close to $12.

GME stock on the other hand seems to have a hard time getting below $90.

The stock rose to $100 per share last week and is currently trading at $96 per share after it announced the launch of its new crypto and NFT wallet.

Related: These Two Signs Will Tell You a Short Squeeze is Over

Honestly, it’s a 50/50

I stated in a recent video that because we have seen mainly bear rallies all year long, it’s possible the SPY breaks downwards below $400 per share and we continue to see this downtrend.

Well, that happened last week, and we were officially, but momentarily, in a bear market.

Today we saw a small bounce back staying clear from that title.

But it’s still unclear whether the market has bottomed out yet or if there’s still room for stocks to fall.

Have the markets cooled off?

Is the market ready for a reversal?

What do you think?

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Related: Are Institutions Preparing to Close Short Positions in AMC?

The Tiger Cubs Are on The Brink of Collapsing

Tiger Cubs Hedge Fund
Market News: Tiger Cubs face disturbing losses as tech stocks fall

(Bloomberg) Hedge fund managers known as Tiger Cubs are facing serious carnage in the market.

The alliance consists of Tiger Global Management, Lone Pine Capital, Coatue Management, Maverick Capital, Viking Global Investors and D1 Capital 

Billions were made in tech stocks, but gains have now evaporated.

Tech stocks have fallen the first quarter of 2022 and have bled into the second quarter this year.

Is it possible the Tiger Cubs are the next hedge fund managers to join Melvin Capital’s grand exit?

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NASDAQ plummets in 2022

The tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 has fallen more than 29% this year.

It’s down more than 11% from the S&P 500 (down 18.47% YTD).

According to Bloomberg, majority of the Tiger Cubs stock picks are in tech stocks.

Tiger Global exited 83 positions depicted in the chart below and entered only 2 new positions.

The hedge fund sank 34% the first quarter of 2022.

Tiger Cubs positions

Coatue Management is another hedge fund who has been struggling to keep its doors open this year.

Last year investors demanded to pull out $250 million from the hedge fund but Coatue was unable to meet demands.

Coatue said the money they could not deliver to their clients was being held in private companies, making it difficult to liquidate.

Today we see Coatue Management exited 35 stocks and only entered 12 so far.

The rest of the cubs aren’t doing so well with everyone exiting more positions than entering them.

Tiger Cubs cut their losses

Below you’ll find a chart showing the worst-performing stocks widely held by the Tiger Cubs.

Big name companies include Carvana, DoorDash, Netflix, and Shopify to name a few.

Tiger Cubs Losses
Source – Bloomberg

The Tiger Cubs have been known for piling into the same or similar stocks since they all had the same mentor.

These hedge funds are facing significant losses despite being in it together.

Melvin Capital saw a 50% loss in 2021 and another 20.6% during the first quarter of 2022 before throwing in the towel.

The hedge fund was destroyed by retail investors when it decided to bet against game retailer GameStop and other ‘meme stocks’.

Ken Griffin defended Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital in a Bloomberg exclusive attacking retail investors.

The Citadel founders said retail investors wiped out teacher’s pension plans by bankrupting Melvin Capital.

And the retail community is biting back, speaking the truth.

CALPERS, the largest pension fund in America loaded up on AMC and GameStop and sold Netflix, though.

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater sold Tesla this Q1 and bought AMC stock for the first time and increased their stake in GameStop.

These are two examples where conventional wisdom doesn’t always make sense (i.e., investing in fundamental tech stocks).

And we can see hedge funds who do follow this ‘conventional wisdom’ are suffering because of it.

Which hedge fund will be next to fall?

Some of you said on Twitter Tiger Global could be the next hedge fund to fall.

Coatue Management has been in deep waters too.

I’m curious to know what you think about where hedge funds are currently headed.

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Hedge Fund Melvin Capital Is Shutting Down End of June

Hedge Fund Melvin Capital is Shutting Down End of June
GameStop short seller Melvin Capital is closing its doors this summer

Hedge fund Melvin Capital, notoriously known by the retail community for betting against GameStop is now closing its doors.

2022 marks the second year in a row the short seller underperforms.

Melvin Capital lost a staggering 20.6% the first quarter this year alone.

In 2021, they took a heavier hit with 50% in losses.

Now the hedge fund tells CNBC they will be shutting down by the end of June and starting a new company.

Let’s dive deeper.

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The apes were right

In March, I published a tweet asking the community whether Melvin Capital would be the next hedge fund to default.

We all saw this coming, but 90% of you voted YES.

Forward a month later and now the hedge fund is announcing it is closing this summer.

Earlier in March we saw another notorious hedge fund known for shorting GameStop pull $2 billion from Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital.

That hedge fund was Citadel.

Citadel also lost billions last year shorting so called ‘meme stocks’, so it comes as no surprise as to why they pulled out from Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel also imposed tight restrictions on its clients leading into the new year.

Customers were given an ultimatum to either stay with the firm otherwise coming back would prove to be difficult.

Steve Cohen’s Point72 redeemed $750 million from Melvin Capital around the same time.

Ken Griffin received a $1.2 billion lifeline from partners Sequoia and Paradigm in January of this year.

This was the first time Citadel had ever received private funding.

Don’t bet against the apes

Mainstream media doesn’t give retail investors enough credit for shedding light on market injustices.

The ‘ape’ community has grown since last year as retail investors discover the short interest data that points towards a bigger AMC runup than that of January and May of last year.

In this video I go over patterns that are similar to those from last year’s runup and what we should keep a close eye out on.

The apes were right about naked shorting, dark pools, and the dangers of betting against retail.

Now hedge funds are dealing with the consequences of betting against the people.

Majority of the community continues to buy and hold ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC and GameStop in efforts to create a massive short squeeze.

Retail has said it many times, a short squeeze is inevitable.

While the SEC might be proposing rules that could wash naked short selling, yet avoid them in the future, it would take years to enforce if passed.

Will hedge funds survive?

Hedge funds are currently facing deep scrutiny from both retail investors and regulators.

The DOJ is taking Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and numerous other hedge funds to court.

Citadel is one of the short sellers currently being investigated by the Department of Justice according to a Bloomberg report.

The SEC and DOJ are looking into the following:

  • Communication between banks and hedge funds
  • Proof of ‘Bear Raids’
  • Spoofing
  • And several other market manipulation tactics

Hedge fund Muddy Waters was already raided by the FBI earlier this year for flooding the market with fake orders to drive stock prices down.

Melvin Capital is only one of many hedge funds that has closed down in the past year due to overleveraged short selling, and bad bets.

What are your thoughts on the Melvin Capital news?

Did you see it coming?

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Stocks and Crypto Are Under Attack by Banks and Hedge Funds

Stocks and Crypto

Stocks and crypto are falling.

SPY stock (S&P 500) has fallen below $400 per share and is now down more than 17% this year to date.

Bitcoin is down more than 37% this year and has fallen below $30,000 again.

Banks and hedge funds have been selling off both the stock and crypto markets as the need for liquidity rises.

Will stocks and crypto go back up again?

Let’s discuss it.

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Banks and hedge funds tank the markets

Banks and hedge funds have been responsible for essentially every market crash in history.

But nothing has truly been done about the systemic risks caused by these financial institutions.

Today we’re seeing the collapse of both stocks and crypto.

Massive selloffs in the market are providing liquidity to institutions in order to keep their losing short positions open.

On top of these fire sales, the amount of shorting has increased to hedge against losses from last year’s bull run.

Short sellers lost billions of dollars last year when the ‘meme stock’ frenzy took over Wall Street.

Today, hedge funds are liquidating the markets to keep up with increased margin requirements this new year.

But at what cost?

Investors invested in great companies are losing money not because of business fundamentals, but because of the lack of regulation in the financial system.

Crypto developers say crypto crash was coordinated

LUNA and UST developers said this week’s crash was caused by a coordinated attack from hedge funds and big banks.

It comes as no surprise since hedge funds and big banks have been colluding to short specific stocks in the market.

The fed has opened investigations looking into these serious issues.

Goldman Sachs’ dark pools are currently under investigation, Archegos founder Bill Hwang was recently arrested with 11 criminal counts, and the list goes on.

Subpoenas went out to several hedge funds and banks earlier this year – one of the hedge funds under investigation is Citadel, according to Bloomberg sources.

Word is spreading on Twitter and Reddit and BlackRock and Citadel are responsible for the massive selloffs in the crypto market too.

Deeper due diligence is being done on this matter.

Citadel or not, coordinated attacks on securities is something the government should be taking seriously.

Will stocks and crypto bounce back?

It’s difficult to look ahead when the markets are bleeding, after all you are seeing your net worth drop quicker than it took for it to reach new heights.

If you’re worried about today’s markets, you might have been introduced to a short-term way of investing.

While certain plays could be short-term trades, majority of the market tends to be a long-term speculative game.

We bet that the companies we’re investing in will do great over the span of 10 years or so and let the markets go through the ups and downs, at least in the case of the stock market.

Crypto has and will always have greater potential than it has previously seen.

And crypto heads know this.

Is this the end of the stock and crypto markets?

Absolutely not.

What we’re seeing today has happened several times over the course of both markets.

After a climb, there’s always some setback that scares investors momentarily.

But if there’s something we can always learn from historic patterns, it’s that stocks and crypto have always gone right back up and set even bigger all-time highs.

Is now the perfect time to buy?

is now the perfect time to buy stocks and crypto?
Is now the perfect time to buy stocks and crypto?

It seems both stocks and crypto are having a difficult time finding a bottom.

And trying to time it has always proven that no one can time the markets perfectly.

Searching for a good entry point could just as likely end up hurting you if the markets were to suddenly go through a reversal.

Skilled long-term investors know that when the markets are red, you buy and hold.

Because the price of securities always goes up after a dreadful period of nonstop downtrend.

The upcoming reversal will have you wishing you’d have stocked up on stocks and crypto today.

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