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AMC’s Extremely High Short Interest Is A Ticking Time-Bomb

AMC High Short Interest

Banks, market makers, and hedge funds are all very well aware of the trouble stocks with extremely high short interest can mean for them.

Financial institutions have been overleveraging printed money to help hedge funds keep up with margin requirements and borrowing costs.

Hedge funds have have lost billions despite turning a few profits recently from plays such as AMC and GameStop.

Still, any ‘gains’ seen on paper can easily turn upside down with another upswing. Long short sellers are going to burn new shorts getting in on these plays.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – S3 Partners are reporting a 100/100 short squeeze score again based on algorithms. An AMC short squeeze is inevitable.

Let’s get started!

If you don’t know who S3 Partners are, they’re a company similar to Ortex. These companies gather real-time short interest data and other analytics.

Ortex may not have a short squeeze predictability score but S3 Partners does.

The algorithm has put AMC at a 100/100 short squeeze score. And although this score fluctuates from time to time, it should be no surprise that AMC has hit this predictability score more than once.

AMC’s short interest is at an outstanding 17.65%! This is self-reported and could be significantly higher.

This high short interest was just recently around 20%. Did some shorts cover?

And if so, what will happen to AMC’s stock price next?

Iceberg Research Closes AMC Position

Iceberg Research analyst has closed their AMC positions, down 30%. For those who aren’t familiar with short selling, down 30% means they profited 30% from their initial entry.

I saw apes had this information mixed up. The analyst also took it to Twitter to explain this.

They stated, “we may open shorts later”.

What mad the analyst close their short position in AMC? It makes you wonder how many other small short positions could have closed too.

Iceberg Research closing their short position is extremely bullish for AMC shareholders.

It proves that AMC has set a new bottom. It’s retested the mid to high $30 range about three times now.

This bullish sign of strength could be the reason why this short seller decided to take profits now before another massive upswing.

Which if you ask me, was very smart.

AMC’s has very high short interest which means it has enough fuel to move the stock relatively high.

Iceberg Research mentioned they would possibly open short positions later signifying it’s something they would do when the price is significantly higher for them to profit from on the way down to new levels.

Do Stocks Go Up When Shorts Cover?

Activity from covering may create a chain reaction where other shorts begin to cover their positions.

Whether shorts close their positions with gains or losses, a stocks share price increases due to buying pressure from shares being bought back.

How Long Does It Take For A Closed Short Position To Settle?

According to the SEC, the settlement cycle is about 3 business days.

Iceberg Research announced they closed their position in AMC on Monday October 11th.

Meaning the transaction would not be reflected until mid to end of the week.

How much AMC’s share price moves up will depend on whether these short sellers were mainly small individuals or large financial firms.

Are Short Sellers Profiting From AMC?

Short sellers who entered during AMC’s runup are profitable. But not everyone is up. Large financial firms who shorted AMC earlier this year are still facing apocalyptic losses.

Don’t Short AMC Stock – They Can Soar To ‘Unimaginable Highs’, CNBC

CNBC AMC

AMC still has a very high short interest meaning there are original short sellers betting the stock will go low enough to finally make a profit.

Thing is AMC gets extremely uncomfortable when it gets pushed down a cent below $30.

The best strategy for short sellers holding losses would be to close now before AMC claims a higher level of resistance, resulting in even greater losses.

And for new short sellers, CNBC warned about unprecedented highs back in June even as it peaked saying, ‘resist the temptation’.

Because even those who are profitable on paper, another major upswing can change that in one day.

The high short interest in AMC is a ticking time-bomb due to the explosive effect a few short sellers can trigger from closing.

Iceberg Research for example took profits without the care of other short sellers, even though it means the price is subject to move up from such a move.

That’s the danger of short selling AMC, this simple update from the analyst could trigger smaller positions to close, ruining the play for other shorts holding their positions.

For retail, this would mean a surge in price action.

Retail Investors Are In It For A Short Squeeze Play

This is another advantage retail investors have over short sellers. Short sellers are paying a fee, must keep up-to-date with their margin requirements, and have no control over other shorts.

You could be short on AMC stock but if a financial firm closes due to a margin call, you could lose a massive chunk of your portfolio.

Retail investors continue to raise the bar regardless of AMC’s current share price.

The community continued to buy the stock at $50, $60, and $70.

That’s because retail’s conviction towards how much AMC is worth is beyond what short sellers can comprehend.

Profitable short activists are better off taking profits and getting in on this short squeeze play against market manipulators.

Both retail investors and short activists want to make money. A short squeeze would yield some of the biggest gains any party has ever seen.

Another Major Upswing Is Around The Corner

amc rocket

If you read my article on why an AMC rebound is sure to happen, then you understand the significance of patterns.

We’re seeing that as AMC’s short interest continues to climb, the play is set up for bigger upswings.

This is bad news for shorts holding the stock as new levels of resistance are being created during these upswings.

AMC’s short interest reached a high of 9% back in January when it topped $20 per share.

Short sellers jumped in and raised the short interest to 20% where the stock ran up to $72 per share.

After this runup, AMC’s short interest fell to 14.76% before continuing to move back up to it’s current percentage.

The original 9%-20% is an 11% increase. From 14.76% to the high of 21% we saw not too long ago is another 6% increase.

Here we can see short seller sentiment. Fewer of them are willing to get burned on this short squeeze play.

Short activists have the decision to close positions now while AMC’s share price is extremely close to it’s new base price.

Failure to do so and you may get caught in significant losses that are awaiting hedge funds and bigger short sellers alike.

It Takes One Major Upswing To Ruin Short Position Gains

How many waves can short sellers tolerate? Short sellers going long on their plays are burning cash passively from borrowing fees.

The next major upswing AMC has will set a new foundation.

The $30 range will no longer be AMC’s base price but rather $70-$80 respectively.

And we’re talking about the floor here, not AMC’s upswing peak. This next peak could very well reach hundreds of dollars from mere momentum pressure.

And although AMC’s share volume has decreased recently, we’ve seen this pattern happen right before retail and whales create massive buying pressure again.

It only takes one massive upswing to create a chain reaction of buying from both new retail investors and short sellers.

Both sides are looking at their strategies. It’s not costing retail investors anything to hold their stock.

Apes continue to buy when they have the means available. A community with a ‘why’ is much stronger than individuals trading for small profits on the way down.

It’s only a matter of time before larger financial firms begin taking profits from shorting AMC stock and leave smaller short sellers behind.

Or vice versa. AMC’s extremely high short interest is a ticking time-bomb.

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Hedge Funds Face Short Sale Disclosure From The SEC

Short Sale Disclosure
Short Sale Disclosure is big news for retail investors

In today’s market news, the SEC is imposing a new rule that would force money managers to periodically disclose short sale reports.

Hedge funds have already begun to retaliate against the rule as it would give away their ‘trading strategies‘. But hedge funds have also been overleveraging their positions in plays such as AMC and GameStop.

How will this rule make an impact on both these short squeeze plays? I want to discuss why this is very positive news for AMC, GameStop, and other ‘meme stocks’.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – I think it’s safe to say most of you have no faith in the SEC. However, I feel like it’s important for us to intentionally look towards regulators to create real change. We cannot be loud and in the end expect nothing out of it. If we’re going to be loud, expect change to be the result of your efforts. Demand it.

Let’s get started!

Gears Have Begun To Move

Why does change take long? Change usually requires a specific amount of energy to begin manifesting in present time.

The energy it takes to change the color of your living room walls will take more time than the energy that is needed to change a lightbulb in your restroom.

Apes have been asking for massive change; monumental change in the markets.

The change we yearn does not happen with a flick of a switch. The change we’re looking to make will affect millions upon millions of people, even after our stories here on earth are done.

For a movement to make history, massive amounts of action and energy are required. Hence the length of real change to become present.

The community has made itself known to real entities with legal power to make change happen. I’ve been saying it for months now, your voice is a powerful weapon against the corruption in this world.

And because of your boldness and your courage, the gears towards monumental change in the markets have begun to move.

What Does Short Sale Disclosure Mean?

A short sale disclosure would allow the SEC to have full disclosure of the amount of shares that hedge funds are borrowing from other institutions to short stocks in the market.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

We know that hedge funds have been overleveraging their positions through phantom shares, or naked shares (non-existent), due to failure-to-deliver data, dark pool trading percentage, and anomalies in intraday charts that push the price down regardless of buyers outweighing sellers.

A short sale disclosure would mean hedge funds by law will be required to show regulators the powerplant behind the curtains if they are to continue these type of operations.

And hedge funds are nervous. We’ve seen hedge funds beg the OCC to delay liquidation, and are now seeing pushback regarding this new short sale disclosure rule.

Short Sale Disclosure Could Eliminate Naked Shorting In The Markets

At least theoretically right? Hedge funds are able to report information to regulators that essentially lands on a ‘safe zone’ type of filing.

Often times market manipulation is overlooked due to the misinformation that is being reported.

A short sale disclosure puts immense pressure on hedge funds. It could prevent them from engaging in illegal shorting strategies.

Failing to do so could open the possibility to regulators suspending these strategies in general. I don’t doubt that in the fight for a fair market this could become a reality.

A short sale disclosure could be seen as a type of audit to monitor hedge fund activities. The anomalies in the market have gotten the attention of Gary Gensler, chairman of the SEC.

And as I mentioned earlier, it takes a lot of energy and time to get the gears moving.

The short sale disclosure rule could be proposed by November next month, via Bloomberg intel.

Community, this is very optimistic news. We can’t keep attacking the very people who can actually impose regulations on this powerful adversary.

We are a very intelligent community. Let’s not self-sabotage our opportunity to make a real and positive impact in the markets.

Could Short Sale Disclosure Trigger Margin Calls?

If buying power is exceeded, or overleveraged, it’s possible hedge funds could face margin calls. Margin requirements could be raised and accounts may get liquidated depending on the short sale disclosure information.

It may sound simple but know that the markets are far from simple. Hedge funds will not go down without a fight.

But if you’ve seen Ken Griffin recently, it looks like the boss battle is almost over.

How Will This New Rule Affect ‘Meme Stocks’?

Take away massive shorting in the markets and you’ll get the real picture of what a real supply and demand market looks like.

If you analyze the technical chart data of AMC and GameStop you’ll find that the price moves down when it should not be moving down.

You cannot compare how massive buyers are compared to sellers in both these plays, yet we see the price of these stocks get driven down when supply and demand should be narrating a different story.

Hedge funds have been manipulating AMC and GameStop’s price action to benefit financial institutions in a market that’s better-tailored for one player.

This is why the SEC is also implementing the Market Structure Modernization rule. Market plumbing has drawn big attention from politicians, investors, and regulators alike.

The SEC will be targeting PFOF and the market dominance of financial firms, including Robinhood and Citadel Securities.

This would be massive! Retail investors do not trust Citadel to process their securities.

Eliminating the flow of transactions to this financial firm could mean a massive difference in FTDs, and even dark pool trading!

However, this rule could come by April. Change takes time.

Here’s Why An AMC Rebound Is Right Around The Corner

I published this article explaining why I believe AMC will rebound soon. The data has to do with short interest and volume patterns.

A lot of you have shared this article recently and I actually appreciate you for doing so.

I know all too well what it feels like to just want this play to simply pop. Every single one of us has this in common.

Time is on our side, don’t forget to enjoy the present.

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Bank of America Has Been Illegally Shorting AMC Stock

Bank of America has been shorting AMC Stock

If you bank with Bank of America chances are they’ve been using your hard earned money to short AMC stock. Financial institutions have been shorting AMC stock all year, resulting in billions of dollars in losses.

Bank of America also has a 75% probability of going bankrupt according to sources. The shorting of meme stocks could explain why the bank is currently facing liquidity issues.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – so much information is coming to fruition. I’m piecing bits of information that have been revealed in the last few weeks and days.

Let’s get started!

Information from one of my articles has been circulating the entire community recently. In this article, I go over how AMC continues to be the most shorted stock in the market. This is going to be a very important piece of info.

Bank of America Is Shorting AMC Stock

Bank of America is on the list of the top 10 institutions shorting AMC stock. BofA is known for being an untrustworthy bank for the people so it comes as no surprise.

They’ve been cheating the system by demanding printed money from the feds to lend to short sellers. The insane part of this scheme is that everyone is a part of it.

I’ll touch topic on that below.

Bank of America shorting AMC Stock
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A lot of the puzzle pieces seem to be connecting now. Boston and Dallas Fed presidents Kaplan and Rosengren were fired due to investing in securities while playing a major role in creating monetary policy.

Repos have been at record high this year. The feds have been pumping so much money into the financial systems for banks and hedge funds to maintain margin requirements from.

Hedge funds have been overleveraging their positions due to betting against retail investors who aren’t giving up the fight for a fair market, and a short squeeze play in their favorite ‘meme stocks’.

Now, 34 of the largest banks are being required to hold $1 trillion in capital, enough to be able to loan mortgages and business loans during an economic downturn such as a recession.

Will banks margin call hedge funds to meet the new capital requirements as of October 1st? Or will they default?

Hedge Funds Just Got Smaller

We’re beginning to see financial institutions throw other institutions under the bus. Citadel began pointing fingers towards Robinhood during a rant on Twitter.

I think very soon we’re going to see banks do the same towards hedge funds. Will hedge funds be able to pay back banks? Someone has to pay back the overleveraged debt they owe.

What started from a Robinhood and Citadel scandal just climbed the hierarchy and is now involving both the banks and feds.

This could be the biggest financial scandal in history.

Is America Headed Towards Financial Collapse?

Janet Yellen Hedge Funds

Janet Yellen just recently said, “there are issues relating to hedge funds and the possibility of leverage, they can trigger financial runs.” So, we know that any chance of financial ruin in the markets is tied to overleveraged hedge funds and financial institutions.

Hedge funds have been borrowing money from both the banks and the feds. The feds weren’t stopping overleveraged institutions from borrowing money, but rather contributing to their needs and gaining from them, as seen with Kaplan and Rosengren.

It seems leaders are washing their hands before these scandals continue to escalate.

A substantial portion of Citadel’s assets are held by Bank of America’s clearing house “BAML“. Powerful leaders are fleeing the crime scene. Who are the first to flee a sinking ship? Leave a comment below if you know the answer to this one.

Will Bank of America Go Bankrupt?

Bank of America has a ‘more than 75%’ probability score for bankruptcy, via MacroAxis. The fact is there is no path that can save overleveraged institutions or short sellers betting against retail investors right now. The future of the short seller is grim.

Bank of America bankruptcy

To make matter worse for the bank, retail investors are pulling their money out from the bank before things get a little more severe. In fact, one of my personal family members just moved 98% of their money from BofA into a brokerage account.

Overleveraged hedge funds and banks will be the cause of the next financial collapse.

Something massive is coming very soon and I know the community can feel it. I speculate paper-hand sellers will soon re-enter the markets as the first wave of short sellers begin to close out their positions.

This momentum will only further complicate the state of emergency these financial institutions are currently in.

What Happens If A Bank Goes Bankrupt?

If a bank goes bankrupt, the FDIC must collect and sell the assets of the bank and settle its debt.

For AMC and GME shareholders, this means that all the shares that were borrowed will finally get bought back. Heavily shorted stocks would skyrocket as overleveraged debt is finally closed out.

The results? MOASS (mother of all short squeezes).

The momentum from billions of shares being bought back could push ‘meme stocks’ to unprecedented numbers.

Whether Bank of America goes bankrupt will depend on whether they file for bankruptcy protection or not.

A short squeeze play is imminent and there’s no doubt financial institutions are preparing for it.

The Stock Market Is Rigged

“The stock market is a rigged game for the wealthy as corporate execs can hide behind trading plans as they buy or sell stock, sometimes based on nonpublic information.” via ZeroHedge.

We’re seeing this happen right before our very own eyes. Fed presidents Kaplan and Rosengren were using their power to mold regulation in theirs and their partners favor.

Bank of America has been a liquidity refuge for Citadel, allowing them to overleverage their positions in heavily shorted stock without repercussions.

We saw that Robinhood executives sold AMC and GME stock right before halting trading back in January of this year. The Citadel scandal has been the talks all over Reddit and Twitter. Citadel and Robinhood had communication about which ticker symbols would be halted.

The stock market is a device that has been created for the wealthy to leverage their wealth to build more wealth. The SEC has proven to have little to no power.

Now, that doesn’t mean retail investors don’t have a chance at the market. Corporate executives simply have a much stronger edge.

Our voice and DD have been very powerful tools in fighting corruption in the markets. We’ve been able to inform the public of what’s been occurring all while setting ourselves up for an immense short squeeze play.

What a journey.

The Greatest Transfer Of Wealth Is Commencing

I believe this scheme revolving shorting meme stocks is finally coming to a close. Empires are crumbling and new ones will rise.

But before new ones rise, retail investors would have made history by beating the financial system at its own game first.

It seems more information is being revealed with each day that passes. I don’t think retail investors have had an upper hand like this before. And unfortunately for short sellers, they’re about to get burned again. This time for good.

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Ken Griffin Lied About Robinhood Communication During Halts

Ken Griffin Lied About GameStop Halts
Ken Griffin Lied About Halts

#KenGriffinLied is trending number 1 on Twitter right now. A document was just released showing messages between Vlad and Robinhood COO, Gretchen Howard, in regards to Citadel making demands on limiting PFOF (Payment For Order Flow) back in January.

The conversation then shows Vlad stating, “maybe this could be a good time for me to chat with Ken Griffin”.

Ken Griffin lied under oath by stating Citadel had no communication with Robinhood in regards to the halts on AMC and GameStop back in January.

Hedge funds have since been overleveraging their short positions while manipulating AMC and GameStop’s stock price through the illicit use of naked shorting and dark pool trading.

Retail investors are now looking at regulators to take serious action.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You are creating change this very moment. Lets discuss what we need to do to end this market manipulation once and for all.

Lets get started!

Will The SEC Protect Retail Investors From Market Manipulation?

But before I do, if you don’t know who Ken Griffin is, he’s the CEO to the Citadel Securities. This is the hedge fund who’s been betting against AMC and GameStop for months now.

Citadel is what you get if our government’s power was not divided into three branches. See, the problem here is Citadel LLC is a hedge fund, Citadel Securities is a market maker, and Citadel Connect is a dark pool.

You essentially have a tyrant making all the rules for themselves.

Now, many of you have been tagging the SEC, Gary Gensler, and even Potus on Twitter. Now it’s time for the community to see what measures are taken by our government leaders to protect its people.

In the transcript above, you can see the initial conversation between Gretchen (Robinhood COO), and Vlad Tenev (Robinhood CEO). Shortly after we see another transcript confirming the communication between Robinhood and Citadel..

Kenneth Griffin Lied about halts

Jim Swartwout is the President and CEO of Robinhood Securities. In the transcript above he states, “you wouldn’t believe the convo we had with Citadel, total mess.”

And get this, after 9 months of silence on Twitter, Citadel has gone on to lie again stating this is conspiracy theory. Although the transcripts show evidence in plain ol’ English.

The community is fighting for change. Citadel has yet to address their abuse of power through naked shorting and the usage of dark pools to mask bullish moves in the market.

Citadel’s Ken Griffin Lies Under Oath

Ken Griffin Lies Under Oath

Here is the footage of Ken Griffin lying about his team having any communication with Robinhood during the halts back in January.

The cat is out of the bag! Community, we must continue to fight for our rights for a fair market. The SEC has the power to liquidate these overleveraged hedge funds from their positions.

We must demand it. Only then will AMC and GME squeeze. This play, it’s your birthright.

Fox Business On Ken Griffin

In a recent interview with Trey’s Trades, Charles Payne and Trey discuss the matter.

Charles pull up some information confirming about 60% of AMC was traded through dark pools to which he asks Trey if it’s possible AMC’s share price potential could be higher if it did not trade through dark pools.

And of course the answer is that both AMC and GameStop could reach higher potentials if the market was being run based on supply and demand without any dark pool manipulation.

Ken Griffin Lied FOX BUSINESS

My favorite line is when Charles says, “diamonds are created over a long period of time though a whole lot of heat and a whole lot of pressure, are the apes up for it”.

This is why I’ve grown to really like Charles Payne. He’s using his platform to fight corruption in the markets.

Charles Payne has given apes the mainstream platform we need and I’m glad Trey is the ape in our community to pass the message.

Time To Get Loud

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This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Will you fight for what’s yours? Share this article with the community, tag our government leaders. It’s time for the MOASS.

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Original publication date: 9/27/2021

Revision date: 9/29/2021


AMC Continues To Be The Most Shorted Stock In The Market

AMC continues to be the most shorted stock in the market
AMC stock continues to be heavily shorted

AMC Entertainment stock has caused havoc for short sellers shorting the stock. Hedge funds have proven to lose billions of dollars from the ongoing ‘meme’ stock frenzy.

Momentum stocks, as I like to call them, are more than just plays for money. Retail investors have conjured up a real movement for change.

And although mainstream financial news platforms say it’s over, it’s far from it. Hedge funds betting against AMC just borrowed more than 4 million shares to short the stock.

They just dug themselves a deeper hole.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the best blog for new and seasoned retail investors. Today we’re discussing AMC Entertainment stock.

Lets get started!

Is AMC Stock Shorted?

Short sellers just borrowed more than 1 million shares to short the stock. Although AMC has had major buying pressure all year, shorts continue to attack retail and the company.

The community wants to see chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler, take action towards banning activities such as naked shorting, dark pool trading, and PFOF.

The SEC was created in 1929 after the infamous Stock Market Crash of 1929 to protect retail investors against the manipulation from hedge funds and short sellers. However, it was established in 1934 with the passage of the Securities Exchange Act, a law formerly governing the trade of securities.

Overleveraged positions in the markets have been the cause for economic meltdowns resulting in significant losses for the American people. Our government has always had the power to fix the biggest problems retail investors currently face.

Why no real regulation has truly protected retail investors is the big question. Talks of ongoing investigations have risen but actions will have to speak louder than words.

AMC’s stock price continues to be suppressed through overleveraged means only hedge funds and short sellers have access to. The ape community has sparked a movement towards fighting for a fair market and aren’t going anywhere until real change has occurred.

How Can We Appoint New Leaders In The SEC?

Members of the SEC are appointed by the President of The United States himself.

The SEC is headed by a five-member board of commissioners. Members are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

The president does not have the authority to remove members once they are confirmed. No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party. The president appoints one board member to serve as chair.

Change will only happen if we the people voice our concerns publicly. We have the right and the power to overthrow any form of incompetent government.

We must let these powers know that we see them and understand that they have the power to make things right. There are more than 4 million of us in this community. Our voice is our strength.

Will AMC Continue To Run Up?

I’ve been in this community since early February and the sentiment has not changed. 80% of AMC’s float is now owned by retail investors and the movement keeps growing. The stock market is based on supply and demand, and so retail investors are in command.

Although AMC’s share price is being suppressed by heavy shorting in the market, AMC Entertainment stock will continue to run up as long as retail investors continue to buy the stock.

Which isn’t going to be a problem by the way. AMC is more than just a stock, it’s a movement.

Hedge Funds Will Continue To Face Mounting Losses

There are no signs of retail letting off the gas pedal. Investors in the ape community continue to buy the dips and hold their stock no matter the pressure.

Short sellers have already lost billions this year and continue to mount losses in liquidity and debt.

Betting on this stock, the company, and its massive community has been a terrible financial decision.

What Financial Institutions Are Shorting AMC Stock?

AMC Entertainment is currently being shorted by numerous hedge funds and financial institutions. Here’s a list:

  1. Simplex Trading LLC
  2. Susquehanna International Group LLP
  3. Citadel Advisors LLC
  4. 683 Capital Management LLC
  5. Anchorage Capital Group LLC
  6. Group One Trading LP
  7. Wolverine Trading LLC
  8. Bank of America Corp DE
  9. Millennium Management LLC
  10. Piction Mahoney Asset Management
companies shorting AMC stock
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AMC Has Changed Millions of Lives

AMC Entertainment has changed the lives of movie goers through the theatrical experience we’ve all missed since the lockdowns. The company has unintentionally sparked a movement greater than ourselves, resulting in the resurrection of the movie theater industry during the process.

And it’s changed the lives of millions of retail investors, netting significant profits to majority of its shareholders.

Whether you’re holding for a short squeeze or to be part of a community with a movement, you cannot deny AMC has attracted change. So, lets continue to be that change the world and our community needs.

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How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market?

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How Does The Media Manipulate The Stock Market?
Trusted and beloved sources show their true colors

We’ve recently seen a lot of misleading headlines in attempts to alter the course of the inevitable. Today we’re going to talk about AMC and how hedge fund partners are playing dirty to steer the public from the free trade. So, how exactly do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

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Lets get started.

The power of the media: MarketWatch removes AMC as the most shorted stock

The investing community knows AMC has been the most shorted stock in the market for quite some time now. However, on Wednesday February 24, it simply disappeared from MarketWatch’s website.

Stock Market Manipulation - MarketWatch

AMC was not assorted to a place on the list, the ticker was simply removed from the eyes of the curious retail investor.

You can see it for yourself here –> Link

And no, the ticker symbol all the way at the bottom is not AMC theaters.

Why MarketWatch removing AMC from the list is manipulation

It’s a no brainer hedge fund partners need to stick together. When AMC squeezes, hedge funds are going to lose a lot of money.

Retail investors know this. It’s the newcomers who are looking to invest in AMC that are going to be misguided. See, the more people invest in AMC means the more the share price is driven to the moon. Something hedge funds betting against AMC cannot afford.

According to The Fool – You should invest in this or that “instead”

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 it’s potential upside that can cause hedge fund partners to lose billions of dollars.

For quite some time now we’ve been seeing The Fool attempt to divert the public from getting in on AMC stock by pumping negative headlines.

This ladies and gentlemen is how the media can 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 we’re 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!

AMC’s average volume is now 57.5 million

AMC’s average volume is now a whopping 57.5 million. Retail investors have been holding and buying through red and green days.

The heavy volume is a sign retail investors continue to be bullish on AMC stock.

What is a short ladder attack?

A short-ladder attack is a strategy performed by short-sellers where they bid on the stock at a significantly lower sell price and purchase it from one another. Thus, driving the share price lower.

Retail investors have seen this tactic from hedge funds for quite some time now.

Manipulation in the stock market

Manipulation in the stock market - Robinhood
Robing Hood?

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.

The stock market is no longer their playground. We’re now seeing more people learn about how the stock market moves. This is revealing a lot of unethical behavior on the hedge funds side that should be deemed as illicit activity.

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 discuses 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.

With all this in mind, manipulation in the stock market has been able to keep AMC’s share price below $20 for the longest time. AMC is currently consolidating at $36 per share.

I also included this DD on the post, “Why hasn’t AMC squeezed yet?“.

Barclays is fined for inaccurate books and records

Stock market manipulation
Barclays CEO, Jes Staley

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

Barclays is one of Citadels clearing houses. Although the fines won’t make a dent in their pocket, the unethical behavior of these clearing houses continue to be exposed.

This isn’t the first time Barclays has run into issues with fraud. There just simply hasn’t been a community to be loud about these investigations. Retail investors are now sharing this information and bringing light to all malpractice.

Positive news for retail investors

Melvin Capital hedge fund manipulation
Melvin Capital suffers a 49% loss its first quarter in 2021

With all this being said, retail investors should be aware that one the biggest hedge funds shorting AMC and GameStop have suffered a 49% loss their first quarter.

This ladies and gentlemen is justice. As long as both retail investors and shorts continue to hold, hedge funds such as Melvin Capital will continue seeing massive loses.

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

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.

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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.

Read: A message to the SEC on fails to deliver (AMC)

How can retail investors bring awareness to the community?

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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.

Read: Media tries to scare people out of their money: AMC saga

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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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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
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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.

Read: 6 things retail investors holding AMC stock should know

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BREAKING: NSCC-2021-010 Prevents Naked Shorting and FTDs

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NSCC-2021-010 AMC News

Community, this new proposal is massive. The NSCC is taking accountability as a third party between lenders. We now have a referee in the market saying everyone needs to play fair. Here’s what’s going with proposal NSCC-2021-010.

Update: this proposal will be filed on August 23rd and effective on August 24th per this FINRA letter, page 3. Bookmark this page for additional updates.

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AMC is about to start climbing again. What is going on with the NSCC essentially cleans the slate for retail investors. The AMC community will now be able to drive AMC’s share price without illegal tactics in the stock market.

All the opposition that prevented AMC Entertainment stock from reaching $100 per share is no longer able to drive the stock down. The momentum that retail investors create moving forward will result in higher and quicker upswings in AMC stock.

Breaking away from $30-$40 range

This could very well be the last straw for hedge funds and short sellers. There’s nothing after plan z except to close their positions because things just got a whole lot tougher for them.

All retail investors need to gamma squeeze AMC at this moment is to bulk up on the stock. While the AMC community has already been doing this, short sellers only increased their dark pool trading usage.

This illegal backdoor has allowed hedge funds to heavily short AMC stock through a rinse and repeat process retail investors have no control over. Well, the NSCC is stepping in to take accountability for every transaction being made in the market.

The NSCC will act as a third party to oversee transactions between lenders to stabilize the stock market. This means the markets will not be as volatile. And this is all possible due to proposal NSCC-2021-010. But more on that in a moment.

Time to play offense

Right now is the time retail investors will have to go on the offense if they are to drive AMC’s stock price back up. By drive AMC stock up, short sellers are negative millions of dollars on paper.

Charles Schwab have already raised margin requirements for both AMC and GME stock. JP Morgan on the other hand is implementing intraday margin calls up to 7 times per day to ensure short sellers have enough cash at hand to cover their positions.

This puts short sellers in the most extreme condition they’ve ever been. That’s because the more money they lose on paper means the more money they’re being expected to fund their margin accounts with.

Before, they were able to short the stock down to avoid immediate liquidation. Now, proposal NSCC-2021-010 prohibits short sellers from creating failure-to-delivers as well as naked shorting!

NSCC-2021-010
Source – NSCC-2021-010 Naked Shorts / Failures to deliver (page 4.)

This means they can no longer short AMC stock in extreme measures using naked shorting like they have been. The FTDs? All call options in the money should now be properly executed which will result in gamma squeezes that will drive up AMC stock up; breaking the $30-$40 range.

If you bought in during AMC’s climb, you’re about to break even real soon. And once you do, you’re going to begin seeing profits on paper shortly after.

The NSCC is going to watch every transaction

The NSCC just took away the enemies weapons and now it’s time for retail investors to charge. Hedge funds have been stripped from their power to manipulate AMC through naked shorting and FTDs.

Short sellers know cannot take another round of momentum. This momentum could cause immediate liquidation by brokers if margin accounts fall short of requirements.

The NSCC requires collateral

NSCC-2021-010 Market Regulators Preventing Naked Shorting and FTDs

If that wasn’t enough, the NSCC-2021-010 also requires that lenders have the collateral at hand when trading stock. So now hedge funds have JP Morgan, Charles Schwab, and the NSCC requiring them to keep an insane amount of cash at hand for once they get squeezed out of their positions.

NSCC cash collateral AMC
NSCC Cash Collateral – Source, page 11

The NSCC is essentially going to make sure everyone’s money is there before positions begin to get liquidated. This cash collateral is going to prohibit short sellers from overleveraging their positions.

You take out overleveraging and you take out the excessive manipulation. From this perspective, the biggest thing hedge funds fear the most is extreme volume from the community again.

We’re talking about executives selling their cars, homes, properties, assets, you name it; to keep their margin requirements up. Will it get to this point? Not unless short sellers close their positions now.

Hedge fund scrutiny intensifies

Hedge funds have been under extreme scrutiny recently. Democrats have even begun broadening consequences for hedge funds causing disruption in our economy.

In fact, if the Capital Markets Engagement and Transparency Act passes, hedge funds would be required to publicly disclose their bets against stocks as well as dark pool data.

The SEC just recently cracked down on 27 financial firms for FTDs. And although Citadel was not on that list, the feds are investigating them as well as Robinhood for market manipulation.

There might have been a point where it felt like short sellers had the upper hand in the markets but not anymore. Retail investors now have the SEC, NSCC, and the Feds auditing the financial system.

The AMC community is forcing change. If you’ve ever shared a FrankNez article, a Trey’s Trades video, or shared a Reddit post, you’ve manifested change.

I’ve said many times before. It’s you as an individual within the community that has so much power to make things happen in the real world. The AMC community and the movement will be recorded in financial history.

Millionaires in 2021

About 625k people are becoming millionaires every year. 2021 is going to see hundreds of millions of people become millionaires this year alone. This biggest transfer of wealth is going to be historic.

It will be up to you to learn how to manage it, invest it, and create a better world for future generations. The torch is being passed down to us so be patient.

If you found this article to be of value I only ask that you please share it and help other apes in the community get a grasp on this amazing news. I’m going to continue to cover AMC as this incredible chapter unfolds, inevitably coming to a close.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to explore the blog be sure to do so. I’ve been producing content on long term stocks and crypto for diversification.

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How to Successfully Invest in AMC Stock

How to Successfully Invest in AMC Stock
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Retail investors are strategizing a way to short squeeze AMC stock. What does this mean? It means hedge funds lose billions of dollars and the average investor has the potential to cash in life-changing numbers.

For the new retail investor that cut their loses as the stock was going down, well you might have just gotten off at the wrong train stop.

Forums are beginning to shed paper hands, or newbie retail investors who cut their loses before the objective, or who took early profits of AMC.

So, how are retail investors successfully investing in AMC stock and why has the stock hit a new level of support? Here’s what we do know.

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Why AMC? What’s so special about this stock?

AMC is currently the most shorted stock in the market. This means hedge funds and short-sellers are betting on AMC Entertainment to completely vanish from the face of the earth.

However, r/wallstreetbets took the opportunity to pump the price action by doing exactly what Keith Gill did with GameStop (GME).

AMC was on StockMarket’s #1 place for the most shorted stock in the market but it seems they’ve taken it down for some strange reason.

Read: How Do Hedge Funds Manipulate The Stock Market

AMC number one shorted stock in the market
Here’s the screenshot prior to the complete obliteration of the stock on the list.. retail investors smell foul play.

In the midst of financial history

What we’re experiencing today ladies and gentlemen is a financial war between retail investors and short sellers.

Investing in AMC has uncovered just how corrupt our financial system is. With this being said, hedge funds will no longer be able to get bailed if retail investors win this war.

This is exactly why hedge fund partners are doing everything they can to steer the masses from investing in AMC. We’re certain you’ve seen bogus headlines everywhere online.

What are retail investors doing that’s keeping AMC afloat?

AMC experienced a gamma squeeze when it hit $20 per share back in late January where it gradually plunged back down and met a level of resistance at $5 per share.

Although we’ve recently seen AMC share rise up to $11 after hours, it looks like it has established a second level of resistance at $8 per share. What we’re seeing here are steps of resistance that are gradually increasing.

So, how are retail investors pulling this off?

Easy, retail investors continue to hold their positions. They are not selling and they are even buying the dips.

Short-ladder attacks from shorts might have caused new retail investors to sell early, but not the majority. The majority of retail investors holding AMC positions are looking to squeeze the shorts out of their positions.

And it’s only a matter of time before short-sellers close their positions due to the accruing interest on borrowing AMC shares.

Is this what’s going to cause an AMC short squeeze?

AMC short squeeze

Absolutely. Retail investors obtained all the knowledge they need to make a short squeeze like GameStop’s possible.

The answer to how to successfully invest in AMC? Buy the dip (market on red) and hold your position (hold the stock).

How high can AMC share price go up to?

Financial experts are speculating the stock price can go as high as the shareholder demands.

In fact, hedge funds can end up going bankrupt due to two major plays. 1. the accumulating interest on the borrowed shares and 2. retail investors conviction to hold the stock.

This means that if you own AMC stock and continue to hold throughout the short-term loses and gains, you now hold a stock that short-sellers eventually need to buy back to cover their positions.

And guess what? If you don’t want to sell it to them for $15 that’s okay. The price will go up and if you decide you don’t want to sell it for $50, that’s fine too.

This is how retail investors are successfully investing in AMC. They’re buying the dips and continuing to hold their positions until the stock price continuously experiences gains and meets new levels of support.

Read: How high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

Is it too late to get in on AMC stock?

If you’re like most retail investors who are speculating the stock price to rise anywhere from $100-$1,000+ then it is not too late to get in on AMC.

See, retail investors holding AMC positions aren’t selling at the sight of $20 or even $50 per share. Their vision has to do with life-changing numbers, not a quick profit.

Read: Is it too late to get in on AMC stock?

How soon will we see a short squeeze?

There are many speculations to when a short squeeze will occur.

Right now we know that AMC is the most shorted stock in the market and hedge funds don’t want people investing in it.

We also know that shorts will be covering their positions very soon due to the accruing interest on the shares they’ve borrowed. Depending on how many close their positions, retail investors can expect a series of gamma squeezes that lead to the inevitable short squeeze.

Short’s can hold their positions as long as they want to so we can’t say for sure when any sort of squeeze will happen. However, the borrow fee interest on shares they’ve borrowed is steadily increasing. In a month we’ve seen this interest go up from 3% to a whopping 9%!

So they’re holding alright.

Retail investors will need to be patient if they are to see a full on squeeze like that of GameStop’s, if not bigger.

Read: How soon will we see an AMC short squeeze?

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