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Confirmed: AMC Received Free Shares of National CineMedia

Market news and updates: CEO confirms AMC received 6 million shares from National CineMedia for free.
Market news and updates: CEO confirms AMC received 6 million shares from National CineMedia for free.

Adam Aron announced on Twitter AMC had received free shares of National CineMedia.

Barrons, a news site owned by News Corp. falsely claimed AMC purchased the stock of a failing company.

Shares rose for both AMC and NCMI stock on Wednesday.

The CEO stated the shares came to AMC because they’ve grown their circuit by continuously adding theatres last year.

AMC owns approximately 6 million shares of National CineMedia now.

National CineMedia is an American cinema advertising company.

NCM displays ads to U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology.

The advertising industry is a huge industry.

Perhaps AMC begins to create a new revenue stream through the use of ads in their cinemas.

Other recent AMC news and updates

The movie theatre chain had incredible Q1 earnings results this year and also beat every quarter in 2021.

The company also acquired a 22% stake in Hycroft Mining (HYMC) in March as well as several movie theatres not only last year but this year too.

AMC Perfectly Popcorn brand is on schedule to sell across grocery stores, malls, and other retail stores by the end of 2022.

Adam Aron teased shareholders could see a stock dividend by the end of 2023.

AMC stock is currently on a downtrend as the SPY pulls the entire market with it despite positive news and fundamental improvements.

Shareholders continue to buy and hold the stock as they look to squeeze shorts from their positions this year.

The battle in the market continues.

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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?

Let’s discuss it.

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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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Ken Griffin Attacks: “Pension Plans Destroyed by Retail Investors”

Ken Griffin on Retail Investors
Market News: Ken Griffin on retail investors

Ken Griffin accused the retail community of destroying teacher’s pension plans by taking down Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital.

Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that was short on ‘meme stocks’ holding a large position in GameStop.

The company is scheduled to shut down in June after it had suffered a 50% loss in 2021, and an additional 20.6% in the first quarter of 2022.

Sources say Melvin Capital has already begun to liquidate its positions to pay back investors in cash.

In this Bloomberg exclusive, Ken Griffin plays a role of the victim, defending Mr. Plotkin and the hedge fund whose mission it was to bankrupt GameStop.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel is also short on AMC Entertainment – the hedge fund lost billions last year betting against retail.

Let’s discuss it.

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CNBC mourns the loss of Melvin Capital

CNBC says Melvin was one of the biggest victims from the meme stock frenzy last year due to its large short position in GameStop.

They say Citadel and Point72 had to provide Melvin Capital with a lifeline to stay above the water.

The hedge funds combined provided Gabe Plotkin with $2.75 billion in capital last year.

However, as things went south quick for Melvin, both hedge funds demanded the capital back.

Something Ken Griffin and his affiliates fail to mention.

Mainstream media has also danced around the fact that hedge funds planned to wipe American companies by overleveraging their short positions during the pandemic.

Success in doing so would delist AMC, GameStop, and other meme stocks from the stock market.

Betting against companies with intention to bankrupt them to the ground is no charity work.

It’s un-American and a nefarious practice that has dragged out for too long.

Ken Griffin blames retail investors

In the video below, Ken Griffin gives his thoughts on retail investors and the entire ‘meme stock’ phenomena.

Ken Griffin takes a jab at the retail community saying retail investors who aimed to bankrupt Melvin Capital also wiped-out pension funds from teachers.

But Ken, retail investors don’t get up in the morning and think to themselves, “let’s wipe out a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund.”

Melvin Capital lost because he went against retail – the first time in history the people fight back corruption in the stock market, and win.

Ken Griffin lost billions shorting AMC stock, the retail community is currently his biggest adversary.

AMC shareholders continue to buy and hold the stock until short sellers exit their positions, which will result in a short squeeze.

Today’s retail investors are armed with education, they understand what they hold and what it’s doing to hedge funds.

While Ken Griffin and affiliates might be pumping a narrative as victims, high profiles such as Elon Musk, Jon Stewart, and Ryan Cohen have stood up against short sellers.

For the first time in history, Wall Street is getting their a** kicked, and these hedge fund managers certainly do not like that.

Hedge funds should prepare for bigger losses

Institutions are about to lose a massive amount of collateral due to executive order 14032 in early June.

This presidential order is prohibiting Chinese securities to be used as collateral starting June 2nd, 2022.

It was responsible for initiating margin calls when AMC Entertainment stock rose to $20 per share in January, and $72 per share in June of last year.

With liquidity drying up in global markets, it’s going to be quite difficult for hedge funds to keep up with margin requirements on heavily shorted ‘meme stocks’.

Massive selloffs in the market have proved just how distressed financial institutions are.

We’re seeing for the first-time hedge funds begin to shut down as they take the lead in liquidity burn.

Retail investors have been the majority of buyers in today’s markets according to Bank of America.

Hedge funds are headed towards a larger train-wreck of disaster they cannot get off of.

As they continue to tank the markets, margin requirements go up thanks to DTCC B16845-22.

Hedge funds have lost control.

But I’m curious to know what you think.

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AMC’s Shares on Loan Are at An All-Time High

AMC's shares on loan
Market News: AMC’s shares on loan reach 157.87 million

AMC’s shares on loan have massively increased since its grand runup to $72 per share last year in June.

The movie theatre chain continues to be quite the attraction for retail investors as it is still heavily shorted.

The pandemic no longer threatens AMC Entertainment, and the company has improved drastically when it comes to fundamentals.

However, short sellers did not expect this to happen.

And now they’re stuck with millions of shares on loan that eventually have to be returned.

The results?

A short squeeze.

Let’s discuss it.

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AMC’ shares on loan reach 157.87 million

AMC shares on loan - AMC short interest
AMC shares on loan – AMC short interest

The shares on loan of a stock are the number of shares that have been borrowed and have yet to be returned.

We see this data when looking the short interest data of a ticker symbol to determine how much of the float is being shorted.

So, what does this mean?

AMC’s shares on loan essentially looks like debt to short sellers because they eventually have to return these shares back to the lender.

These shares amount to approximately 21.88% short interest (updated daily on the blog).

This is a very high short interest percentage – something mainstream media will not talk to investors about.

AMC’s short high short interest is what allowed it to reach $20 per share in January and $72 per share in June of last year.

Hedge funds lost billions, which is why mainstream media has focused on scaring retail investors out of their money by pumping out ‘DO NOT BUY AMC’ content.

Nothing has changed this year except AMC’s shares on loan and short interest keeps climbing.

AMC’s short interest was only at 20% when it surged to $72 – it’s now close to 22%.

Related: Free Live Daily Updates: AMC Short Interest Today

Is an AMC short squeeze on the horizon?

In recent articles I’ve said there is no better time to close short positions than today due to the bear rallies we’ve been having in the market.

The market has reached all-time lows providing short sellers with an incentive to close now before the market begins trending upwards again.

Unfortunately, new short sellers have jumped in on the hate bandwagon and are exposing themselves to very high risk.

Hedge funds have closed in the past year due to overleveraging their short positions in the market.

These are institutions who have lost billions of dollars and created major distress for real clients.

Individual short sellers should understand what they’re going up against when facing retail demand.

The fact is AMC Entertainment has the perfect short squeeze setup.

One can view short sellers as a nasty blackhead that needs to come out.

It’s there, it just has to get squeezed out.

Gross.

But you get the point.

AMC’s squeeze potential is big, it’s just a matter of when will it happen.

It’s very possible

If you’re an avid reader of my content, then you know all about executive order 14032.

Now, I don’t want to sound like a broken record player, but this could be a very big deal for AMC stock.

We saw this executive order play a very important role for AMC last year when it resulted in its January and May/June price runups.

The order is to go in effect on June 2nd, 2022.

And while the community doesn’t like to call out dates, expect something in June anyway.

Only you can control your emotions.

Optimistically, community members understand that whether executive order 14032 creates a massive impact or not, AMC is still a short squeeze play.

I’m interested to know what you think.

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Related: What's The Probability of AMC Squeezing in June?

CALPERS Increases AMC Stake, Sells Netflix Shares

Largest pension in America (CALPERS) buys more AMC stock
Market News: Largest pension in America (CALPERS) buys more AMC stock

CALPERS, the largest pension in America increased its AMC stake this first quarter again.

Last year the institution loaded up on AMC and GameStop.

During this time, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS) had sold an 11% stake in Palantir (PLTR).

CALPERS purchased an additional 155,992 shares by the end of Q1 this year, totaling the number of AMC shares owned to 775,392 shares.

It sold an extreme amount of Netflix (NFLX).

Let’s discuss it.

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Largest pension in America sells 605,501 shares of Netflix (NFLX)

Largest pension fund in America buys AMC, sells Netflix
Largest pension fund in America buys AMC, sells Netflix

CALPERS sold a whopping 605,501 shares of Netflix stock (NFLX).

It ended the first quarter with a total of 1.2 million shares in the streaming platform giant.

Netflix stock is down almost 69% this year-to-date.

It dropped 38% the first quarter of 2022 alone.

Netflix received backlash in April after announcing the company plans to advertise on the platform with commercials.

Viewers argued that the company had already built too strong of a foundation to make such a change to its business model and that going that route would hurt its memberships.

Things did not get better after Netflix announced the crackdown of password sharing.

Netflix lost 200,000 customers in the first quarter of 2022.

Now America’s largest pension fund is dumping its Netflix stock and buying AMC Entertainment stock instead.

CALPERS keeps buying and holding AMC stock

Largest pension in America buys AMC
Largest pension in America buys AMC, sells Netflix

CALPERS increased their stake in AMC and GameStop throughout the 2021.

AMC and GameStop were two of the highest profile stocks in the market for 2021.

AMC saw gains upwards of +3,000% while GameStop saw gains half of AMC’s.

This year, AMC and GameStop continue to be high profile stocks as their short interest continues to be extremely high, sitting above 21% each.

AMC had a powerful Q1 earnings report this year leaving Wall Street analysts and reporters humiliated.

Last year CALPERS quadrupled their stake in AMC during the 4th quarter where they accumulated a total of 619,400 shares of the largest movie theatre chain in the world.

The pension fund now owns a total of 775,392 shares according to Barrons.

Analysts and corporate media reporters have been saying for over a year now the movie theatre industry was dead due to the rise of online streaming.

While the narrative might support a short sellers view, it’s definitely far from the truth.

People aren’t willing to let go of the movie theatre experience for the convenience of online streaming; lockdowns are over.

There is a massive demand for AMC stock

AMC stock is not done running.

The ‘ape’ community that saved the movie theatre from bankruptcy saw something no one else saw.

AMC has always had a massive short squeeze potential that has yet to be fulfilled.

Mainstream media might have spun the narrative killing the hopes and dreams of newcomers of the possibility some time ago.

But AMC’s short interest data says a third runup will be larger than what the world witnessed in May/June of last year when the stock ran up to $72 per share.

Institutions know hedge funds are overleveraged and the closing of short positions is inevitable.

Buying the stock now as the markets are at an all-time low could bear fruit very soon.

I’m curious to learn what you think.

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Related: This Data Shows Another AMC Massive Price Runup is Inevitable

AMC, GME Soar: Volume Proves There is a Massive Demand

AMC and GME
Market News: AMC and GME soar due to massive retail demand

AMC and GME soared Thursday morning as buy orders filled the market.

Both stocks were momentarily halted, though it seems GameStop had stricter halts.

AMC surged from $9.82 per share to $13.46 per share during the rally.

GameStop skyrocketed from $78.09 per share to $108.05 per share before getting halted.

Mainstream media boasted that retail investors were done with so called ‘meme stocks’.

But unless you’re in the community, you know this is a blatant corporate lie.

AMC and GME’s trading volume proves there is a massive demand for the stocks.

Let’s discuss it.

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AMC is a top holding for Millennials and Gen Z investors

Market Rebellion says Tesla, Apple, and AMC are the top holdings of the average Millennial and Gen Z investor.

And while they are not wrong, they missed another generation, Gen X – also known as boomers.

The ape community is made up of many boomers.

In fact, I’ve talked to more boomers in the community than Gen Z investors.

Perhaps that’s just my circle, but I’ve been part of the community since its inception.

And every time the media published FUD headlines stating both AMC and GME plays were over, millions of people laughed.

AMC became the most popular stock of 2021 and continues to be the most popular stock in 2022.

And believe me when I say, retail investors aren’t leaving.

Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

AMC and GME volume skyrockets as demand surges

AMC and GME

We saw a very similar occurrence in late March where both AMC and GME began to surge due to big buying volume.

But both stocks were halted, leaving retail investors extremely disappointed with the blatant market manipulation.

AMC climbed up to $34 per share while GameStop claimed $200 per share.

Retail investors didn’t leave then, and they’re not leaving now.

AMC’s current trading volume is more than double its average of 48.1 million.

GameStop’s is also more than double its average of 4.1 million.

We saw high buying pressure early in the market as the two ‘meme stocks’ took the lead and left corporate media pinched.

No matter how much mainstream media lies and says these two plays are dead, the truth is still the truth.

Both AMC and GME have incredible short squeeze potential, and the only thing keeping them from skyrocketing is open short positions.

Volume, however, could create big panic and set off a chain reaction enabling shorts to close their positions.

Short interest data

AMC and GME short interest

Just how AMC and GME’s high volume proves there is still a massive demand for the two stocks, the short interest proves these are short squeeze plays.

Both AMC and GME have very high short interest.

AMC short interest: 21.44% | GME short interest: 21.52%

Both these stocks have a record high number of shares on loan that have to get bought back and returned at some point.

Short sellers have their foot on a bouncy betty.

These stocks will squeeze whether shorts get out at their current share prices, lower, or even higher.

Because AMC and GME’s shares on loan are at an all-time high, this also means that when they do skyrocket, share prices will surpass their last record highs.

This is why people around the globe are buying these stocks.

The upside potential is too large to pass on.

When will these two stocks squeeze?

No one can say for sure.

But this bear market could prove to be a great time for shorts to close their positions, at least while stocks are at temporary low.

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

Are you holding AMC and GME stock?

What are your thoughts on the current market conditions?

Is now a good time for short sellers to cover or do you think the market is still trying to find a floor?

I’d love to learn what you think.

Leave your thoughts in the comment section below for the community to read.

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Is A Strong AMC Rebound on The Horizon Yet?

AMC Rebound
How soon until we see an AMC rebound?

When will AMC rebound?

Later this month will mark the first-year anniversary of AMC’s all-time high of $72 per share.

The stock has been on a steady decline since it reached this ATH despite more investors coming in to buy the stock.

Approximately 80% of AMC’s float was owned retail investors during the surge.

Now more than 90% of retail investors own the float.

But a bear market knows no upside, no good news, or heavy buying pressure.

So, how close is AMC to a rebound?

Let’s discuss it.

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Is AMC doomed?

AMC just announced an incredible Q1 earnings call for 2022 where the company raised more than $1.4 billion in liquidity.

The movie theatre chain seated 39 million guests in Q1 and earned $785.7 million in revenue.

CEO and President Adam Aron reported AMC had its best Q1 in two years.

Not to mention, the company was able to repay $45 million of deferred rent reducing their balance to approximately $272 million.

They plan to reduce the deferred rent by another $125 million by the end of the year.

So, is AMC doomed?

Absolutely not.

See, a bear market doesn’t take any of this into consideration.

If the suits need the markets to be on a downtrend, they’ll be on a downtrend, momentarily that is.

So, if we’re going to play their game, we’ll just have to sit tight until we begin to see a reversal again.

Can Adam Aron do anything about what’s happening to AMC stock?

Adam Aron AMC Stock

Unfortunately, Adam Aron and any other CEO doesn’t have any power over how the stock of a company moves.

I’ve always pictured nerds behind the scenes looking at the boss for confirmation on whether they should move a stock down or up based on business or economic news.

Jokes aside, all Adam Aron can do is focus on AMC’s fundamentals to hopefully convince these ‘bosses’ the stock is not worth shorting to the earth’s core anymore.

Notice how he always addresses the suits in every earnings call, it’s for a good reason.

And finally, we’ve seen a little bit of praise on AMC’s Q1 earnings this year, but it’s not enough.

There’s an older generation of folk running our system that cannot see what ‘apes’ or Adam Aron see yet.

All this means is it’s going to take time.

Related: AMC Dominates with Powerful Q1 Results: Highlights

Are you holding unrealized losses?

If you’re holding unrealized losses, you’re going to have to make a decision for yourself.

Will you sell scared during a bear market?

Shoutout to Dany on Instagram when he said, ‘scared money don’t make no money’.

Or will you weather this market and wait for AMC to rebound?

Because stocks don’t go down forever, they eventually bounce back.

AMC shareholders are here to make a big trade, right?

So, wait, and make a big trade.

Or cash out and get back in when AMC begins to surge again because it will.

It’s your choice.

Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

How close is AMC to a rebound?

The entire market is having a challenging time finding a bottom.

This leads me to believe AMC is not done downtrending, but oh boy would I love to be wrong here.

SPY stock (S&P 500), which tracks the top 500 companies in the U.S. can’t seem to find the brakes either as it continues to pull the entire market downhill.

There are currently no signs of resistance levels in the market.

And for this reason, AMC might not be close to seeing a rebound so soon.

But it doesn’t mean AMC won’t rebound at all – the entire market will eventually go through a reversal where stocks will begin to trend upwards again.

How long will this take?

Only time will tell.

What you can do in the meantime is plan, strategize, and execute.

Focus on your financial goals, your income goals, your family goals.

Despite this dreadful bear market, learn to make every day a great day.

And if you aren’t earning money trading options yet, I actually teach you how to do it here so you can hedge against your unrealized losses in the interim.

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Goldman Sachs’ Dark Pools Are Under Federal Investigation

Goldman Sachs dark pool under investigation
BREAKING: Goldman Sachs dark pool is under investigation

Goldman Sach’s dark pools are under investigation according to an SEC report.

The SEC published a report highlighting what essentially seems to be a deep audit.

This is not the first time Goldman Sachs has been fined or investigated for abusing its power.

Dark pools played a massive part in the recession of 2008, but dark pools were never banned.

Will something finally be done about it this time around?

In this article I’m going to break down everything they’re looking into, starting with Goldman Sachs’ dark pools.

Let’s break it down together.

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Feds crack down on Goldman Sachs dark pools

The fed is looking into various matters relating to Goldman Sachs’ businesses and operations.

One of which stands out to retail investors as being its dark pools.

The fed is investigating the supervision and controls relating to Goldman’s high frequency trading (HFTs) and its alternative trading systems (ATSs), also known as dark pools.

Dark Pools (also benignly called Alternative Trading Systems or ATS) are effectively unregulated stock exchanges being run by the same megabanks on Wall Street that blew up the U.S. financial system in 2008 and received the largest taxpayer bailout in U.S. history. – Wall Street On Parade.

The name of Goldman Sachs’ Dark Pool that trades in the U.S. is called Sigma X2.

It used to be called simply Sigma X.

According to a publicly-available document, Sigma X is now used by Goldman Sachs to designate the Dark Pools it operates in foreign jurisdictions, which include Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

Dark pools are the gateway that allow financial institutions to manipulate the stock market without any regulation.

Now the fed is cracking down on Goldman Sachs and it comes as no surprise since the bank has been criminally charged on many occasions before.

In October of 2020, Goldman Sachs admitted to the charges of a bribery scandal where they were fined $2.9 billion.

Other operations being looked into

The fed is looking into the institution’s advisory services and conflicts of interest.

They are also tackling the following:

  • Research practices, including research independence and interactions between research analysts and other firm personnel, including investment banking personnel, as well as third parties.
  • Transactions involving government-related financings and other matters.
  • The offering, auction, sales, trading and clearance of corporate and government securities, currencies, commodities and other financial products and related sales and other communications and activities.
  • As well as the firm’s supervision and controls relating to such activities, including compliance with applicable short sale rules, algorithmic, high-frequency and quantitative trading, the firm’s U.S. alternative trading system (dark pool), futures trading, options trading.
  • And finally, insider trading.

The SEC said in past years they were tackling dark pools but failed to competently execute the plan.

The issue was brought to the light by the ‘meme stock’ crowd who also exposed naked short selling and received attention by mainstream media.

Dark pools have been able to suppress stock prices across the market from reaching full demand potential.

Gary Gensler said 90%-95% of retails orders do not get processed through the lit exchange (NYSE) but rather through these dark pools.

Goldman Sachs and others have essentially stolen from retail investors as only 5%-10% of retails money actually creates demand for a stock.

For every dollar retail puts in the market, only this small percentage is reflected on a security.

That’s what happens when financial institutions like Goldman Sachs redirects orders through its dark pools.

This is a developing story.

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Related: Here's Why It's Taking AMC So Long to Skyrocket

DTCC B16845-22: Are Margin Calls on The Way?

DTCC B16845-22
DTCC B16845-22 | Market News

On April 29, the DTCC released B16845-22 under the ‘settlement’ category.

The subject reads: changes to DTC collateral haircuts.

The notice is directed to all market participants and I’m going to touch topic on what this means down below.

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DTCC B16845-22 margin calls

DTCC B16845-22 says that affected participants may be margin called if they have reduced their collateral.

The reason being is that equities with reduced collateral value may significantly drop in price.

Stock prices over $10 will see an increase in margin requirements by 25%.

For prices between $7.50-$9.99 per share, margin requirements will increase by 30%.

There will be a 50% margin increase on stock prices between $5.00-$7.49, and a 100% increase on stocks with prices below $5 per share.

So, will DTCC B16845-22 affect AMC stock or GME stock?

Yes, since AMC is trading around $15 per share and GameStop is trading above $114.

Both these stocks will raise margin requirements by 25%, making it less accessible for short sellers to short the stocks.

However, as long as short sellers are able to meet margin demands, the heavy shorting will continue.

Why was this rule implemented?

The stock market has been facing massive selloffs as well as heavy short selling.

It’s possible DTCC B16845-22 was implemented as a way to cool off short selling, allowing the markets to catch a breather.

Some of the top CEOs in America have stated that they don’t expect this bear market to last long.

I don’t think anyone wants to see the U.S. go into another recession very soon.

While short sellers might have been able to profit from this market’s downside, I think we’re going to see more upside very soon.

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Archegos Founder Bill Hwang Has Been Arrested with 11 Criminal Counts

Bill Hwang has been arrested with 11 criminal counts
Market News: Bill Hwang has been arrested for market manipulation

Archegos founder Bill Hwang and CFO Patrick Halligan were arrested and charged with 11 criminal counts.

Federal prosecutors said Bill Hwang used Archegos as an “instrument of market manipulation and fraud.”

The hedge fund managed to inflate its portfolio from $1.5 billion to $35 billion before its collapse, causing massive losses for banks and investors.

Let’s break down everything that’s happening, together.

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Bill Hwang and Patrick Halligan arrested for market manipulation

Bill Hwang gets arrested

Before he lost it all, Bill Hwang was worth $20 billion and was known as one of the greatest traders you could have heard of.

Hwang’s $20 billion net worth was almost as liquid as a government stimulus check.

And then, in two short days, it was gone.

The sudden implosion of Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management in late March is one of the most spectacular failures in modern financial history.

No individual has lost so much money so quickly, via Bloomberg.

Bill Hwang’s wealth briefly peaked at $30 billion.

He used swaps, a type of derivative that gives an investor exposure to the gains or losses in an underlying asset without owning it directly. 

Another leverage tool hedge funds have access to, which concealed both his identity and size of his positions.

You’d think a regulatory agency would exist right?

Don’t count on the SEC.

On March 26th, investors learned that Archegos had defaulted on loans used to build a $100 billion portfolio.

Credit Suisse, one of Bill Hwang’s lenders, lost $4.7 billion.

How did Archegos manipulate the stock market?

Bill Hwang’s Archegos essentially used a ton of leverage to pump stock prices up.

As the price of stocks rose, they would buy more shares with those profits, and continue to borrow money from the bank to further pump the prices.

Archegos only held a small portfolio consisting of a few selected companies, of which whom they had many shares of.

When a few companies’ share prices began to plummet, Hwang’s entire empire crumbled almost instantaneously.

As the value of their portfolio sank, the hedge fund was forced to liquidate even more assets due to margin calls, further escalating the situation, and losses.

Archegos was forced to default, causing investors and banks billions of dollars.

Bill Hwang already had a troubled history with hedge fund Tiger Asia, who was shut down by the U.S. for insider trading and for manipulating Chinese stocks.

Still, Bloomberg vouches for Bill Hwang publishing an article he has done nothing wrong.

What was Bill Hwang charged with?

Hwang and Chief Financial Officer Patrick Halligan were charged with 11 criminal counts overall, including racketeering conspiracy, market manipulation, wire fraud and securities fraud. 

Hwang was arrested early Wednesday and was expected to appear in Manhattan federal court later in the day. 

This is a developing story.

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