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MMTLP Investors Now Reaching Out to Oversight Committee

MMTLP Oversight Committee
Market News Today – MMTLP Investors Now Reaching Out to Oversight Committee.

MMTLP investors are now reaching out to the Oversight Committee as well as the Financial Service and Senate Committee to make a collective stance on the events that occurred just months ago when FINRA froze trading and delisted the ticker.

Investors who held shares of MMTLP stock on the record date of December 12 would receive a preferred dividend of Next Bridge Hydrocarbon on Wednesday, December the 14th.

Investors anticipated a long-awaited MMTLP short squeeze during the last few trading days prior to the spinoff — primarily due to big buying volume flooding the market to receive Next Bridge Hydrocarbon shares.

However, MMTLP stock stopped trading on Thursday, December 8 after FINRA delisted the security without notice or warning.

FINRA released a public FAQ on the issue last week, but only acknowledged the events that occurred rather than provide shareholders with a solution or direct answer to the whereabouts of their missing stock.

“Remember, the way this works is everyone contacts their own reps, then they all convene behind the scenes with their staff and determine who is going to run with this because it is a big deal. This IS with the oversight committee and they are on it!”, said John Brda.

John Brda Says Subpoenas Are Going Out

“What’s interesting is that we’re going to find out one way or another, whether we have to do it through the court system or whether congress is going to effectuate change in a way that they can.

We’re going to find out, we’re not gonna stop in this effort so, we have what we believe are, if we end up filing suit in that manner, we have what we believe are basically bulletproof items that will survive motion to dismiss, and then the discovery process starts.

And then discovery is a wide-open door for us to understand actually who all the bad actors are, you know broker dealers involved, market makers, hedge funds, FINRA, DTCC, everybody; everybody’s gonna get subpoenaed for their information.

So, no I don’t believe it’s gonna go away and no I don’t believe it’s gonna be swept under the rug.

We’re hitting this from both angles, through congress and through the court system and we’re not going away — it’s just not gonna happen”, said John Brda in a space call.

What Are the Committees Saying about MMTLP?

Shareholders are stating that the Oversight Committee is aware of what’s happened with MMTLP but are refusing to speak more on it.

There are no answers to whether the Oversight Committee will take any action yet but investors who have reached out have said that the committees are very well aware of the events.

The purpose of the Oversight Committee is to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the federal government and all its agencies.

“We provide a check and balance on the role and power of Washington – and a voice to the people it serves.”

As more investors reach out to the committee, the more pressure is placed on government to hold the culprits behind the MMTLP scandal accountable.

Oversight Committee Number: (202) 225-5074.

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MULN Stock Continues to Drop Despite Positive Developments

Why is MULN Stock Dropping?
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Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) stock continues to fall despite several positive developments happening with the company.

MULN shares fell to $0.10 on Thursday, closing at $0.11.

Prices have slid more than -22% in the past trading week and more than -64% this year-to-date after shares rose in January from $0.32 to $0.44.

Today’s trading marked the company’s new 52-week low.

The latest developments in Mullen Automotive have been very positive for the company, but prices have continued to tumble.

This week, Mullen Automotive received the distribution rights to their K50 Dragonfly EV supercar.

Shares momentarily rose 2.5% before coming back down.

The company won license for IP and exclusive distribution rights in North and South American markets for the Qiantu K50/DragonFLY.

“This agreement with Qiantu is an important milestone for the company, said Mullen’s CEO and Chairman David Michery, adding that “since day one, we have received overwhelming positive feedback for this vehicle, including our original debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show and the Indy 500 in May 2019.

We are excited to start the GT and GTRS programs on March 20, 2023.”

Mullen Automotive will work to re-engineer the product to meet U.S. standards with final assembly in Mishawka, Indiana.

The EV supercar will be rebranded and refreshed to sell under the Mullen GT & GTRS brands with expected performance specs of 0-60 MPH in 1.95 seconds and a top speed over 200 MPH.

Other Positive MULN Stock News

Positive MULN stock news.
Positive MULN stock news.

Just last week, Mullen Automotive confirmed the delivery of 6,000 Class 1 EV cargo vans valued at $200 million by the end of March 2023.

Mullen Automotive CEO David Michery released the official statement on the company’s website — a positive development shareholders have been waiting for since December of 2022.

The company also reported in their statement that as of Feb. 28, 2023, Mullen has $87,400,009 of cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, and Mullen expects to receive an additional $110 million from firm commitments by June 1, 2023.

“I believe we have all the pieces in place between our product, factories, and strategic expertise to execute on our plans to deliver our Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles this year,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.

“Furthermore, we continue to invest and move at a fast clip with the Mullen FIVE program, which will soon be approaching vehicle engineering freeze, allowing us to move into the next phase of the crossover program.”

In December, Mullen Automotive received a $200 million purchase order for 6,000 of its Class 1 EV cargo vans by RMA group.

Randy Marion Automotive Group is one of the largest and most respected commercial vehicle dealer groups in the U.S.

“We see a tremendous opportunity with the Mullen commercial portfolio, and the launch of the commercial van could not come at a better time,” said Randy Marion, CEO and founder of RMA. “There’s significant pent-up customer demand for Mullen to fulfill. I have many customers looking at me to find product for their companies.”

Why is MULN Stock Dropping?

With all of these positive developments in Mullen Automotive, why is MULN stock dropping?

Afterall, investor sentiment remains bullish.

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen call options dominate put options in the derivatives market indicating bullish bets.

New retail investors have even flocked to buy shares of the company due to several positive developments in the company.

So, why is MULN stock dropping?

Investors of the company believe Mullen Automotive has become a target of naked short selling, a manipulative strategy that allows market makers and hedge funds to short a stock without actually borrowing the stock from a lender.

Aside from positive news and bullish sentiment among investors, MULN stock has seen a massive increase in FTDs this year, another indication of naked short selling in a stock.

MULN FTDs.

FTDs, or Failure-to-deliver occurs when one party in a trading contract (whether it’s shares, futures, or options) fails to deliver on their obligations.

These failures derive due to buyers not having enough money to take delivery and pay for the transaction at settlement.

In the case of sellers, it means not having the goods to meet that transaction.

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Citadel, Virtu, Susquehanna Fight Biotech Company Lawsuit

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Citadel, Virtu, Susquehanna, and others are fighting a lawsuit from cancer research company Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTCMKTS:NWBO).

Others in the lawsuit include Canaccord Genuity LLC, G1 Execution Services LLC, GTS Securities LLC, Instinet LLC, and Lime Trading Corp.

Some retail investors might be familiar with a few of these names involved in the handling of their MMTLP shares, which developed into one of the biggest financial frauds on Wall Street.

Northwest Biotherapeutics has sued eight of the US’s largest market-making traders alleging they drove down its share price by placing sell orders they had no intention of executing, also known as ‘spoofing’.

The complaint, filed by Northwest Biotherapeutics in a federal court in New York on Thursday, claimed that the traders “deliberately engaged in repeated spoofing that interfered with the natural forces of supply and demand” by placing tens of millions of fake orders between December 2017 and August of last year.

Comments from Northwest Biotheraputics

The trading companies would then cancel those orders and buy Northwest’s shares at an artificially lower price, the complaint alleged.

Lawyers for the clinical-stage biotechnology firm claimed a “particularly egregious example” of this activity took place in May, after the publication of what they maintain were positive trial data for Northwest’s DCVax-L brain cancer drug.

The study’s design had been questioned by scientists, per FT.

The news “should have caused NWBO’s share price to increase, absent manipulation in the market”, they wrote, referring to the company’s stock symbol.

Instead, it dropped from $1.73 to a low of $0.3862. 

“This staggering decline of 78 per cent in the price on a day with extremely positive news about the company was caused by defendants’ relentless and brazen manipulation of the market for NWBO shares,” lawyers at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll added.

Ken Griffin Objects to the Allegations

“This frivolous lawsuit appears to be nothing more than an attempt by Northwest Biotherapeutics to divert attention away from its long history of governance and management failures, SEC charges for financial reporting lapses, and lawsuits from its own shareholders,” Citadel Securities said in a statement.

“We intend to pursue any and all legal action against Northwest Biotherapeutics for making these false and baseless allegations, which only undermine the integrity of our capital markets,” the trading company added.

“It’s already underhanded to engage in market manipulation, but to do so at the expense of cancer patients, some of whom have no other treatments to place their hopes on, is unconscionable,” said Laura Posner, a partner at Cohen Milstein.

Retail investors are enraged by the continued scandals from Citadel and other market makers.

Citadel has a long history of market manipulation and fines.

“The game is not fair and it never has been. Individual investors, even when operating in a swarm, are destined to lose. How do I know? I helped design the game,” says ex-Citadel Data Scientist Patrick McConlogue.

Shares of NWBO stock are currently trading at $0.64, respectively.

The retail community wants to see some form of justice surrounding the lawsuit.

The U.S. government is treading a fine line waiving market injustices — the SEC recently scrapped plans to vote on a hedge fund transparency rule.

Plaintiffs File Motion to Dismiss

Today, Citadel and the defendants have filed a joint memorandum of law in support of motion to dismiss this case.

If the motion to dismiss is approved, retaliation from investors around the world may grow.

In January, Occupy SEC 2023 raised awareness of the market injustices the retail community has endured over the past years.

While the protest was peaceful, the neglect is hurting the lives of real people and there’s no telling just how far these events may eventually escalate to.

Investors on social media fear peaceful protests are no longer going to create an impact but rather through alternative means.

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AMC Entertainment Gets $1bn Boost in Movie Titles from Apple

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AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) will finally get a boost in new movie titles as Apple prepares to spend $1 billion per year in theatrical releases.

CEO Adam Aron has said on a few occasions that AMC Entertainment’s potential is essentially capped by the number of titles being released each year.

AMC Entertainment is the largest movie theatre chain in the world.

It was able to survive the pandemic and remain the industry leader after millions of investors saved the company from bankruptcy when the company stock was purchased en masse to squeeze short sellers.

The company was able to raise billions of dollars and continues to raise hundreds of millions today as it makes way for profitability again.

Apple’s investment is part of the tech company’s efforts to raise its profile in Hollywood and lure subscribers to its streaming service, Apple TV+, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple has released films directly to its streaming platform or allowed limited runs in a small number of theaters for Academy Award eligibility.

The commitment to longer theatrical releases is a way for the company to appease talent, who want their projects on the big screen, and drum up awareness for its streaming platform, which is estimated to have between 20 million and 40 million users, much smaller than rivals Netflix and Disney +.

But Apple isn’t the only big company contributing to the movie theatre industry.

Amazon to Contribute $1bn Annually to Movie Theatre Industry

In November of 2022, Bloomberg reported that Amazon was also planning to invest $1 billion per year in the movie theatre industry, aiming to release anywhere between 12-15 movie titles per year.

That number of releases puts Amazon on par with major studios such as Paramount Pictures.

Now, Amazon Studios has its first-ever original movie debuting in theatres globally on April 5th, 2023.

AIR tells the story of the game-changing partnership between Nike and a then-rookie named Michael Jordan.

This is the largest commitment to the movie theatre industry by an internet company, says Bloomberg.

CNBC commented:

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

The Wall Street narrative that the movie theatres are dead no longer seem to hold weight.

And the rumors of Amazon going into the movie theatre industry are no longer rumors.

Apple joining the movie theatre industry seems to only reinforce and secure the future of AMC Entertainment.

Movie Theatres Are Essential for The Entertainment Industry

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Market News Daily – AMC Entertainment to get a boost in movie titles from Apple.

Big leaders in the entertainment industry have realized that they require the theatrical experience to grow their businesses.

There was an incident with Netflix where the company missed out on more than $200 million from taking Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery starring Daniel Craig out from the movie theatres too early.

The film earned $15 million at the box office but CNBC says the showing could have made $200 million if it had been kept in theatres longer.

Box office analysts say Glass Onion could have earned much higher earnings if Netflix had opted for a traditional wide release of 2,000 to 4,000 theaters.

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

Amazon and Apple’s move to invest billions of dollars in the movie theatre industry is going to be a game changer for AMC Entertainment, as well as other cinemas in the industry.

But I’m curious to hear your thoughts on what’s happening today with AMC.

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AMC’s Cost to Borrow Has Hedge Funds Burning Money

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Market News: AMC’s cost to borrow increases

AMC’s cost to borrow continues to rise.

In the past, we’ve seen how important this data has been regarding major price runup.

Not only does a high cost to borrow incentivize short sellers to close their positions, but it gets AMC one step closer to a squeezing.

In this article I’m going to break down the number figures and explain why the CTB and other data is pointing AMC in the right direction.

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Cost To Borrow explained

The cost to borrow is the average annualized percent (%) of interest on loans hedge funds have to pay.

For example:

AMC has approximately 197.22 million shares on loan as of the publication of this article.

Hedge funds are paying 215% annually on these loans.

This translates to approximately $424 million per year, or $35 million per month.

In the meantime, it’s costing retail investors $0 to hold their positions in AMC stock.

Hedge funds will continue to pay more as AMC’s cost to borrow rises.

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Short interest

AMC short interest

AMC’s current short interest is: 24.36%.

This is the percent of a company’s free float that is shorted.

AMC is a short squeeze play because of this number figure.

This number figures tells retail investors that there is a high interest in shorting the company stock.

It’s this data that allowed retail investors to foresee big price moves in January and in June of 2021.

This same data tells investors today that AMC has the potential to hit another all-time high.

Some of you might be familiar with the correlations between short interest and rise to $72 per share last year.

AMC’s short interest dropped from 22% to 20%, then to 14% when it ultimately skyrocketed in price from $14 per share to $72 per share.

Despite what mainstream media has said in the past, no, AMC’s short interest is not too low to squeeze shorts from their positions.

Related: 93% of AMC Shareholders Say They’re Holding This Year

Will AMC’s cost to borrow force shorts to close?

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AMC cost to borrow – AMC short squeeze

Hedge funds may be incentivized to close their short positions in AMC stock as the cost to borrow increases. At some point, it’s not worth paying that high of a fee to continue shorting a company that has fundamentally improved.

AMC is no longer the same endangered company it once was during the pandemic.

The company has improved every quarter since 2021 and has managed to get rid of a lot of debt.

The world’s largest movie theatre continues to innovate and adapt to the changing world.

While online streaming threatened the industry, revenue from box office hits has proved people are still going to the movie theatres, despite the convenience of watching movies at home.

Short sellers are betting against a recovering and innovating film industry generating billions in revenue now.

As AMC continues to prove itself fundamentally and the cost to borrow rises, expect short sellers to begin closing their short positions.

Here is where patient investors will see massive returns.

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Is GTII Lawsuit a Catalyst for a Short Squeeze?

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Global Tech Industries Group, Inc. (OTCMKTS:GTII) announced today that the lawsuit previously filed by the Company in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York has officially been served on all Defendants, including Canaccord Genuity LLC, Credit Suisse Securities, (USA) LLC, Instinet LLC, Lime Trading Corporation and GTS Securities, LLC.

The Company looks forward to its day in court, the filing said.

In February, the company took legal action against naked shorts.

The Nevada corporation announced that its board of directors had authorized management to move forward with appropriate legal action in connection with what it believes to be illegal trading activity in the Company’s shares.

As the Company previously disclosed, it has retained the legal teams of Christian Levine Law Group, LLC, (“Levine”) and Warshaw Burstein, LLP, (“Warshaw”), both of whom have specific expertise in stock fraud litigation, to handle the legal actions for the Company.

The legal actions may be directed at broker-dealers, market makers and other relevant parties the Company believes have been engaged in illegal trading activities that have resulted in a significant number of unsettled trades involving the Company’s shares.

It appears that certain market makers have failed to post regular or continuous proprietary quotations that are at or near the market on both sides and that are communicated and represented such that they are widely accessible to investors and other broker-dealers.

When market makers fail to meet this requirement, as well as other applicable requirements, it can bring into question whether they are engaging in “bona fide market making” and can avail themselves to any “locate” exemptions afforded to bona fide market makers when executing short sales, per Global Newswire.

The legal action comes after Genius Group CEO Roger Hamilton urged CEOs to fight against naked shorts, the illegal practice of shorting stock without owning or having to return the shares back to a lender.

GTII Shareholders Embrace for a Short Squeeze

Global Tech Industries shareholders anticipate the lawsuit will lead Alpine and short sellers to close out their naked shorts.

“The #1 sign of a naked short in trouble is they can’t let a stock trade higher”, says HAM, an activist and retail investor.

GTII shareholders are predicting the stock to soar several tens to hundreds and even thousands of dollars per share based on the magnitude of this naked short event.

Shares of the company are up more than 85% this year-to-date.

Will GTII stock squeeze as high as HKD stock when shares rose from $13 to more than $2.5K per share?

If massive buying pressure in the form of ‘buybacks’ from short positions closing occur, there’s no telling just how high GTII stock may go.

OTC Short Report shows big short volume coming into Global Tech Industries.

GTII Naked Short Interest, GTII Short Volume
GTII naked short interest – GTII short volume: OTC Short Report.

We’re seeing heavy 50%-60% short volume days with some days nearing 70% in March alone.

If the GTII lawsuit can force Alpine and other short sellers to close their naked (illegal) shorts, the event will be historic.

The last time a company stood up to naked short selling, the company and CEO were ridiculed but eventually received a settlement to fly under the radar — some of you might be familiar with Overstock and Patrick Byrne.

Today, large communities of retail investors are backing up companies willing to fight naked short selling in a court of law.

Only time will tell what will happen next.

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GameStop is Now a Profitable Company, Should You Buy It?

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GameStop (NYSE:GME) is now a profitable company.

The company posted a quarterly profit for the first time in two years.

Shares soared up to 50% on Tuesday and up to 40% on Wednesday as we saw big buying volume coming in.

For the quarter ended Jan. 28, net sales dropped slightly to $2.23 billion from $2.25 billion in last year’s fourth quarter.

GameStop also posted a profit of $48.2 million, or 16 cents a share, compared to a loss of $147.5 million, or 49 cents, a year ago.

Since the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, we know GameStop has been working on cutting costs significantly which actually helped the company gain profitability.

Selling, general and administrative expenses came in at $453.4 million for the quarter, or 20.4% of sales, compared to $538.9 million, or 23.9% of sales, in the year-earlier period.

CEO Matt Furlong said on an investor call the company is going into 2023 with further plans to cut excess costs including in European markets, where it has already exited and begun to pull out of some countries.

He said that GameStop is also considering bolstering its business with higher margin categories such as toys.

“GameStop is a much healthier business today than it was at the start of 2021,” he said.

Is the GameStop Short Thesis Dead?

GameStop remains heavily shorted with a high short interest of 24.08%.

This means short sellers are still holding on to their short positions.

The company is no longer in danger of bankruptcy and has now posted profits after two years.

Will short sellers finally close their positions?

The effects would certainly trigger another short squeeze like we saw in January of 2021.

But experts still believe the markets haven’t seen a bottom which means we’re likely to see continued shorting in GameStop until the economy as an entirety begins to shift again.

The GameStop short thesis may be dead, but short sellers have not entirely left yet.

Though it is important to note that short sellers have lost $610 million in GameStop since the start of the week.

If GME stock continues to rise, it might put enough pressure on short sellers to just call it quits, sending this rocket back to the moon.

Is GameStop a Buy In 2023?

GameStop is now a profitable company in 2023, putting the company out of great risk from bankruptcy.

Its shareholder base continues to hold the company stock in an effort to squeeze short sellers from their positions once again.

Is it worth investing money you can afford to lose in GameStop right now?

Absolutely.

The company has for the most part eliminated the short thesis with its profitability and short sellers are now stuck holding significant losses.

Rising share prices like we saw in January of 2021 is all the stock needs to squeeze short sellers from their positions.

While many people made money from GameStop during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, many incurred heavy losses too.

If we see history repeat itself in 2023, be sure to have a plan.

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SEC Scraps Vote for Hedge Fund Transparency Rule

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Market News Daily: SEC scraps vote for hedge fund transparency rule.

(WSJ) The Securities and Exchange Commission scrapped plans to vote Wednesday on a rule that would have increased regulators’ visibility into financial risks at some hedge funds and private equity funds.

After scheduling the vote last week, the five-member commission “decided to take a little more time” on the rule, an SEC spokeswoman said.

She declined to comment on whether the cancellation owed to a lack of majority support from the commission, which is composed of three Democrats and two Republicans.

Several SEC commissioners could not immediately be reached for comment.

The rule, proposed early last year over Republican opposition, would have increased reporting requirements for filers of a confidential document called Form PF.

Among other proposed changes, it would have required large hedge funds to file reports within one business day of incidents such as extraordinary investment losses, defaults by major counterparties or spikes in margin requirements.

The rule sparked pushback from lobbyists for the hedge-fund and private-equity industries in Washington.

The Managed Funds Association, which represents hedge funds, urged the SEC last week to hold off on finalizing the rule until it was ready to adopt a separate Form PF proposal issued last August.

Who is the Managed Funds Association?

Who is the managed funds association?
Who is the managed funds association? Citadel’s Ken Griffin.

The Managed Funds Association, or MFA, is an association made up of a variety of hedge fund managers, including Citadel, Two Sigma, Point72, and Millennium Management.

That’s right, some of the industry’s biggest short sellers and the SEC just prolonged this transparency rule.

Citadel, Anchorage (defaulted), Millennium Management, and Bank of America are a few of the members who are or have been short on ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC Entertainment.

For years now, retail investors who were part of the events that occurred in 2021 have urged the SEC to enforce proper regulation from sneaky hedge funds and banks with overleveraged short positions.

The SEC has sparked excitement within the retail community when it’s announced proposals that would shed light on darker markets — however, trust has been severed as the regulator has only proved to be complicit to market injustices.

Dark pools, OTC trading, and naked shorting have suppressed retail’s favorite company stocks from rising on true demand.

Shorting has its purpose and is a useful tool to keep the markets balanced and in check.

Manipulative shorting on the other hand is what retail activists are fighting against — the un-American type that sinks businesses and disrupts innovation.

Northwest Biotherapeutics sued Citadel and other market makers for manipulating its stock price in December of 2022.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel chose to profit from the US cancer drug company through the means of short selling, a practice the hedge fund/market maker is notoriously known for.

Rather than allow the company to raise money for its treatments, hedge funds teamed up to profit from manipulated falling share prices.

But the lawsuit comes as no surprise to the retail community as Citadel has a long history of market manipulation.

Retail Investors Organize and Fight Back

Market News Daily: SEC Scraps Vote for Hedge Fund Transparency Rule.
Market News Daily: SEC Scraps Vote for Hedge Fund Transparency Rule.

‘We The Investors’ is taking Wall Street head on which means retail investors from around the world are now being represented in a way like never before for the first time in history.

More than 1,300 letters have been submitted to the SEC supporting rules proposed in December that represent the biggest changes to equities trading in nearly two decades, according to Reuters.

The collective of retail investors have joined ‘We The Investors’ led by Dave Lauer in efforts to combat Wall Street as a legitimate organization that sprouted from the events of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021.

Halts in AMC, GameStop, and other stocks during at the time angered many investors which led to the exposure of crime and market injustices on social media.

Retail investors have been pushing for market transparency ever since.

We The Investors has held two online meetings since December with SEC Chair Gary Gensler, who took questions directly from retail investors on the proposals, which include requiring most retail stock orders to be sent to auctions to boost competition.

Other proposed rules call for a new standard for brokers to demonstrate they’ve gotten the best execution for clients on transactions, as well as lower trading increments and access fees on exchanges, and stronger disclosure around retail order executions.

But Wall Street, including Ken Griffin’s Citadel is pushing back.

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

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Citadel’s Ken Griffin Warns of Recession in America

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Market News Daily: Citadel’s Ken Griffin warns of recession in America.

Citadel’s Ken Griffin warns of a recession in America, though many would be quick to state the nation is already in one.

Bank of America and Wells Fargo were one of the first to warn people in Q4 of last year.

Ken Griffin’s hedge fund Citadel was amongst the very few who turned in profits last year when majority of the industry lost $208 Billion for clients.

This marked the biggest single-year decline since 2008, when they lost $565 billion, LCH data showed.

Citadel’s gain of $16 billion last year was the largest annual gain ever made by a hedge fund manager, LCH said.

Retail investors grow weary of the hedge funds gains, comparing Ken Griffin to Bernie Madoff, who also never posted losses despite the industry crashing.

“The game is not fair and it never has been. Individual investors, even when operating in a swarm, are destined to lose. How do I know? I helped design the game,” says ex-Citadel Data Scientist Patrick McConlogue.

But Ken Griffin says he sees a setup for a US recession primarily due to people’s savings accounts being tarnished.

Here’s what the Citadel CEO had to say.

Ken Griffin Sees Setup for a US Recession

Market News Daily: Citadel's Ken Griffin warns of recession in America.
Market News Daily: Citadel’s Ken Griffin warns of recession in America.

(Bloomberg) Ken Griffin said the setup for a US recession is unfolding, with the Federal Reserve needing to raise interest rates further after Americans were stung with “traumatic” levels of inflation.

The founder of Citadel and Citadel Securities said the Fed is limited in how much it can fight inflation with interest-rate increases, likening the tool to “having surgery with a dull knife.”

“We have the setup for a recession unfolding,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg in Palm Beach, Florida.

Ken Griffin said he would advise Powell to say “less” on inflation.

“Every time they take the foot off the brake, or the market perceives they’re taking their foot off the brake, and the job’s not done, they make their work even harder.”

Ken predicted in 2020 that US markets would struggle with rampant inflation.

He said his firm is not far away from current market consensus on price growth.

“Americans are burning through their pandemic savings, and soaring interest rates are threatening the housing market and other parts of the economy.

That’s a recipe for a downturn, Ken Griffin told Bloomberg.”

Related: Citadel, Charles Schwab Team Up to Destroy SEC Proposals

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Mullen Gains Distribution Rights to K50 Dragonfly

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Market News Daily: Mullen gains distribution rights to K50 Dragonfly supercar.

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) has gained distribution rights to their K50 Dragonfly EV supercar.

Shares of the automaker have risen more than 2.5% on Tuesday.

What’s happening with Mullen Automotive today?

The company won license for IP and exclusive distribution rights in North and South American markets for the Qiantu K50/DragonFLY, per SeekingAlpha.

This is big and positive news for Mullen; will we finally begin to see shares of the company grow in value?

“This agreement with Qiantu is an important milestone for the company, said Mullen’s CEO and Chairman David Michery, adding that “since day one, we have received overwhelming positive feedback for this vehicle, including our original debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show and the Indy 500 in May 2019.

We are excited to start the GT and GTRS programs on March 20, 2023.”

According to sources, Mullen Automotive will work to re-engineer the product to meet U.S. standards with final assembly in Mishawka, Indiana.

The EV supercar will be rebranded and refreshed to sell under the Mullen GT & GTRS brands with expected performance specs of 0-60 MPH in 1.95 seconds and a top speed over 200 MPH.

An Incredible Development for MULN

Market News Daily: Mullen gains distribution rights to K50 Dragonfly supercar.

One of the biggest takeaways from what’s happening with Mullen Automotive today is that the company continues to move forward, despite falling share prices.

Is this company a sleeper?

The company’s plans to already begin production in Indiana to meet U.S. standards is a big steppingstone for the company.

Skeptics have criticized Mullen for not having any cars on the road yet, but the company has taken some steps forward to doing just that.

In February, the company partnered with Menzies Aviation in a 60-day pilot program that will evaluate the Class 1 electric vehicle cargo vans in several use cases across its operations at LAX.

Menzies Aviation is the world’s largest aviation service company and it’s looking for innovative solutions to support its ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033.

Menzies has a global fleet of 27,000 ground service equipment, including over 8,000 vehicles, at 250-plus airports worldwide and is committed to switching to electric wherever possible to reduce emissions in line with its sustainability strategy. 

Mullen Automotive confirmed just last week the delivery for 6,000 Class 1 EV cargo vans will be taken place end of March, valued at $200 million.

Are these positive developments in Mullen Automotive enough to send shares skyrocketing this year?

I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

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