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How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

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AMC continues to be one of retail investors favorite stocks.

And yet again sources such as The Fool and other hedge fund partners are trying to steer the public from investing in this specific stock.

Well, just how high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

AMC stock price closed at $7.95 on November 15th.

The share volume remains healthy despite having gone down during today’s bear market.

Most of the market has been on sale and AMC has been no exception.

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As some of you know, I update this article frequently. I update it with the intraday price action as well as any information pertaining to the stocks performance.

A lot of the information on here will be left untouched as it is a means to archive a lot of the information from both this year and last year.

Here’s the latest on the channel.

What do we know about AMC stock price?

AMC’s stock price continues to be volatile although we’ve seen the stock is scared of single digit share price numbers.

The stock has been on a steep downtrend since it’s surge to its all-time high of $72 per share.

AMC stock price bull market

Key highlights

  1. We’re seeing strong support at the $6 levels.
  2. Big buyers include Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock.
  3. The stock price is still relatively low enough for majority of people to buy, but hurry before it’s too late.
Related: Are You Holding Significant Losses in AMC Stock?

Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment Interview

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Adam Aron, CEO & President of AMC Entertainment

*[2021] Archive

Adam Aron has done an outstanding job with the media in the past months and continues to show a positive and bullish sentiment towards AMC.

He is now praised among the retail investors community holding AMC. And for good reason too.

See what CEO and President of AMC entertainment has to say to CNBC news about AMC Entertainment reopening and the Reddit movement.

As of today, all AMC movie theaters are now open 4/14
  • AMC Entertainment has raised more than 2.2 billion dollars in cash
  • 90% of AMC theaters in the United States are now open with New York and Los Angeles finally reopening
  • Vaccinations and policies are making movie theaters safe
  • New movie titles are guaranteed to increase sales revenues
  • CEO and President Adam Aron expresses an optimistic future for AMC Entertainment

In a more recent interview we get an exclusive behind the scenes moment with Trey’s Trades and Adam Aron.

If you haven’t watched the video you’re not gonna want to miss out.

In this personal interview from the CEOs home, Adam Aron talks about the 500 million share dilution, which by the way as of today has been taken off the table, as well as his experience and perspective behind the the Reddit phenomenon.

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

AMC’s Short Borrow Fee

AMC short borrow fee interest

AMC’s short borrow fee as of 10/21 is: 18.20% via. Stonk-O-Tracker, this is different from the short interest of 19% (last updated in August).

The longer shorts-sellers hold their positions means the higher the borrow fee may increase. This is great news for retail investors.

Shorts eventually have to cover their positions and when they do, AMC’s stock price action will continue to rise, inevitably creating a short squeeze.

Why AMC’s short borrow fee matters

While it costs the retail investor nothing to hold their position in AMC, it costs shorts interest.

Shorts are more willing to hold their positions if the short borrow fee is low so they’re losing money every day they hold.

Remember, shorts still think they can bankrupt a company that is no longer going bankrupt.. I know right?

As hedge funds like Melvin Capital lose money, the short borrow fee will go up to make up for some loses.

As the interest goes up, shorts will naturally cover.

If they don’t, they will bleed bad.

With the short borrow fee being so high at the moment, it has retail investors speculating a short squeeze will start soon.

Melvin Capital suffered 49% loss 1st quarter

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Hedge Fund Melvin Capital – AMC Entertainment

Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that has been shorting both AMC and GameStop.

Well it turns out holding has paid off one way.

The company was down almost half percent their first quarter of 2021!

These are people who want to put your favorite businesses out of business. Ladies and gentlemen, the good guys always win.

If retail investors keep holding, institutions are going to raise the short borrow fee.

Unless hedge funds don’t start closing their short positions, they will cease to exist.

Or at least cease to run operations until they open a new firm from scratch.

But who will trust them? Their clients are losing money.

Breaking: Hedge Fund Melvin Capital Is Shutting Down in June(2022)

Hedge funds are a sinking ship

Hedge funds are losing money shorting AMC stock

Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars shorting both AMC and GameStop.

Shorts can either:

  1. Take the loses and close their positions right now where the stock price is around $7.
  2. Or, get squeezed out of their positions at a high interest rate above $7, resulting in even bigger losses.

With that being said, short sellers have lost more than a billion dollars this second quarter according to Ortex data.

Will retail investors be able to create another rally?

Read: Citadel loses billions: hedge funds are getting dragged down

How will this affect AMC stock price?

Wall Street is furious.

The little guy causing a disruption, what!?!

My personal take is retail investors are going to continue to see foul play.

You’re going to experience this from bogus headlines.

They’ll usually try to steer the public from buying AMC stock to keep the volume and hype down.

Not sure if hedge funds know this yet but you do know documentaries of what’s taking place are in the works right?

Independent filmmakers such as the Mulligan Brothers will be covering this story from the retail investors perspective and rumor has it Netflix will be writing as well.

Expect AMC stock price to rise and continue to be shorted.

We will see volatility with shorts attacking the price action.

They do this by trading synthetic shares at lower bids in off exchange markets.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market.

AMC Gamma squeeze before short squeeze

*[2021 Archive]

AMC Entertainment continues to be one of the most shorted stocks in the market.

Because AMC is an extremely high shorted stock, analysts continue to demonstrate their conviction towards an AMC short squeeze.

The key here is for retail investors to hold their positions as they see some momentum beginning to build. #diamondhands

Related: Will AMC Squeeze in 2022? [ Short interest data]

AMC stock predictions (analyst)

AMC prediction from Fidelity TRADER PRO

*[2021 Archive]

Trey’s Trades walks us through the positive moves AMC has been making from an analysts perspective.

Trey presents his audience with transparent information and has been a key player in the analytics world for ticker symbol AMC.

Although this video is an earlier video, Trey’s videos are packed with relevant information that still apply to where the stock is today.

r/wallstreet bets and Discord

Members over at r/wallstreetbets and Discord anticipate AMC stock price can skyrocket as high as $1,000 with enough momentum.

The number of phantom shares hedge funds have to cover is astronomical which is why the community is calling this the mother of all short squeezes (MOASS).

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By holding shares in AMC, retail investors are setting up a supply and demand scenario where short-sellers will eventually need to buy from them.

This in turn can drive the stock up as high as the retail investor chooses, theoretically speaking.

Large institutions such as Vanguard, Wells Fargo, BMO Harris, BlackRock, Fidelity and many more are buying AMC stock while it’s still low (via. CNN Business).

Take that for what it is.

Whether that number comes to fruition or not, retail investors will have to continue to hold and to add to their positions in order to skyrocket AMC’s share price.

We’re seeing more and more retail investors join the fight against short-sellers.

Short-sellers are the investors betting on AMC Entertainment to lose.

Read: When do shorts have to cover their position? (AMC)

Can AMC reach $100K or $500K per share?

There’s been a lot of speculation that due to the possible number of outstanding synthetics could be in the billions, AMC may potentially squeeze past 6-figures.

I just recently found ReviewDork on YouTube.

Gabe talks about this possibility and walks us through some math.

Check him out.

But is it realistic?

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Is it too late to get in on AMC stock?

If you’re looking to take on a position in AMC you might want to get on the train before it takes off for good.

If you’re looking to get in for the short squeeze play, AMC stock is currently on bargain. This stock is still heavily shorted!

Retail investors are teaming up together to see their visions come to fruition.

And they’re not waiting on anyone.

What we do know is that the current share price is still affordable for most people.

Why hasn’t AMC squeezed yet?

AMC stock consolidation

AMC hasn’t squeezed for two primary reasons.

  1. The volume isn’t all there yet. The volume needs to be quite high. Trey’s Trades referenced 500+ million being an outstanding number.
  2. Shorts are holding – they need to close their positions if retail investors are to squeeze them.

It’s not illegal for shorts to hold long on their positions; however, hedge funds may lose money every day they hold due to the incurred short borrow fees.

Fortunately for retail investors it’s free to hold.

Read: When do shorts have to cover their positions ? (AMC)

What will AMC’s stock price be when it squeezes?

AMC

AMC’s stock price can really be anywhere.

It really depends on when shorts close their positions.

It would have been wise considering the stock continues to correct itself in an upward trend and has now set itself up for the perfect squeeze.

If shorts continue to play the long game, AMC’s stock price could potentially be higher when it squeezes.

In this case, shorts would have lost a lot more money due to accumulating and rising short borrow fees.

Can AMC squeeze after hours?

A question some people might have is whether or not AMC could potentially squeeze after hours.

AMC can certainly squeeze after hours when the market closes.

In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if it did this.

AMC’s stock price would continue to surge as retail investors watch immobile.

For one, shorts could decide to cover before the market closes in attempts to throw one final blow to retail investors.

This would give the price action to potentially come back down after hours.

Should you worry?

Although squeezes can last anywhere between minutes to hours, they can certainly last days too.

Volkswagen’s squeeze back in 2008 lasted approximately four days. GameStop’s lasted even longer.

Here’s how you can prepare for a short squeeze

A squeeze can technically happen at any time.

The short interest doesn’t necessarily have to be high.

Shorts could choose to close their positions with little loss opposed to massive losses.

  1. If you’re in a position to keep an open tab on your browser that is updated AMC’s stock price in real-time then I would suggest doing so.
  2. Own an Apple watch? Keep the stock in your background. This is a very convenient way to keeping tabs on the stocks performance.
  3. Join discords where you can be notified when something massive is going on.

When a squeeze happens you’ll know. Just don’t get a short squeeze confused with gamma squeezes.

Gamma squeezes are usually small spikes resulting from extremely bullish actions coming together at once. Otherwise known as relatively healthy gains of built momentum.

A short squeeze will be something more sudden and disruptive.

What should I do when AMC squeezes?

AMC stock price short squeeze

This is completely up to you!

You can choose to sell your entire position and collect your profits, or you can continue to hold and find out whether the squeeze continues to go up.

Unfortunately, we can’t time the spike.

For all we know, the initial squeeze might not be the potential price action.

This makes it difficult to calculate the best time to sell.

You could sell a portion of position and wait to see how AMC’s stock price moves.

We created a thread for you to share how you will use the money when AMC squeezes as a means to spread positivity and share with the community.

You can check it out here.

What is a circuit breaker halt?

A circuit breaker is usually a rule in the market that essentially pauses or halts trading for 5-15 minutes.

A common circuit breaker type is the Volatility Pause.

This helps smooth volatility in the market and prevent flash crashes.

It forces traders to take a 5 minute timeout, research the stock, news, etc.

Often times if a stock is spiking up and is halted, it will reopen higher.

Inversely, a stock selling off will often open lower.

Why this is worth mentioning

This is worth mentioning because it’s important for our readers and the ape community to be aware of possible halts as AMC’s stock price becomes more volatile.

If you happen to experience a circuit breaker halt do not panic.

It’s a policy to make sure trading goes as smooth as possible.

Important Advisory

It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.

Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.

Where can I invest in AMC? What’s a good platform?

Vanguard

If you have not opened a brokerage account to begin investing, read this post on how to invest in the stock market (step by step) to get started.

In this post you will see a number of linked platforms that you can check out!

AMC stock price: quick overview

We’re currently seeing AMC trade at $7.95.

Although AMC’s stock chart has been relatively healthy in the past, the price has been influenced by the market’s overall downtrend.

Are you holding AMC stock?

Let me know what a short squeeze would mean for you in the comments section below.

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Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell in The Market?

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The markets seem to be nowhere near a bounce as both stocks and crypto freefall; is now the time to buy or sell in the market?

If you’re part of the small percentage that’s in profit, maybe liquidating has come through your mind.

Especially if you’re looking to protect your capital and wait for other opportunities.

But what if your portfolio has suffered significant losses?

Is it best to cut your losses and conserve whatever cash you have left?

This article is going to provide you with perspective on ways to not only protect your cash during this nasty bear market, but also how to identify opportunities to multiply your wealth.

Let’s dive right into it.

Should You Buy or Sell?

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Should you buy or sell in the market.

Whether you should buy or sell in today’s market conditions will depend on how liquid you are and on your future and current investment plans.

Value investors looking to add stocks to their long-term portfolios could benefit from buying the markets lows, though it’s important to keep in mind that the markets are still susceptible to fall.

Dividend stock investors could also benefit from buying these lows.

Diversified investors who are looking for the next opportunity may want to liquidate positions to have cash ready when the time is right for the next move.

Whether that be waiting for real estate opportunities or other markets to tumble, this will highly depend on an individual’s needs.

With so much uncertainty in the markets at the moment, the best thing investors can do is create a plan to guide their investment goals in the right direction.

Identify what you’re aiming to achieve when investing in the market.

Is it long-term capital gains?

Income?

And decide what it is you need to do now in order to meet your investment needs.

Bitcoin Falls Under $16K, Crypto Down

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Crypto News: Bitcoin News.

Bitcoin (BTC) fell under $16K on Wednesday.

Peter Schiff warned investors in a Twitter space call to sell Bitcoin today as the cryptocurrency could be headed towards lower levels.

The economists said he does not own any Bitcoin but urges holders to buy back in after a market collapse occurs in the crypto space.

On the other hand, FTX is causing a ruckus as the token falls more than 90% in the past 7 days with nearly 60% happening in the last 24 hours.

FTX investors include:

  • BlackRock
  • Ontario Pension Fund
  • Sequoia Paradigm
  • Tiger Global
  • SoftBank
  • Circle
  • Ribbit
  • Alan Howard
  • Multicoin
  • VanEck
  • Temasek

In recent crypto news, Binance backed out from saving FTX leaving the crypto on the brink of collapse.

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said that without more capital, bankruptcy is likely.

Related: How to Buy Cryptocurrency for Beginners

Stock Market Rains Blood

Is now the time to buy in the bear market?
Is now the time to buy in the bear market?

Stocks continue to bleed as the Fed struggles to maintain economic structure and institutional investors liquidate the market.

The NASDAQ and SPY have seen improvement in the past month, but economists, CEOs, and media influencers say the market has plenty of room to drop.

Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, a day before CPI announcements.

Poor consumer reports could cause stocks to fall sharply again.

Traders should trade with caution.

With inflation affecting millions of families and corporations such as Netflix, Facebook (META), Twitter, and Tesla laying off tens of thousands of employees, a recession looms.

Whether you decide to buy or sell in today’s markets will ultimately depend on how liquid you are and whether you’re prepared to face a highly likely recession in the coming months to year.

Creating a plan and identifying what you can and cannot do financially as turmoil hits the economy is your best bet of riding this wave.

Do you plan to buy or sell in the market today?

Leave your thoughts down below.

Related: How to Buy Stocks for Beginners

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Stocks Retail Investors Can Buy to Build Wealth This Decade

Stocks to build wealth

The market is down which means there are a variety of stocks retail investors can buy to build wealth this decade.

The problem is identifying which stocks will create the team you need to ensure your investing success.

I’ve compiled a list of stocks along with a simple strategy that’s going to allow these stocks to compound over time so that when you’re ready, they start paying you passively.

By the end of this article, you will have the knowledge you need to begin building your very own wealth through stock investments this decade.

Let’s get started!

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Compounding starts with reinvesting

Which stocks to buy?
Which stocks to buy?

The list below is made up of cash dividend paying stocks, companies with enough cash at hand which allows them to pay cash dividends to its investors every quarter.

The key here is to ensure that you opt in to ‘reinvest’ these cash dividends back into the asset so that your number of shares automatically compound every quarter.

On some occasions, the default setting is set to ‘cash’ instead of ‘reinvest’, which means your broker account will receive the cash dividend as a form of payment and settle in your funds like a deposit.

When you’ve built a strong retirement portfolio and you’re ready to claim the fruit of your labor many years from now, then you’ll want to begin taking that big cash.

But in the meantime, we’re focusing on setting ourselves up for that chapter in our lives so make sure you opt in to ‘reinvest’ that cash dividend.

Over time, you will see your number of shares grow fractionally and then eventually turn into whole numbers.

This process will continue repeating as you continue to fund your cash dividend stock portfolio.

Which Stocks Can Take Care of You Forever?

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Which stocks to buy?

Building wealth is a constant journey of increasing your income and investing in assets that can take care of you forever.

If you would like me to publish more content on how to increase your income let me know in the comments section at the end of the article.

Granted that you have the capability to invest now during this bear market, here is a list of cash dividend paying stocks that can take care of you forever.

Related: How to Invest in Stocks for Beginners

#1. VOO (S&P 500)

Dividend Yield: 1.56%

VOO has paid $5.65 per share in the past year during the bull market but is currently paying $1.43 per share in this year’s bear market.

VOO is Vanguard’s S&P 500 ETF which tracks the top 500 performing companies in the United States.

#2. GPC (Genuine Parts Co.)

Dividend Yield: 2.40%

GPC has paid $3.42 per share but is currently paying investors during this bear market $0.90 per share.

Genuine Parts Company is an American service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials.

#3. VNQ (Real Estate REIT)

Dividend Yield: 3.53%

VNQ has paid $2.86 per share but is currently paying investors approximately $0.56 per share in today’s bear market.

VNQ is Vanguard’s real estate ETF which invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property.

#4. OMF (One Main Holdings, Inc.)

Dividend Yield: 7.96%

OMF currently pays investors $0.95 per share but has paid them as much as $6.80 per share during the bull market.

OneMain Holdings, Inc. is an American financial services holding company that provides loan products, offers credit cards, and other personal loans.

#5. T (AT&T)

Dividend Yield: 9.71%

AT&T is currently paying shareholders $0.28 per share but has paid investors $1.60 in the past.

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications holding company offering internet and cellular services.

#6. NRZ (Real Estate REIT)

Dividend Yield: 9.85%

NRZ stock is currently paying investors $0.25 per share but has paid $1 per share before.

New Residential is a publicly traded mortgage real estate investment trust with a diversified portfolio and a strong track record of performance.

#7. EMR (Emerson Electric Co.)

Dividend Yield: 2.45%

EMR pays shareholders $0.51 per share but has paid investors $2.05 per share prior to today’s bear market.

Emerson Electric Co. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Fortune 500 company manufactures products and provides engineering services for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.

#8. ESGV (ETF)

Dividend Yield: 1.26%

ESGV currently pays shareholders $0.20 but has paid investors $0.88 per share in the past.

ESGV tracks the performance of large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks.

The ETF specifically excludes stocks of certain companies related to the following: adult entertainment, alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, gambling, chemical and biological weapons, cluster munitions, anti-personnel landmines, nuclear weapons, conventional military weapons, civilian firearms, nuclear power, and coal, oil, or gas.

Other Stocks?

Investing in other stocks that aren’t paying cash dividends could be a great way to raise capital fast.

One example is Tesla, AMC, GameStop, etc.

Retail investors who were able to jump on these stocks early were able to capitalize on massive price fluctuations.

The key here is to get in early, otherwise you may end up holding substantially large losses.

If you’re going to invest in individual companies, make sure you’ve done your due diligence and cash out when in profit.

Send this list to someone you know!

Share this list of the best dividend stocks to buy right now with someone you know who is invested in the market.

I personally hold these stocks in my stock portfolio and figured I’d share with my readers which dividend stocks I recommend checking out.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this list – do you hold any?

Leave a comment down below.

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How to Come Up with More Cash to Invest in Stocks

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Are you relatively new to the stock market and have decided to wade into the waters cautiously?

Did you invest very limited funds to start with to ensure you felt comfortable before making more of a monetary commitment?

Have you now reached the point where you’re anxious to buy more but you need to come up with the cash to do so?

Not to worry as we’ve got some workable tips and solutions that can help you come up with the cash needed to invest in more stocks.

Related: How to Invest in the Stock Market for Beginners

Streamline Your Budget

When you create a budget for yourself it can be an eye-opening experience.

You’ll be able to see how much money is coming in and where exactly it’s going.

Chances are there will be a few expenses where you’re spending more than you thought, and that can maybe be scaled back or streamlined.

Any savings you can create on the budget frees up cash that you can spend on stocks instead.

Typical categories where cuts can be made include entertainment, clothing shopping, dining out and even your grocery shopping budget.

What makes this solution so ideal is that the savings are immediate, allowing you to start investing right away.

Work Extra Hours

How to raise money to invest

If your job allows, working extra hours can be another solution.

This is extra money above what you count on monthly, which means 100% of the funds can go towards investing in stocks without any guilt.

You know it’s not taking away from your ability to pay your bills, so it’s free money in that sense.

Even a few extra hours a week may be all it takes.

This approach can be short-term, or you can get into the habit of working extra hours — it depends on how serious you want to get about your investments.

What About a Side Job?

How to raise money to invest

Not every job offers the option of extra hours and shifts, and if that sounds familiar it’s time to look for a supplemental income elsewhere.

That could mean part-time or contract work that you can do on the side, outside of your full-time job.

Think about what skills, training and experience you have and how you can leverage them and turn them into a side job.

Related: 5 Easy Ways You Can Earn Leverage Income

A Short-Term Loan Can be a Solution

Another solution is a short-term loan.

Keep in mind these are only advisable if it’s truly short-term and you’ll be able to pay it back fairly quickly.

This ensures you pay very little interest, making the loan worth it.

A short-term loan is especially helpful if you want to jump on a stock quickly while it’s hot and poised to go up in value.

Instant payday loans in Canada can be a solution in this case.

As you can see, each of these options can be a viable route that makes it possible to come up with the extra cash you need to invest in more stocks.

Just remember, whatever you’re investing you also have to be okay and prepared to lose, as the stock market never comes with guarantees.

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These Powerful Cryptocurrencies Have Crazy Predictions

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Cryptocurrencies With High Price Predictions

If you’re new to the crypto world, I’m going to provide you with a list of cryptocurrencies to watch.

Cryptocurrency has earned early investors millions and even billions of dollars in ROI.

You might be thinking, is it too late to buy crypto? The short answer is absolutely not.

And if you’re not invested in crypto yet, I’m going to leave a link at the end of this article of my step by step guide on how to buy cryptocurrencies.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – if you’re part of the Patreon you’ve seen when I add a cryptocurrency to my crypto portfolio. Today I want to talk cryptocurrencies and why these powerful assets will keep on surging.

Let’s get started!

Now, a lot of you might be familiar with Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum.

These are some of the most popular cryptocurrencies out there.

Just recently Shiba Inu Coin began trending as well.

These so called ‘speculative’ plays have earned investors gains unlike anything else in the markets.

These are only some powerful crypto plays that are nowhere near done growing primarily because of their communities!

#1. Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum Cryptocurrencies
cryptocurrency list – Ethereum prediction – cryptocurrencies futures

Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just said, “as an investment, I think Ethereum has the most upside.”

And he’s not the only one who speculates ETH is in it’s infant stage either.

But before I continue, this article won’t be about the technical side of the cryptocurrencies themselves but rather a worldview of the crypto’s upside as an investment.

How high are analysts predicting Ethereum to go?

In a recent Forbes article, a panel of crypto experts including Sagi Bakshi and Lex Sokolin predict that ETH could rise as high as $19,842 by 2025 and that by the end of 2022 it could be the most widely transacted cryptocurrency due to its expanding utility in the marketplace”, via Crunchbase.

At the publication date of this article, ETH cryptocurrency is trading close to $3.1k.

Joe McCann, an angel investor and crypto margin trader believes the Ethereum could even reach as high as $50,000.

Ethereum developer and supporter, Anthony Sassano believes ETH can go even higher. Giving it a $150,000 prediction by 2023.

Community, this is insane. In a very very good way.

If we’ve learned anything from AMC and GameStop, it’s that investor sentiment is what drives the markets.

And the crypto community is one of the most bullish investing communities out there.

#2. Bitcoin (BTC)

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Crypto List – Bitcoin price prediction – cryptocurrencies futures

Bitcoin is probably one of the most if not the most popular cryptocurrencies in the crypto space.

This revolutionary crypto broke the perception of what people ever imagined could become a reality.

To think BTC traded only a few cents during its inception to now trading over $43.8K is astonishing to say the least.

If you’re on the Patreon, you know I bought the dip a few times when Bitcoin was trading around $32k-$38k back in June and July.

Most analysts see Bitcoin reaching $100k per BTC.

In a Forbes panel, the average came to $107K with 1/3 saying Bitcoin will reach more than $120,000.

Capital.com analyst, Mikhail Karkhalev predicts Bitcoin will reach $170,000 by the end of 2022 or early 2023.

CNBC asked Chamath, an early Facebook investor and venture capitalist, how high he thinks Bitcoin will continue to soar earlier this year.

Listen to Chamath’s response below.

Chamath Bitcoin Price Predictions – cryptocurrencies futures

“Where is it going? It’s probably going to 100, then 150, then 200 thousand”.

Chamath was one of the first people to invest in Bitcoin a decade ago.

You might be thinking, “is it too late for me to invest in Bitcoin?”

The truth is it’s not.

See, crypto exchanges allow you to purchase fractions of Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency.

As cryptocurrencies go up, your investment will go up, even if you’ve only put $100 in the market.

However, for significant ROI you’ll want to have quite a significant amount of money invested.

#3. Cardano (ADA)

Cardano Crypto list
Crypto List – Cardano – cryptocurrencies futures

Cardano was founded in 2015 by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson.

It’s ties to the Ethereum co-founder have made it a very popular crypto to buy, especially at it’s incredibly low price.

Cardano is currently trading around $1.18 and traded at $0.02 during its inception.

The trader sentiment is extremely strong with more than 99% of investors currently buying this cryptocurrency.

Analysts want to see this coin reach a new all-time high of $4.

Price predictions for ADA vary:

WalletInvestor predicts Cardano cryptocurrency to reach over $14 by the year 2026. However, they predict Cardano to reach $4.50 in one year.

Based on this prediction, buying today could double your profits in one year from now and multiply it by seven in five years.

ADA is a long-term crypto investment. I’m bullish.

#4. Dogecoin (DOGE)

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Cryptocurrencies List – Dogecoin – Cryptocurrencies futures

Dogecoin has to be the biggest meme cryptocurrencies in the market. I would consider DOGE to be one of the riskiest too.

Primarily because of the edge other coins have. Other cryptocurrencies are trying to solve real-world problems where as Dogecoin is a community meme.

However, it’s this community that’s allowed DOGE to be an extremely successful cryptocurrency this year.

It has gained a whopping 9000% just from one year alone.

Just like AMC and GameStop show us, communities are everything. Communities have power and I believe that Dogecoin will continue to surge as long as its community of retail investors want it to.

Dogecoin is currently trading around $0.17 and peaked at $0.74 back in May earlier this year.

You might know Mark Cuban and Elon Musk for being two massive supporters of the DOGE community.

Being in the AMC community, I’m very proud of communities and tip my hat to DOGE for what it’s created.

CryptoNewz predicts Dogecoin hover above $1.07 in the year 2022.

Based on this prediction, you could multiply your money by 4 in the short-term.

#5. (What Do You Think?)

What other cryptocurrency or cryptocurrencies at that, should be on this list?

Do you hold any of these on this list? What’s your favorite coin? Let’s have a discussion. Leave a comment below!

Honorable mentions

  1. XRP (XRP)
  2. Shiba Inu Coin (SHIBA)
  3. Tether (USDT)
  4. Binance Coin (BNB)
  5. Polkadot (DOT)
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How To Invest In Bitcoin Cryptocurrency For Beginners

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How to invest in Bitcoin and other crypto

Bitcoin has revolutionized the way we think about money and how we invest it. Kevin O’ Leary himself thinks Bitcoin will beat the S&P500, which earns on average 7-10% annually by an additional 4%.

I frequently get asked what I think about Bitcoin. In all honesty this could be a great place to park some of your money for the remaining of the decade. And I’ll explain why later but first lets go over how to invest in Bitcoin.

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Is Bitcoin the future?

Let’s face it, anything digital is the future.

The way I look at Bitcoin is that it is gold in digital form.

Why?

Because there’s a limited amount of it and there’s a huge demand for it.

I don’t necessarily view Bitcoin as a means of currency to be used for transacting in the markets.

Bitcoin to me is a means of multiplying your money like any other investment.

The difference with Bitcoin however is that nothing has quite grown like it.

This is what makes this investment, or trade so attractive.

Will Bitcoin go back up?

BTC is showing major signs of a recovery.

Investors should not worry about the selloffs that recently took place.

Hedge funds and other institutions shorting companies at the moment are in hot waters and are in desperate need of capital.

View this market dip as an opportunity to buy at a discount.

The crypto market is undergoing a correction and will reach new levels growth with each passing day.

BTC is recovering quite well.

All the markets are volatile at the moment, long-term investing takes time.

Where can I buy Bitcoin?

Alright community, this is why you’re here.

Before you begin your very first investment in BTC you’ll need to open a brokerage account with a cryptocurrency investment platform.

I personally use Coinbase.

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How to buy Bitcoin

Coinbase allows me to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at ease straight from my laptop or from my phone.

When you purchase Bitcoin with Coinbase, you’ll be able to see the stats and charts wherever you go.

In fact, Coinbase makes it easy to purchase BTC and other crypto.

Before, you would have to transfer money through an ACH transfer which would take days.

Now, you can easily connect your bank account and make purchases instantly.

This convenience makes Coinbase one of the best platforms to use for crypto trading.

Aside from this, the layout is extremely easy to navigate.

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how to buy crypto

Some of the most popular banks you can link to immediately include:

  • Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • TD Bank
  • Bank of America
  • and PNC Bank

Online banking payments are secured and you also have the option to choose from 1,000 other banks if you don’t use the most common ones.

Other popular banks include Ally, Capital One, U.S. Bank, and BMO Harris just to name a few.

This list is huge which means it should be no problem finding your personal bank to start now.

Begin by creating your account first

Creating your account with Coinbase is very self explanatory.

Follow the steps and input all of your information to get started.

This part of the process is as simple as opening a bank account for example.

If you have a brokerage account for stocks, then you’ll find it’s almost an identical process.

how to buy bitcoin
how to buy crypto

Congratulations!

You’ve now created your account to buy Bitcoin.

Purchasing it is just as simple if not easier than creating your account.

All you simply have to do is navigate your cursor to the top of the web page where it details ‘Buy/Sell‘.

how to buy crypto
How to buy crypto

Here you’ll be able to input the amount of money you will be investing in for Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency using the drop down menu.

It’s that simple.

Can you buy a fraction of Bitcoin?

Absolutely! You can put $100 or $10,000 into BTC and your purchase will execute in the form of fractions.

Your investment will then go up as the market value for BTC continues to surge.

Unlike most stock market brokerage accounts, you can buy fractions of all type of crypto with Coinbase.

This is extremely convenient for the average retail investor.

When you buy Bitcoin you’re going to see the balance available in the form of decimal fractions.

My very first investment in BTC was $100; this translated to 0.00174 BTC.

Your fraction count will increase as you buy more of that investment.

Is it too late to buy Bitcoin?

Contrary to what most novice investors might believe, it is not too late to buy BTC crypto.

Yes BTC was once a few bucks but just because it’s worth what it is today does not mean it’s too late to invest in it.

Trajectories show BTC is well on its way to new records.

And although there has been a huge market selloff earlier this year, Bitcoin is moving up again.

You can now buy more fractions of a Bitcoin today than you could prior to this liquidation.

And I’m personally taking advantage of it.

How high can Bitcoin go?

Experts and analysts believe BTC will continue to surge well into the 100k range during this decade.

Andrei Jikh even believes BTC could reach $500,000.

Can BTC reach $500,000?

I don’t doubt BTC will continue to surge and reach well beyond 6-figures.

With this dip in the market, now is the perfect time to buy at discount.

Don’t ask me how much you should invest in Bitcoin though.

This will vary from investor to investor.

All I know is that the opportunity to multiply your money with crypto is there.

If you’ve made profit from Doge, I would allocate these gains into BTC in case you’re thinking of investing in this crypto.

Remember, unlike Doge which is inflationary, BTC is deflationary.

Meaning it has no ceiling as to how high it can go.

But that’s not all.

Chamath, who predicted Bitcoin’s current price point since inception, is confident this cryptocurrency will continue surging well above $100k.

Chamath was an early investor of Bitcoin and Facebook.

This venture capitalist predicted Bitcoin would be worth well over $10k when the price was only a few dollars.

Can I buy other cryptocurrencies with Coinbase?

Yes, you can buy a variety of cryptocurrencies with Coinbase.

Other popular cryptocurrencies include:

  1. Ethereum
  2. Tether
  3. Binance Coin
  4. Terra
  5. Cardano
  6. Solana
  7. Dogecoin
  8. Shiba Inu Coin

When investing long-term in crypto, it is best to strategize your success by diversifying in a few cryptocurrencies first.

Does Bitcoin have real-world value?

Yes, Bitcoin makes it possible to transact money online securely using blockchain technology.

Bitcoin was the first level of blockchain technology, Ethereum the second, and Cardano the third.

Here’s a more through explanation on how Bitcoin works.

How does Bitcoin work?

Most investors are buying Bitcoin as an asset though.

The value of Bitcoin is projected to get relatively high.

Your investment today has a high probability of doubling if not quadrupling this decade.

At least that’s what bulls believe.

But see, cryptocurrency doesn’t seem like it’s leaving.

It’s here to stay and many people are getting in on the crypto asset before it truly is too late.

And lastly…

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Why and Where Should I Invest in the Post-pandemic?

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Where should I invest my money?

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Wherever the topic on money arises, the issue of maintaining a sustainable pool of wealth becomes inevitable.

However, when a pandemic hits the world hard as Covid-19 did, it becomes even harder to save, let alone invest.

We may not be out of the woods yet, but part of restoring normalcy must include putting money in the right places despite the risks.

Why Should You Invest in a Crisis?

Where should you invest money?
Where should you invest money?

‘Effectively putting money to work in a bid to build wealth.’

This short and simple definition of the term ‘investing’ is a crucial part of the answer to why it is imperative to invest amidst the tough financial times.

The year 2020 was pretty hard on investors.

The fluctuations were unpredictable, and most economies threatened to crumble.

Nevertheless, investment pools did not run completely dry.

The return on investment on stocks may have fallen to average 18.4% but drew massive gains for some investors driving faster recovery of the market later in the year.

With reference to such trends in the investment scene, the question you should seek answers to is how to invest rather than if to.

Related: 5 Easy Ways You Can Earn Leveraged Income: Start Now

Three Places to Invest in the Post-pandemic.

According to Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group, the world should stay put for the fastest growth seen in decades.

With that in mind, it is certain that the market remains promising thus, you should put more time and effort in building a future proofed portfolio.

One remarkable way to do so is by diversifying your portfolio- putting your eggs in different baskets.

Here is a roundup of some incredible places to consider when looking for investment options post-pandemic:

Healthcare

The pandemic exposed the health care sector as a smart and reasonable investment option.

Think of it this way. Imagine if you had the change to dish out some cash for AstraZeneca or Pfizer in 2019 or early 2020.

Very lucrative indeed.

Beyond Covid-19, this area remains an exceptional field for investors to cultivate.

There is a dire need to promote sustainable well-being in our health care systems especially due to the unending risk factors such as climate change and pollution.

Additionally, technological innovations need funding to harness a robust health care system on a global scale.

This not only makes the sector an excellent investment option but also avails the chance to possibly impact positive change to the world.

Cryptocurrency

The world of crypto has undeniably had its own share of trouble.

The lack of standard regulations and government backing makes it a high stake arena.

However, fact remains that it is perhaps the fastest growing vessel-ideally for those seeking short-term investment options.

Cryptocurrency remains a gamble due to its high liquidity and volatility and is a great option if you have a high risk tolerance.

The recent crash of crypto giants like bitcoin may have hit investors with unfathomable losses, but the gains are just as equally huge.

At the end of the day, the most rewarding investments are the most rewarding. The secret is to be smart while taking them.

Related: List of 4 Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for Beginners

Real Estate

For a minute commercial real estate stayed on its knees and is still struggling thanks to the pandemic.

On the other hand, residential real estate took the blow quite well with most developed countries seeing an exponential rise in house prices.

As the commercial state regains its footing, real estate certainly maintains a great performance in the investment due to the minimal variance in returns.

At the same time, the demand for housing does not seem to be going down anytime soon.

Thus, pandemic or not, real estate should secure you a good return on investment over time.

While the crisis is far from over, especially with the Russia-Ukraine war.

The impact is significantly visible in the inflation of commodity prices and a slow growth in the economy.

Regardless, it is crucial to remember that investments –especially long-term ones – are more about future expectations than current conditions. It is more a matter of managing risk than avoiding it altogether.

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How to Get Professional Help with Finance Homework on Stock Price Analysis

Stock Price Analysis
Stock Price Analysis

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Most people are intimidated to begin the stock price analysis process because of the tremendous amount of material one needs to learn.

Some people think that it is essential to have a degree in finance to complete this type of assignment.

Stock price analysis can be a daunting task for students who are just getting started in business courses, but there is a great way to get help with finance homework on stock price analysis.

AssignmentShark is an excellent solution to do my finance homework, and I always recommend this service to get professional finance assistance.

Read: How to Invest in The Stock Market for Beginners

What Is a Stock Price Analysis?

Stock Price Analysis meaning

A stock price analysis refers to the analysis of the stock price performance by the use of different financial instruments.

The main goal of a stock price analysis is to analyze whether a company’s stock price is moving in the same direction as the financial management of the company.

A financial manager who takes control of a company may work on increasing the value of the company by carefully managing its financial resources.

Stock price analysis is studying data that a publicly traded company produces.

It is the study of selected financial and economic data, which can be presented on a stock exchange to determine the price at which a company’s stock can be bought and sold by the public.

This is the process of analyzing what the market value should be forgiven for stocks.

This is not just a one-time activity. It is an ongoing activity that involves reviewing price changes concerning past trends in order to make short-term decisions.

This can include determining when to invest in a particular stock and when to sell it.

Why Stock Price Analysis Can Be Challenging

Stock price analysis is defined as the process of forecasting future stock prices by analyzing the relation between supply and demand.

It can be extremely challenging because factors such as investor psychology, fundamental and technical analysis, and the impact of news events can significantly affect it in several ways that cannot be foreseen.

Financial markets are highly volatile, and their behavior is often unstable. The instability of their behavior is such that you can’t predict what will happen next.

There are many reasons for this, but one is the complexity of financial instruments used in speculation and trading.

You may have many questions about why stock price analysis is so complex.

Partly it is because financial markets are highly volatile, and their behavior is often unstable.

The instability of their behavior is such that you can’t predict what will happen next.

There are many reasons for this, but one is the complexity of financial instruments used in speculation and trading.

Contrary to widespread opinion, stock price analysis isn’t an easy job, even for experienced traders.

Designing a successful strategy based on stock price analysis requires a lot of knowledge and a significant amount of time.

It’s more than simply analyzing market data, drawing a chart, and predicting its future state.

In fact, it’s much more complex than that. Many students think that the only thing that matters in stock price analysis is buying low and selling high at the right time. But that isn’t true. It’s also essential to develop an understanding of why the stock behaves the way it does so that you know how to use it in your strategy in the future.

Instruments to Prepare for Stock Market Assignments

Macro Currency Strength Meter

A currency strength meter is an online tool that gives you an instant snapshot of the relative strength of a particular currency at any time during the trading session.

This lets you measure and compare the strengths of different currencies over time to understand their movements.

Currency strength meter doesn’t always agree with market forex exchange rates, as it relies on daily foreign exchange trading volumes and market sentiment, but nevertheless, it can be used as an indicator or a signal generator for currency trading.

Refinitiv Eikon App

Refinitiv Eikon is the first news and information app designed for the finance industry by the financial sector.

The app delivers breaking news, market data, business intelligence, and portfolio management capabilities to audiences of on-the-go.

Thanks to the intuitive features and advanced analytics from the Refinitiv Eikon app, you can easily keep up with the market and make informed decisions about your investments.

One of the best features is the research library, where you can look upmarket trends and cross-reference them with news sources.

You can even insert the data into your documents, so everything is in one place.

CNBC Business News and Finance App

CNBC Fast is the official app of CNBC, the leading global business news network.

Here you’ll get the latest headlines from America and worldwide: breaking news from business and financial markets, the latest on the stock market, consumer trends, and exclusive interviews with CEOs.

Want to see which companies are doing well in real-time?

Check out the list of stocks that are currently trading. View their stocks’ price and volume fluctuations.

See how easy it is to track your favorite stocks live.

CNBC is the leading provider of live business news, real-time financial market coverage, and business information to a global audience of millions of people in over hundred countries.

Professional Help

Stock price analysis is a subject that could be quite challenging to many students and people who are not used to this type of analysis.

The first thing we should ask ourselves is the significance of stock price analysis.

Many people will say that it all comes down to money, and the truth is that it does.

The reasons why we should get the help of professional writers when working on stock price analysis are twofold.

Analysis of market trends, movement of stocks, and other similar factors are often too complex to analyze without any experience in this field.

Expert writers are often asked to assist students who need to complete their finance homework on stock price analysis.

It’s nothing wrong with getting professional help.

You can consider using AssignmentShark or any other similar service.

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Investing in Commodities: An Easy Introduction

Investing in Commodities
Everything you need to know about investing in commodities

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Commodities trading goes back further in history than trading stocks and bonds.

Commodities are simply goods that can be exchanged for money or other goods.

In other words, they are the heart of the market – the stuff that gets bought and sold.

The commodities market runs on the basic principle of supply and demand.

Since prices of a given type of commodity fluctuate in response to market forces – including anything from natural disasters to the COVID-19 pandemic – commodities can be a riskier investment option than stocks unless you have enough expertise and resources, making it a historically more prohibitive investment option for individuals.

Keep reading to learn more about investing in commodities and your options for getting started.

Commodities Trading Basics

Commodity Market
Commodity Market – what is commodities trading?

What is commodities trading?

Commodities trading refers to the practice of buying and selling goods at agreed upon prices.

A commodities exchange may refer to the exchange of the goods themselves, or to regulatory bodies that facilitate commodities exchanges through the enforcement of contractual and legal rules, such as:

Who engages in commodities investment?

Historically, commodities trading has been reserved for commercial or institutional producers or consumers.

Think farm owners selling crops or airlines buying jet fuel.

Other commercial or institutional investors may not be involved in the direct production or consumption of goods but look to investment in commodities as a way to diversify their portfolios or hedge against the volatility of other investments, such as stocks.

In fact, because commodities and stocks tend to have an inverse relationship, many investors will put money in commodities like gold during bear markets, periods of high stock market volatility, or times of high inflation.

Finally, individual investors can also profit on commodities through speculation.

Because speculating on commodity prices requires a high level of expertise across many fields – including macroeconomics, microeconomics, and the specifics of a given industry and commodity – this can be an expensive and risky investment option for individuals.

What are the risks of commodities investment?

It’s important to note that commodities investment comes in many forms with different levels of risk.

By far the riskiest options for individual investors are direct investment and futures contracts, which will be explained later in this article.

However, all commodities trading is subject to the effects of market forces on supply and demand, and thus the effects of supply and demand on commodity prices.

One major risk of direct commodities trading is that small price fluctuations can amplify your gains or losses exponentially, meaning that you could gain significantly more than you invested – but you can also lose much more too.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission – a regulatory body that registers commodities trading professionals, among other things – warns that “many individuals lose all of their money” in futures markets.

Types of Commodities

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Different types of commodities

Commodities are divided into the following four categories:

1. Metals

Metals include gold, copper, palladium, etc.

As mentioned, gold and silver are popular investments for those hedging against losses due to stock market volatility.

According to the CFTC, metals are typically most impacted by industrial and macroeconomic factors.

2. Energy

This category includes a broad range of natural resources, including natural gas.

Risk factors usually relate to supply and storage availability, or actions made by regulatory bodies like the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

3. Livestock and Meat & 4. Agriculture

Both livestock/meat and agriculture are typically affected by weather patterns, but can also be affected by natural disasters, epidemics and pandemics (human and animal), or other global supply chain issues.

Options for Investing in Commodities

Futures Contracts

A futures contract is a contract in which one party agrees to purchase and receive a given commodity at a certain price and at a certain time.

For example, a developer might agree to buy lumber at a certain price for a certain number of months.

If the market price falls below the contract price before the contract is up, the developer will lose money.

But if prices rise beyond the agreed upon price, the developer is locked into the better deal.

Futures trading – or the buying and selling of futures contracts – is the most common way to directly invest in commodities.

It’s also expensive and can be risky.

As mentioned, it is typically reserved for commercial or institutional investors who need to be sure they can buy the goods necessary for the operation of their businesses at prices that are protected from volatility in the market.

Otherwise, futures trading is done by large organizations or individuals to profit on price fluctuations or hedge against other investments.

Futures trading usually requires a brokerage account (which will charge brokerage fees), as well as deposits for the commodity investments themselves.

Sometimes investors even receive a “margin call” from their broker requiring them to deposit more money than what they initially paid.

With some exceptions, commodity futures and options must be traded through an exchange by professionals or firms who are registered with the CFTC.

As you can see, futures trading can be prohibitive to individual investors and should be approached with caution.

Stocks

Stocks can be an alternative option for investing in commodities.

With this strategy, an investor buys stocks in a company that deals with the commodity they’re interested in.

However, this is fundamentally different from investing directly in the commodity.

With futures contracts, an investor is directly purchasing ownership of the commodities themselves, while with stocks an investor is simply buying a share of an entity that deals with the commodity.

As Investopedia points out, stocks are affected by different factors than commodity prices, including internal company factors that have nothing to do with the macroeconomic factors impacting the commodities in question.

ENTs, ETPs, ETFs and Mutual Funds

Like stocks, ENTs, ETPs, ETFs and mutual funds can be less volatile investment options than direct commodities trading.

These options come with risks similar to those of stocks, but also similar advantages: good money management (if you’re using a broker), diversification opportunities, and the ability to make a profit on commodities without losing lots of money on speculation.

Commodity Pooling

Sometimes, a group of investors will pool their investment and go in on a futures contract together.

This type of arrangement is typically facilitated by a professional commodity pool operator (CPO), who will hire a commodities trading adviser (CTA) registered by the CFTC.

Pooling resources can offer the advantage of lower upfront investments from all parties, and the CTA helps make money management easier.

What to Consider Before Investing in Commodities

The CFTC suggests that investors consider the following before investing in commodities:

  • Your financial experience, goals and financial resources
  • How much you can afford to lose (beyond your initial investment)
  • All of the obligations of your contract(s)
  • The risk disclosure documents the broker is required to provide
  • Whom to contact with problems or questions

As with any prospective investment, do your research carefully and thoroughly before making any purchase, and take a look at some of the resources available from the CFTC.

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How to Read Stonk-O-Tracker For Beginners

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I want to guide new retail investors in every way I can. I’ve received questions regarding what the information on Stonk-O-Tracker means.

I’m going to break down what all the data is presenting.

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Stonk-O-Tracker AMC

Stonk o'Tracker AMC

The information at the very beginning of Stonk-O-Tracker is pretty self-explanatory starting out with NYSE.

This is the price closed from the New York Stock Exchange.

This is the stock’s price.

SSR stands for short sale restriction.

The SSR prevents from short sellers from continuously shorting a stock.

The SSR shows the price in which this regulation was triggered.

When SSR triggers it’s usually due to an insane amount of shorting driving the share price of a stock down.

The SSR protects retail investors and activates once a stocks share price falls below 10% from the previous trading day.

FRA is the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The FRA is German’s largest stock exchange.

The price here is translated in euro.

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

Stonk-O-Tracker Calls ITM & Shares Available to Borrow

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Stonk o’tracker

What are call options in stocks?

People in on AMC stock either buy the stock or buy call options. Call options are contracts that you can bet on to execute by a specific date.

What makes these contracts attractive is that premiums are cheaper to purchase as they’re usually sold in ‘bundles’.

Investors who buy call options are usually speculating the price of a stock will be significantly higher in the future.

Calls ITM expiring: This is the number of calls expiring on the specific date detailed.

If an investor placed a strike price of $49 dollars by the end of Friday and Friday’s price action is $55 then that call option expires in the money, otherwise known as ITM.

Calls ITM expiring on Stonk-O-Tracker is the number of these contracts expiring on the date detailed.

Calls ITM: Calls ITM refers to the number of call options expiring at a specific dollar amount.

In the reference above it details 21,823 calls are expiring in the money at $50.

Borrowed Shares Available

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Borrowed shares available Stonk-O-Tracker – Stonk o’tracker AMC

The borrowed shares refer to the number of shares short sellers have available to short a stock.

This number decreases when a stock is being shorted, or the price is being driven down.

Short sellers can continue to borrow more shares even after they’ve used some or all. However, this comes at a price.

Shorts must pay the fee detailed in the chart.

ETF available Stonk-O-Tracker

An ETF is known as an exchange trade fund. Like an index fund, these types of stocks pool a variety of stock in a bundle.

AMC Entertainment stock is pooled a few ETFs that short sellers can also short.

The ETF available is the number of ETFs hedgies can short.

Related: Will This Market Meltdown Trigger AMC to Squeeze?

Option data: Calls vs puts

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Stonk-O-Tracker Option Data: Calls vs puts – stonk o’tracker AMC –

The option data chart shows a stocks call vs puts. I went over what calls were above.

Puts are the exact opposite. Puts bet on the stock going down instead of up. When puts are executed, the stock is further laddered down.

This chart shows you how many options are in the money and out of the money.

Out of the money are simply contracts made that have yet to be anywhere near the current price range of a stock.

Trading data Stonk-O-Tracker

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Trading data – AMC dark pools – AMC stonk o tracker – stonk o’ tracker AMC

The short percentage in the trading data is simply the percentage of the volume that is being shorted.

The dark pool percentage shows the percentage of trading that’s done behind closed doors.

This unknown platform is known as dark pools.

This is where short sellers can get away with additional shorting tactics.

The SEC must look into this as it’s a manipulative way to further short a stock. In this case, AMC and other meme stocks.

Fails-to-Deliver

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Fails to deliver AMC – AMC stonk o tracker – stonk o’tracker AMC –

Fails-to-deliver are contracts that did not execute in the pocket.

These are reported by the SEC (securities exchange commission) and are updated once they release that information.

This chart details how many contracts failed to execute and at what closing price they failed.

The SSR trigger info at the very bottom of Stonk-O-Tracker simply reveals the close price at which it stopped going into effect as well as the price SSR was triggered.

Read: Here’s why people are buying AMC stock: Investors guide

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