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How To Invest In Bitcoin Crypto For Beginners

How to invest in bitcoin for beginners

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.

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 Kraken.

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How to invest in Bitcoin

Kraken allows me to buy Bitcoin at ease straight from my laptop or from my phone. When you purchase Bitcoin with Kraken, you’ll be able to see the stats and charts wherever you go.

In fact, Kraken just made it easier 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 Kraken one of the best platforms to use for crypto trading. Aside from this, the layout is extremely easy to navigate.

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 Kraken 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.

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

Buy Bitcoin

That same menu will display Bitcoin price in real-time. When you click on the Kraken logo on the top left corner of the page you will be redirected to your holdings.

Here you’ll see the price you purchased BTC and gain access to your gains or losses. All the information on this page is super easy to read.

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 Kraken. 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 recently, BTC is moving up again.

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

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How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?

How High Can AMC Stock Price Skyrocket Up To?
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How high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

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It looks as if AMC has now entered bullish territory. 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. Shame on you shills. Well, just how high can AMC stock price skyrocket up to?

AMC stock price closed at $57.00 on June 14th. The share volume has been increasing with new retail investors getting in on stock before it takes off. AMC Entertainment had an amazing runup today. The crazy thing is shorts haven’t even begun to close their positions. Ladies and gentlemen, the short squeeze hasn’t started.

Most of the market has been on sale and AMC has been no exception to that until now. AMC wants to keep climbing. The stock has seen green candles for a week straight now both during market hours and after hours.

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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.

No matter how many times this stock is attacked by short sellers, it keeps correcting itself upwards.

AMC stock price bull market

Key highlights

  1. We’re seeing AMC stock price enter bullish territory due to an increase of retail investors buying the stock.
  2. ‘W’ shape formations in the performance of the stock also indicate bullish territory.
  3. Retail investors and large institutions alike, like the stock. Buyers include Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock.
  4. What causes AMC stock price to rise during ‘power hour’ is how many more shares are being purchased before trading hours close. As retail investors continue to buy the dip and hold, we’re going to continue to see this trend of perpetual gains.
  5. The stock price is still relatively low enough for majority of people to buy, but hurry before it’s too late.
  6. The short borrow fee continues to increase, this means shorts will have to close their positions soon

For more on FTDs read: A message to the SEC on fails to deliver (AMC)

Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment Interview

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Adam Aron, CEO & President of AMC Entertainment

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.

I wrote a small piece on Adam Aron being rightfully named the king ape here.

AMC’s Short Borrow Fee

AMC short borrow fee interest

AMC’s short borrow fee as of 6/14 is: 2.58% via. Fintel. The interest has gone down a little but has begun picking up again.

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

Melvin Capital AMC stock
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.

Hedge funds are a sinking ship

Hedge funds are losing money shorting AMC stock

Cramer said, anyone shorting AMC and GameStop are going to lose. And he’s right. Retail investors are holding until shorts are squeezed out of their positions.

Shorts can either:

  1. Take the loses and close their positions right now where the stock price is around $57.
  2. Or, get squeezed out of their positions at a high interest rate above $57, resulting in even bigger losses.

With hedge funds shorting AMC losing billions of dollars its first quarter, it’s no surprise we’re going to the see this occur their second quarter as well.

How will this affect AMC stock price?

I can imagine shorts and hedge funds alike must be 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 low bids.

Read: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market.

AMC Gamma squeeze before short squeeze

AMC Entertainment is currently the most shorted stock in the market (via. MarketWatch).

AMC Gamma Squeeze Before Short Squeeze
AMC Most Shorted Stock

Unfortunately, MarketWatch has completely eliminated AMC from their list. Retail investors are suspecting foul play from the hedge fund affiliates.

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

Key: If investors want to see AMC squeeze, they’ll have to refrain from selling at the sight of early profits.

AMC stock predictions (analyst)

AMC prediction from Fidelity TRADER PRO

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-$10,000 mainly due to the stock’s popularity and trends in analytics. Yup, that’s crypto numbers.

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).

AMC stock price wallstreetbets

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.

Personally, I’m open to this concept. Shouldn’t we all be? I just recently found ReviewDork on YouTube. Gabe talks about this possibility and walks us through some math. Check him out.

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.

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.

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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, they lose money every day they hold.

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 short squeeze

AMC’s stock price can really be anywhere. It really depends on when shorts close their positions.

Short could have covered when they drove the price back down to $8. 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?

I wouldn’t worry if this was the case. 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. You’ll know when this goes to the moon. AMC’s stock price will break through the charts and leave earths atmosphere.

What should I do when AMC squeezes?

AMC stock price short squeeze

This is completely up to you! Congrats for holding and seeing this through.

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.

Related: Everything you need to know about Dogecoin Crypto

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.

Note: Before roaring kitty blew up as the analyst for GME, only a handful of people followed him through and reaped the rewards.

We’re seeing another analyst obtain a similar following with AMC. Take that for what it is.

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

Vanguard AMC

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!

Our recommendation: Vanguard -> Link

AMC stock price: quick overview

AMC sat around $5 for quite some time before moving back up to the $14 range. We’re currently seeing AMC trade around $57. with some consolidation. AMC’s stock price has been trending upwards with consolidation and has been less volatile. This is very good price movement. AMC stock has never had a healthier setup.

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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Retire a Millionaire with the S&P500: Is it Possible?

is it possible to retire a millionaire by investing only in the s&p500 index fund?
Is it possible to retire a millionaire by investing only in the S&P500 index fund?

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The S&P500 is one of the most attractive index funds amongst many others. This index fund tracks the performance of the top 500 companies in the U.S. The S&P500 also earns on average a whopping 8%-10% yearly return. This makes it one of the most secure and rewarding index funds in investors portfolio’s.

If you’re curious as to which companies are pooled in this index fund I’ll have the entire list for you too.

As more of the public learns about investing and just how easy it is to purchase a stock, more long term assets will get discovered. While cryptocurrency has been extremely popular amongst younger people, at some point it’s time to sit down and start thinking about your long term financial success.

So, is the S&P500 all you need to retire a millionaire? Lets dive in.

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I’m writing this article to further provide knowledge to my readers participating in crypto and short term trading. My mission is to help you succeed financially. And although I’m pro opportunity, I’m also pro on delayed gratification and long term investing.

To start this off, see what this multibillionaire thinks of the S&P500 index fund.

Warren Buffett approves

We all know Warren Buffett for being one of the most successful stock pickers of all time. If you follow him then you’re also aware of how much he loves index funds. Warren has even instructed the trustee of his estate to invest 90% of the money he leaves to his wife in the S&P500. This is a clear sign of what Warren Buffett’s conviction in this particular index fund.

Warren Buffett S&P500 quote

“In my view, for most people, the best thing to do is own the S&P 500 index fund.”

Warren Buffett

The benefits of owning the S&P500 include low commission fees and a diversified pool consisting of the most successful companies in America.

So is the S&P500 enough? In reality, this depends on what how much is enough to you. If Warren Buffett’s conviction towards the S&P500 is strong then it must be right?

Investment calculator: $1 million dollars

Investment calculator $1 million dollars
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If you were to invest only $400 per month with a return of 10% for 30 years, you’d retire a millionaire.

For most retirees this would provide a comfortable living, especially when armoring up with social security benefits.

You can use the calculator here to personalize your contributions and years to grow.

S&P500 historical chart
S&P500 historical chart

Does the S&P500 pay dividends?

Yes, the S&P500 has paid dividends ranging from 3%-5%. It has never dropped below 3% on average since it’s establishment. I personally hold the S&P500 through Vanguard, ticker symbol VOO. It’s been a great performing index fund long term and I plan on adding to my position yearly.

You may choose to purchase the S&P500 monthly or on a yearly basis. I usually contribute to my portfolio when the market is on discount.

Reinvesting my dividends has allowed me to purchase fractions of the index fund passively. This snowball effect will play a massive role to my portfolios growth long term.

The S&P500 was actually my very first investment in the stock market. Just recently a gentlemen in the AMC community made an eye opening statement. He said if you put $5 million dollars into the S&P500 it would yield you $500,000 in dividend income per year. And this is without contributing a single dollar!

It’s no wonder Warren Buffets instructions are to move 90% of his assets into this index fund. It truly is a wealth builder.

Why does the S&P500 keep going up?

The S&P500 will continue to go up simply because America is always growing. As long as America remains a capitalist country, this index fund is always going to trend upwards.

The S&P500’s performance is going to highly depend on the performance and well-being of our economy. Sure we might stumble across some hiccups but America is always pushing forward. The top 500 companies being tracked by the index fund are always growing. These companies are the best in the world and their primary goal is growth.

I don’t see a moment in time where the S&P500 yields poor performance. Everything we know to be America would have to be wiped out from the face of the planet. And I think we’re doing pretty well to say the least.

Like every stock in the market, there’s no ceiling to just how high the S&P500 can go. As long as there is inflation, and there will always be, this index fund is going to continuously go up forever.

The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The second best time is today. This Chinese proverb makes so much sense in every aspect of a successful and abundant world. The sooner we start investing in our futures means the better off we will be when we are ready to reap the rewards.

Which companies are in the S&P500?

The S&P500 actually consists of 505 total stocks but 500 total companies. You can skip scroll past this chart but here’s the entire list:


Apple Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Amazon.com Inc.
Facebook Inc. Class A
Alphabet Inc. Class A
Alphabet Inc. Class C
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Tesla Inc
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
Visa Inc. Class A
NVIDIA Corporation
Home Depot Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
Bank of America Corp
Mastercard Incorporated Class A
Walt Disney Company
PayPal Holdings Inc
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Comcast Corporation Class A
Verizon Communications Inc.
Adobe Inc.
Intel Corporation
Pfizer Inc.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Netflix Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
AT&T Inc.
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie Inc.
salesforce.com inc.
Merck & Co. Inc.
PepsiCo Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Walmart Inc.
Wells Fargo & Company
Broadcom Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Accenture Plc Class A
McDonald’s Corporation
Medtronic Plc
NIKE Inc. Class B
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Citigroup Inc.
Danaher Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Linde plc
United Parcel Service Inc. Class B
Honeywell International Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc.
Union Pacific Corporation
Qualcomm Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Oracle Corporation
Amgen Inc.
NextEra Energy Inc.
Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation
Caterpillar Inc.
Starbucks Corporation
Morgan Stanley
International Business Machines Corporation
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Boeing Company
BlackRock Inc.
3M Company
CVS Health Corporation
Intuit Inc.
General Electric Company
Applied Materials Inc.
Deere & Company
American Tower Corporation
Target Corporation
Charles Schwab Corporation
American Express Company
Anthem Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Charter Communications Inc. Class A
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Booking Holdings Inc.
Cigna Corporation
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Altria Group Inc
Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
ServiceNow Inc.
Micron Technology Inc.
S&P Global Inc.
Mondelez International Inc. Class A
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Lam Research Corporation
Prologis Inc.
Stryker Corporation
U.S. Bancorp
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Zoetis Inc. Class A
Truist Financial Corporation
TJX Companies Inc
T-Mobile US Inc.
Crown Castle International Corp
Duke Energy Corporation
CME Group Inc. Class A
ConocoPhillips
CSX Corporation
FedEx Corporation
Chubb Limited
Activision Blizzard Inc.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Becton Dickinson and Company
General Motors Company
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Company
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A
Southern Company
Fiserv Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Equinix Inc.
Intercontinental Exchange Inc.
Dominion Energy Inc
Autodesk Inc.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Progressive Corporation
Newmont Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Global Payments Inc.
Humana Inc.
Aon Plc Class A
Eaton Corp. Plc
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Analog Devices Inc.
Illumina Inc.
Emerson Electric Co.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Waste Management Inc.
NXP Semiconductors NV
HCA Healthcare Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ecolab Inc.
Moody’s Corporation
Dow Inc.
Dollar General Corporation
MetLife Inc.
Ford Motor Company
EOG Resources Inc.
KLA Corporation
Johnson Controls International plc
DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Roper Technologies Inc.
IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Schlumberger NV
Ross Stores Inc.
IQVIA Holdings Inc
Exelon Corporation
L3Harris Technologies Inc
TE Connectivity Ltd.
American International Group Inc.
General Dynamics Corporation
Biogen Inc.
T. Rowe Price Group
American Electric Power Company Inc.
Trane Technologies plc
Prudential Financial Inc.
Twitter Inc.
Digital Realty Trust Inc.
Public Storage
PPG Industries Inc.
Baxter International Inc.
Sysco Corporation
Centene Corporation
Align Technology Inc.
Sempra Energy
Allstate Corporation
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Simon Property Group Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
HP Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Travelers Companies Inc.
Microchip Technology Incorporated
Constellation Brands Inc. Class A
Amphenol Corporation Class A
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
eBay Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cummins Inc.
General Mills Inc.
IHS Markit Ltd.
O’Reilly Automotive Inc.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A
Phillips 66
Xcel Energy Inc.
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Marriott International Inc. Class A
Aptiv PLC
MSCI Inc. Class A
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Synopsys Inc.
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P
Aflac Incorporated
Southwest Airlines Co.
Yum! Brands Inc.
Carrier Global Corp.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Discover Financial Services
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc.
Cadence Design Systems Inc.
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
Monster Beverage Corporation
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
Corteva Inc
Corning Inc
AutoZone Inc.
First Republic Bank
TransDigm Group Incorporated
DexCom Inc.
Paychex Inc.
PACCAR Inc
McKesson Corporation
Williams Companies Inc.
Otis Worldwide Corporation
Valero Energy Corporation
SBA Communications Corp. Class A
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Welltower Inc.
AMETEK Inc.
Nucor Corporation
D.R. Horton Inc.
Cintas Corporation
Rockwell Automation Inc.
WEC Energy Group Inc
Fastenal Company
Xilinx Inc.
Fifth Third Bancorp
State Street Corporation
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Delta Air Lines Inc.
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
SVB Financial Group
Eversource Energy
CBRE Group Inc. Class A
Equifax Inc.
LyondellBasell Industries NV
Kraft Heinz Company
ANSYS Inc.
ResMed Inc.
Verisk Analytics Inc
Ball Corporation
Fortinet Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Weyerhaeuser Company
Kroger Co.
American Water Works Company Inc.
AvalonBay Communities Inc.
Skyworks Solutions Inc.
V.F. Corporation
DTE Energy Company
Kansas City Southern
Consolidated Edison Inc.
Best Buy Co. Inc.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
Lennar Corporation Class A
Zebra Technologies Corporation Class A
Keysight Technologies Inc
Dollar Tree Inc.
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
Hershey Company
Equity Residential
Copart Inc.
Synchrony Financial
International Paper Company
Realty Income Corporation
Vulcan Materials Company
Northern Trust Corporation
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
Cerner Corporation
CDW Corp.
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
ONEOK Inc.
Tyson Foods Inc. Class A
Fortive Corp.
ViacomCBS Inc. Class B
United Rentals Inc.
Expedia Group Inc.
Republic Services Inc.
Clorox Company
FLEETCOR Technologies Inc.
Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
Hess Corporation
PPL Corporation
McCormick & Company Incorporated
KeyCorp
Carnival Corporation
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
Edison International
Western Digital Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation
VeriSign Inc.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Dover Corporation
Entergy Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Tractor Supply Company
Ameren Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
M&T Bank Corporation
Citizens Financial Group Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
Garmin Ltd.
Etsy Inc.
Xylem Inc.
Teradyne Inc.
FirstEnergy Corp.
Ventas Inc.
Expeditors International of Washington Inc.
Gartner Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Inc
W.W. Grainger Inc.
Halliburton Company
Seagate Technology Holdings PLC
Qorvo Inc.
Waters Corporation
Generac Holdings Inc.
Extra Space Storage Inc.
CarMax Inc.
Cooper Companies Inc.
Celanese Corporation
Trimble Inc.
Amcor PLC
Genuine Parts Company
Viatris Inc.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Nasdaq Inc.
Essex Property Trust Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Akamai Technologies Inc.
Baker Hughes Company Class A
Royal Caribbean Group
Conagra Brands Inc.
Albemarle Corporation
Teleflex Incorporated
Darden Restaurants Inc.
CMS Energy Corporation
Ulta Beauty Inc
Cincinnati Financial Corporation
Avery Dennison Corporation
Healthpeak Properties Inc.
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc.
Ingersoll Rand Inc.
United Airlines Holdings Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Arista Networks Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
NetApp Inc.
Pool Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Duke Realty Corporation
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
Kellogg Company
Domino’s Pizza Inc.
AES Corporation
Catalent Inc
Principal Financial Group Inc.
Enphase Energy Inc.
IDEX Corporation
Cardinal Health Inc.
NVR Inc.
Raymond James Financial Inc.
STERIS Plc
Hologic Inc.
MGM Resorts International
Tyler Technologies Inc.
PerkinElmer Inc.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Charles River Laboratories International Inc.
Masco Corporation
L Brands Inc.
Paycom Software Inc.
Boston Properties Inc.
WestRock Company
NortonLifeLock Inc.
Incyte Corporation
Textron Inc.
FMC Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation
Devon Energy Corporation
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
PulteGroup Inc.
J.M. Smucker Company
Alliant Energy Corp
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B
Evergy Inc.
Lumen Technologies Inc.
Citrix Systems Inc.
American Airlines Group Inc.
Diamondback Energy Inc.
LKQ Corporation
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
Leidos Holdings Inc.
UDR Inc.
Monolithic Power Systems Inc.
Snap-on Incorporated
CenterPoint Energy Inc.
PTC Inc.
Wynn Resorts Limited
Loews Corporation
Howmet Aerospace Inc.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
Hormel Foods Corporation
Advance Auto Parts Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. Class A
Quanta Services Inc.
Lincoln National Corporation
Live Nation Entertainment Inc.
Allegion PLC
Fox Corporation Class A
ABIOMED Inc.
Tapestry Inc.
Atmos Energy Corporation
Mohawk Industries Inc.
Universal Health Services Inc. Class B
Mosaic Company
Iron Mountain Inc.
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Hasbro Inc.
Cboe Global Markets Inc
BorgWarner Inc.
Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
Penn National Gaming Inc.
CF Industries Holdings Inc.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.
Henry Schein Inc.
F5 Networks Inc.
Pentair plc
W. R. Berkley Corporation
Everest Re Group Ltd.
Comerica Incorporated
DISH Network Corporation Class A
Newell Brands Inc
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Molson Coors Beverage Company Class B
Western Union Company
News Corporation Class A
Invesco Ltd.
Globe Life Inc.
Robert Half International Inc.
Regency Centers Corporation
Campbell Soup Company
Nielsen Holdings Plc
NiSource Inc
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Zions Bancorporation N.A.
DXC Technology Co.
A. O. Smith Corporation
Marathon Oil Corporation
Franklin Resources Inc.
Assurant Inc.
Discovery Inc. Class C
Kimco Realty Corporation
DaVita Inc.
Alaska Air Group Inc.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.
Sealed Air Corporation
Juniper Networks Inc.
NRG Energy Inc.
People’s United Financial Inc.
PVH Corp.
APA Corp.
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Rollins Inc.
Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
IPG Photonics Corporation
Vornado Realty Trust
Gap Inc.
Hanesbrands Inc.
NOV Inc.
Ralph Lauren Corporation Class A
Unum Group
Perrigo Co. Plc
Fox Corporation Class B
Discovery Inc. Class A
HollyFrontier Corporation
Under Armour Inc. Class A
Under Armour Inc. Class C
News Corporation Class B

These 10 stocks now make more than 21% of the index

  1. Apple3.924345%
  2. Microsoft3.300070%
  3. Amazon.com2.947227%
  4. Facebook2.049400%
  5. Berkshire Hathaway Class B1.553777%
  6. JPMorgan Chase1.520523%
  7. ExxonMobil1.500398%
  8. Alphabet Class C: 1.469428%
  9. Alphabet Class A: 1.467526%
  10. Johnson & Johnson1.443485%

The S&P500 is perfect for long term investing

S&P500 index fund long term investment
S&P500 index fund – long term investment

If you believe in the future of America and in most of these companies in the index fund then the S&P 500 is a great choice for you. Hold this index fund long term to get the most out of it.

New retail investors are beginning to learn the power of investing. Compound interest can snowball your investments and grow your portfolio overtime. So, should you invest in the S&P500?

Absolutely. This long term index fund is a safe investment primarily due to it’s diversified assets and innovative companies. The S&P500 has proven to always be growing and I can’t wait to see where this index fund is in the decades to come.

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How to Read Stonk-O-Tracker For Beginners

how to read stonk-o-tracker for beginners

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 stocks 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.

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

Stonk-O-Tracker calls ITM & Shares available to borrow AMC

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

Borrowed shares available stonk-o-tracker
Borrowed shares available Stonk-O-Tracker

The borrowed shares refers 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 type 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.

Option data: Calls vs puts

what does option data mean on stonk-o-tracker
Stonk-O-Tracker Option Data: Calls vs puts

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

AMC dark pools
Trading data – AMC dark pools

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

Fail to deliver AMC stock Stonk-O-Tracker
Fails to deliver 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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Which Stock Should You Invest In? AMC or GME?

Which is the better buy? AMC or GME
AMC VS GME #diamondhands

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Are you suffering from FOMO (fear of missing out). While we’re not financial advisors, we are certainly pro opportunity. So, which meme stock should you invest in? AMC or GME? And, is it too late to invest in either of them?

Let me walk you through the facts so you can decide which is the better buy between the two.

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Before we get started it is very important to mention that both these stocks are currently very volatile.

It is suggested that all financial decision is made based upon your own due diligence. GME stock has seen incredible gains in the past two months and analysts are determined AMC is going to have a similar run, if not bigger.

AMC & GME Short Share Volume

Here are the short share volume numbers as of June 7th, 2021.

  • AMC Short Share Volume: 500,000 (via. Fintel)
  • GME Short Share Volume: 350,000 shares (via. Fintel)

Now, this is only Fintel so take it with a grain of salt.

Why is this important?

The number of short shares available represents the number of shares that have yet to be covered by short-investors or hedge funds.

Short-investors and hedge funds alike are betting on both AMC and GME to completely fail. This means they don’t believe AMC or GME (GameStop) can innovate as businesses to thrive in the marketplace.

The r/wallstreetbets community and millions of people would beg to differ. This is why AMC and GME have take the stock market by a storm.

What happens when shorts close/cover their positions?

Both AMC and GME are going up in share price. When short-sellers cover their positions at a higher share price than they borrowed the share, they lose money.

Because they bought a share at a higher price, the stock price continues to go up as long as retail investors hold their positions. This essentially creates a supply and demand scenario between short sellers and retail investors.

What happens if shorts keep holding and don’t cover their positions?

Short-sellers can only hold for so long. See, they eventually have to pay an interest on the shares they borrowed.

Here are the current short interest for both AMC and GME stock (June 3rd, 2021):

These change from time to time

As you can see, AMC has a bigger interest rate than GME at the moment. This means short-sellers are paying a much larger fee to short AMC stock.

This borrow rate fee increases as the demand for the stock rises.

Why is this important to the retail investor?

The borrow fee interest pressures short sellers to close their positions before they pay bigger and bigger fees for borrowing AMC and GME shares.

When a short-seller closes their position higher than they borrowed the share for, they lose money. The retail investor then continues to see a rise in share price. This ladies and gentlemen is where retail investors begin to experience a series of gamma squeezes before a short squeeze.

What’s the difference between a gamma squeeze and a short squeeze?

A gamma squeeze usually occurs when retail investors bet on the price of a stock such as AMC or GME to go up. Share price will then increase due to specified call options or contracts.

A short squeeze essentially occurs when a heavily shorted stock increases in value and short-sellers must cover their positions.

AMC and GME short squeeze

AMC

AMC Short Squeeze
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AMC Short Squeeze

We saw a gamma squeeze from AMC when the stock price shot up to about $20 per share. This was mainly due to retail investors buying call options.

We have not seen a short squeeze from AMC just yet. This is why AMC stock is a very popular choice for people who missed out on GameStop the first run.

AMC’s share price is also significantly lower and more affordable to the average retail investor than that of GameStop. With more investors getting in on AMC, another gamma squeeze is on the horizon. If retail investors continue to hold their positions, a short squeeze is inevitable.

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

GME

GME Short Squeeze
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GME Short Squeeze

GME experienced its gamma squeeze right before we saw it short squeeze all the way up to $500. Its gamma squeeze consisted of perpetual gains beginning around the $20 mark all the way up to $100 before it squeezed and saw sharp gains.

After GME squeezed, it hovered around $40. We recently saw another GME gamma squeeze sending it back up to the $100 range.

GME’s mastermind, Keith Gill AKA Roarking Kitty (deepf******value), has also mentioned doubling down on GameStop investment. You can find sources everywhere online.

Read: Will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?

More institutions are buying and holding AMC than GME stock

We’re seeing more and more institutions such as Vanguard, BlackRock, and Charles Schwab continue to add and hold to their AMC positions (via. Nasdaq). As of May 21st, the top whales continue to add to their long positions.

AMC institutional buyers
AMC Institutional Buyers (as of 5/21)

GME on the other hand has seen quite some selloff from institutions. Which by the way is okay. Investors are simply closing profits with the gains they’ve seen from GME via. Nasdaq.

GME Institutional buyers
GME Institutional Buyers (as of 5/21)

Innovation: AMC VS GME

While it’s hard to see how GME can innovate their retail stores, AMC doesn’t seem to have that problem.

I personally believe innovation has a strong influence in the decision-making process when investing in either AMC or GME.

GameStop can continue to sell to gamers online. We won’t see much change to their retail stores. AMC on the other hand can innovate with virtual reality but ultimately doesn’t have to since people are going to the movie theaters again.

Related: Why is AMC stock going up again?

If you’re a new retail investor looking to get into one of these stocks, AMC is more than likely your best bet.

The stock has a lot of upside potential.

  • AMC stock is currently affordable
  • The stock has not hit a short squeeze yet
  • It is one of the most shorted stocks in the market
  • The stocks market cap, volume, and short borrow fee keep increasing

GME stock is a good pick for current GME holders

If you’re currently holding GME it looks like you will continue to see volatility. You can take advantage by buying the dips and holding your positions.

If you didn’t cash out when GME peaked, there’s a probability you will get another chance if GME continues to stay in bullish territory. This of course is heavy speculation.

I want to ditch Robinhood – what other platform can I use?

Ditch Robinhood - invest in GME and AMC with another platform
Ditch Robing-Hood: Invest in GME and AMC using another platform

If you’re looking to ditch Robinhood, we strongly suggest switching to a real broker account.

Robinhood tarnished GameStop momentum by preventing retail investors from buying more stock.

I recommend: Vanguard –> Link

I’ve also published a post on how to invest in the stock market step by step where I include a list of other platforms you can check out here.

Read: Why new retail investors investing in AMC should avoid Robinhood

So, which is the better buy? AMC or GME?

If you’re looking to get into an affordable stock that has a high potential of squeezing, then AMC will be your best bet. It’s fundamentals also determine this stock is a good long-term buy.

Although GME’s hype can still cause a potential squeeze in the future, it’s still much lower than AMC’s probability. If you have a position in GME then I recommend holding and taking any gains you can. Otherwise, keep holding if you love the company.

Whether you go for AMC or GME stock, you should always invest in a company you truly love and believe in. Think long-term for the most part. If you can make some money short-term, even more power to you.

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Capital Gains Taxes: A Simple Walkthrough

Capital gains taxes: a simple walkthrough

Curious of how much money you’ll have to fork up to the IRS in capital gains tax when you cash in your profits? If so, you’re in the right place. This post was tailored just for you.

This topic was requested by Sonia from the discord group. If you aren’t a member yet be sure to join to get your voice heard. People like you are joining our safe community every day.

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What are capital gains?

what are capital gains?

Capital gains are the profits from the sale of an asset such as the shares of a particular stock, property, or business.

The community who requested this article surround the AMC and GameStop phenomenon – yup, the awesome apes and rebels fighting the corporate financial system. So, in honor to this growing community, this discussion will be on the capital gains tax of a stock.

Capital gains tax

Capital gains taxes are the taxes you will owe after taking profits from a particular stock.

A lot of you are wondering how much your actual cut will be once you begin to take profits as a shareholder.

What will be my tax rate?

Now this will vary for each and every one of you retail investors. There are 3 main variables that will determine this:

  1. How long you’ve held the stock for before selling
  2. How much you profit
  3. Your tax bracket (if you filed single, married, etc.)

Here’s how this works.

Short-term capital gains

Short-term capital gains tax is a tax on profits from the sales of a stock held less than a year.

What is the tax rate on short-term capital gains?

10%, 12%, 22%, 24% 32%, 35%, or 37%.

This capital gains tax is going to apply to most AMC and GME shareholders.

Long-term capital gains

Long-term capital gains tax is a tax on profits from the sale of a stock held for over one year.

What is the tax rate on long-term capital gains?

0%, 15%, or 20%.

Long-term capital gains will allow retail investors to keep more of their profit.

Profit and Income Tax Bracket

Profit and income tax bracket

The two tax brackets charts below should provide you with a definitive answer as to what tax rate you will have on your profits.

The taxable income sections refer to your profits$. This will depend on 1) the capital gains and 2) whether you’re filing singe, married filing jointly, married but filing separately, or claiming head of household.


Filing Single or Married Filing Jointly

Income tax bracket single and married filing jointly
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The above tax bracket shows your tax rate if you’re filing single, or married jointly.

Married Filing Separately or Head of Household

Income tax bracket married filing separately or head of household
Source via. kiplinger

This tax bracket is if you’re filing married and filing separately, or are head of household.

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Breaking Down Trey’s Trades Video w/ Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street Interview Trey's Trades

Trey’s Trades just released an honest video interviewing Jordan Belfort, AKA The real Wolf of Wall Street.

The ape community holding AMC stock was actually looking forward to this video but found themselves perplexed and rather disappointed.

I’m going to breakdown key points from the video to provide some clarification. I’ve watched ‘listened’ to the video a few times to gain a different perspective on the interview.

Massive thanks to Trey’s Trades for the intention. I think we can all agree Trey held himself very well during the interview with Jordan Belfort. You’re the real goat brother.

Trey’s Trades vs. Wolf of Wall Street – Intro

This interview begins with Trey humbly expressing his gratitude, concern for Jordan’s health, and respect for the wolf’s time.

Trey sets the mood with by saying, “I think there’s a huge opportunity for some education”. He also mentions there’s been a lot of cool stuff going on in The Wolf of Wall Street’s Twitter as he expresses his excitement.

As most of you know, Jordan Belfort has been supporting the AMC movement via Twitter.

The AMC & GameStop situation

The Wolf of Wall Street goes on to discuss the dilution of shares in general. Jordan Belfort further explains that a dilution would mean short-term discomfort in the stock but could benefit a company immensely long-term.

I actually said this back on April 1st when AMC share price started to drop due to Adam Aron’s announcement seeking approval from its shareholders to issue 500 million more shares. You can check out the post here.

Jordan Belfort thinks an issue of shares will pass

Trey asks The Wolf if he thinks it’s likely that an issue of shares can pass where Jordan then responds with certainty that it will pass.

Apes, you have to take this with a grain of salt. This is only Jordan Belfort’s opinion. Remember, you the shareholder get to vote whether this passes or not.

If you hold AMC stock then you should have received an email from your brokerage account with the form to vote. Be sure to search it in your mailbox if you’re uncertain.

What happens if 500 million shares are approved?

If it passes:

  • AMC becomes more of a long-term investment with a lot of upside for the company. As a shareholder, you will still be profitable.
  • Will a squeeze still happen? More than likely. A dilution would bring the stock price down which would be a favorable position for shorts to cover.
  • Approving this does not mean all shares will be issued at once. This is only a ‘backup’ in case of another disaster that can be a detriment to AMC as a company.

If we vote no:

  • AMC will simply have to pay it’s dues as they continue to see profits
  • The share price will not dilute
  • AMC won’t have a backup in case a second pandemic occurred hypothetically speaking

Verdict?

All in all, The Wolf of Wall Street had nothing negative to say about AMC here. These are straight facts that really don’t affect AMC negatively in any way.

“Wildly Overvalued”

Jordan Belfort then begins to advise that both AMC and GameStop are wildly overvalued.

I personally think he’s mainly referring to GameStop here. GameStop is wildly overvalued and it’s certainly no surprise to hear so. Again, there’s no negative talk about the stock(s). The Wolf of Wall Street is presenting an opinion that is widely accepted through fundamentals.

GameStop was hyped to squeeze despite the drop in value and revenue in the company, so there’s no argument there. However, AMC is currently undervalued if you look at pre-pandemic records.

The Wolf is already thinking ahead. AMC is not overvalued yet, but it will be.

And as he mentions in the interview, once these stocks take off they are bound to come back down. Fundamentals will eventually correct the stock and trade on ‘normal’ levels.

At least they should.

“Whoever Buys The Stock Is Kinda Nutty”

The Wolf of Wall Street goes on to say that as a shareholder, it is our responsibility to take advantage of the inflated price.

Jordan Belfort is trying to get a lot out during this part of the interview. He mentions if people are going to buy the stock at 10 times the price that it’s trading at ‘fundamentally’ it’s not worth buying.

Again, I believe he’s referring to GameStop where it’s currently sitting at. What I get from this message is that it doesn’t make sense to buy at the top of a stock that can potentially correct itself back to fundamentals.

He then goes to say whoever buys the stock (at the inflated price) is ‘kinda nutty’.

“This doesn’t mean you can’t make a lot of money trading at these higher prices”. This quote is why I believe he’s referring to GameStop. AMC isn’t there yet.

This is how I’m perceiving this part of the video. Let me know in the comments section below your personal opinion.

Trey agrees with this

Trey agrees that GME is overvalued and that a dilution would help AMC in the long-term with cash should they ever need it.

Most people didn’t catch the Bitcoin bit

Most apes didn’t catch this but the reason The Wolf mentioned Bitcoin is because he was using it as an example to compare it vs. how stocks work.

He basically states that Bitcoin unlike stocks can go up and stay up for a while, come back relatively low, and continue this cycle. Jordan states that stocks don’t move this way and he wanted to clarify this for the viewers, mainly new retail investors.

GameStop second squeeze?

Trey asks The Wolf of Wall Street if he thinks GameStop will have a second squeeze. Jordan responds saying he predicted the second squeeze meaning it’s already happened and that a third one isn’t likely. Although, he does make a reference that it was most likely a ‘gamma squeeze’ the second time around.

Again, this is only Jordan Belfort’s opinion and solely based on GameStop, not AMC.

“I love the average person is making money”

The Wolf of Wall Street expresses he thinks it’s great the average person is making money and doesn’t want us to think he’s against what’s going on. Jordan then goes to say he just doesn’t think any high price action will be sustainable.

Which makes sense apes. When GameStop’s squeeze peaked at $500 it did not sustain. It became volatile and dropped all the way back down to $40 before gamma squeezing up to $200.

The bear market discussion

The Wolf of Wall Street explains that a rising tide lifts ships and a falling tide sinks all ships.

He’s referring to a bear market vs. a bull market. Jordan further explains that during a bear market all stocks tend to go down no matter what hype surrounds it.

We’ve seen a little bit of this occur with AMC mainly on the days that the S&P 500 has been down. It’s simply how the market works.

Here, The Wolf is simply having a discussion with a younger investor as he portrays Trey after asking him his age.

You see this sentiment carry over when discussing how his former colleagues lost a lot of money day-trading. This conversation can be looked as personal insight from The Wolf’s experience and possible ‘advice’ to new retail investors.

We get off track a bit

A lot of the interview from here on out is simply a conversation between Jordan and Trey.

The Wolf seems to get off track from the AMC phenomena and starts talking about other investments and fundamentals. The rest of the video from here on out is a rant from Jordan that Trey entertains out of respect.

The video is concluded with The Wolf of Wall Street advising to make as much of money as you can while the times are good, and to play it more conservatively when they’re not.

Conclusion

Trey did an amazing job at respecting Jordan Belfort’s time which is why we didn’t see much deeper conversations regarding manipulation in the market, etc.

I hope you guys enjoyed this breakdown from the video. I too was a little puzzled after watching it the first time. With a lot of uncertainty going on, I figured I’d listen to it a few times over and provide some perspective to provide some form of value to the community.

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5 Reasons Why Tesla Stock Is Falling

Why is tesla stock going down?

Woah, what just happened. Tesla was my most valuable stock. It was my most expensive stock at that. The company has lost a third of it’s value in only a matter of a few weeks. Retail investors are wondering what’s going on. Here are 5 reasons why Tesla stock is falling.

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#1. Bull Investors Take Tesla Stock Profits

Bull Investors are taking Tesla stock profits

As Tesla stock continues to plunge, bull investors have begun to take profits on the way down.

This makes a lot of sense considering Tesla stock is mainly a stock most investors will trade once it hits high profit margins.

These same investors will then buy the stock again when it is at a bargain to buy. See, Tesla doesn’t pay it’s shareholders any dividends so there’s no loyalty to holding the stock during red days. Or weeks in this case.

Because of this massive selloff, we continue to see a major decline in the stock price.

#2. Tesla Has Real Competitors Now

Ford Motor Company Mach E Tesla Competitor
Ford’s Mach E

Competitors such as NIO and Ford Motor Company have taken lots of attention away from Tesla.

This means new retail investors are looking at a more affordable companies to invest in who also have massive potential in the EV sector.

NIO stock sits at $35.21 while Ford Motor Company sits at $12.65 as of March 8th. With these stocks being much more affordable than Tesla, it’s a more attractive option for new retail investors.

#3. Tesla’s Quality Issues Catch Up

Tesla's quality issues catch up
Tesla has had major quality issues

Our love for Tesla has had many of us actually ignore the fact that these vehicles have many quality issues.

Consumers who had addressed their concerns to dealerships were ultimately told there was nothing they could do about it.

Quality issues have included:

  • Gaps between body panels
  • Misaligned panels
  • Poor paint jobs
  • Chipped glass

Well now the company’s quality issues are catching up and consumers are looking at the shinny new toy, being NIO and Ford.

These quality issues are causing sales to dive as consumers have been exposed to these faults by current Tesla owners.

#4. More Than 135,000 Vehicles Are Recalled

Tesla recalls more than 135,000 vehicles
Tesla recalls more than 135,000 vehicles

Not only are Tesla owners experiencing quality issues, but now the company has recalled more than 135,000 vehicles with media control unit failures.

These failures led to the loss of several safety related features in Tesla vehicles (via. CNBC)

Unfortunately, this is bad press which as we all know deeply influences the movement of the stock market.

#5. Elon Musk on Twitter

Elon Musk on Twitter about Dogecoin
Elon Musk and Dogecoin

If you aren’t aware, Elon Musk has recently figured out that his influence on social media can sky rocket (pun so intended) the price of crypto currency.

However, serious shareholders might not take his enthusiasm so lightly as Doge coin is still primarily seen as a joke to most investors.

While Bitcoin is taking a much more serious approach in the finance world, Elon’s lack of concern for the volatility and participation of Doge has many investors questioning the face of Tesla’s moves.

And again, unfortunately this sort of negative perception isn’t favored by shareholders as it’s mainly perceived as reckless.

Is Tesla A Good Stock To Buy?

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We personally believe Tesla is still a great stock to buy and hold. The company has a lot of potential and even though Elon can be quite silly at times, he’s an innovator and a great leader.

With tech stocks dropping at the moment, retail investors might want to consider getting in while it’s low. Why? Because this stock will eventually skyrocket back up. Only this time it won’t be where we’ve seen it recently, but higher.

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