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Citadel Securities Gets $1.2B Lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm

Citadel Securities gets $1.2 billion lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm
Citadel receives private funding for the first time ever

Citadel Securities’ Ken Griffin just received a nearly $1.2 billion lifeline from Sequoia and Paradigm.

This is the first time Citadel Securities has ever required private funding to stay afloat.

The hedge fund lost billions of dollars in 2021 due to overleveraging their positions in so called ‘meme stocks’.

Now Sequoia and Paradigm are partnering up with the hedge fund to raise the company’s valuation.

While Citadel Securities processes more than 40% of retail trades, they are now looking to broaden into new markets, including the crypto space.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – Citadel Securities has made it incredibly hard for customers to withdrawal their money. Now, for the first time ever are receiving private funding.

Is the hedge fund in trouble?

Let’s get stared!

Citadel Securities and crypto?

Paradigm is active in crypto companies; a space Ken Griffin has been open about not being too fond over.

If you hold cryptocurrency, leave a comment below letting the community know how you feel about this massive hedge fund joining the space to short crypto.

I doubt Ken Griffin will be offering crypto investment options for long-term price appreciation.

Here’s Ken Griffin’s take on cryptocurrency.

Ken Griffin on crypto

Where is Citadel Securites headed in 2022?

Citadel Securities Sequoia Paradigm

The company’s new valuation puts Citadel Securities at $22 billion.

The hedge fund has proven to create massive systemic risk, even now as it continues to overleverage its short position in ‘meme stocks’ such as AMC Entertainment.

Will it finally cut its ties to the ‘meme stock’ community and broaden its market?

Or will it use every bit of capital they can to keep up with margin requirements in these plays?

The ‘ape community’ continues to fight for a fair market

Retail investors have been exposing Citadel Securities for unfair market practices.

Share price from heavily shorted stocks have been suppressed by hedge funds through a variety of market manipulation tactics.

CNBC’s Melissa Lee and Fox Business’s Charles Payne have called out the use of naked shorting in the markets too.

Dark pool trading in AMC and GME stock have gone as high as 60%-90%.

The community has recently uncovered how private ‘family offices’ also provide hedge funds with a loophole to unregulated trading; as seen with Archegos Capital.

Retail investors in the ape community have scrutinized Citadel Securities for imposing predatorial strategies that will prevent them from getting squeezed from their overleveraged short positions.

The SEC might have turned the cheek, but retail investors aren’t leaving.

Read: Here’s why Citadel’s customers are about to lose everything

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Wall Street Journal is Owned by Citadel’s Ken Griffin

wall street journal is owned by Ken Griffin

Wall Street Journal just published a ridiculous piece on the AMC community.

They refer to the community as a mob and disrespect AMC’s CEO Adam Aron by saying apes made the CEO “play by their rules.”

This discredits the CEO and portrays the community as an entirely different culture.

Come to find out, Ken Griffin actually owns Wall Street Journal.

Let’s dive right into it.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that fights FUD media. When the community is getting attacked you know we’re doing something right.

Let’s get started!

Now, we can’t be too harsh on the two writers who published this article.

Afterall, they’re just doing their job, right?

Wall Street Journal Parent Company

Who owns Wall Street Journal? Source, Investopedia

News Corp is Wall Street Journal’s parent company.

Not only do they have ownership of the Wall Street Journal, but they also own other DOW Jones assets such as the Dow Jones Newswire.

Other media brands by the DOW Jones include Barrons and MarketWatch, media companies who have been attacking AMC Entertainment all year.

DOW Jones Media Brands
DOW Jones Media Brands

All these finance media platforms are tied and owned by News Corp.

So, where does Ken Griffin come in?

Ken Griffin Owns Almost 1.4 Million Shares of News Corp.

Ken Griffin owns news corp
Ken Griffin owns News Corp, source

CEO of Citadel Securities, Ken Griffin owns News Corp, the company that has ownership over Wall Street Journal, Barrons, MarketWatch, DOW Jones, and other media outlets spewing ill words of AMC Entertainment and its community.

Citadel Securities is on the top 10 list of hedge funds shorting AMC stock.

Anchorage Capital, who was also on that list just closed down after betting against AMC.

The hedge fund had an 18-year run.

There’s a major conflict of interest when the owner of all these companies is using them to pump propaganda to fit a nefarious agenda.

Citadel Securities attempted to bankrupt AMC Entertainment earlier this year but failed after retail investors saved the company.

Because AMC stock has a short squeeze set up, retail investors are not leaving until overleveraged hedge funds have closed their short positions in AMC.

Though the multi-billionaire has the power to influence these companies, the community has the power to expose these untrustworthy media platforms.

And that’s enough to raise awareness.

The Fall of Hedge Funds and FUD Media

Both hedge funds and FUD media platforms face intense scrutiny from investors.

Not only are hedge funds such as Citadel Securities causing financial turmoil for their clients, but financial news platforms are now being exposed as being tied to manipulation tactics.

What can the community do to fight against this manipulation?

It’s simpler than you might think.

By raising awareness.

The more people are educated, the more they will have a clear conscious of what news to consume and what financial path to follow.

These mainstream finance platforms have cost the public so much money.

By scaring them out of their money, they missed the opportunity to secure a position in AMC Entertainment when it traded low.

AMC stock is currently up more than 1300% year-to-date.

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Ken Griffin Lied About Robinhood Communication During Halts

Ken Griffin Lied About GameStop Halts
Ken Griffin Lied About Halts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Will The SEC Protect Retail Investors From Market Manipulation?

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth Griffin Lied about halts

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

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

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

Citadel’s Ken Griffin Lies Under Oath

Ken Griffin Lies Under Oath

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

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

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

Fox Business On Ken Griffin

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

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

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

Ken Griffin Lied FOX BUSINESS

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

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

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

Time To Get Loud

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

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Original publication date: 9/27/2021

Revision date: 9/29/2021


The SEC Is Looking Into Citadel Securities’ Business Model

The SEC is looking into Citadel Securities Business Model
SEC has launched inquiry into Citadel that targets part of its business model

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re seeing more of these headlines on mainstream media. The SEC and other powerful leaders are looking into Citadel Securities, calling their business model “politically motivated“.

The crackdown is real. I read what both Gary Gensler’s colleagues and people of opposite views have had to say about the SEC’s chairman.

And they both said the same thing… He’s unpredictable, and someone not to underestimate.

I guess retail investors will have to find out for ourselves won’t we?

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Welcome to Franknez.com – massive bullish news coming to you today. Apes, we’re moving in the right direction. Will this crackdown be the catalyst to a short squeeze?

Let’s get started!

Fox Business Live Citadel Video

GOP insiders are saying Biden, the SEC, and Warren have all launched a political vendetta against Citadel Securities.

Dems have been working towards implementing serious consequences for Citadel Securities after the Archegos incident.

It comes as no surprise that the party is pressing on.

It’s also important that we see beyond the political parties. Retail investors are fighting for a fair market.

Our community is so diverse that it in the end it doesn’t matter whether the party fighting against market manipulation is republican or democratic.

We need regulators and people with power to impose serious consequences on the market maker.

After several months of voicing your thoughts about the injustice in the markets, Citadel Securities is finally getting the smackdown.

“There’s A Movement Afoot, To Take Down His Empire”

Charlie Gasparino has always been quick to defend hedge funds betting against ‘meme stocks’.

You might know Gasparino for trolling the AMC community on Twitter.

He argues that PFOF (payment for order flow) works and traders get to trade at no commission for it but fails to understand why retail investors want to remove this practice.

Retail investors don’t want Citadel Securities – who’s a hedge fund, market maker, and dark pool, to process their orders.

Watch the short video below.

Fox Business Live Citadel Video

Retail investors want to eliminate the market manipulation that’s been occurring due to the overleveraged power Citadel Securities has over the retail investor.

In short retail investors want to:

  • Eliminating dark pool trading
  • Get rid of PFOF
  • Have regulators look into insider trading
  • Expose and hold those accountable for the restrictions of buying meme stocks earlier this year
  • Liquidate overleveraged hedge funds

Eliminating these threats from the market would allow both AMC and GameStop to naturally skyrocket based on the laws of supply and demand.

The end game? A massive short squeeze.

Here’s How Citadel Securities Has Abused Their Power In The Market

Citadel Securities is one of the top financial institutions shorting both AMC and GameStop.

And while shorting a stock may not be illegal, trading patterns from several technical analysts shows naked shorting has made itself present again after being deemed illegal due to the Great Recession of 2008.

Intraday trading does not align with the actual sentiment of retail investors.

Unprecedented short-ladder attacks from overleveraged borrowed shares have been a way to cheat in the game too.

Retail investors have every right to buy as much stock as they want.

Suppressing the stock’s price action through leverage from banks and other financial institutions to profit on the downside is the biggest manipulation to have been uncovered in the markets.

Dark Pool Trading Must Be Eliminated

AMC dark pool trading has been as high as 60% in the past few months and has traded higher other days.

This advantage allows hedge funds shorting the stock to drive the price down despite the massive buying pressure from retail investors.

These dark pools can mask the buying pressure from retail, allowing hedge funds to manipulate how the trade is recognized through its share price.

Gasparino fails to recognize that investors are fighting against this type of manipulation in the markets.

He fails to recognize that Citadel is able to process orders through their dark pool without having the incredible retail buying pressure move against them.

Betting against a fair market, and especially against these heavily shorted meme stocks is a sign of weakness.

Rather than covering their short positions, hedge funds, market makers, and the banks have all exposed themselves.

A few months ago I said that this wouldn’t get out of hand unless hedge funds allowed it to by not closing their short positions in AMC and GameStop.

I said it would only escalate and here we are! Everyone is looking at Citadel Securities’ Ken Griffin.

“Washington Is Aiming At Ken Griffin”

During the congressional hearing earlier this year, Citadel Securities CEO Ken Griffin was under intense scrutiny.

According to Gasparino, GOP sources are stating there’s a lot of insider talk about Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Gary Gensler going after Ken Griffin.

Citadel Securities processes almost half of all retail orders in the market.

The government is finally waking up to the excessive amount of power this market maker has.

If you’ve been reading FrankNez for quite some time now then you know how much I’ve preached the significance and power of your voice to make change happen.

Everything we’ve endured as a community is beginning to payoff.

Hedge Funds Face Short Sale Disclosure From The SEC

SEC looking into Citadel

The SEC poses a threat to hedge funds through a rule that would enable them to receive short sale disclosure periodically.

The rule may go into effect as early as November. You can read more about it here.

Needless to say, there’s massive change happening in the markets whether we realize it or not.

This change has been happening over a period of 10 months now.

Market regulation that allows retail investors to participate in a fair market could very well be the catalyst for a short squeeze.

By eliminating suppressing forces in the market, we give AMC and GME stock an open runway to move up in a supply and demand play.

Massive buying pressure from retail could force short sellers to close their positions as the price begins to experience larger upswings again.

Apes will have to continue to fight for a fair market and hold the stock if we are to squeeze hedge funds from their positions.

What Other Regulation Do You Want To See In The Markets?

Leave a comment below. What are your thoughts on what’s occurring with Citadel Securities, and what other problems do you think regulators should address?

Have your thoughts changed about the competence of the SEC and Gary Gensler?

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Gary Gensler Under Fire By Retail Investors [Leak]

Gary Gensler Under Fire By Retail Investors. When Will The SEC Step In
Will Gary Gensler protect retail investors from naked shorting and dark pool abuse?

The heat has been turned up. All eyes are on #KenGriffinLied, Gary Gensler, FINRA, and other regulators.

Financial institutions are calling retail investors conspiracy theorists despite a variety of proof leaked across social media. Transcripts, real messages regarding the manipulation that occurred in the markets preventing investors from buying GameStop and AMC stock are beginning to wake up a sleeping giant.

Retail investors cannot be gaslighted. This attention has reached many finance and business personalities including Charles Payne of FOX Business. And he wants to get Ken Griffin or Vlad Tenev on his show.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – the blog that fights to protect retail investors against tyranny. Today I’m calling out regulators.

Let’s get started!

Citadel Securities Denies Allegations

Apes have been raising awareness of the manipulation tactics in the market caused by Citadel Securities, Citadel LLC, and Citadel Connect… yeah it’s the same company.

See, the problem is one branch is a market maker, one is a hedge fund, and the other is a dark pool.

Since Citadel is one of the biggest hedge funds and market makers, it gives retail a massive disadvantage because of how their orders are processed.

One company is shorting AMC and GME stock, the other is creating failure-to-delivers, and the third is hiding buying pressure through dark pool processing and trading.

Financial regulators such as the SEC and FINRA are supposed to be protecting retail investors from this very exact type of manipulation.

The AMC and GameStop community have been looking at Gary Gensler, Chairman and President of the SEC to act. And now, the world is looking too.

“Justice delayed is justice denied”

William E. Gladstone

#KenGriffinLied Files Lawsuit Against Flying Company

The AMC community has been flying banners all year. The community gathered to further spread trending Twitter hashtag “#KenGriffinLied” but was halted from doing so through a law suit.

#KenGriffinLied started trending on Twitter when transcripts of coversations between Citadel and Robinhood insiders took place regarding the halt of trading meme stocks earlier this year.

Ken Griffin under oath said his team had no communication with Robinhood’s team in regards to halting trades. The transcripts show there was communication a day prior to the halts.

You can view them here.

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Robinhood Sold AMC Portfolio Before Halts

More transcripts have come out regarding the communication between Robinhood and Citadel Securities.

Now that you’ve seen the transcripts between Citadel and Robinhood, the transcripts below will make sense. Two Citadel executives confirm the ‘closing only’ positions of AMC, GME, NOK, BB, and NAKD just to name a few.

Robinhood’s COO, Jim Swartwout said in an internal chat “I sold my AMC today. FYI – tomorrow morning we are moving GME to 100% – so you are aware.” This chat is dated from January 26, 2021. Just two days before trading was halted.

Robinhood sold GameStop stock on January 27, 2021 when it was up more than 1200% before halting trading for everyone else. This blatant manipulation has yet to be addressed by Gary Gensler and financial institutions.

When will the SEC step in to protect retail investors?

Robinhood sold AMC stock before halting trading
Robinhood sold AMC and GameStop stock before halting trades

The halting of ‘meme stocks’ occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and trading resumed on Friday, February 5, 2021.

FINRA Bypassed The Market Manipulation

In another transcript, Citadel Securities Senior Vice President discusses with another Citadel executive on the need to inform FINRA of expectations around a plan for PCO symbols and to expect an increase in complain ‘impact’.

These PCO symbols were AMC, GME, NOK, and BB.

Who Is FINRA?

FINRA is a private American corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization which regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets.

Check out what their ‘about’ page says:

“FINRA is authorized by Congress to protect Americaโ€™s investors by making sure the broker-dealer industry operates fairly and honestly. We oversee more than 624,000 brokers across the countryโ€”and analyze billions of daily market events.

We use innovative AI and machine learning technologies to keep a close eye on the market and provide essential support to investors, regulators, policymakers and other stakeholders.”

This could very well be the AI technology that Citadel uses to track and predict how investors trade in the market. This advantage could be used against retail investors given that Citadel and other hedge funds have been losing billions of dollars from ‘meme stocks’.

Regulators portray to the world that their jobs are to protect retail investors and to ensure the integrity of the markets.

However, they have proven to merely be a tool for someone else’s gain. I speculate lobbying.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

Martin Luther King

Who Oversees FINRA?

The SEC oversees FINRA as well as other financial institutions in the market. They are granted the power and authority through congress to make real change happen.

So why isn’t Gary Gensler taking action?

Missing Gary Gensler Have You Seen Me

Although we’d like to think the SEC is on the sidelines coming up with solutions, we have not heard from Gary Gensler in regards to the market manipulation that continues to occur with AMC and GameStop.

Mainstream media is finally shedding light on these problems. Now we just need our leaders to begin taking action towards a definitive solution.

What Do Retail Investors Want From The SEC?

Retail investors want a chance at a fair market where the stock they are invested in is not manipulated through naked shorting and dark pool trading.

  1. Eliminate dark pool trading
  2. Ban naked shorting / FTDs
  3. Liquidate/margin call overleveraged hedge funds

Hedge funds shorting AMC, GameStop, and other ‘meme stocks’ are preventing retail investors from participating in a fair market.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen just stated, “there are issues relating to hedge funds and the possibility of leverage..”

You can read the full article here.

Hedge funds are also proving to be the cause of disaster in the markets and are a real threat to the American people.

These financial institutions have been the culprits of devastating economic recessions throughout history. The Feds have just as much of a role to play as the SEC does. The Feds are currently dealing with their own scandal too.

Policy makers are stepping down for illegally trading in securities and playing major roles in monetary policies.

The American people and those who stand by us are holding our leaders accountable. Gary Gensler and the SEC should have taken action many months ago. The next best time to take action is now.

“Injustice alone can shake down the pillars of the skies, and restore the reign of Chaos and Night”

Horace mann

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If you agree that what’s occurring in the markets is a form of injustice, speak out on it. Leave a comment below. Tag government leaders on social media, share this powerful message, make a RUCKUS.

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