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Will AMC Stock Squeeze in 2022? [Short Interest Data]

Will AMC Squeeze in 2022?
AMC Short Squeeze – AMC Entertainment 2022 – AMC Stock Price – AH9 Stock – AMC Stock Squeeze

Will AMC squeeze in 2022?

The Fool thinks you should sell your stock, but retail investors aren’t budging.

Mainstream media who serve hedge funds in a conflict of interest have been egging retail investors to not buy the stock all of 2021.

If you listened to The Fool who told you not to buy AMC when its share price was low, then you would have missed out on a trade that went as high as 3000% in gains!

While the runup to $72 per share might have caused AMC’s short interest to drop to 14% from 20%, AMC’s short interest has now gone up to nearly 21%.

Ladies and gentlemen, AMC stock has plenty of room for growth in 2022.

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Mainstream media wants retail to lose

It’s no secret the financial platforms who have been attacking AMC stock are tied together.

Wall Street Journal’s parent company is News Corp., who also owns Barrons, MarketWatch, and DOW Jones Newswire.

Well, there’s a relationship between Citadel Securities’ CEO Ken Griffin and News Corp (he owns stock).

This creates conflict of interest because of the influence these people in power have who are shorting AMC stock.

Citadel Securities is one of the top 10 financial institutions shorting AMC stock.

So, let’s look at the data that shows whether or not AMC will squeeze in 2022.

AMC Short Interest Data (2022)

AMC Short Interest Data 2022

AMC’s short interest is currently at 21.99%.

The short interest tells us the percentage of a stocks float that is being shorted (shares have been borrowed and not yet closed).

Because AMC is heavily shorted at 21%, this is a short squeeze play in 2022.

A 21% short interest is equivalent to approximately 159.32 million shares on loan (shares that have been borrowed and have not yet been closed).

When AMC’s short interest dropped from 20% to 14% (6 points), the share price rose to $72 per share.

New short positions have brought AMC’s short interest up to nearly 20% again meaning there are many shorts that have yet to be squeezed from their positions.

AMC’s short interest for 2022 is updated here daily for free, via Ortex.

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Whether AMC’s stock price is up or down, the short interest tells us a large portion of AMC’s float continues to be shorted.

The short interest is the main recipe for a short squeeze.

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

Will AMC Squeeze in 2022?

will AMC squeeze in 2022
Will AMC stock squeeze in 2022? Game over short sellers | AMC Stock 2022 – AMC Stock Price

AMC has a high enough short interest to squeeze shorts from their positions in 2022.

Sitting at 20% short interest, it’s more than enough to get the price up well into the high hundreds of dollars per share.

Whether regulators will investigate naked shares, FTDs, and other forms of counterfeit shares for hedge funds to cover is another topic.

AMC will need momentum if it’s to see another massive runup in share price.

Furthermore, hedge funds will lead their customers into losses for the second year in a row if retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock in 2022.

AMC Entertainment stock has plenty of room for growth and mainstream media doesn’t want you to know it.

Related: TD Ameritrade mistakenly reports 40.25% short interest

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Who is AMC stock for?

Popcorn

AMC stock is for the retail investors who are willing to take a little risk to multiply their investment through a short squeeze play.

A short squeeze play is a long commitment with incredible upside.

If you’re lucky enough to get involved in the ape community you’ll find yourself fighting for a fair and transparent market, where your voice means everything.

Reasons why AMC wont squeeze in 2022..

I’ve always been transparent with the community.

There are many of you who got in when I first began publishing the data early last year and are sitting on unrealized gains today.

And although AMC could have squeezed during various occasions last year, there are still things that can hinder AMC from squeezing this year.

Here’s a list of things that will refrain AMC from squeezing shorts from their positions:

  1. Retail investors start selling AMC stock
  2. Retail investors stop buying AMC stock
  3. New buyers aren’t introduced to the stock or short interest data
  4. Number of day-traders increase
  5. Regulators don’t enforce margin calls / protect retail from market manipulation

The AMC community has not had a problem holding or buying the stock.

One of the biggest problems the community faces today is regulators not protecting retail investors against the predatorial strategies from hedge funds.

The community has always been a beacon for change.

Apes will need to voice market concerns to elevate awareness.

Market regulation in 2022

Market regulation 2022 SEC

AMC stock had multiple chances to squeeze in 2021, however, hedge funds always found a loophole that would prevent them from reporting information, or trading stock in the lit exchange.

Market manipulation continues to be a threat to every retail investor in the market.

AMC Entertainment was on the brink of extinction, it was about to go bankrupt.

Hedge funds took this opportunity to overleverage their short positions in the stock, betting it would close forever.

Once retail investors got in and saved the company, the community uncovered a number of market manipulation tactics that allowed hedge funds to prevent the stock’s share price from soaring.

The fight for a fair market continues in 2022.

For the ape community, this is more than just a short squeeze play.

It’s about freedom.

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BREAKING: Executive Order 14032 Could Be a Big Deal for AMC Stock

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

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

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

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

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

However, short sellers did not expect this to happen.

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

The results?

A short squeeze.

Let’s discuss it.

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AMC’ shares on loan reach 157.87 million

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

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

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

So, what does this mean?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: Free Live Daily Updates: AMC Short Interest Today

Is an AMC short squeeze on the horizon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gross.

But you get the point.

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

It’s very possible

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

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

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

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

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

Only you can control your emotions.

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

I’m interested to know what you think.

Leave your thoughts in the comment section of the blog below.

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

Is AMC A Good Stock to Buy?

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AMC Entertianment Holdings, Inc. – is AMC a good stock to buy? AMCStock Reddit

You might have heard all the ruckus going on with AMC and are now wondering, is AMC a good stock to buy?

What was once a struggling movie theatre chain company is now a rising phoenix innovating in every direction the market demands.

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. came near bankruptcy when the pandemic shut down movie theatres across the country.

Now that the world seems to be going back to normal, people are wondering how the movie theatre chain will stand against online streaming.

In this article I’m going to break down earnings, debt, short percentage, and various key factors that will help you make a decision.

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AMC now has positive EBITDA

AMC Positive EBITDA - is AMC a good stock to buy?
‘The Batman’ – AMCStock Reddit

AMC Entertainment announced during their Q4 earnings call that the company now has positive cash flow for the first time in two years.

EBITDA provides investors with a snapshot of a company’s overall financial performance.

AMC currently has a positive net cash flow of $160 million.

Why is this important?

The company almost went bankrupt during the lockdowns during the pandemic.

This is massive progress for any company to stand up after almost being defeated.

It demonstrates the will to succeed.

AMC box office grosses improved each and every quarter of 2020 and 2021 as the number of movie titles increased.

The company hosted approximately 60 million guests in the United States, Europe, and Middle East in Q4 of 2021 alone.

The recovery for AMC has been incredible in such a short period of time.

Now that the company has positive cash flow, AMC Entertainment will be able to provide more value to its guests and shareholders alike.

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AMC Entertainment saw more than $1.8 billion in liquidity its fourth quarter of 2021 and anticipates doubling its revenue this year 2022.

With more movie titles coming to the big screen this new year, CEO and President Adam Aron says the $1.8 billion will provide AMC with more security and flexibility to go on the offense.

AMC Entertainment doesn’t plan on sitting on this money, but rather on using it to play offense and innovate.

Adam Aron says he plans on obtaining licensing agreements to feature live movie concerts and live sports events in theatres.

If you’re betting on AMC long term you might want to become an owner of the company by purchasing the stock.

90% of retail investors now own the century old movie theatre chain according to the CEO.

The company has a strong and loyal shareholder base that even played a major role in resuscitating the company when it faced bankruptcy.

Adam Aron praises his shareholders as they are the majority owners of the company.

It’s a first in history where shareholders have a massive ownership of a company this big.

The CEO communicates with shareholders on Twitter where he takes ideas from the public to better structure certain areas of the company.

The number of AMC shareholder has increased from 3 million last year to now more than 4 million this new year 2022.

Innovation and revenue streams

AMC Perfectly Popcorn Brand - AMC Innovation and revenue streams
AMC Perfectly Popcorn Brand – AMCStock Reddit

AMC Entertainment has really transformed its business model and is now taking form of a modern-type business.

This leading movie industry chain is now accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of online payment for movie theatre tickets, gift cards, and other accessories.

Not only have they cultivated the crypto movement, but the company is also releasing NFTs when new movie titles are released.

With NFTs, AMC Entertainment will earn a royalty every time an NFT is sold or traded in the marketplace.

This opens opportunity in the marketplace for both AMC Entertainment the company and the asset owner.

AMC Perfectly Popcorn brand is on track to hit retail stores and supermarkets this year too.

They will be selling AMC Perfectly Popcorn brand microwavable popcorn at your favorite grocery stores and outlets.

Adam Aron announced during the Q4 earnings call that AMC and UberEATS are working on making it possible to order pre-packaged popcorn for home-delivery services.

So even if you’re not going out to the movies, you can order AMC Perfectly Branded popcorn for that movie night at home.

This is just one way the company is hedging against online streaming.

Once the theatre chain has access to exclusively release live concerts and sports events, the theatrical experience is going to transform how we look at movie theatres today.

Although online streaming has blown up, the theatre experience is something you cannot replicate anywhere else.

And the data has spoken for it.

Does AMC have debt?

does AMC have debt?

AMC Entertainment, like many companies has debt.

However, unlike the previous year when they had debt and negative cash flow, the company has eliminated most of its debt and created positive EBITDA.

AMC paid $61 million of deferred (postponed) rent in Q4 of 2021, reducing their total deferred rent to $315 million.

It reduced a total of $155 million of deferred rent over the last 9 months of 2021.

They plan to reduce the deferred rent by $150-$200 million in 2022 leaving them with $160-$115 million left for 2023.

This amount could be paid in full that same year.

So, while they still owe money, the execution is being handled with vigorous accountability and success.

AMC Entertainment should have no problem paying this off while maintaining a positive EBITDA through its multiple revenue streams.

Last year the company sold a $950 million junk bond which they used to pay down debt and refinance certain interests to much lower rates.

This has given the company much more flexibility than needed.

I think it’s fair to say the company has proved that it can handle its use of money quite well.

CEO Adam Aron also donated $1 million dollars of his personal money to charity in both stocks and cash.

“I benefited greatly as retail investors have embraced AMC. That makes it time for me to step up and personally give back.”

CEo and president, adam aron

Does AMC offer dividends?

does AMC offer dividends?
Spider-Man NFT – AMCstock Reddit

AMC currently does not offer dividends.

However, the company releases NFTs when new movie titles are released.

These NFTs can sell on NFT marketplaces for quite a large amount of money, depending on the rarity of course, but they’re out there.

The highest sold AMC NFT was a Spider-Man NFT that sold for $17,000 according to Adam Aron.

When Spider-Man No Way Home came out, the first movie ticket buyers received random Spider-Man NFTs.

This is another great incentive to encourage engagement and revenue for the company.

I mean, what other company is truly innovating like this?

Elon Musk announced in January Tesla would accept Dogecoin for its merchandise.

But even he hasn’t gotten involved in NFTs like Adam Aron has, with all respect to Mr. Musk.

AMC shareholders who signed up before December 31st of 2021 also received a series 1 “I Own AMC” NFT.

More than half a million of these NFTs were created and sent to shareholders for free.

I believe these series 1 NFTs will be worth a lot of money years down the road as the company releases a variety of series NFTs with series 1 being AMC’s ‘originals‘.

The concept is incredible but only time will tell.

Are you an NFT collector?

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Is AMC still being shorted?

AMC currently has a short interest of 21%.

It’s relatively high meaning short sellers continue to bet on AMC’s stock price to go down.

In fact, the Department of Justice is investigating short sellers and big-time hedge funds for illegally driving AMC and GameStop’s share prices down.

Elon Musk spoke out against short sellers with Adam Aron mocking them for the second time when the announcements were made public.

Short sellers have been long accused by the retail community of tampering with AMC’s share price as the demand for the stock has not been accurately reflecting on the price.

Once called conspiracy theorists, major publications and regulators have now confirmed every allegation.

Predatorial strategies in the market are real and AMC has been abused by them.

The retail community is fighting to lift the market manipulation imposed on so called ‘meme stocks’.

The lift would allow the stocks to naturally surge based on supply and demand.

Is AMC a good stock to short?

Absolutely not.

Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars betting against AMC Entertainment and now the Justice Department has gotten involved.

The SEC recently warned short sellers of ‘short squeeze’ risks in a market transparency report.

The number of activists in the retail community has multiplied over the months and year.

Can AMC still squeeze?

AMC’s current short interest is more than enough to send the share price to an all-time high.

The company’s stock reached $72 per share when the short interest was only at 20%.

The short interest came down to around 14% shortly after the price surge but has since gone up to now 21%.

When AMC climbed to $72 per share it was with only 6% short interest out of 20%.

Is it worth buying AMC for a short squeeze trade?

90% of retail investors holding the stock certainly think so.

For many, the reward outweighs the risk involved.

Though a wise man did once say, the only risk is not taking a risk at all.

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Is AMC a good stock to buy today?

is AMC a good stock to buy today
AMCStock Reddit – is AMC a good stock to buy?

What makes AMC so different from most stocks is the peculiar spot it’s in.

The company is working extremely hard to improve its fundamentals by innovating, paying off its debt, and increasing its revenue streams.

In the meantime, you have a loyal shareholder base looking to squeeze shorts from their positions while keep their ties to the company after successfully doing so.

Moody’s recently upgraded AMC to Caa2 rating saying the outlook on the company is positive amid the cinema industry’s recovery.

And while corporate (mainstream) media might tell you otherwise, it’s important to note that these companies are often times influenced and bought by hedge funds.

There’s no narrative here, only data.

Is AMC a good stock to buy?

The stock could be a great buy whether you’re looking at a long-term fundamental investment or whether you’re diving into a short squeeze trade.

Just remember, this is not financial advice, and my suggestion as always is to never put more money in the market than you can afford to lose.

Always do your due diligence and stick true to your conviction.

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GME Stock: Why It Can Still Skyrocket Past $1,000 Per Share

GME Stock - Can GME hit $1,000?
GameStop Stock – Can GME hit $1000 – How high will GME go?

A while back I wrote an article debating which stock you should invest in, AMC or GME stock? The premise of that article was to identify which stock was more convenient for the new retail investor.

See, both are great momentum stocks to hodl, but GME stock is a lot more expensive for the newcomer to buy.

And although AMC has now become the more popular stock, I have a good feeling those hodling GME stock can still see massive gains.

Here’s why.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – today I want to talk about GameStop stock, ticker symbol GME. Lets look at the data that states this stock is not done climbing up.

Lets get started!

If you’re like me, you probably didn’t get a chance to get in on GameStop before it began to create a ruckus in the financial world.

Or perhaps you were lucky enough to get a few shares.

I’m a strong AMC shareholder and will not buy GME stock only because I rather increase my position in AMC.

AMC’s short interest is higher, utilization is higher, and so are the shares on loan.

It’s also more affordable.

But don’t get me wrong, the reason I’m publishing this post today is because GME stock has enough data that proves it has more juice to squeeze.

So, if you’re holding GME stock, this article should help you armor up your conviction towards your stock.

GameStop Short Interest

GameStop’s short interest is still rather high. GME’s current short interest is sitting at 20.05% via. Ortex data.

Just to compare, AMC’s is at 20.59% which a short interest of 20% or higher is considered extremely high.

GME’s short interest data is updated daily here for free.

Why Does Short Interest Matter?

Short interest the number or percentage of short shares that have yet to be covered. For stocks with high short interest this means it is possible to squeeze shorts out of their positions.

GameStop stock is considered to have high short interest therefore it has slack to keep moving up. Not all shorts have covered their positions!

If you hold GameStop stock, keep holding it. The longer you hold it, the more money short sellers lose on paper. Once they can’t afford to hold GME stock they’ll be forced to cover.

Remember, it costs you nothing to hold.

GME Utilization Rate

GME stock utilization rate is currently 100%. This means the entire available shares in the market are currently being loaned to short the stock.

APPL for example, may have less than 1% because there’s not a large demand for shorting the stock.

A high demand for shorting GME stock means there’s a play to squeeze shorts out of their positions.

GME shareholders still have a chance to make a ton of money.

Short sellers have not backed off from shorting GameStop and continue to play with fire.

Will Utilization Stay Up?

If more short sellers open short positions then GameStop’s utilization will certainly go up.

At the moment, it seems that there’s 100% of the stock that’s being borrowed.

This number fluctuates from time to time.

Those that are still shorting it have been holding on for quite some time.

However, it’s only a matter of time before they too close their positions and GME stock surges again.

GME Stock: Shares on Loan

Can GME hit $1000
Game Stop Shares on loan: Can GME hit $1000

GME’s shares on loan refers to the number of shares that are being borrowed.

GME stock has approximately 18.67 million shares on loan.

We essentially convert the utilization percentage into the actual number of shares that are being borrowed.

That’s a lot of shares that still need to be covered by short sellers borrowing the stock.

GME stockholders could take advantage of the fact that the stock has been on discount recently.

Especially if you’re still looking to increase your positions in GameStop stock.

Otherwise, GME stock is a hold play right now where patience will bear some sweet fruit very soon.

Charles Schwab Raises Margin Requirements

Charles Schwab just raised margin requirements for short sellers shorting both AMC and GME stock.

This puts short sellers under tough conditions since they’ll need to keep more cash at hand to continue borrowing AMC and GME stock.

And although we’ve seen a little bit of institutional selloff, Charles Schwab continues to hold GME stock.

An institution that has not sold GameStop is Vanguard.

Vanguard is one of AMC’s biggest institutional holder who continues to buy the stock to-date.

So if there’s something GameStop shareholders can take from this is that institutions are still holding GME stock, and there are still enough short sellers to squeeze out of their positions.

How High Will GME Stock Go?

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So, can GME stock reach $1,000 per share. It’s certainly a possibility given that GameStop’s dark pool trading percentage is rather high, according to Stonk-O-Tracker data.

Dark pool trading in GameStop has ranged between 30%-50%. This means 30%-50% of short selling has occurred behind closed doors.

Short sellers are able to keep their short borrow fee down with this loophole as well as conjure up naked shares to swap with one another.

However, they’ll eventually have to close every synthetic share they’ve ‘borrowed’ to short the stock.

This is massive for GameStop just as it is for AMC.

Is It Too Late To Buy GME Stock?

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Is it too late to buy GME stock? Can GME hit $1000

I would say that you will no longer be able to buy GME stock below 3-figures.

If this figure is too expensive for you to build your portfolio then it absolutely is too late.

However, if you’re looking to diversify your momentum stock portfolio, GME stock could be a good stock to hold.

Otherwise, you’re better off buying the heavier shorted stock that is significantly more affordable at the moment, AMC.

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AMC Falls After Trading Halt: Was This Illegal?

AMC Falls After Trading Halt: Was This Illegal?
Trading halts cause AMC stock to fall more than 11%

AMC falls more than 8% the day after market makers halted trading, though the SEC has the power to halt trading as well.

The theatre chain stock had risen to more than $34 per share shortly after the market opened.

But a trading halt seized retail momentum causing the stock to plummet.

Coincidentally, GameStop was also halted as the game retailer soared to almost $200 per share.

Was this illegal? And should it be illegal?

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Who can halt trades?

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Who can halt stock trades?

Market makers, exchanges, and the SEC can halt trades.

As AMC falls, retail investors continue to ask why this ongoing manipulation in the market continues.

The question is who halted the trade of AMC and GME stock?

Prior to a halt, individual exchanges typically make an announcement alerting investors and keeping them informed.

Shareholders did not receive an alert.

So, did the SEC halt trading or was it market makers?

Most retail investors wouldn’t be surprised if it was both as the SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has not addressed retail’s concern.

The SEC has failed to address retail investors’ issues and has neglected to enforce proper measures against short seller market manipulation.

What is the purpose of halting trades?

The purpose of halting trades is to refrain investors from having a massive selloff, or in ‘meme stocks’ case, to refrain the stock from squeezing shorts from their positions.

Our financial system is in a great state of emergency at the moment.

And retail investors have created a disruption for just about every corrupt player in the game that feeds off of the small investor.

So, what can retail investors do about this manipulation in the market?

Retail investors must persistently raise awareness about the issues the community is facing.

The moment retail stops fighting for a fair market is the moment greed driven politicians and institutions win.

With enough energy and time, more and more people will begin to wake up to the truth.

Related: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

Will these halts have a long-term effect?

AMC’s and GameStop’s trading halt might have slowed down the process of squeezing shorts, but only for a moment.

See, the data hasn’t changed despite the market manipulation.

And it’s true, the longer short sellers drag this momentum play the bigger the event will be.

That’s because the number of shares being loaned have reached an all-time high and they continue to multiply.

This applies to GameStop too.

Eventually they’ll have to buy these borrowed shares back.

How long will that take?

That will depend on how long they can afford to hold their positions since they pay a fee to short both AMC and GME stock.

Be sure to check out this article here for more on what will trigger AMC to squeeze plus data, chart analysis, and patterns.

Days to cover is going down

I want to share this chart with you really quick.

The grey line going up shows short sellers have more shares now to cover than they did back in January and May/June of 2021.

This instantly tells us AMC’s next runup is going to surpass that of May/June’s all-time high.

The purple line shows us the ‘days to cover’.

Every time AMC’s DTC went down, we experienced new ATHs.

We can see in the chart that the days to cover is coming down again.

As Trey says, this is not a dead cat.

Expect AMC’s next runup to be more violent than June’s runup last year.

Will this be MOASS?

You’ll have to keep an eye out on the short interest data to identify how much percentage goes down during the climb.

This will give us a rough estimate of how many short sellers are left in the play.

And as AMC falls today, keep in mind that the entire market is also falling.

Big price moves are coming for AMC, be prepared.

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AMC and GME Stock Get Halted During Trading Surge

AMC and GameStop Halts
Halts are happening again as ‘meme stocks’ soar in volume and price

AMC and GameStop were halted shortly after the market opened this morning.

AMC stock reached a high of $34.09 and GameStop reached a high $199.24 before plunging.

The halts seized the ‘meme stocks’ from soaring, momentarily freezing momentum.

Shareholders might recall halts occurred last year as well before ‘meme stocks’ reached all-time highs.

Let’s discuss it.

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Momentum triggers gamma halts in AMC and GameStop

Both AMC and GameStop have more than 3 times their average trading volume today.

Could these early gamma squeezes have triggered a short squeeze in both AMC and GameStop had the stocks not been halted?

It’s certainly possible.

Although, it’s no secret these halts play in financial institutions’ favor.

Perpetual momentum could cause significant damage to institutions short on these plays.

The halts are not there for retail to regain composure, it’s for short sellers to regain their composure.

It gives financial institutions time to access the situation as it is no longer in their control.

The only control market makers have during these volatile swings are when to pause the game for themselves.

The thing is, when they resume retail investors will still be there.

So, while market makers might be able to slow down the process, they cannot prevent the inevitable.

Is history about to repeat itself?

AMC and GameStop along with other ‘meme stocks’ were halted in January of 2021.

Not only did these halts prevent these stocks from surging but Robinhood also froze the ability to purchase them.

AMC experienced halts again in May before its price ran up to more than $72 per share.

Retail investors were temporarily prohibited from purchasing the stock like they were in January.

Retail investors should view these halts as confirmation massive gains are coming in the near future.

While minor setbacks such halts might discourage bullish investors, it’s important to zoom out and look at the broader picture.

AMC stock is up more than 57% in the last five trading days.

And GameStop is up more than 36% in the last five trading days.

More than 56% of retail investors own GameStop and more than 90% of retail owns AMC Entertainment.

No one in the community is going to quit the crusade against crime in the markets due to halts.

What to look out for this week

AMC stock halted
AMC Stock Halted | GME Halt | GameStop Halt | AMC and GME Halt

Here’s what we can expect this week for AMC and GameStop.

  1. Surge in trading volume
  2. Short and distort campaigns

We can expect the same surges in volume throughout the week for both AMC and GameStop.

Retail investors are not letting off the gas pedal and short sellers know this.

For this reason, we can expect short and distort campaigns to take full flight again.

Corporate media has taken shots at AMC and GameStop for over a year, what’s to stop them now?

Despite the adversity, shorts have not closed their positions which means these two stocks have a lot of room for growth.

AMC currently has a short interest of 20.99% and GameStop has a short interest of 24.62%.

I update a list of heavily shorted stocks here daily so be sure to bookmark the page.

The short interest shows us the percentage of a stock’s float that is shorted.

10% is typically considered to be high while anything above 20% is out of the norm and deemed as ‘extremely high’ short interest.

We can spot some short covering as the short interest begins to decrease.

Are short squeezes on the horizon?

An AMC or GME short squeeze may happen at any moment.

This is why it’s imperative that shareholders hold the stock.

Investors are creating pressure through buying momentum, which increases the probability of runups and short covering.

AMC short sellers have suffered more than $750 million in the past two weeks.

Last week GME short sellers lost almost $500 million in one day alone.

The odds are definitely in retail’s favor.

Shorting AMC and GME stock will prove to be one of the riskiest bets in stock market history.

The pressure is certainly on and I’m excited to see retail come out at the end of this victorious.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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AMC’s Surging Volume Will Trigger a Short Squeeze

AMC's surging volume will trigger a short squeeze
Volume will be a key component for another massive AMC runup

AMC’s trading volume surged to 147.8 million on Wednesday.

Prices have surged more than 39% in the past 5 trading days and almost 130% since the past year.

Investors who have held the stock since last March have more than doubled their gains in the theatre chain company.

It’s this same volume pattern that rocketed AMC to its all-time high of $72 per share last year.

However, there are more shorts to squeeze this year than there were last year.

Let’s talk about it.

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“Let them eat crow” – Adam Aron

The CEO of AMC Entertainment Adam Aron took it to Twitter to express his thoughts on criticizers of his company.

So called ‘experts’ have been prophesizing the doom of the century old movie theatre company for over a year now in hopes to profit by short selling it to the ground.

However, the combination of a powerful retail community and innovation of the company have cost short sellers billions in losses.

And they’re not too keen on accepting AMC is no longer the company it used to be pre-pandemic.

This older generation of financial ‘experts’ have found themselves getting cornered by a new generation of educated and activist retail investors.

Retail investors today have exposed market manipulation and injustices in the system with a few predatorial strategies grabbing the attention of mainstream media.

Adam Aron has a message for the company’s doom prophets, “let them eat crow”.

To ‘eat crow’ is to be humiliated and shamed after being shown to be wrong or to be forced to admit one’s error and be publicly shamed as a result.

And criticizers have been a little too quiet as AMC’s share price has surged in the past week.

This is getting more interesting every day.

Short sellers have a serious problem on their hands

AMC theatre company is no longer facing pre-pandemic challenges

Short sellers are in quite a mess at the moment.

Retail investors are buying and holding the stock as long as it’s going to take to squeeze them from their short positions.

Successfully doing so will drive AMC’s share price to unprecedented all-time highs.

GameStop shorts are facing the exact same problem.

When AMC surged to $72 per share last year the short interest dropped from 20% to 14%, a 6% cover.

Today AMC has a short interest of 21% and the cost to borrow the stock to short it is slowly increasing.

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That’s right, shorts pay a fee for holding their short positions in AMC and GameStop.

And as AMC’s share price continues to surge, shorts will be forced to keep up with margin requirements as their balances drop or be forced to liquidate adequate short positions to maintain it.

AMC’s price will rise as new shorts begin to cut their losses and buy back their shares creating a domino effect of shorts closing.

This ‘buy-back’ will further drive momentum in the market and fuel price runups.

Similar to last year’s climbs.

AMC receives 2 short squeeze signals back-to-back

AMC volume triggers short squeeze signals
Ortex short squeeze signals – AMC Entertainment Holdings stock

Ortex alerted two AMC short squeeze signals back-to-back on Tuesday, March 22nd.

However, the stock has received a total of three short squeeze signals for the month of March.

These short squeeze signals essentially detect high probabilities of a short squeeze.

Such alerts are an indicator AMC has the perfect setup to squeeze shorts from their positions.

And while these signals don’t necessarily indicate a squeeze is about to happen then and there, it lets us know AMC is on the right track.

A short squeeze is imminent, it’s only a matter of time.

Will AMC’s volume continue to surge in the coming trading days?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Be sure to keep an eye out on the short interest and circle back for more market news and updates.

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Is Your Portfolio Down? 3 Tips to Navigate the Weather

is your stock portfolio down? 3 Tips to navigate the bad weather
Is your stock portfolio down? 3 Tips to navigate the bad weather

Nothing is more dissatisfying than seeing your portfolio down.

You work so hard to earn the money to invest it, finally begin to see some growth, and then the market dumps.

Now your stock portfolio is down.

Most of you aren’t ‘hedging’ against your losses like most financial institutions are either.

So, what can you do to navigate this bad weather?

Here are 3 tips that will get you through it.

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#1. Increase your position(s)

increase your position when your stock portfolio is down
Increase your position when your stock portfolio is down

One way I personally take advantage of the market when my stock portfolio is down is by increasing my positions.

If you’re a long-term stockholder like I am then you understand the current market situation is only temporary and the market always tends to bounce right back up.

This means that any stock that’s red in my portfolio is at a discount.

Some of you who are part of my private community have received alerts and notifications of when I’ve bought a dip (both stock and crypto).

It’s these types of strategies that have allowed me to weather the bad storm when my portfolios are down.

Why buy on red days?

why buy when the market is down?
Why buy when the market is down?

Buying on red days even if your portfolio is down means you will profit as soon as the market begins to trend upwards again.

If a stock you purchased is down -5% then it goes down to -10%, you can take advantage of buying the asset cheaper at -10% if you anticipate its value will go back up.

In this scenario, if the value goes up again and the original stock you purchased has broken even, then the other share(s) you bought low are up +5%.

If your conviction towards a stock or company is strong, buying heavy during the lows could significantly increase your portfolio’s value as the stock begins to climb again.

While many novice investors might panic at the sight of their assets declining in value, it’s best to stay calm and rely on your conviction and have a strategy in mind.

#2. Invest your money in other assets

Buy crypto with Coinbase
Buy crypto with Coinbase

Other assets you can invest your money in when your portfolio is down could be a business, a crypto wallet, or even in yourself.

One way I’ve invested my money during this bear market aside from stocks and cryptocurrencies has been in my business and in my health.

The reason we invest is to get a return.

So why not invest in a startup or even in yourself?

Because ultimately you are the vehicle that’s going to take you to where you want to be.

Think about how else you can make a return on the money you’re about to invest.

Nothing is ever certain, not even in the stock market.

Take a risk and invest in yourself.

Assets you can invest in other than stocks

  • Cryptocurrencies
  • NFTs
  • Startup/Side Hustle/ Business
  • Health

You’ll find that once you invest in other income generating opportunities, those same opportunities will eventually allow you to invest more into the markets and within one another.

This form of diversification is going to armor you up for when your stock portfolio is down.

Keep track of your net worth as well as the sources growing it to build your portfolio’s confidence.

#3. You can always play it passively

Long-term investing
Long-term investing

When your stock portfolio is down, you can always choose to play it passively and do nothing.

You understand building your net worth is going to take time despite what the market is going through.

Perhaps you don’t find cryptocurrencies or startups attractive, and that’s okay.

This third tip is to be patient and let your portfolio go through the growing pains.

Believe me when I say I’ve been there too.

The important thing here is to stay calm and not let your feelings control your financial decisions.

I know too well this is one of the hardest things about having money planted in the stock market.

But in the end, this all about taking in that learning experience so you can do better the next time an opportunity comes your way.

When should you cut your losses?

when should you cut your losses?

You should cut your losses only when you’ve identified an investment is a dead play or you are not seeing results after 1-2 years, especially if you’re going long on a stock or company.

Day traders cut their losses quick because they’re in the stock market for short-term gains.

Long-term investors should keep a close eye on what they’re investing in to identify whether there is future growth of a stock.

One way I’ve identified a potentially great long-term stock is by looking at the stock’s history chart.

If there’s been consistent growth for over a period of a few years, then you can assume the trajectory will follow in the coming years.

I created a list of these type of long-term stocks here.

I cut my losses on SPRT shortly after the merge with Greenridge because at that point I didn’t trust the company nor its partners.

Another stock I sold was AT&T because after a little over a year all it did was consolidate and its performance was not on parr with my expectations.

These are just my personal experiences selling stocks in the market.

AT&T has a great dividend, and I might create a portfolio specifically based on dividend stocks in the near future to further amp up my portfolio strategy.

Is your portfolio down?

Let’s start a discussion in the comment section below.

Is your portfolio down?

And if so, how are you navigating through today’s bear market?

The community and I would love to hear from you.

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New Data Shows AMC and GME Stock are Manipulated

Proof AMC and GME are being manipulated
Proof AMC and GME stock are being manipulated

Data shows retail investors aren’t selling their AMC or GME stock, yet both stocks continue to plummet.

Are their share prices being manipulated?

Retail investors have been at war with hedge funds since the buy button was deleted from purchasing ‘meme stocks’ back in January of 2021.

Regulators such as the SEC have been under fire as well.

The SEC announced they would be voting on hedge fund disclosures, the vote was approved 3-1.

Keep reading for the latest AMC and GameStop market data.

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I want to give a massive shoutout to the retail community who has been bringing light to this information.

Without you, the community wouldn’t be what it is.

AMC Market Data

AMC market manipulation
AMC price does NOT match retail buying and holding

The yellow you’re seeing in this market data by CheddarFlow is identifying the strength in buying and holding AMC stock.

The blue line you’re seeing is AMC’s trading price decline.

The price does not reflect the true demand for the stock; in other words, retail investors are not selling AMC stock.

So, why is AMC stock’s share price plummeting although retail investors continue to buy and hold the stock?

This anomaly seems to be blatant market manipulation.

Not only have hedge funds faced intense scrutiny for playing dirty, but many have defaulted or are losing money betting against AMC and GameStop.

Here’s what an accurate chart analysis of how this pattern should be in sync.

Peloton accuracy
Peloton sell-off matches price drops

As you can see in this market data analysis, Peloton’s blue line (price) matches the yellow pattern of investors selling the stock.

This is an accurate representation of what a sell-off looks like when compared to the price of a stock.

When comparing Peloton’s market data vs AMC’s, we can clearly identify that AMC’s share price is being manipulated.

AMC shareholders are not selling their AMC stock, but rather hedge funds are using loopholes to drive the share price down.

What about GameStop (GME)?

GameStop manipulation
GameStop market manipulation

We’re seeing the same market manipulation in GameStop as we are with AMC stock.

GME shareholders continue to buy and hold the stock as hedge funds manipulate the share price by tanking it.

Naturally, the demand seen by retail investors should be driving AMC’s and GameStop’s share price upwards, not downwards.

AMC and GME share price are synthetic

AMC and GME share price are synthetic

When comparing both AMC and GameStop’s data to Peloton’s sell-off, we can only conclude that AMC’s and GameStop’s share prices are synthetic.

They do not reflect the demand in the stock market nor the psychology and sentiment within the communities.

The ape community has always been right when it comes to the nefarious strategies used to suppress the share price of these stocks.

Both AMC and GME stock are heavily shorted at 20% short interest according to Ortex.

However, the short interest reported can certainly be much higher that what Ortex, S3, and Ameritrade are being given to report.

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What does this mean for retail investors?

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Retail investors who own shares in both AMC and GME stock have been experiencing a slow bleed in the markets.

The drops seem to be synthetically produced and are out of retail’s control.

Raising awareness of this market manipulation is the best fighting chance retail investors have.

There’s a massive suppression preventing AMC and GME stock from running a natural course based solely on supply and demand.

All activists fighting for a fair market should remain headstrong in creating change.

Lifting this suppression will drive both these stock’s share price up inevitably forcing short sellers to close their positions.

Thanks to @therealdarkpool on Twitter for pulling up this data.

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Why Didn’t AMC Squeeze Last Year in 2021? [Deep Dive]

Why didn't AMC squeeze last year?
Why didn’t AMC squeeze? And can it squeeze this year?

Many of you might be wondering why AMC didn’t squeeze last year in 2021.

The stock had an incredible year overall.

Retail investors who got in for a short squeeze play early came up more than 1000%!

However, these retail investors knowns as ‘apes’ continue to hold the stock into 2022.

After all, people got in for a short squeeze play, not to make a quick buck.

So, why didn’t AMC squeeze last year in 2021?

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AMC was one of the most searched for ticker symbols in 2021 and consistently trended on Yahoo Finance throughout the year.

Many of you aren’t new to the blog.

I was an early adopter in the AMC saga and helped a ton of people get in on this play early.

So, what was so special about buying AMC stock in 2021?

After GameStop’s share price increased to incredible levels nearing $500 per share, retail investors noticed AMC’s short interest was also high.

A high short interest meant the stock was heavily shorted therefore short sellers could be squeezed out of their positions, triggering a short squeeze (massive price flux.).

AMC experienced massive gains from $2 per share up to $20 per share.

Momentum then further escalated AMC’s share price to $72 per share before slowly cooling off to today’s price levels.

However, AMC didn’t fully squeeze last year, it merely removed small shorts from their positions during these runups.

But more on that later, let’s break down what is currently going on with AMC stock.

AMC Continues to Be Shorted

AMC Short Shares Available to borrow

AMC was one of the heaviest shorted stocks in the market last year.

Though mainstream media might claim that AMC squeezed last year, it only experienced gamma squeezes (momentum).

Because the short interest did fluctuate, we can access that some short covering did indeed occur.

However, AMC’s short interest is still relatively high.

When AMC soared to $72 per share last year the short interest dropped from 20% to 14%.

AMC’s current short interest is at 20%.

AMC Short Interest 2022

This means there’s ample room for AMC’s share price to continue surging in 2022.

Why didn’t shorts cover their positions in AMC last year?

A few short sellers did cover their short positions in AMC last year, though according to the short interest many open positions remain.

In fact, according to the short interest data, there’s approximately more than 102 million shares on loan that have yet to be closed.

Financial institutions have to close these positions at some point, and that’s whether they’re profitable or not.

Because short squeeze plays are rare, we’re learning more about their development through AMC and GameStop.

The matter of the fact is that AMC Entertainment is no longer going bankrupt so even if the share price drops below $10 and shorts cover profitable, we can expect to see a massive runup from the buying pressure happening all at once.

Why bigger shorts didn’t cover AMC last year is almost like saying why didn’t retail investors sell their stock last year.

Both retail and short sellers are going long on AMC Entertainment stock.

This means eventually individual people from both groups will begin to cave in.

And it’s an entire ecosystem of some taking profits or cutting their losses.

As AMC’s share price continues to drop in 2022, it provides short sellers with open positions in AMC from last year to finally close this year.

The results?

Massive price movements.

Market manipulation events

Market manipulation exposed
Market manipulation exposed

Retail investors who bought AMC stock last year saw a number of ways hedge funds manipulate the market.

From borrowing shares that don’t exist to short the stock, to OTC trading and dark pool trading, retail saw it all.

These predatorial strategies were used in efforts to discourage retail from further buying the stock.

Last year we saw Melvin Capital almost close if it weren’t for Citadel giving them a lifeline.

Mudrick threw in the towel and Archegos went bankrupt.

Anchorage Capital closed after 18 years; they had more than 4 million put options in AMC stock and were one of the top 10 institutional firms shorting AMC stock last year.

Another hedge fund on that list is Citadel Securites who lost billions in AMC in 2021, negatively affecting their customers.

Will this trend continue in 2022?

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How long can shorts drag not covering?

Just as retail investors can go long on a stock for many years, short sellers can also drag not covering for long periods of time.

This squeeze play will have intermittent episodes where we see some covering before new shorts open a position.

AMC Entertaiment is a hot spot for short sellers to bet against the stock and the company’s progress.

Will AMC Squeeze in 2022?

Why didn't AMC Squeeze in 2021? Can AMC squeeze in 2022?
Why didn’t AMC squeeze in 2021? Can AMC still squeeze in 2022?

As AMC’s share price continues to tumble, short sellers may begin to take profits by closing their short positions.

It’s this buying pressure that will ultimately lead AMC to experience major price moves this year.

Whether these price moves will trigger a chain of short covering or not is an event that has yet to unfold.

Could AMC squeeze in 2022?

Absolutely.

But while regulators fall back on the uncovering of synthetics, for now the short interest is the only data that confirms how much potential this squeeze has.

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You can read more about AMC’s short interest data for 2022 here.

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