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Ken Griffin Attacks: “Pension Plans Destroyed by Retail Investors”

Ken Griffin on Retail Investors
Market News: Ken Griffin on retail investors

Ken Griffin accused the retail community of destroying teacher’s pension plans by taking down Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital.

Melvin Capital is a hedge fund that was short on ‘meme stocks’ holding a large position in GameStop.

The company is scheduled to shut down in June after it had suffered a 50% loss in 2021, and an additional 20.6% in the first quarter of 2022.

Sources say Melvin Capital has already begun to liquidate its positions to pay back investors in cash.

In this Bloomberg exclusive, Ken Griffin plays a role of the victim, defending Mr. Plotkin and the hedge fund whose mission it was to bankrupt GameStop.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel is also short on AMC Entertainment – the hedge fund lost billions last year betting against retail.

Let’s discuss it.

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CNBC mourns the loss of Melvin Capital

CNBC says Melvin was one of the biggest victims from the meme stock frenzy last year due to its large short position in GameStop.

They say Citadel and Point72 had to provide Melvin Capital with a lifeline to stay above the water.

The hedge funds combined provided Gabe Plotkin with $2.75 billion in capital last year.

However, as things went south quick for Melvin, both hedge funds demanded the capital back.

Something Ken Griffin and his affiliates fail to mention.

Mainstream media has also danced around the fact that hedge funds planned to wipe American companies by overleveraging their short positions during the pandemic.

Success in doing so would delist AMC, GameStop, and other meme stocks from the stock market.

Betting against companies with intention to bankrupt them to the ground is no charity work.

It’s un-American and a nefarious practice that has dragged out for too long.

Ken Griffin blames retail investors

In the video below, Ken Griffin gives his thoughts on retail investors and the entire ‘meme stock’ phenomena.

Ken Griffin takes a jab at the retail community saying retail investors who aimed to bankrupt Melvin Capital also wiped-out pension funds from teachers.

But Ken, retail investors don’t get up in the morning and think to themselves, “let’s wipe out a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund.”

Melvin Capital lost because he went against retail – the first time in history the people fight back corruption in the stock market, and win.

Ken Griffin lost billions shorting AMC stock, the retail community is currently his biggest adversary.

AMC shareholders continue to buy and hold the stock until short sellers exit their positions, which will result in a short squeeze.

Today’s retail investors are armed with education, they understand what they hold and what it’s doing to hedge funds.

While Ken Griffin and affiliates might be pumping a narrative as victims, high profiles such as Elon Musk, Jon Stewart, and Ryan Cohen have stood up against short sellers.

For the first time in history, Wall Street is getting their a** kicked, and these hedge fund managers certainly do not like that.

Hedge funds should prepare for bigger losses

Institutions are about to lose a massive amount of collateral due to executive order 14032 in early June.

This presidential order is prohibiting Chinese securities to be used as collateral starting June 2nd, 2022.

It was responsible for initiating margin calls when AMC Entertainment stock rose to $20 per share in January, and $72 per share in June of last year.

With liquidity drying up in global markets, it’s going to be quite difficult for hedge funds to keep up with margin requirements on heavily shorted ‘meme stocks’.

Massive selloffs in the market have proved just how distressed financial institutions are.

We’re seeing for the first-time hedge funds begin to shut down as they take the lead in liquidity burn.

Retail investors have been the majority of buyers in today’s markets according to Bank of America.

Hedge funds are headed towards a larger train-wreck of disaster they cannot get off of.

As they continue to tank the markets, margin requirements go up thanks to DTCC B16845-22.

Hedge funds have lost control.

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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?

How To Trade Options in the Market With a 9-5

Options Trading for beginners
Are you ready to trade options? Here’s what you need to know first.

There are many ways to earn money outside a 9-5 but multiplying your money at will through the market provides you with another type of freedom.

If you’re like me, you probably hold traditional long-term stocks, some crypto, but have also been interested or curious about options trading.

Options trading seemed intimidating to me a year ago.

But after many months on and off of researching it, I’ve finally decided to apply the knowledge I’ve gained.

And it’s changing everything very quickly.

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Why options trading?

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Options trading allows you to make money at will, no matter if the price of a stock is on an upwards or downwards trend.

Differentiating calls vs puts is going to help you identify which strategy will best suit you as a trader.

While some traders use one or the other, many traders also use both strategies in different plays.

Trading options isn’t as risky as most people might initially think it is.

For starters, buying a call or put option means you can only lose what you invest in.

Another pro to trading options is you can earn money every day, or every week if your margin account has less than $25,000.

New options traders will find you do not need a lot of money to begin trading options.

You can fund your account with a few hundred dollars or less for starters when learning how to trade.

Reason why you shouldn’t limit yourself to a 9-5

9-5

A 9-5 might feel like you have some sense of security, but the reality is a 9-5 is never truly 100% secured.

Learning new skills will allow you to increase your income outside your 9-5 without having to take the risks of entrepreneurship.

Two of my startups failed while I was employed, the third one wasn’t scalable, and finally my first real business has been growing since 2020.

But even then, I knew that I didn’t just want to earn money per project.

I asked myself, “how can I earn money on a regular basis?”

That’s when I began to study options trading before actually committing to making my first trade.

The hardest part for me was taking action after I had digested the knowledge on how to make my first trade.

But let me tell you, once I made my first trade, I got a rush.

Because I wanted to do it for so long and I was finally doing it.

I had a strategy in mind I always thought of using and I finally began putting it to work.

I made gains on my first trade, gains on my second, and lost a little on my third.

But by my sixth trade, I was up 10.57%.

If you’re a long-term investor you’re lucky to see these gains by the end of the year.

Here’s why these gains were so important

If you’re thinking to yourself, what’s so significant about +10%?

Well, you’re missing the macro vision here.

Think about how often you get a raise at work, are you even in a position to get a raise at work?

Imagine you getting paid 10% more one day at work, that be great wouldn’t it be?

Now let’s break down how much 10% is when comparing it to a few different brackets when trading options.

10% gains on $200 is $20 more per day / additional $600 per month

10% gains on $500 is $50 more per day / additional $1,500 per month

10% gains on $1,000 is $100 more per day / additional $3,000 per month

Now that’s a lot better, right?

If you are able to make $1 trading options then you can make $10 trading options and $100, and so on.

And while not every trade will be a 10% gain day, some will be bigger days and some less.

This is where strategy and due diligence will play a big part in your success rate.

How to prepare for options trading

Read the differences between calls vs puts.

I break down the differences in this article and make it very easy for beginners to understand how they work.

Call options are bullish bets a stock will go up while put options are a bearish bet a stock will go down.

You will also want to familiarize yourself with the meanings of OTM (out the money), ITM (in the money), and ATM (at the money), also explained in this same article.

And lastly, you will need to use a broker that allows you to trade options.

Webull has to be the best platform to trade options as it has one of the easiest navigation layouts in the game.

NOTE: you will need to open a margin account and not a cash account to trade options with Webull.

If you’re part of the community newsletter, you received an email regarding a new 3-part video options trading series I have coming very soon.

I’m going to show you how to buy a call option and put option step-by-step during a real-life trade.

I will wrap up the third video with the trading strategies that I personally use that no one else is talking about.

Some of you caught the clip I posted on my IG story this morning on calls that printed from CEI.

This 3-part video series will be made available in our private community if you’re interested in learning more about trading options.

Here’s what happens when you trade options

Options Trader - FrankNez
  1. You gain control of your finances
  2. A confidence emerges that was previously dormant
  3. You unlock the ability to multiply your money at will

Something clicks when you realize that you can literally turn money into more money without relying on an employer.

Those of you reading this who already trade options know exactly what I mean.

By the end of my course, most of you will be able to wake up every morning and make a trade that will yield gains.

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Calls VS Puts: The Biggest Differences in Options Trading

Calls VS Puts
A simple guide to Calls VS Puts – Puts vs Calls – Calls vs Puts explained

This article is going to help new investors identify the difference between calls vs puts.

I’m going to provide you with a very simple overview and breakdown of what these two trading strategies mean in the world of options trading.

And if you’re not familiar with what options trading is, I will further explain that down below.

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What is a call option?

What is a call option?
What is a call option? – Calls vs puts explained

A call option is a bullish strategy that allows a trader to profit from a trade on the upside.

The trader essentially bets that the price of a stock is going to go up by buying call options.

How does a call option work?

When you open the options chain, you will have many contracts to choose from, ITM, ATM, or OTM, which I’ll use as a quick example for now.

If you are betting on the price of a stock to go up, you might buy a contract with a strike price of a few dollars above the underlying securities’ current price, depending on your risk.

If the stock does indeed move up in price, you will begin to see gains on your contract.

You may then sell your contract and profit from your play when you are ready.

What is a put option?

what is a put option?
What is a put option? – calls vs puts options – puts vs calls stocks

A put option is a bearish strategy that allows a trader to profit off a trade on the downside.

Unlike calls, traders buying put options are betting the price of a security will drop.

How does a put option work?

I’ll use another OTM example for now and explain the other scenarios below.

You will have many options in the options chain to choose from.

Here you will be able to select a contract to buy based on the ‘strike’ price you’ve selected.

The strike price you’ve selected is where you believe the price of a security will go down to.

If a price of a stock is at $20 and you buy a contract for a strike price of $17, you’re betting that the price of the stock will fall in the future.

If the stock falls to $19 then $18, you will begin to see gains on your bet.

The closer the price of the underlying security gets to $17, the more gains you will see.

You can then close your position at any moment before the contract’s expiration date and take profits.

Both these examples are examples of an OTM contract which I’ll explain more below.

Here are other examples of how calls vs puts work.

What is ATM and ITM?

ATM vs ITM
Options trading: ATM vs ITM

ATM stands for “at the money”.

At the money (ATM) is the current price a stock/security is trading at.

When your strike price is near the current share price this is considered to be “at the money” (ATM) for both calls and put options.

ITM puts

ITM stands for “in the money” and will be a little different for puts vs calls.

When a strike price is in the money for put options, it means the price is above the “at the money” (ATM) price.

Example: You’re betting the price of a stock will go down, so you buy a put options contract “ITM” for $11 while the stock is currently trading at $10 (ATM).

You contract has a higher probability to earn gains since the current share price (ATM) is already below your strike price (ITM).

The further the price of a stock goes down from your strike price, the more money you make.

ITM calls

When a strike price is in the money for call options, it means the price is below the ATM price.

Example: You’re betting the price of a stock will go higher so you buy a call option contact “ITM” at $9 while the stock is trading at $10 (ATM).

Your call option contract has a better probability of making money from the start since the current share price is already above your strike price.

If the price of that stock continues to surge, then you will continue to make gains.

“In the money” (ITM) contracts are a little more expensive to buy since your probability to make money is higher.

“At the money” (ATM) contracts which are closer to the “current” share price had a medium risk factor and are cheaper than ITM contracts.

So then what are OTM contracts?

OTM “out the money” explained

OTM Explained
Calls vs puts explained – OTM – Calls vs Puts options

OTM, or “out the money” is the strike price above the ATM for calls, and the strike price below the ATM for puts.

Call option example: If you buy a call options contract OTM at $12 and the price of the stock is currently at $10 “at the money” (ATM), you are betting the price of a stock will rise above $10 per share.

Put option example: If you buy a put options contact “out the money” (OTM) at $8 and the price is currently at $10 “at the money” (ATM), you are betting the price of a stock will go below $10.

Remember, the closer a stock’s price gets to your strike price, the more gains you will reap.

So, the further out the money your strike price is, the higher the reward may be.

Should you buy ATM, ITM, or OTM?

Every trader will use the strategy that best tailors to their risk.

  • Out The Money (OTM) = High Risk / High Reward
  • At The Money (ATM) = Medium Risk / Medium Reward
  • In The Money (ITM) = Low Risk / Low Reward

Traders will need to study the performance of an underlying asset to get a feel and understanding of where the price may go.

Once you have determined whether you will be buying puts vs calls or vice versa, then you may begin to look at the contracts available.

Options contracts explained

Every 1 contract equates to 100 shares of a particular stock.

OTM contracts are usually less expensive.

With these contracts you can buy 100 shares of a stock for only cents.

ITM contracts are more expensive because they are the safest choice.

ATM contracts are in between ITM and OTM in pricing.

The options chain will allow you to choose when contracts based on short-term or long-term expiration dates.

You can go short or long on both a call and put options contract.

These expiration dates may vary from only a few days to weeks, to months, and even years.

Whether you should trade short-term or longer-term expiration options contracts is a strategy that will be highly based on your trading goals.

Where can you trade options?

options trading with webull
Options trading with Webull – calls vs puts options – calls vs puts explained

The most popular platform to trade options is Webull.

Webull is where I personally began learning reading charts and familiarizing myself with the options chain and data.

Here traders will be able to purchase calls vs puts or vice versa.

Some traders use both strategies to make money during a bull and bear market.

Other platforms where you can trade options include:

  • TD Ameritrade
  • ETrade
  • Robinhood
  • Fidelity

If you’re already invested in stocks, you might already be using one of these platforms.

The difference between trading stocks and trading options is that you will need to open a margin account for options.

A cash account will not allow you to buy calls vs puts.

You can earn 5 free stocks from Webull when you sign up using my affiliate link.

If you choose not to keep these 5 stocks, you can sell them and fund your margin account to trade options.

Puts VS Calls: Why trade options?

puts vs calls: why trade options
Puts vs Calls stocks – calls vs puts options – calls vs puts explained

Buying puts or buying calls allow traders to bulk up on stock and use leverage to make money in the stock market.

There are 4 different ways you can trade options.

  1. Buy Calls
  2. Sell Calls
  3. Buy Puts
  4. Sell Puts

All four essentially allow you to use leverage and make money whichever side of the play you want to begin trading options.

However, selling calls and selling puts from the get-go will require further in-depth explanation, which I will do in another article.

For today’s breakdown, I’ve explained buying both calls and puts.

There are a variety of things that attract investors to trading options.

  1. Short-term gains
  2. Big returns
  3. Losses are limited to what you put in your contract
  4. Quick accumulation of cash / shares

If you’re here today, it’s because you’ve probably seen people in your space talk about how much money they’ve made playing options.

And while options can yield a full-time income stream, new traders should also be aware of the risks.

Is trading options risky?

Is trading options risky?
Calls vs puts options – puts vs calls stocks –

Trading options has its risks as bets aren’t 100% guaranteed to play in your favor.

However, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances at becoming profitable.

  1. Familiarize yourself with technical analysis / chart patterns
  2. Only buy what you can afford to lose

While traders can certainly trade based on market sentiment, it would be wise to gain some understanding of how prices move through technical analysis.

TA can help traders determine the trajectory of a stock’s price moves in the coming minutes, hours, days, and even weeks.

It’s best to armor yourself up and learn as much as you can to properly set yourself up for success.

If you’d like me to do a write-up on bullish and bearish patterns leave me a comment below.

When it comes to choosing between calls vs puts, it really comes down to adapting to the changes in the market to help you increase your income potential.

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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?

who can halt stock trades
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’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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Welcome to Franknez.com – AMC shareholders are having nostalgia again as AMC stock gains traction. And they’ve held for over a year because of what’s coming next.

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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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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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Let’s get started!

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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Welcome to Franknez.com – today I want to touch topic on AMC since it’s been the most anticipated stock of all 2021. You’re going to want to stick around for this one.

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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.

Don’t miss today’s topic discussion on YouTube at the end of the article.

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

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Why is AMC Stock Going Down? [3 BIG Reasons]

why is AMC stock going down?
3 Big Reasons why AMC stock is going down

AMC stock continues to have an incredible amount of demand for the stock, so why is AMC stock going down?

After all, the ape community has made it almost one whole year without selling the stock.

Shouldn’t big short sellers be closing their positions by now?

The answer is simpler than you think.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – today we’re diving into 3 BIG reasons why AMC stock is going down. Here’s what you need to know.

Let’s get started!

Now, I published this same exact topic discussion on my YouTube channel so if you’re subscribed then you might have already watched it.

Either way, I will embed it at the end of the article for your viewing pleasure as it will enhance this article.

Why is AMC stock dropping?

why is AMC stock dropping?
Why is AMC dipping?

AMC stock has been dropping for a few months now.

Its steady downtrend has retail investors wondering what in the world is going on, and whether the stock will pick up again.

High rewards come with high risks, and it would be wise to remember to never overleverage your investments.

If you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, you’ll be happy to hear AMC’s share price decline is only temporary.

I said this earlier in our topic discussion on the channel; just like bull markets don’t last forever, neither do bear markets.

Eventually we’ll see a correction.

Let’s start with the first reason why AMC stock has gone down.

#1. Omicron & Covid news

Omicron news stock market

AMC stock is down due to various publishers pushing fears about Omicron and Covid news.

Now, AMC is not the only stock affected by this, the entire market has been hit because of the grim news.

Growing cases in the United States of the variant could cause businesses to have setbacks again.

Due to the uncertainty of how the variant will affect the economy, stocks are taking a massive toll from fear of the unknown.

AMC stock is down to a variety of reasons, but this economic fear is everywhere and is affecting the entire market, including the century old movie theatre chain.

#2. Adam Aron selling has driven AMC stock down

Adam Aron selling shares

Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment sold hundreds of thousands of shares, cashing in millions of dollars for his estate planning.

The admired CEO had notified shareholders of the company mid last year on his plans of doing so towards the end of the year.

Dumping hundreds of thousands of shares proved to move AMC’s stock price down as the ape community held.

While most of the community is indifferent about his decision, his actions moved AMC’s share price down significantly, especially due to a negative media.

Coverage by mainstream media only fueled this fire as more short sellers have begun to enter the play.

AMC’s short interest has risen from 16% to almost 20%!

When you combine the Covid news with bad press about the CEO taking profits, AMC’s share price is sure to take a hit as we have seen.

However, these two reasons why AMC stock is going down aren’t as big as this third one.

And I know many of you know where this is going.

#3. AMC stock continues to be heavily shorted

shorting AMC stock

Mainstream media might have painted a little picture about how AMC experienced a short squeeze last year but that’s far from the truth.

After all, these shill platforms are all tied together by News Corp., a company Citadel Securities’ Ken Griffin is invested in.

AMC stock continues to be heavily shorted even in 2022.

Hedge funds have been using market manipulation strategies to suppress the stock from squeezing them from their short positions.

These financial institutions lost billions from shorting AMC stock in hopes the company would go bankrupt in 2021.

Since then, hedge funds like Mudrick, Archegos, and Anchorage Capital, who betted against AMC Entertainment, have closed.

Big hedge funds such as Citadel Securities have not closed their short positions in AMC causing turmoil for their customers.

The multi-billion-dollar hedge fund has even received a lifeline of $1.2 billion from partners Sequoia and Paradigm, their first private funding ever.

Even as hedge funds overleverage themselves to drive AMC stock down, it’s only a matter of time before more begin to throw in the towel.

Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks

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AMC stock and the market in general will eventually start to see a correction.

Remember, bull markets don’t last forever.

However, keep in mind that AMC stock may still drop lower in price due to various market abnormalities (i.e., Omicron news, global market risks like Evergrande, market manipulation).

Related: How do hedge funds manipulate the stock market?

One thing is certain.

AMC’s short interest is more than high enough to squeeze shorts from their positions.

When AMC’s SI dropped from 20% to 14%, we saw the company’s share price surge from $14 to $72.

The short interest is nearing 20% again with other brokers showing much higher.

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