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MULN Stock Continues to Drop Despite Positive Developments

Why is MULN Stock Dropping?
Market News Daily: Why is MULN stock dropping?

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) stock continues to fall despite several positive developments happening with the company.

MULN shares fell to $0.10 on Thursday, closing at $0.11.

Prices have slid more than -22% in the past trading week and more than -64% this year-to-date after shares rose in January from $0.32 to $0.44.

Today’s trading marked the company’s new 52-week low.

The latest developments in Mullen Automotive have been very positive for the company, but prices have continued to tumble.

This week, Mullen Automotive received the distribution rights to their K50 Dragonfly EV supercar.

Shares momentarily rose 2.5% before coming back down.

The company won license for IP and exclusive distribution rights in North and South American markets for the Qiantu K50/DragonFLY.

“This agreement with Qiantu is an important milestone for the company, said Mullen’s CEO and Chairman David Michery, adding that “since day one, we have received overwhelming positive feedback for this vehicle, including our original debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show and the Indy 500 in May 2019.

We are excited to start the GT and GTRS programs on March 20, 2023.”

Mullen Automotive will work to re-engineer the product to meet U.S. standards with final assembly in Mishawka, Indiana.

The EV supercar will be rebranded and refreshed to sell under the Mullen GT & GTRS brands with expected performance specs of 0-60 MPH in 1.95 seconds and a top speed over 200 MPH.

Other Positive MULN Stock News

Positive MULN stock news.
Positive MULN stock news.

Just last week, Mullen Automotive confirmed the delivery of 6,000 Class 1 EV cargo vans valued at $200 million by the end of March 2023.

Mullen Automotive CEO David Michery released the official statement on the company’s website — a positive development shareholders have been waiting for since December of 2022.

The company also reported in their statement that as of Feb. 28, 2023, Mullen has $87,400,009 of cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, and Mullen expects to receive an additional $110 million from firm commitments by June 1, 2023.

“I believe we have all the pieces in place between our product, factories, and strategic expertise to execute on our plans to deliver our Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles this year,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.

“Furthermore, we continue to invest and move at a fast clip with the Mullen FIVE program, which will soon be approaching vehicle engineering freeze, allowing us to move into the next phase of the crossover program.”

In December, Mullen Automotive received a $200 million purchase order for 6,000 of its Class 1 EV cargo vans by RMA group.

Randy Marion Automotive Group is one of the largest and most respected commercial vehicle dealer groups in the U.S.

“We see a tremendous opportunity with the Mullen commercial portfolio, and the launch of the commercial van could not come at a better time,” said Randy Marion, CEO and founder of RMA. “There’s significant pent-up customer demand for Mullen to fulfill. I have many customers looking at me to find product for their companies.”

Why is MULN Stock Dropping?

With all of these positive developments in Mullen Automotive, why is MULN stock dropping?

Afterall, investor sentiment remains bullish.

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen call options dominate put options in the derivatives market indicating bullish bets.

New retail investors have even flocked to buy shares of the company due to several positive developments in the company.

So, why is MULN stock dropping?

Investors of the company believe Mullen Automotive has become a target of naked short selling, a manipulative strategy that allows market makers and hedge funds to short a stock without actually borrowing the stock from a lender.

Aside from positive news and bullish sentiment among investors, MULN stock has seen a massive increase in FTDs this year, another indication of naked short selling in a stock.

MULN FTDs.

FTDs, or Failure-to-deliver occurs when one party in a trading contract (whether it’s shares, futures, or options) fails to deliver on their obligations.

These failures derive due to buyers not having enough money to take delivery and pay for the transaction at settlement.

In the case of sellers, it means not having the goods to meet that transaction.

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AMC Stock: CEO is Tired of Manipulation Talks

Market News Daily: AMC CEO fatigued by manipulation talks.

AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) CEO Adam Aron touches on billions of synthetic shares and market manipulation.

For years now, AMC shareholders have stuck to their convictions on a mother of all short squeezes (MOASS) due to the alarming amount of overleveraged shares out in the market that institutions still have to buy back.

AMC Entertainment stock has been shorted in the past by some of the biggest short sellers on Wall Street, though now they are playing both sides to hedge their bets.

Notorious short seller Citadel has a long history of market manipulation, Chairman Gary Gensler says more than 50% of trading goes through dark pools, and Patrick McConloguge, an ex-Citadel data scientist says the game is rigged and that rules are tailored to benefit hedge funds.

But AMC CEO Adam Aron says that is not the company’s problem, despite thousands of investors urging the company to take an activist role in lifting the suppression that keeps the stock price from rising.

Investors managed to raise AMC shares from $2 to $20, and from $5 to $72 per share — though halts and other forms of suppression limited how high the stock was allowed to go.

Shareholders have felt cheated ever since and have urged AMC’s CEO to take legal action against naked shorts like other CEOs are currently doing.

But AMC’s CEO has recently expressed a strong message towards the manipulation occurring in his company stock.

And quite frankly, the CEO expresses he’s tired of investors talking about it.

Let’s dive right into it.

AMC CEO on Billions of Synthetic Shares

AMC CEO Adam Aron on Synthetic Shares.
AMC CEO Adam Aron on Synthetic Shares.

In August 2022, just moments before the debut of AMC’s Preferred Equity, APE, Adam Aron released the following statement:

“Candidly, I’ve seen no evidence so-called fake or synthetic shares exist. But many of you disagree. This preferred equity dividend goes ONLY to company issued shares. So, it will have the impact of a “share count” or unique dividend many of you have sought.”

This alarmed many investors at the time with a few die-hard followers calling anyone who mentioned this news as ‘bot’, ‘shill’, or ‘fud’ — completely unnecessary of course but it paints the environment well.

Other Twitter influencers promised shareholders APE was the catalyst to an epic short squeeze but failed to explain the equity’s true purpose.

In other words, only a half-truth was being spread within the community which caused shareholders to hold even deeper losses.

A video surfaced on social media of Adam Aron speaking on market manipulation that has many investors somewhat divided — though it shouldn’t.

And I’ll explain why in a moment.

The CEO says, “guys, don’t believe everything you read on Twitter. Yes, it’s true that we have a lot of short sellers who have sold our shares short, but all that stuff that you read about market manipulation, and fail to delivers, and all this other stuff, there’s billions of synthetic shares out there — that’s not our problem.”

Adam Aron said on Twitter the company had reached out to the NYSE and FINRA to look into the high number of FTDs but failed to provide any sort of letter confirming the claims.

Shareholders are confused to say the least with what the CEO had to say during one of his events.

Is the CEO is experiencing fear, uncertainty, and doubt?

In another video, the CEO can be heard telling a shareholder, “You don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re just wrong. You’re just wrong across the board. There are no synthetic shares.”

Despite not being one of the most peppy AMC updates, it sure is something worth raising awareness about.

What the CEO says and what you have seen are going to reinforce your conviction or lack thereof.

However, there are always two sides to a coin.

In the full video, you can also hear the CEO state that essentially running the company fundamentally is more important than the manipulation happening in the company stock.

The clips are rubbing many investors the wrong way but shouldn’t be take completely out of context.

Still, investors feel the CEO should not discuss market injustices if he’s not willing to tackle them.

Why is This Important?

Market News Daily: Adam Aron tired of market manipulation talks.
Market News Daily: Adam Aron tired of market manipulation talks.

There are millions of investors out there who have witnessed the market manipulation single handedly for years and now they’re being told it’s not important — or rather it doesn’t exist, when real data, reports, and whistleblowers have stated otherwise.

Though the CEOs controversial statements might have investors divided, it shouldn’t.

In the end, a shareholder is a shareholder and everyone has a choice to make based on what’s happening in the market and with the company.

Some shareholders are indifferent, simply waiting to collect profits when shorts start closing their positions.

AMC’s short interest is still high at 23.60%.

The short interest was lower when AMC shares ran up to its all-time high of $72 per share in 2021.

Time will tell where AMC’s share price goes from here on out.

What do you make of AMC’s CEO’s thoughts on the manipulation?

Was this the proper way to address shareholders and the community who have been fighting for change in the financial system?

Out of the market injustices that have occurred ever since the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, ‘We The Investors’ has established a legitimate voice for the retail community and has been able to speak to Chairman Gary Gensler on concerns and issues investors are currently facing.

We’ve also been able to raise enough awareness to bring certain issues to light by bigger media outlets, ensuring your voice is heard.

Leave your thoughts below.

Originally published on March 15, 2023.

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Regulators Strengthen Punishment for Naked Short Selling

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(BK) The Securities and Futures Commission of the Financial Services Commission imposed a pecuniary penalty of 6.05 billion won (US$4.58 million) on two securities companies that committed naked short selling.

The Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act of South Korea was revised in April 2021 so that illegal short sellers will face pecuniary penalties instead of fines.

The two companies have become the first such case.

Today, naked short selling is illegal in South Korea, unlike covered short selling.

Investors in the United States have raised naked short selling concerns on social media, urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to model the practice of nations such as South Korea.

Previously, illegal short selling in the South Korean stock market was detected infrequently and violators could go almost unpunished.

This is because the maximum fine according to the act before the revision was 100 million won (US$75,694).

According to the amended act, the maximum pecuniary penalty is equal to the amount of illegal short selling.

In addition, violation may lead to at least one year in prison or a fine equivalent to 300 to 500 percent of the illegal profit or avoided loss.

This model is raising attention in the United States as the predatorial practice has dominated the industry for decades.

Naked Short Selling in America

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Market News Today – Regulators Strengthen Punishment for Naked Short Selling.

Today, naked short selling in the American markets is given a blind eye.

Retail investors believe U.S. regulators to be complicit in the market injustices that occur on a daily basis.

(Singapore) Genius Group (NYSEAMERICAN:GNS) CEO Roger Hamilton has led CEOs to take legal action against naked short selling in the market.

He recently shared a petition on social media to end naked short selling in efforts to raise awareness of the illegal short selling strategy.

Naked shorting is the illegal practice of short selling shares that have not been affirmatively determined to exist, per Investopedia.

The predatorial practice allows short sellers to short a stock without there actually being any stock available to short.

In 2015, The SEC approved the use of naked short selling on IPOs although it was deemed an illegal practice in 2010.

Roger Hamilton says he noticed something was wrong in his company stock after shares would plummet despite his company having strong fundamentals and funding.

This is when he began to speak publicly about what was happening to his company.

Another public figure who has spoken out against naked short selling is Jon Stewart.

Regulators have always had the power to stop the manipulation happening in our stock market but have created rules that cater primarily to hedge funds.

“The Game is Rigged” Says Ex-Citadel Data Scientist

Patrick McConlogue, an ex-Citadel Data Scientist said during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy that the stock market is rigged, claiming he helped design it.

“The game is not fair and it never has been. Individual investors, even when operating in a swarm, are destined to lose. How do I know? I helped design the game.”

The dilemma here is that institutions are able to get away with the ‘capitalism’ card every time an issue is brought to their attention.

SEC Chairman Gensler has said that the SEC cannot completely interfere with the industry due to a company’s capitalistic rights in America.

Which makes sense through a capitalistic view, however, there should be tougher laws in certain sectors and industries, especially those that have the power to create massive economic downturns.

Regulators in other countries have strengthened the punishment for naked short selling for a reason — the manipulation creates systemic risk.

The question is, how many times will the U.S have to see the collapse of markets and our economy to understand this?

Other countries have recognized these fallacies in their market, maybe it’s time the U.S does the same.

Related: ‘We The Investors’ Challenges Wall Street on New SEC Proposals

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