It also equivalates to 24.99% of the shares outstanding.
Below I break down their proof of naked shorting in AMC.
Welcome to Franknez.com – proof of naked shorting has surfaced in a data driven article by a community member. I will break down pieces of the long article to simply its content.
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In this excel file you’ll find that AMC has the largest percentage of shares outstanding compared to a variety of ticker symbols held by Apex.
The second company with the highest shares outstanding is CAR stock at 16%, which just had a short squeeze.
Proof of Naked Shorting in AMC
The lowest point of this graph reflects the 24.99% shares outstanding on Apex (December).
You can imagine how much higher this percentage was back in January and May of 2021 (peaks).
So, although we see an incredible amount of share dilution last year, the percentage is still rather high going into 2022.
LTF argues that the percentage should be around 1% or less considering Apex is not even one of the top clearing firms and touches topic on “market-maker alliance”.
While one might argue that we would need more information from other market makers to validate the existence of naked shares, this is certainly a good start.
The argument isn’t about how many naked shares are out there, but whether they exist or not.
Let’s hear what Charles Gradante has to say.
Also, be sure to watch the topic discussion on YouTube at the end of the article.
Charles Gradante on Naked Shorting
In this incredible event panel, hedge fund industry expert Charles Gradante provides us with insight on what’s truly happening from Wall Street’s perspective that mainstream media isn’t talking about.
While mainstream media and regulators look at retail investors, Charles Gradante explains market makers favor shorting stock, creating a massive conflict of interest given the incredible amount of power they have over the markets.
Charles Gradante says regulators don’t know how to handle “it” when referring to the market manipulation surrounding “meme stocks”.
“When shorting got out of hand, the market makers created synthetic shorts”
Charles provides retail investors with an immense amount of value in this short video.
He walks us through the taking away of the buy button in order to benefit market makers and hedge funds who went short on AMC and GameStop.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now have proof of naked shares in the market.
Retail investors must now look onto regulators to ensure every single naked share out there is bought back and reflected accurately on the lit market.
The biggest transfer of wealth will require individuals to tackle their rights for it.
Once again, the ape community was right.
What to expect moving forward
AMC stock continues to be bought and held by retail investors across the world in attempts to squeeze big shorts from their positions and create real change in the markets.
The play has become more than just a trade, it’s become a movement.
Persistence and patience are what will create this massive transfer of wealth for anyone holding these heavily and overleveraged stocks.
Regulators will be forced to find solutions with integrity or face the consequences from the new world.
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The illegal practice of naked shorting has now publicly made it’s debut in the mainstream media. CNBC and FOX Business have both acknowledged the manipulation, and the AMC community is loving it.
Aside from that, Benzinga has just publicly announced the illicit activities. But, can they be trusted after several months of bashing the stock and our community?
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Hedge funds have been using illegal tactics such as naked shorting, to drive down the price of ‘meme stocks’.
Naked shorting became illegal back in 2008 when the economy collapsed. Retail investors are questioning why the SEC hasn’t stopped these illegal and unethical tactics on AMC or GameStop. So, what’s naked shorting anyway?
What is naked shorting?
Naked shorting is the illegal practice of trading a stock that is not available or does not exist.
Clearing houses are responsible for allowing or denying these transactions to execute, or go through.
Citadel is a hedge fund that has been shorting AMC Entertainment.
They are also a clearing house which means they hold accountability for allowing these illegal activities to occur in the first place.
The SEC needs to understand that hedge funds have too much power.
Their power must be divided.
CNBC on naked shorting / Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee has been the talk recently on social media regarding the mentioning of naked shorting.
It seems she accidentally let it out on live television.
I didn’t want to embed the video simply because of the noise. Sometimes noise is just irking you know?
Melissa Lee is a reporter and news anchor for CNBC and is currently the host for Fast Money. Fast Money is a program that provides traders with information that is usually reserved for the Wall Street trading floor.
Melissa Lee has been highly appreciated by a very special group of retail investors in the AMC and GameStop community. For months now, these two groups have been uncovering the manipulation in the stock market.
The facts are AMC and GME stock should have naturally risen to higher prices. Hedge funds have been able to suppress the stock price by naked shorting it in dark pools (unregulated trading exchanges using synthetic shares).
And now the seeds the community planted early this year are bearing fruit. We’ve been heard.
Welcome to Franknez.com – today we’re going to be discussing a win for the AMC and GameStop community. Amazing things are happening.
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SEC Is Looking Into Dark Pools
Melissa Lee took to twitter to share an important piece of information related to dark pools and stock market manipulation. She shared a video of Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC, in an interview with CNBC.
“SEC IS looking into dark pools and how so much retail volume is being sent to wholesalers/ off exchange”. Click play on this video, MUST WATCH. Shoutout to Bruce Wayne on Twitter for sharing this.
SEC IS looking into dark pools and how so much retail volume is being sent to wholesalers/off exchange https://t.co/SCvORfHWIw
Gary Gensler is asked what will the SEC do about Reddit and TikTokers promoting stocks and crypto within the community. He says, “it’s trying to foster good debate and dialogue just like on this program here, about investing, and the retail engagement is positive“.
In other words, the SEC has absolutely no concerns with us retail investors. They’re priorities at the moment are looking into hedge funds cheating the markets.
“We’re taking a real close look at market structure”. In THIS SPECIFIC VIDEO shared on Reddit (a little longer), one commentator even stutters in disbelief of the conversation that just took place.
This is a massive win for retail investors holding AMC, GME, SNDL, and BB stock. These heavily shorted companies should begin to see an upwards trend in price action very soon.
I’ve been saying for months now that our community has the power to make change happen. If you’ve ever shared a TA video, an article, voiced your opinion on social media, and have fought for the community, you made this happen.
And I’m confident once AMC and GameStop squeeze the community will only grow bigger. 2021 is the year the ape community was established. We’re not going anywhere, we will be here for one another when opportunities present themselves.
And when justice is required, we will take action.
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Disruption. Disruption in the finance world. New age retail investors have taken notice of the corrupt ways of our predecessors. Yes, predecessors. We’re stepping in now. Here’s to a better world.
I want to begin by saying I’m not a financial advisor. But I strongly believe in the power of finance, knowledge, and freedom.
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I want to dive into FTDs and provide new retail investors as well as the ape community with valuable information that’s easy to read and pick up. And as you can tell from the title of the post, this message is also to address the ones who should be doing their jobs.
This post is going to be relating to what’s going on with FTDs and AMC Entertainment. Let me walk you through the basics first before we dive in deep and uncover what’s really going on with AMC right now. By the time I was finished writing this article I realized we have the knowledge and power for real change as long as we continue to stick together.
Thank you for being here today.
What is a fail to deliver?
A failure to deliver is a situation where one party in a trading contract does not deliver on their obligation.
These trading contracts can be in the form of purchasing shares, call options, etc. An FTD simply means a submitted purchase did not execute, or go through.
By now you’ve probably heard there’s a ton of these FTDs circulating AMC. We’ll get more into that very soon, I promise.
So, what causes failure to delivers?
There are two primary reasons why failure to delivers occur.
A buyer (retail investor) does not have enough money to pay for the transaction.
A seller (short position) does not own all or any of the underlying assets meaning they cannot make the delivery.
*I want to point out that failure to delivers can also occur if there’s a technical problem in the settlement process carried out by the clearing house.
Citadel is Robinhood’s clearing house… They process settlements from investors trading with Robinhood. And as most of you know, Robinhood halted the purchasing of GameStop and AMC stock back in February. The announcement was made on Thursday, January 28th that they were limiting the trade of both GameStop and AMC stock.
Though Citadel has claimed in court that they had no role in Robinhood’s decision to halt buying, they are one of the biggest hedge funds shorting both AMC and GME stock.
Hedge funds should not have this much power.
Clearing houses should be neutral and only handle transactions. Their job should be to report illicit activities to the SEC. The power hedge funds have must be distributed amongst branches so that they oversee each other and ensure no one branch is too powerful.
What’s causing failure to delivers in AMC?
I strongly doubt retail investors lack the spending power to meet their number of share goals. What’s causing AMC failure to delivers has more to do with the processing of synthetic shares and lack of regulation.
What we’re seeing here is:
Clearing houses cannot process the orders due to shorts and hedge funds not having possession of those assets.
An insane amount of naked shares (synthetics) are being used to drive AMC’s stock price down.
You would think some sort of agency would be created to oversee this manipulation right? I’ll get to that shortly.
What is naked short selling?
Naked short selling is the process of shorting a stock without first borrowing the asset from someone else or ensuring that it’s available to borrow.
In other words, it’s fairy dust. Non existent, not real. Straight manipulation.
Is naked shorting illegal?
Naked shorting is considered to be illegal though firms who have used this technique to bankrupt businesses have never seen accountability due to succeeding in doing so. In other words, they’ve been able to wash their hands once a businesses has been taken off the grid.
However, AMC is no longer on the brink of bankruptcy. AMC is no longer going extinct. Naked shorting this company is not going to make its retail investors disappear and it’s certainly not going to stop Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Entertainment from moving the business forward.
I’m confident hedge funds naked shorting AMC are certain to face consequences this time around. We’re not leaving.
The 2008 crisis
2008 is when we saw a massive surge of failure to delivers. This is because hedge funds sought out businesses who were on the brink of collapsing to make some dirty money from.
The use of naked shorting allowed failure to delivers to rise, ultimately bankrupting businesses. People lost their jobs and families faced real distress and turmoil. The parties who participated in these illegal and unethical strategies faced no consequences and boasted their ‘victory’ publicly.
Where was the SEC? The SEC has the power to stop fraud and monitor whether institutions have adequate capital relative to their trading positions as well as the proper risk management systems that could have prevented this catastrophic loss for millions of Americans.
Bare with me. I’m going to let you know exactly who the SEC is, or at least who they portray to be.
AMC’s millions of fail to delivers
The community of retail investors have just recently pulled up this data from the SEC ‘fails-to-deliver’ data.
AMC Entertainment saw over 7.5 million failure to delivers with almost 3.1 million occurring on the 13th and 14th of April, 2021.
The parties behind these purposeful failure to delivers need to be held accountable.
What can retail investors do?
Retail investors should continue to educate one another on this very important matter. The community as a whole is not only revealing the manipulation that occurs in the stock market, but uncovering the malicious intentions hedge funds have towards AMC Entertainment.
The SEC must put a stop to naked short selling at once
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is an independent agency of the United States federal government that was created to protect investors as well as the national bank after the market crash in 1930.
Lobbying – in politics, lobbying is the act of lawfully attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of government officials, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
So why isn’t the SEC doing anything about the illicit activity of naked short selling in the market? More specifically with what’s occurring with AMC and GameStop right now?
If you could say one thing to the SEC
If the SEC sees this article and you had a chance to get your voice heard, what’s one thing you would say to the SEC?
Leave it in the comments section below and make sure you’re heard.
Words of certainty AMC
Unapplied knowledge is wasted knowledge so be sure to spread this message with the community. We as a whole are uncovering something massive. And yes, I truly believe we can make a change here.
FUD should officially be off the table. We have all the data and certainty we need to see this through. Not only are retail investors going to profit from a short squeeze, but justice will be served for the financial crisis of 2008 and the current attacks on AMC and GameStop.
I also want to say thank you to the apes who are keeping everyone informed and to those of you who continuously take the time to do the research. Only by sticking together will the community see massive change. Stay positive.