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Citadel Fights The SEC On New D-Limit Order Against Arbitrage

Citadel vs SEC Court Hearing On October 25th
Citadel Securities LLC v. SEC October 25th | Citadel Securities sues SEC

BREAKING: Citadel is suing the SEC over the new D-Limit order that would protect displayed lit orders from being picked off by latency arbitrage players.

โ€œThe SEC failed to properly consider the costs and burdens imposed by this proposal that will undermine the reliability of our markets and harm tens of millions of retail investors,โ€ a Citadel Securities spokeswoman said in an email on Friday, via Reuters.

Now, this has been an ongoing battle since last year. However, new documents show this fight has risen in court again.

In fact, the new court date is set for October 25th of this month. This is big.

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Welcome to Franknez.com – today I’m going to be breaking down the D-Limit order and the Citadel Securities LLC vs SEC court hearing.

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Community, the news that has come up today has been an ongoing fight since before GameStop began moving up between the months of October-January.

I’m going to break down the entire investigation leading up to today’s recent news and court date.

What Is The D-Limit Order?

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The D-Limit order is designed to protect liquidity providers from potential “adverse selection” by latency arbitrage trading strategies.

This rule basically gives traders a way to buy or sell stock at the exchange while protecting them against unfavorable price moves, via Reuters.

“The D-Limit Order is an artificial intelligence order type that protects displayed lit orders from  being picked off by latency arbitrage players.”

“It aims to benefit displayed equity market quotes with better prices, larger displayed sizes and more competition among liquidity providers.” via, JLN.  

This order is a massive threat to Citadel as it takes away predatory trading through the practices of market arbitrage.

What Is Market Arbitrage?

Market arbitrage is the act of buying a security in one market and simultaneously selling it in another market for a higher price.

Traders frequently attempt to exploit the arbitrage opportunity by buying a stock on a foreign exchange where the share price hasn’t yet been adjusted for the fluctuating exchange rate, via Investopedia.

This type of trading takes advantage of everyone involved, including retail investors.

Citadel personnel argue that the D-Limit rule is detrimental to millions of retail investors and undermine the reliability of the markets.

How could you even argue the point, that’s insane!

Market arbitrage is a form of predatory trading.

The D-Limit order fights against latency arbitrage from high frequency traders such as Citadel Securities.

This D-Limit order would provide the markets with more accurate prices and prevent HFT firms from using arbitrage strategies to plummet or extensively short stocks.

In short, Citadel Securities has been fighting the SEC to continue using manipulative strategies against retail investors.

Apes in the community will have to back up the SEC to create this massive change in our markets.

Citadel Securities VS SEC October 25th, 2021

This battle between Citadel Securities and the SEC has been occurring for quite some time now.

However, Citadel and the SEC now have a new court hearing on October 25th, 2021. The fight for a fair market continues.

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The lawsuit fights against the use of the D-Limit order through the IEX exchange that would provide the markets with a solution against arbitrage trading via AI technology.

Argument: Citadel Enjoys Unfair Advantages Over Other Participants

Citadel Securities has been facing major scrutiny all over social media and is now being recognized for it’s multiple scandals in the public’s eye.

In a series of documents detailing the court hearing, the SEC explains how Citadel has profited billions from high frequency trading.

Citadel enjoys unfair advantages over other market participants
Source: page 13

This D-Limit order won’t just target Citadel Securities, it’s going after a handful of other high frequency trading firms.

Eliminating these manipulative strategies would be extremely bullish for retail investors.

For example, the markets wouldn’t be as volatile.

High frequency trading has been the cause for several market meltdowns so eliminating this practice would provide retail investors with a fair playground.

Citadel, as a market maker processes more than 40% retail investor trades in the market. 100% come from Robinhood.

This means Citadel has been making money from every trade that’s been processed merely from high frequency trading.

You essentially have this monster of a company making money off of every opportunity they can get a hold of, even if it means cheating retail investors.

Opposing this order is not protecting retail investors! Citadel is suing the SEC to continue this market manipulation and we cannot let this happen.

The Citadel Securities vs SEC lawsuit will take place on Monday, October 25th.

How Will The D-Limit Order Affect Meme Stocks?

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The D-Limit order will allow momentum stocks such as AMC and GameStop to run more naturally by eliminating some of the manipulation that suppresses the stocks from performing better.

The thing about arbitrage trading is that because these hedge funds are able to find foreign exchanges where the price hasn’t yet been adjusted, they can buy ‘current’ priced stocks and sell short in other exchanges.

The D-Limit order is meant to eliminate these strategies.

This market arbitrage could very well explain how hedge funds and HFT firms have been able to short momentum stocks despite the massive buying pressure from retail investors.

Massive kudos to the SEC for fighting against Citadel. There’s a lot going on in the background that we usually aren’t aware of.

I feel that as a community we must give strength to our regulators to make a difference in the markets.

This is a democracy and we want a fair market after all.

Will The D-Limit Order Be Upheld?

The D-Limit order would create a massive change in the markets in general, not just for the ape community.

This order must be upheld. There is absolutely no justification as to why it wouldn’t be.

It is up to our community as engaged and active investors to make this information known. And it is up to us to fully support it’s nature to create real change in the markets.

Our community doesn’t have the full trust from the SEC, yet.

But we must support those in power who can fight against the market manipulation head on.

An AMC and GME short squeeze depend on it. Hedge funds will not go down without a fight so a fight it is.

A fight for a fair market, a fight for the community, and a fight for your financial freedom.

MOASS is inevitable, but it will be up to us to ensure it’s fruition.

Final Words…

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The SEC Is Looking Into Citadel Securities’ Business Model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the short video below.

Fox Business Live Citadel Video

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

In short retail investors want to:

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

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

The end game? A massive short squeeze.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dark Pool Trading Must Be Eliminated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Washington Is Aiming At Ken Griffin”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hedge Funds Face Short Sale Disclosure From The SEC

SEC looking into Citadel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hedge Funds Face Short Sale Disclosure From The SEC

Short Sale Disclosure
Short Sale Disclosure is big news for retail investors

In today’s market news, the SEC is imposing a new rule that would force money managers to periodically disclose short sale reports.

Hedge funds have already begun to retaliate against the rule as it would give away their ‘trading strategies‘. But hedge funds have also been overleveraging their positions in plays such as AMC and GameStop.

How will this rule make an impact on both these short squeeze plays? I want to discuss why this is very positive news for AMC, GameStop, and other ‘meme stocks’.

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Gears Have Begun To Move

Why does change take long? Change usually requires a specific amount of energy to begin manifesting in present time.

The energy it takes to change the color of your living room walls will take more time than the energy that is needed to change a lightbulb in your restroom.

Apes have been asking for massive change; monumental change in the markets.

The change we yearn does not happen with a flick of a switch. The change we’re looking to make will affect millions upon millions of people, even after our stories here on earth are done.

For a movement to make history, massive amounts of action and energy are required. Hence the length of real change to become present.

The community has made itself known to real entities with legal power to make change happen. I’ve been saying it for months now, your voice is a powerful weapon against the corruption in this world.

And because of your boldness and your courage, the gears towards monumental change in the markets have begun to move.

What Does Short Sale Disclosure Mean?

A short sale disclosure would allow the SEC to have full disclosure of the amount of shares that hedge funds are borrowing from other institutions to short stocks in the market.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

We know that hedge funds have been overleveraging their positions through phantom shares, or naked shares (non-existent), due to failure-to-deliver data, dark pool trading percentage, and anomalies in intraday charts that push the price down regardless of buyers outweighing sellers.

A short sale disclosure would mean hedge funds by law will be required to show regulators the powerplant behind the curtains if they are to continue these type of operations.

And hedge funds are nervous. We’ve seen hedge funds beg the OCC to delay liquidation, and are now seeing pushback regarding this new short sale disclosure rule.

Short Sale Disclosure Could Eliminate Naked Shorting In The Markets

At least theoretically right? Hedge funds are able to report information to regulators that essentially lands on a ‘safe zone’ type of filing.

Often times market manipulation is overlooked due to the misinformation that is being reported.

A short sale disclosure puts immense pressure on hedge funds. It could prevent them from engaging in illegal shorting strategies.

Failing to do so could open the possibility to regulators suspending these strategies in general. I don’t doubt that in the fight for a fair market this could become a reality.

A short sale disclosure could be seen as a type of audit to monitor hedge fund activities. The anomalies in the market have gotten the attention of Gary Gensler, chairman of the SEC.

And as I mentioned earlier, it takes a lot of energy and time to get the gears moving.

The short sale disclosure rule could be proposed by November next month, via Bloomberg intel.

Community, this is very optimistic news. We can’t keep attacking the very people who can actually impose regulations on this powerful adversary.

We are a very intelligent community. Let’s not self-sabotage our opportunity to make a real and positive impact in the markets.

Could Short Sale Disclosure Trigger Margin Calls?

If buying power is exceeded, or overleveraged, it’s possible hedge funds could face margin calls. Margin requirements could be raised and accounts may get liquidated depending on the short sale disclosure information.

It may sound simple but know that the markets are far from simple. Hedge funds will not go down without a fight.

But if you’ve seen Ken Griffin recently, it looks like the boss battle is almost over.

How Will This New Rule Affect ‘Meme Stocks’?

Take away massive shorting in the markets and you’ll get the real picture of what a real supply and demand market looks like.

If you analyze the technical chart data of AMC and GameStop you’ll find that the price moves down when it should not be moving down.

You cannot compare how massive buyers are compared to sellers in both these plays, yet we see the price of these stocks get driven down when supply and demand should be narrating a different story.

Hedge funds have been manipulating AMC and GameStop’s price action to benefit financial institutions in a market that’s better-tailored for one player.

This is why the SEC is also implementing the Market Structure Modernization rule. Market plumbing has drawn big attention from politicians, investors, and regulators alike.

The SEC will be targeting PFOF and the market dominance of financial firms, including Robinhood and Citadel Securities.

This would be massive! Retail investors do not trust Citadel to process their securities.

Eliminating the flow of transactions to this financial firm could mean a massive difference in FTDs, and even dark pool trading!

However, this rule could come by April. Change takes time.

Here’s Why An AMC Rebound Is Right Around The Corner

I published this article explaining why I believe AMC will rebound soon. The data has to do with short interest and volume patterns.

A lot of you have shared this article recently and I actually appreciate you for doing so.

I know all too well what it feels like to just want this play to simply pop. Every single one of us has this in common.

Time is on our side, don’t forget to enjoy the present.

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Gary Gensler Under Fire By Retail Investors [Leak]

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

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

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

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

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Citadel Securities Denies Allegations

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Justice delayed is justice denied”

William E. Gladstone

#KenGriffinLied Files Lawsuit Against Flying Company

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

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

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

You can view them here.

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Robinhood Sold AMC Portfolio Before Halts

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

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

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

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

When will the SEC step in to protect retail investors?

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

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

FINRA Bypassed The Market Manipulation

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

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

Who Is FINRA?

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

Check out what their ‘about’ page says:

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

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

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

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

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

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

Martin Luther King

Who Oversees FINRA?

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

So why isn’t Gary Gensler taking action?

Missing Gary Gensler Have You Seen Me

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

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

What Do Retail Investors Want From The SEC?

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

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

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

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

You can read the full article here.

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

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

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

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

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

Horace mann

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

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What Are Dark Pools in Stock Trading? (AMC)

What are dark pools in the stock market?
AMC Dark Pool

Dark pools are somewhat of a mystery to new retail investors. We hear about them a lot within the AMC community, especially through Trey’s Trades. We know that they allow hedge funds to make undocumented trades behind doors.

So what exactly are dark pools? And, is something being done about them? I want to expose this subject today.

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What is a dark pool?

A dark pool is basically a financial forum or platform for trading stocks or other securities. Dark pools are privately organized and are known to be an alternative trading system. These ATS’s are seldomly regulated.

The concerns regarding dark pools and AMC Entertainment has been that we simply don’t know what these communities are hiding from the SEC. This slimy strategy is what’s known as backdoor buying and selling.

Why are dark pools used?

Dark pools give hedge funds an advantage in the sense that they are able to conceal their moves. We can only speculate what type of information is being hid from the public here. Details within these dark pools are not accessible by the trading public.

This lack of transparency may allow dark pools to conceal information such as:

  • The illicit activity of naked shorting
  • Explanations behind millions of fails-to-delivers
  • Any discussion regarding malpractice in the market
  • Inaccurate filings and reports

Dark pools can very well be the place where short sellers get together to discuss strategies and the ruining of companies.

It could be the reason why we don’t know how many short sellers are shorting ‘meme stocks’ and other information that would otherwise prove a fair market for both institutions and retail investors.

Is the SEC looking into dark pools?

SEC dark pools gary gensler

In a recent article regarding the high possibilities of automated margin calls, I point out some research I found on Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC.

He publicly announces that the SEC has been observing hedge fund activities since January and are taking action to regulate these entities shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’.

One of Gary’s proposals states that hedge funds could face 13-F filings. These filings would provide the SEC with insight on equity as well as dark pool disclosure.

I trust we will begin to see this new chairman make the right calls. It’s time for change and our generation will be the ones to make it happen.

Dark pools could explain the low short borrow fee

Could dark pools be the explanation as to why the short borrow fee is so low for hedge funds shorting AMC and GameStop? Now, because so much information is in the shadows, this of course is only speculation.

According to Investopedia, dark pools can charge lower fees than exchanges because they are often housed within a large firm and not necessarily a bank.

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Why do these large firms (hedge funds) have this much power in the first place? This advantage is completely deceitful and unruly. It really does make you look at the SEC and think why in the world has no one taken action sooner.

Are dark pools illegal?

Dark pools are not illegal but they are certainly unethical. Per the SEC, we can expect real regulation to surround these exchanges relatively soon.

Bloomberg Tradebook

bloomberg tradebook dark pool SEC

The Bloomberg Tradebook is a dark pool that is owned by Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg is a financial media company that has been trashing AMC Entertainment for quite some time now.

Bloomberg has published FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) articles in efforts to scare people out of their money. This raises questions regarding the ethics of these manipulators who gather behind close doors in order to stray the public from squeezing shorts out of their positions.

Other dark pool exchanges

Institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs also offer private trading to their clients through the use of dark pools.

The main concern here is that the information that is made public to the SEC can easily be manipulated. Mainly to conceal foul play and inaccurate information.

The information that is available on Stonk-O-Tracker regarding AMC and dark pools is the percentage of trading within these forums/exchanges; which is usually relatively high.

How does this affect AMC stock?

AMC stock

These private exchanges may be illegally trading naked shares behind close doors refraining AMC’s stock price from further climbing. Although AMC is up nearly 3000% year-to-date, hedge funds continue to attack it through sell walls and short ladder attacks.

And since these private forums could potentially have been getting away with inaccurate reports, the possibility of foul play in the market is certainly there.

AMC Dark Pool Trading

Andrew Hiesinger, CEO of Quant Data took to Twitter to expose AMC’s current dark pool trading volume.

Quant Data provides retail investors with real-time options order flow, alerts, dark pool prints & levels, and news. There has been approximately 34 million shares exchanged in dark pools just in today’s trading day (8/18).

This equates to $1,268,475,800.46 in notional value, says Andrew.

Andrew Hiesinger AMC Dark Pool Data

64.21% of trading in dark pools won’t allow AMC’s stock price to reflect the actual price action. This primarily because this amount of trading is done behind closed doors where buy orders aren’t being reported.

This form of manipulation is clouding AMC’s real share price. #DarkPoolAbuse has been trending on Twitter.

Bookmark this article for updated news on dark pool abuse in AMC.

How can retail investors fight these predatory trading practices?

Retail investors have several advantages over hedge funds shorting AMC and other ‘meme stocks’. The community must stay the course if they are to squeeze these short sellers out of their positions.

Not only are hedge funds losing billions, but the SEC has finally begun to implement new regulations that could automate margin calls in overleveraged accounts. I’m personally not worried. These house of cards are falling at the times they should.

Read: 6 things retail investors holding AMC stock should know

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A Message to The SEC on Fails To Deliver (AMC)

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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.

  1. A buyer (retail investor) does not have enough money to pay for the transaction.
  2. 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.

Sound familiar?

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:

  1. Clearing houses cannot process the orders due to shorts and hedge funds not having possession of those assets.
  2. 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.

2008 financial crisis

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 failure to deliver
SEC data
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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 SEC must put a stop to naked short selling AMC

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.

For reference

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.

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