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Retail Investors are Rising Against Wall Street Corruption

Retail investors are rising against Wall Street
Market News: Retail investors are raising awareness of market injustices.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have seen the rise of retail investors for the better part of 2+ years against Wall Street.

Conflicts of interest amongst Wall Street, banks, and mainstream media were uncovered during the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in January of 2021.

But it didn’t stop there.

Throughout 2021 and 2022, the retail community has raised awareness of market injustices, claiming the SEC’s chairman Gary Gensler has only been complicit to the illicit activities that occur on Wall Street.

The disadvantage retail investors have over hedge funds has never been clearer.

Between naked shorting, FTDs, OTC trading, Dark Pool trading, PFOF, and short and distort campaigns, the cat has been out of the bag.

The question now is what is being done to tackle the problems retail investors are facing?

Wall Street has been able to take advantage of the little guy through the predatorial practices mentioned above with no repercussions from regulators.

Will retail investors continue to rise against Wall Street in 2023?

There are no doubt activists will continue to push reform until there is real change that levels the playing field for retail.

People Are Waking Up to Mainstream Media

Elon Musk has been calling out mainstream media on Twitter for misleading information or ridiculous hit pieces.

The impact Elon is having on Twitter is something that has not been seen.

He’s been able to raise awareness by simply ratioing mainstream media accounts, often times putting them in their place.

People have always voiced their opinions and concerns with mainstream media, but now the people have the biggest influencer in the world backing them up.

Citizen journalism has already been exponentially rising as blogs and independent media websites begin to report what mainstream media is failing to report.

The people are now following more sites such as Franknez.com and Nezmediacompany.com for market news and retail updates.

Mainstream media has been used by big financial institutions to push agendas that cater to their financial interests.

In a CNBC exclusive, Elon Musk says “hedge funds have used short selling and complex derivatives to take advantage of retail investors.”

This is something retail investors who purchased so called ‘meme stocks’ last year found out very easily.

The complex derivatives Elon is referring to could be an array of things such as options trading, HFT, swaps, borrowed stock, and even naked shares.

The Tesla CEO says hedge funds will short a company, conduct negative publicity campaigns to drive the stock price down, then cash out and do it multiple times over.

This tactic is what’s known as “short and distort”.

Hedge funds impose their influence on corporate media such as The Fool, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch to scare people out of their money.

How Can Retail Investors Make a Dent?

Wall Street and Mainstream Media | Wall Street corruption.
Wall Street and Mainstream Media | Wall Street corruption.

Retail investors will have to continue to raise awareness when activists and citizen journalism demands it.

But even retail investors have had their better days, with some even refusing to give their viewership to independent hosts and journalists simply due to capitalization involvement.

Retail investors have more power than they know, but it only combats mainstream media when they support citizen journalism or independent hosts working on spreading the truth.

The people will rise against Wall Street corruption, with or without independent journalists and platforms.

Though more can be done with the latter.

Related: Elon Musk: Hedge Funds Tank Stocks Using ‘Short and Distort’

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Citadel to Launch Crypto Exchange After FTX Collapse

Crypto News: Citadel and Partners to launch EDXM Crypto Exchange.
Crypto News: Citadel and Partners to launch EDXM Crypto Exchange.

Citadel is partnering up with Charles Schwab, Fidelity, Sequoia, Paradigm, and Virtu to launch EDXM, a cryptocurrency exchange.

The fall of FTX was primarily due to centralized players so what’s to say EDXM won’t be subject to such errors?

EDXM’s custody and wallet technology is being provided by crypto custody and infrastructure company Paxos, the companies announced in October.

Paxos, which is a custodian regulated by New York state, holds customer accounts in fully segregated accounts and has signed up large consumer-facing clients to enable crypto trading.

Its customers include PayPal, broker dealers such as Interactive Brokers, and others such as Nubank and Mastercard.

Crypto is still a taboo area for most of Wall Street, but with companies such as Citadel and its partners, it could attract big institutional money.

Here’s the latest crypto news.

Related: How to Invest in Cryptocurrency for Beginners

What is EDXM?

Citadel to launch crypto exchange EDXM
Citadel to launch crypto exchange EDXM.

EDXM is a new crypto exchange being developed by Wall Street giants such as Citadel, Virtu, and Fidelity for digital assets such as cryptocurrencies.

EDXM plans to offer delivery settlement versus payment settlement, a settlement method that’s used in traditional securities trading.

Other promises include extremely low transaction fees due to tight spreads enabled by greater liquidity.

The crypto exchange is also supposed to be different from some other crypto providers that are the market maker, exchange, and custodian all in one, which can be a conflict of interest and is typically not done in traditional markets.

Sort of like how Citadel is a market maker, hedge fund, and dark pool.

The head of strategy at Paxos says EDXM will provide transparency for the crypto market.

Some investors might argue that Citadel and its partners should provide more transparency in the stock market first before making such claims for the cryptocurrency market.

While some on Wall Street might think EDXM could lift the crypto industry, others look at the partnership as a means for Wall Street to take advantage of investors elsewhere.

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Will This Market Meltdown Trigger AMC to Squeeze?

will this market trigger AMC to squeeze?
Can today’s market conditions trigger AMC to squeeze?

AMC stock along with the entire mass market is melting.

Despite powerful Q1 results, the largest movie theatre chain in the world continues on a downtrend.

The Q1 earnings call was able to raise AMC’s share price after hours but majority of the market is on fire this Tuesday.

Will this market meltdown trigger AMC to squeeze?

Let’s discuss it below.

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The SPY continues to pull the market down

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The SPY (S&P 500), which tracks the top 500 companies in the United States continues to pull the market.

Today the SPY is down more than 16% (year-to-date).

On average, the S&P 500 is up 8%-10%.

This is an incredible time to also take advantage of the S&P 500 as it has always set higher levels in the long-term.

However, the SPY is a great indicator of where the markets are going, and we can see AMC is no exception to this market downtrend.

And as the markets tumble, it’s important to concentrate on the opportunities in these conditions.

If you’re part of my private community on the Patreon you’ve seen I’ve been earning 10%-20% gains trading options every week.

This is one way investors may hedge against these market conditions.

The market doesn’t go down forever, eventually it has to come back up so taking advantage of lower stock prices today could bear profits as soon as the market goes into a reversal.

Some of the largest CEOs in the U.S don’t believe this bear market will linger which means at some point short sellers will begin to either take profits, cut losses, or close their positions breaking even.

This is when the markets could see a big reversal.

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

Analysts still believe AMC is overvalued

what will trigger AMC to squeeze?
What will Trigger AMC to squeeze?

Analysts are crediting AMC for being able to massively improve their fundamentals BUT, there is always a but.

AMC’s current share price is still believed to be ‘irrational’ by these ‘experts’.

What’s irrational is lowering prices when the demand for something skyrockets.

You do not lower the price of lemonade on a hot summer day when there’s a huge line wanting to buy it.

But these ‘experts’ say that’s how it works.

AMC’s massive demand for the stock has not reflected in the share price for months now.

And even when the high volume began to show, regulators halted it back in March.

The people running the markets don’t like how the game is playing out and they’re essentially cheating.

So, although they might be orchestrating a ‘correction’, is it possible this ends out playing in retail’s favor?

Shills give AMC a $5.76 price target

Wall Street analysts are giving AMC a price target of $5.76.

But why does their ‘expertise’ even matter?

What makes their price target significant or valuable?

They acknowledge AMC is innovating like no other company with the use of NFTs and cryptocurrency, so why go backwards instead of forward?

Like Adam Aron said, these analysts only look through the rear-view mirror oppose to the front windshield – ahead.

And it makes absolutely no sense.

These old ways of thinking are what’s keeping the economy from striving.

Are institutions preparing to close massive short positions?

Are market conditions about to trigger AMC to squeeze?

Given the current market circumstances, we can see the market is struggling to find a bottom, or at least trying to get comfortable in one.

This could give way for short sellers to plan an exit strategy at low share prices to profit from.

The current market conditions provide short sellers who have been holding long short positions on AMC an opportunity to close before the markets begin to move up again.

AMC currently has a high short interest of 19.77%.

This short interest shows there are many short positions still open today that have yet to be closed.

The market meltdown we are seeing at the moment is setting up the perfect conditions for short sellers to close their positions, initiating a short squeeze in heavily shorted stock such as AMC.

Now, is this guaranteed?

Very few things in the market are guaranteed.

When stocks go up, they must come down too – and when stocks go down, they’re bound to go up.

At some point, short sellers will want to cash in their profits before they’re erased by an inevitable market reversal.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic.

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

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