Will AMC Stock Squeeze in 2023?

Will AMC Squeeze in 2023?
Stock Market News: Will AMC squeeze in 2023?

Will AMC squeeze again? In 2021, the movie theatre chain stock skyrocketed from $2.50 early that year to $72 per share in the summer.

Many retail investors held the stock even as the CEO cashed in more than $40 million.

The stock dropped more than -84% in 2022 leaving majority of holders with significant unrealized losses, and very few still in profit.

AMC Shareholders have continued to raise awareness of market injustices surrounding dark pools, naked shorting, and off exchange trading.

Since the events of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy in 2021, ‘We The Investors‘ has reached a historic milestone, representing the retail community in direct engagement with SEC Chairman, Gary Gensler.

Today, Ortex is reporting AMC’s short interest at a high of 22.10%.

This is nearly the short interest AMC had before the stock shot up from $14 to $72 per share.

The high short interest is a strong indicator AMC has the potential to squeeze again.

The question is, will AMC stock squeeze in 2023?

First, let’s dive into what triggered the event in 2021 to better understand whether today’s market conditions are in retail’s favor.

Related: How to Buy AMC Stock (2023 Guide)

What Caused AMC to Spike?

AMC Short Squeeze chart - Franknez.com.
AMC Short Squeeze chart – Franknez.com.

So, what caused AMC stock to go up?

In short, it was a high short interest percent and massive buying pressure.

#1. High Short Interest Percent

The short interest in a stock is the percentage of the float that is essentially being shorted.

When you have a lot of short sellers betting on the downside of a company’s stock, there’s a probability to squeeze them out of their positions if the price shoots up quickly.

Short sellers may see significant (unrealized) losses momentarily and choose to either close their positions for a loss or keep accumulating short positions if they think shares will come back down.

What happened with AMC is that when the stock first shot up from $2.50 to $20 per share, short sellers began to take big positions.

Therefore, we saw the short interest increase.

But once AMC’s share price began to rise to $9 per share, then $14 per share, and eventually break that resistance, short sellers began to close their positions to refrain from accruing larger losses.

This is when we slowly began to see AMC’s short interest decrease from 22% to 14%.

As AMC began to come down from its all-time high in June, AMC’s short interest began to rise again, signifying short sellers were getting back in.

Today, AMC’s short interest is at 22.10% according to both Fintel and Ortex.

This is big.

#2. Massive Buying Pressure

Massive buying pressure is what triggered AMC shares to rise.

See, this wasn’t just a one-time spike, but rather days of nonstop bullish momentum.

AMC Entertainment stock was experiencing extremely high intraday volume of 700 million and 900 million prior to hitting its all-time high.

Previous months still consisted of several hundreds of millions in trading volume.

Discords were flooded with anxious and excited investors as they saw shares rise over and over again.

The battle of $8.01 was known as a victorious day for retail investors who were buying the dip every time the market would bring the price down.

Days such as the battle of $8.01 influenced what was to come next.

Absolute Armageddon for hedge funds betting against AMC Entertainment and an emerging retail community Wall Street never saw coming.

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Market Conditions for A Short Squeeze

AMC Short Squeeze 2023.

The market conditions were completely different when AMC surged to $72 per share than what they are now.

In 2022, we entered a bear market that brought the entire market to its knees.

Experts are saying we may experience continued volatility in the market as signs of an upcoming recession rise in 2023.

Also read: Where Is the Stock Market Headed in 2023?

However, stocks such as AMTD Digital, Inc. proved that market conditions don’t have to be set in a bull market to squeeze.

HKD stock surged more than +20,000% in August of 2022.

Shares rose from $13.54 to $2,200 in weeks from sheer buying pressure, fresh from its IPO.

The truth is a short squeeze may be triggered both during a bull market and bear market.

One key element we’re discovering that triggers a short squeeze is heavy buying volume.

Heavy buying volume is what allowed GameStop to squeeze to $483, HKD to $2,200, and AMC to $72 per share.

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Related: 5 Big Signs Pointing to an AMC Short Squeeze

Will AMC Squeeze in 2023?

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Will AMC squeeze in 2023? AMC stock news and updates.

AMC Entertainment has both the high short interest and retail community behind it to trigger another short squeeze in 2023.

However, recession conditions might cap the ability for retail investors to buy in heavy again this year.

Layoffs, rising interest rates and inflation could slow down how much liquidity is being pumped into the stock market.

This makes triggering an AMC short squeeze in 2023 more challenging than if the U.S was currently a thriving economy.

Also read: How to Get Your Money Right in 2023

Shareholders should not be discouraged; anything can happen this year.

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  1. Emin

    + -=0 i’m all out

  2. Dave Owens

    I’m currently down- A LOT. Still I am buying every major dip. Haven’t sold in two years and WILL NOT sell until shorts cover or we go bankrupt. I will go down with this ship before I capitulate. Oh, and I like to eat crayons and poop rainbows.

    • Nathan

      Awesome comment


    Shorts do NOT have to close. The true value of AMC will continually be hidden. If Adam Aron wants to have a 10 to 1 reverse split then let him wait until the shares are $55 each, not $4 each. Mr Aron is not solving the corruption problem. Asking retail investors to put more money into the AMC money pit is insanity.

  4. DonkeyApeNuts

    Squeeze! Squeeze? Squeeze? Whoโ€™s talking about squeeze? Geeze Wally, apes will be lucky to break even.

  5. FireballRW

    Not a chance we squeeze now with all this craziness going on right now.Shorts do not have to close, the key word is brokers will ASK them to, NOT DEMAND . Hell I am afraid of putting $1.00 more into this play . I am losing my ass at this point. I am not sure who’s side Adam Aron is on. I do know than he will do whatever it takes to raise money for the company. ( Even if it means stepping on retail. )
    My big question to Adam Aron is have you figured a way to stop the bleeding or are you just going to keep selling shares to prolong the inevitable , meaning have you figured out how to make money .Unreal how much money is owed. Of course I was to stupid to check it out before I dove in this shit hole play . Hell Ape didn’t even work out for AMC the way they wanted it to, let alone retail , it just killed our play. I have zero confidence in this BS move to save the shorts, Yes it will save the shorts and kill us, it just gives the Hedge fund much more money to make when the price goes up , they are out of room on APE & AMC now. The stock may have squeezed as our prices were in the dirt. Where was Ape going to go before his announcement?? I think it was .66

    • Jave

      If you don’t believe in AMC then sell and f off mate. It makes no sense for you to keep holding.

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