Retail investors known as ‘apes’ were able to do what no one else in history has ever done before.
They exposed fraud in the stock market and uncovered conflict of interest no one was ever supposed to see.
In the midst of it, a handful of investors made money, causing massive hedge funds to lose billions of dollars.
Do the ‘apes’ have the power to win big again?
And if so, what’s it going to take?
Let’s discuss it.
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Shorts think retail investors are experiencing fatigue
Reuters just published an article giving us some insight to what suits think of the current ‘meme stock’ situation.
They understand that short interest in AMC is rising despite its fundamental improvement.
Shorts seem to have gained some confidence in the bear market – go figure.
Wedbush Securities Inc. says it doesn’t seem like it’s a great time to short AMC.
Bets against the company “reflect that institutional investors think that the retail shareholders are experiencing fatigue here.”
While it’s true buying has cooled down, apes are still very much in this play to squeeze shorts from their positions.
Many investors have gone on the offense for months now and are supporting AMC Entertainment outside the market.
Shareholders have become so loyal to the brand that they’ve become the very guests attending the movie theatres.
Volume might not be on the rise like last year, but movie theatre attendance sure is.
The ape community has grown to understand just how important the fundamentals of the company are, despite a short squeeze not requiring them.
Retail investors might look like they’re on the sideline, but little do shorts know they’ve been on the offense the entire time.
A beacon for change
The ‘ape’ community continues to be a beacon for change.
Community members recently gathered on social media to sign a petition going out to the SEC, created by activist Dave Laurer.
We The Investors is an initiative to get retail’s concerns in front of SEC Chairman Gary Gensler in efforts to raise awareness of the problems retail investors face in the market.
The letter to ban PFOF (payment for order flow) received more than 71.5k signatures.
“Together, we’re going to make sure that retail represents itself, & that firms who productize their clients can’t claim to represent them. Together, we’re going to make markets simpler, fairer & more transparent”, says Dave.
Ken Griffin’s Citadel is pushing back on the possibility of the SEC banning PFOF, along with the entire hedge fund industry.
However, other apes are taking a much different approach.
Unlike Dave Lauer, majority of retail investors don’t believe in the SEC.
They’re using marketing campaigns to put pressure on our regulators as seen below.
A mobile billboard truck was spotted in New York reading “The SEC is Complicit with Wall Street Corruption“.
Meanwhile, content creators on social media continue to educate the masses on market injustices.
Institutional investors beware, apes aren’t leaving.
Related: Here's Why Mainstream Media is Attacking AMC
AMC stock prepares for a breakthrough
Buying pressure tends to slow down during bear markets, but this isn’t stopping retail investors from staying in the game.
While the ‘hodl’ game is strong, big buying pressure will soon be underway as the markets begin to shift upwards again.
Momentum from shorts closing will fuel retail’s demand for the stock, inevitably forcing a short squeeze.
And fortunately for AMC shareholders, there are plenty of short sellers in this play to send AMC’s stock price to a new all-time high.
An incredibly important part of history is being written today.
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Volume is down because we own it all . There’s nothing left to buy. People have finally figured out that you don’t sell stock when it’s down. The only volume we see is hf shorting. Market manipulation. I watch the volume daily, no reason for it to spike when it does occasionally. Not like some great news comes out and retail goes on a buying fenzie. It’s all fake . And always remember this , the reason we are going to make a lot of money is due to the fact that HF has broke all the rules . If they were actually following the rules this squeeze that will happen would have never happened . So really you need to be thanking HF for giving is this opportunity. And let’s cut the shit for a moment , the fundamentals are shit. Amc hasn’t turned a profit in YEARS. Honestly I don’t think they ever will. I can still catch a movie at my amc for 7 bucks on a matinee. Hell that’s what it cost twenty years ago. I believe prices need to go up. This has come down to the short thesis and that is all. No fundamentals , no nothing else. And AA needs to figure out a way to make money . The gold mine thing ? I don’t know. Hopefully it plays out . I’ll say it again , he needs to get the popcorn in the stores NOW. The popcorn industry is billions across the planet . What in the hell is taking so long , it’s popcorn in a bag. How much did he spend to hire the former frito lay big shit to get this thing going ? Yes I know it sounds like I’m spreading the FUD. I’m not ,just reality . And yes , I’m still holding and will hold until I’m counting stacks of hundred dollar bills . It will squeeze , it’s kind of like physics at this point . For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction , or something like that ! Keep up the good work Mr. Nez.
The SEC and Wall Street have cost the US government hundreds of millions of taxable dollars by extending the squeeze and causing many positions to become long term. In the end, I will pay less in taxes with the majority of my position becoming long term. I continue to hodl my AMC
I keep holding on, and buying whenever I can, it’s been a year since the first purchase and I’m still here, lowering my average and with a motto: Patience Patience and Patience, I’m not going to get tired.
We exposed the market and what did we get for that? Im down 40.000 $
Just bought 8 more shares this morning
What is the true story about Bank America and shorting. I’ve been told what you reported was false. Was it just bad info passed on or is it true?
They’re playing puts against AMC (betting against): https://franknez.com/bank-of-america-increases-short-position-in-amc/
Whoever is saying otherwise is getting technical with short vs puts. Wankers.
I am holding my AMC shares. Do we or should we buy more shares? Or just hold?
Let’s start a discussion! Leave your thoughts below.
Good article Frank … as usual. Even if I become Rip Van Winkle with a long grey beard I will be holding my AMC shares tightly in my gnarled fist. I’m laughing as SHF’s are bleeding in a sea of red.
Thanks Chris ✍️ LFG
Kinda surprised that a squeeze hasn’t happened yet. with cost to borrow up, markets down; it seems the Hedges are in no hurry to cover. there’s no crystal ball here, but optics kinda look like Shorts are winning actually. this has been held down, and going down for a year now. truly hope this squeezes and soon. decent amount of skin in the game personally, and combined with Apes.
Apes vs. HFS,SEC, MSM, Banks, politicians, FED