Article: Rosen Law Announces Updated Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuits on Behalf of Investors Unable to Execute Trades and Who Sold and/or Purchased Certain Securities on the Robinhood Trading Platform on or Around January 28, 2021

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Rosen Law Announces Updated Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuits on Behalf of Investors Unable to Execute Trades and Who Sold and/or Purchased Certain Securities on the Robinhood Trading Platform on or Around January 28, 2021

The Rosen Law Firm PA, 20 July 2021

Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the updated July 27, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action lawsuits filed on behalf of those who were unable to execute trades, sold, and/or purchased certain securities including American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE: AMC), BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), Express (NYSE: EXPR), Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), Naked Brand Group (NASDAQ: NAKD), Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK), Sundial Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDL), Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE: TR), and Trivago NV (NASDAQ: TRVG) (collectively, the “Affected Securities”) on the Robinhood Trading Platform on or around January 28, 2021. The lawsuits variously seek to recover damages for those affected by Robinhood’s alleged market manipulation in violation of Sections 9(a) and 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. §§ 78i(a) and 78(j)(b), and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5)). Continue reading “Article: Rosen Law Announces Updated Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuits on Behalf of Investors Unable to Execute Trades and Who Sold and/or Purchased Certain Securities on the Robinhood Trading Platform on or Around January 28, 2021”

Article: Gamestop – AMC, other ‘meme’ stocks jump; regulator signals concern

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Gamestop – AMC, other ‘meme’ stocks jump; regulator signals concern

ALEX LOWE, 04 July 2021

Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (AMC.N) and other “meme stocks” jumped on Monday, extending a rally in social-media favorites into a third week as message boards hummed with talk of squeezing Wall Street short-sellers.

The sharp gains prompted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to say it was looking into signs of market manipulation given the “volatility in certain stocks.” The volatility has challenged analysts, and two of them in the past week have stopped covering video game retailer GameStop, whose shares soared in January in a retail-driven rally. Continue reading “Article: Gamestop – AMC, other ‘meme’ stocks jump; regulator signals concern”

Article: Meme stocks show that ‘community’ is profitable: Reddit co-founder

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Meme stocks show that ‘community’ is profitable: Reddit co-founder

Thomas Hum, 28 June 2021

As trading platforms like Robinhood create a rise in retail investor market participation and spark a renewed interest in shares of companies dubbed “meme stocks” like GameStop (GME), BlackBerry (BB), and AMC (AMC), the world of finance is seeing an intersection with the social media sphere.

“What you’re seeing is a much larger trend here,” Alexis Ohanian, founder of venture capital firm Seven Seven Six and co-founder of Reddit, told Yahoo Finance Live. “It is the intersection of community and capital. It’s the intersection of social media and finance.” Continue reading “Article: Meme stocks show that ‘community’ is profitable: Reddit co-founder”

Article: GME Stock News: GameStop Corp plummets on share sale and SEC investigation

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GME Stock News: GameStop Corp plummets on share sale and SEC investigation

Stocks Reporter, 11 June 2021

NYSE:GME may be seeing the beginning of the end of its coordinated short squeezes as the SEC and big banks are closing in. Shares of GameStop went into freefall on Thursday, dropping by more than 27% to close the day at $220.39, as investors were less than thrilled following GameStop’s annual shareholder meeting. We previously mentioned that GameStop has a habit of plunging the day after its annual meeting, and it is interesting to see that this year was no different. Continue reading “Article: GME Stock News: GameStop Corp plummets on share sale and SEC investigation”

Article: AMC stock jumps nearly 15% as retail-fueled rally stretches to another week

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AMC stock jumps nearly 15% as retail-fueled rally stretches to another week

Yun Li, 07 June 2021

AMC Entertainment, the meme stock that amazed Wall Street recently, rallied double digits on Monday as speculative trading activity in the struggling movie theater gained steam.

Shares of AMC jumped as much as 25% Monday, following an 80% rally in the previous week. AMC has dethroned GameStop to become the star on the infamous WallStreetBets forum on Reddit, with retail traders encouraging each other to pile into the shares and call options. AMC Shares closed 14.8% higher at $55 on Monday. Continue reading “Article: AMC stock jumps nearly 15% as retail-fueled rally stretches to another week”

Article: The Market Is Ripe For Another GameStop Saga

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The Market Is Ripe For Another GameStop Saga

Michael Kern , 31 May 2021

About three months ago, the investing world was left reeling after retail investors proved they can beat Wall Street at its own game.

Reddit group “r/Wallstreetbets” (aka WSB)–a longstanding subreddit channel created nearly a decade ago where more than 4 million Reddit users discuss highly speculative trading strategies and ideas–engaged in a crowdsourced pump-and-dump scheme that created massive volatility in the stock markets by buying heavily shorted stocks such as GameStop Inc. (NYSE:GME), AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC), and BlackBerry Inc. (NYSE:BB), among others. The massive buying wave created large short squeezes as hedge funds betting against these stocks rushed to cover their positions and cut losses after GME skyrocketed an unfathomable 1,500% in the space of a few days; AMC saw its share price triple while BB jumped 460% before they came crashing to the ground after popular zero-fee trading app Robinhood blocked trading activity. Continue reading “Article: The Market Is Ripe For Another GameStop Saga”

Article: Robinhood Says 9.5 Million People Traded Crypto on Its App in Q1

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Robinhood Says 9.5 Million People Traded Crypto on Its App in Q1

Will Gottsegen, 09 April 2021

The online brokerage service Robinhood said on Thursday that 9.5 million of its customers traded cryptocurrency on its platform in Q1 of 2021.

That’s up from just 1.7 million in Q4 of last year, a 458% spike.

In a blog post, the company chalked up the numbers to crypto’s growing “popularity”: the global market cap of all cryptocurrencies has doubled in the past three months to over $2 trillion. Continue reading “Article: Robinhood Says 9.5 Million People Traded Crypto on Its App in Q1”

Article: Meme stocks loom large in the CSA’s short-selling review

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Meme stocks loom large in the CSA’s short-selling review

James Langton, 22 March 2021

When a group of retail traders used Reddit to gleefully gang up on a handful of hedge funds in January, giving birth to the concept of “meme” stocks, they cranked up an already simmering debate about proper public discourse related to trading. In Canada, a consultation regarding activist short-sellers is the focus of that debate.

Late last year, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a consultation paper on the role and regulation of activist short-sellers — traders who publicly air their negative views on the stocks they’re shorting.

Defenders of the practice maintain that vocal short-sellers are the only thing standing between unrelenting upside hype and ordinary investors — i.e., their skepticism and scrutiny help expose corporate fraud and misconduct, aiding naive regulators and investors alike. Continue reading “Article: Meme stocks loom large in the CSA’s short-selling review”

Article: DTCC Proposes Shortening US Trading Settlement Cycle To T+1: Here’s Why That’s Important

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DTCC Proposes Shortening US Trading Settlement Cycle To T+1: Here’s Why That’s Important

Wayne Duggan, Benzinga, 24 February 2021

ROBERT STEELE: This article is such crap. As if DTCC had not willfully covered up $100 trillion in naked short counterfeit sales these past 15-20 years. Until DTCC is given a porcupine enema and we sent DOJ, FBI, and US Southern District Attorneys to jail for life for treason — enabling foreign collusion and domestic crime against the US economy — for life, this will not change.

Article: Report: Feds Investigating Meme Stock Frenzy For Market Manipulation

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Report: Feds Investigating Meme Stock Frenzy For Market Manipulation

Sarah Hansen, 11 February 2021

Federal authorities are investigating whether massive gains in “meme stocks” like GameStop in January were caused by market manipulation or other illegal behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

In January, individual traders from online communities like Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets forum and users of popular online brokerage apps like Robinhood were a driving force behind the meteoric rise of a handful of previously unpopular stocks. The traders pitted themselves against major hedge funds who had bet that the price of stocks in struggling companies like GameStop, AMC Entertainment, and Blackberry would fall in a practice called short selling. The rapid surge of interest from retail investors pushed the price of those stocks to record levels, and hedge funds like Melvin Capital faced massive losses as a result. At the peak of the frenzy, Robinhood restricted trading on shares of GameStop and a handful of other stocks, prompting a swift backlash from lawmakers and multiple class-action lawsuits from traders who said they had missed out on gains.

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Article: Short Squeeze Stockbrokers And Hedge Funds Face Proposed Antitrust Class Action

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Joseph Saveri Law Firm | 21.02.02

On January 28, many brokerages abruptly and unilaterally restricted retail investors’ ability to buy long positions—in some cases removing the option to buy shares of the relevant securities while openly permitting them to sell their existing shares or prohibiting users from viewing the tickers for some or all of the relevant securities.

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Article: The War On Wall Street: GameStop Sparks Revolution With Retail Investors

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The War On Wall Street: GameStop Sparks Revolution With Retail Investors

Anat Alon-Beck, 01 February 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been glued to the financial news during the past week.

And, for the first time, both my husband and my son were actually interested in my work. It is mind-boggling.

My husband first told me these stories of people making exorbitant amounts of money trading stock options, and no, not people we know from the investment community. My son, who turned 11 this month, wanted to know what’s all the buzz in the news about his favorite store: GameStop GME +0.9%. Continue reading “Article: The War On Wall Street: GameStop Sparks Revolution With Retail Investors”

A Trading Forum on Reddit Leads a Stock to Surge over 1700% in Just One Month! Who is the Villain in the GameStop Saga?

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Article: Why did Interactive Brokers restrict trading in GameStop and other companies?

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Why did Interactive Brokers restrict trading in GameStop and other companies?

George Sweeney, 29 January 2021

What is happening to GameStop shares?
GameStop shares have been hitting the news quite a lot recently. At first, it was simply due to their astronomical rise in value. Then people started looking into why the price was rising so much. After all, GameStop is a video game retailer that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and downloadable games.

Because of all the bad luck surrounding the company, they were one of the most shorted companies in the market. Short selling is when traders buy a company’s shares and then sell them, believing that their price will go down before they buy them back for a profit.

Why are there restrictions?

The reasons for the restrictions vary. Interactive Brokers have said their restrictions were created in order to protect the market and make sure there was enough liquidity.

Another concern they have is that they’ll be left to pick up the bill if their customers end up with big losses. That is why they’re increasing the minimum requirements people must meet in order to borrow money to trade.

If these shares all spiral down at the same time, their fear is that many traders won’t be able to pay back the money they’re borrowing for trading.

Other platforms have said they are using restrictions to:

Stop their service becoming overloaded. Provide some breathing room to maintain everything and look after other customers. Prevent investors losing lots of money during unusual volatility. Make sure they meet any regulatory requirements in their country.

However, some argue that limiting people’s ability to trade shares like GameStop freely is effectively market manipulation because: Many traders accept the volatility risk. Brokers are potentially limiting trading because of their own liquidity issues. Investors are not being allowed full control over their investments

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