Comment: Phunware trading 56,000,000 shares HUGE naked short if they are forced to cover the stock would go past its old high of $207 in Aug of 2018 the last squeeze NASDAQ, FINRA cant find 1 naked short — this one stands out.
Approximately 10 Million Total Shares Shorted in US Since March 2019
Approximately 35 Million Total Shares Shorted in Canada Since March 2019
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rio2 Limited (“Rio2” or the “Company”) (TSXV: RIO; OTCQX: RIOFF; BVL: RIO) today announces that it has retained BUYINS.NET, http://www.buyins.net, a leading provider of Regulation SHO compliance monitoring, short sale trading statistics and market integrity surveillance.
Regulation SHO took effect January 3, 2005, and provides a new regulatory framework governing short selling of securities. It was designed with the objective of simplifying and modernizing short sale regulation and providing controls where they are most needed. At the conclusion of each settlement day, data is provided on securities in which: 1) there are at least 10,000 shares in aggregate failed deliveries for the security for five consecutive settlement days, and 2) these failures constitute at least 0.5% of the issuer’s total shares outstanding. SEC Regulation SHO, under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, mandates that, if a clearing agent has had a fail-to-deliver position for 13 consecutive settlement days, that clearing agent, and the broker/dealer it clears for, must purchase securities to close out its fail to deliver position.
BUYINS.NET has automated the collection of this data from NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, OTCBB and PINKSHEETS every night and uses counters to track which stocks are about to have forced covers.
Nevermind the succession of new tariffs that beclouds the prospect of sustained economic growth. Some observers believe even greater threats to the “Trump Rally” are rooted deep within our financial markets – specifically, in the sort of systematized and pandemic short-selling that can roil market innovators like Tesla, not to mention small and midcap companies that are much more vulnerable to manipulation. One might wonder which burgeoning new industries are on the current hit list. Publicly traded marijuana companies are mentioned often.
As the founder and CEO of Buyins.net, Thomas Ronk has created a proprietary database and trading strategy based on short sale timing and sales data that was not accessible to anyone prior to January 2005. As a registered representative of Transamerica Financial Resources, a division of Transamerica, Mr. Ronk managed more than $150-million in equity accounts from 1993 until 1998. He has 27 years of trading experience and is the principal of Century Pacific Investments, a registered investment advisor in California. Prior to the investment business, Mr. Ronk studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California in San Diego. In this interview with BioTuesdays, Mr. Ronk discusses manipulative short selling and how his company helps clients to analyze and develop a plan to deal with it.
Critics of short-selling practices they deem abusive are up in arms over what they say is continued inaction by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
They say that the SEC delayed long-overdue reforms last month when it asked for more comments on proposals to tighten up exemptions to a rule intended to curb illegal “naked” short selling.