Article: Occupy Wall Street 2.0

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Occupy Wall Street 2.0

Anonymous, 21 April 2021

It’s going on right now. Here’s your chance to get back at those Wall Street fucks who recklessly crash the economy again and again because you guessed it, they’re going to crash it again. Imminently. Except this time people on the internet caught on and the SEC is passing regulations to control the crash to make sure the hedge funds are the ones left holding the bag.

Create a trading account on Fidelity or something (but NOT Robinhood) and buy a share of Game Stop (GME) and hold it. Hold it while market crashes, except the price GME will go up. Supply and demand; you will be holding a precious share that a hedge fund will need to buy back from you. See, they created millions of “naked short” shares and traded them back and forth in an attempt to bankrupt GameStop so they could keep the money for themselves, tax free. But for the first time ever retail investors, (i.e. you) spoiled their plan by buying them up and holding them. The apes on r/Superstonk can explain it better than I can so do yourself a favor and learn. One share is hovering around $150 before takeoff. Then one share could quite possibly sell for millions and they will HAVE to buy it from you.

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Article: GameStop plans to elect activist investor Cohen as chairman

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GameStop plans to elect activist investor Cohen as chairman

Reuters, 08 April 2021

GameStop Corp, which has been part of a recent Reddit-driven trading frenzy, said on Thursday it intends to elect activist investor Ryan Cohen as chairman, putting him in the driver’s seat as he looks to transform the videogame retailer.

Since Chewy co-founder Cohen joined GameStop’s board in January, he has been pushing towards transformation of the brick-and-mortar retailer into an e-commerce firm that can take on big-box retailers such as Target Corp and technology firms such as Microsoft Corp.

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Article: GameStop Takes $6 Billion Round Trip as Results Shrugged Off

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GameStop Takes $6 Billion Round Trip as Results Shrugged Off

Bailey Lipschultz,27 March 2021

GameStop Corp. is ending the week where it started, after an earnings-related selloff was quickly reversed, with retail investors refusing to let go of their commitment to the stock.

Investors were quick to get over GameStop’s 12th consecutive quarter of slowing sales and management’s decision to not take questions on its earnings call on Tuesday, despite warnings from most Wall Street analysts. After see-sawing to as low as $118.62, the stock was trading near last week’s closing level on Friday. That created a more than $6.4 billion swing in market value from Monday’s intraday high to a bottom on Wednesday.

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Article: A Massive Increase in Trading in GameStop by Dark Pools Owned by the Mega Wall Street Banks Coincided with the Spike in its Share Price

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A Massive Increase in Trading in GameStop by Dark Pools Owned by the Mega Wall Street Banks Coincided with the Spike in its Share Price

Pam Martens and Russ Martens,  26 March 2021

If the Securities and Exchange Commission is not taking a hard look at the involvement of Dark Pools owned by the biggest banks on Wall Street during the meteoric spike in the price of GameStop shares in late January, then we have to conclude that it doesn’t want to actually get at the truth.

Wall Street On Parade spent one hour combing through the Dark Pool trading data available through Wall Street’s self-regulator, FINRA, and the evidence of Dark Pools’ involvement in the dodgy trading in GameStop is striking. (GameStop is a New York Stock Exchange listed company and it has been trading like a penny stock operated out of a boiler room – raising questions about the integrity of U.S. markets.

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Article: Stocks Dump’n’Pump; Dollar Gains Amid Bitcoin, Bond Pain

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Stocks Dump’n’Pump; Dollar Gains Amid Bitcoin, Bond Pain

Tyler Durden,25 March 2021

Thanks to yet another big short-squeeze that began shortly ahead of the EU close. This was the biggest short-squeeze since late January. Small Caps went from down over 1.5% ahead of the EU close to up over 2.5%. Nasdaq ended lower as late day selling pressure hit…

Before today, the last six days have seen the market has dropped in the last hour. S&P and Dow are back to unch on the week, Nasdaq remains red and Small Caps still down over 4.3%.Value outperformed Growth today but both ripped off the EU close…

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Article: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Roaring Kitty’ After GameStop Short Squeeze: What You Need To Know

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Roaring Kitty’ After GameStop Short Squeeze: What You Need To Know

Melanie Schaffer, 17 February 2021

Lawsuits related to the Gamestop Corporation GME 0.1% short squeeze have been stacking up following the volatile trading in the stock in January.

Keith Patrick Gill, viewed by many as the leader of the debacle, is now facing a class action lawsuit. What Happened: On Tuesday, the law firm Hagens Berman announced that it has filed a securities class action suit against Gill in U.S. District Court, accusing him of “price manipulation of GameStop stock.”

Gill is known as “Roaring Kitty” on YouTube and DeepF*ckingValue on Reddit. In prepared remarks Gill plans to deliver to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Thursday, he denies wrongdoing.

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Article: Government agencies probe GameStop pump over potential illegal manipulation

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Government agencies probe GameStop pump over potential illegal manipulation

DUNCAN RILEY, 11 February 2021

U.S. government agencies have launched federal investigations into whether the social-media-driven activity around GameStop Corp.’s share price rise in January constituted illegal market manipulation.

According to a report today in The Wall Street Journal, both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are formally investigating the pump of GME stock, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is also reviewing the matter.

The investigation by the justice department is being led by the department’s fraud section and the San Francisco U.S. attorney’s office who have sought information about the security activity from brokers and social media companies that were at the center of the trading frenzy. Subpoenas are said to have been issued for information to brokers including Robinhood Markets Inc. that was widely used by those buying up GameStop and other shares such as AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. Continue reading “Article: Government agencies probe GameStop pump over potential illegal manipulation”

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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Hedge Funds are Getting Crushed by the Worst Short Squeeze in a Quarter Century

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Matt Egan | 21.02.02
A mob of traders on Reddit’s WallStreetBets page have sent GameStop (GME), AMC (AMC) and other stocks skyrocketing in recent days. GameStop lost a quarter of its value Monday but it’s still up nearly 1,200% on the year. WallStreetBets successfully triggered an epic short squeeze, where investors that bet against GameStop have been forced to unwind their bets and buy the stock back. That in turn has driven GameStop even higher, creating even more losses for short-sellers.

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How Redditors Beat Hedge Funds at Their Own Game(Stop)

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21.01.27 | By Eric Levitz

But the value of a company can’t be reduced to its expected future earnings. One must also consider a wide range of other factors. Among them: How much nostalgia does the firm inspire in users of the Reddit forum r/wallstreetbets? And would a rally in GameStop shares be funny? Which is to say, has the firm crossed the “so bad it’s good” threshold, as inadvertent comedic masterpieces like The Room or Troll 2 had done before it?

America’s top hedge funds failed to ask these questions. Fortunately, the collective wisdom of rational market participants ensured that they were eventually incorporated into GME’s stock price. And, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a share in the GameStop corporation attained its true, objective value of $321.14.

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Game On In Silver: This Could Be For Real

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Andrew Hecht | 21.02.02

During the past several days, the highly-speculative silver market became a central focus of the social media crowd. Markets move high when buyers are more aggressive than sellers and vice versa. Silver is now the next target for the herd that cashed in on GameStop and other shares with short interest. Silver and GME shares are very different assets, but the price action puts them in the same category in the current landscape.

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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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