Young Koreans are echoing r/WallStreetBets in their war against short sellers
Max Kim, Rest of World, 03 March 2021
The Korean Stockholders’ Alliance is located in Yeouido, Seoul’s financial and political district, on the fifth floor of an officetel building mostly occupied by financial companies. Jung Eui-jung, the 62-year-old head of the Alliance and the sole resident of its office, points out the window to a large, bright-yellow bus parked outside on Eunhaengro (“bank street”), so named because it is home to South Korea’s two main state banks. The Alliance is an advocacy group that represents retail investors, with around 41,000 members. Its current mission statement is displayed in block letters on the side of the bus: “I hate short selling!”
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SEC Suspends Trading In 15 Companies Due To “Questionable Trading And Social Media Activity”
TYLER DURDEN, 26 February 2021
Two weeks ago we said that the regulatory crackdown against WallStreetBets had begun when the SEC suspended trading in pennystock Spectra Science (SCIE). Well, today we got the clearest confirmation yet that the SEC will do everything in its power to make sure that are no more Melvin Capitals and will seek to put a resolute end to the reddit bull raids when it announced that it “suspended trading in the securities of 15 companies because of questionable trading and social media activity.”
Today’s order states that trading is being suspended because of “questions about recent increased activity and volatility in the trading of these issuers, as well as the influence of certain social media accounts on that trading activity.” In enforcing the suspension, the SEC referred to federal securities laws, according to which “the SEC can suspend trading in a stock for 10 days and generally prohibit a broker-dealer from soliciting investors to buy or sell the stock again until certain reporting requirements are met.”
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r/wallstreetbets, also known as WallStreetBets or WSB, is a subreddit where participants discuss stock and option trading. It has become notable for its profane nature, aggressive trading strategies, and role in the GameStop short squeeze that caused losses on short positions in U.S. firms topping US$70 billion in a few days in early 2021. The subreddit is famous for its colorful jargon and terms.
BREAKING THE SILVER MARKET: Investment Demand To Overwhelm The Market
SRSROCCO, 28 February 2021
The Silver Market is on the verge of being overwhelmed by investment demand. While this has been a steady process over the past decade, the situation changed rapidly in 2020, and especially in the last two months. Since the WallStreetBets “SilverSqueeze” campaign, more investors are waking up to the SILVER STORY…
SEC Data Show $359 Million of GameStop Shares Failed to Deliver
Brandon Kochkodin, Bloomberg, 17 February 2017
GameStop surged more than 1,700% before curbs were implemented
More than 2 million shares failed to deliver at peak of mania
“Fails-to-deliver can occur for a number of reasons on both long and short sales,” reads a disclaimer on the SEC website. “Therefore, fails-to-deliver are not necessarily the result of short selling, and are not evidence of abusive short selling or ‘naked’ short selling.”
Comment: The SEC is full of shit and a RICO organization complicit in Class A felonies enabled by the Department of Justice and the Senate Banking Committee. For the slow learners, start with the Cartoons.
The Gamers’ Uprising Against Wall Street Has Deep Populist Roots
Wall Street may own the country, as Kansas populist leader Mary Elizabeth Lease once declared, but a new generation of “retail” stock market traders is fighting back.
Ellen Brown, SheerPost, 10 February 2021
A short squeeze frenzy driven by a new generation of gamers captured financial headlines in recent weeks, centered on a struggling strip mall video game store called GameStop. The Internet and a year off in this shut down to study up have given a younger generation of investors the tools to compete in the market. Gerald Celente calls it the “Youth Revolution.” A group of New York Young Republicans who protested in the snow on January 31 called it “Re-occupy Wall Street.” Others have called it Occupy Wall Street 2.0.
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The Stock Market Is Broken, Now For All To See
Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com,
The historic short squeeze, engineered by a bunch of deeply cynical small traders, exposed just how rigged the market has been…
GameStop shares halve
Shah Husain Imam, 03 February 2021
GameStop Corp shares more than halved in value on Tuesday and silver prices retreated as the Reddit-driven trading frenzy that roiled stock and commodity markets appeared to fizzle, at least for now.
The videogame retailer’s shares, whose wild gyrations have made or lost billions of dollars for hedge funds and other investors in recent weeks, closed down 60 per cent at $90. They are now worth less than a fifth of their high of $483 last week, reports Reuters. Continue reading “Article: GameStop shares halve”
Ian Sherr | 21.02.03
What makes this roller coaster unusual is why the Reddit community is buying up GameStop shares. While some of them say they believe in GameStop’s future, others are attracted to the idea that the higher GameStop’s shares go, the more Wall Street’s bad bets will cost institutional investors money.
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Yael Halon | 21.02.02
“My hat’s off to them…it’s brilliant what they did.”
The share price of video game retailer GameStop surged dramatically last week after a group of Reddit users teamed up to buy up the struggling retailer’s call options – hurting market short sellers.
“I believe this is a paradigm shift right now,” Belfort, who spent 22 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of securities fraud and money laundering, told host Tucker Carlson.
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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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