Disclaimer this is a bit of rant. I'm also sorry if this is not the right sub for this.
I've been working with an real-estate agent since mid December as a first time home buyer. His team is supposed to be the best in the city/surrounding area and I'm so angry.
Recently we found a place we liked. We wanted to offer a bit over asking. Our agent was really irritated at us, saying we will never buy a place if we don't go in majorly over asking. Said the listed price is just a tactic and we needed to go at minimum 100k over, no conditions. Given that this was already 650k townhome (that needed work), we backed out as we're in no rush. Just found the sold listing- sold for 15k over asking. Had I listened to this weasel I would have paid 85K over. What the hell is this. I understand that offers have been ludicrous lately but how much of this is based on pushy agents adding fuel to the fire. I've emailed him the sold listing- no response.
Previous to that we saw a townhome for 750k which was one year old. He also told us we needed to bid at least 50k over asking for the buyers to even consider us. Guess what? Listing recently expired and the owners dropped 50k. He's using FOMO to scare us and how many agents are doing the same but are falling for it?
I've been using HouseSigma to track these listings. I feel so manipulated. How is it that there is no transparency in bidding like other counties (Australia). I want to know what other people are bidding, I don't want to be pushed by someone who has a vested interest in making more commission.
My question is who can I connect with about this, anyone in government, a regulatory body? In my opinion, this lack of transparency needs to end.
As an aside: A real estate agents entire job could be done through an app. How is it that they have such a monopoly in Canada. It's 2021 and the industry has not changed even with technology.
Edit: Thank you for your responses, I didn’t anticipate this much activity in such a short amount of time. I will be contacting my MP about bidding transparency and encourage anyone who feels the same about this topic to email their representatives/ whoever else you feel may help. Your feedback may also help others who find themselves in the same boat.
Hi fellow retards!
My hypothesis and granted this may have already been postulated here is that the hedgers had enough liquidity in Jan to short GME and temper the price back down. Now it appears that they’ve run out of liquidity and are forced to sell their income generating securities to continue to short in an act of desperation.
As a parallel - consider it from a mortgage perspective they’re trying to stave of foreclosure by first burning through savings and now they’re selling off their valuable possessions. So they can’t borrow off margin, they are out of cash and now they’re selling off their source of income. Which by the way hurts the passive investors that like their ETF stocks, but the hedges don’t give a shit. They just want to short GME no matter the cost.
The mortgage allegory reminds me of say the 2008 crisis - I used to be a loan officer and the exotic sub prime mortgages were horse shit. You could qualify for a mortgage back then with a DTI (debt to income ratio) of 65%. For those unaware DTI is the ratio of your GROSS income vs the PITI of your home and all revolving and installment debt on your credit report. It does not factor in payments for utilities, food, gas. So they assume people can afford a house with the 35% of gross fucking income after their monthly debt is paid? No. Now the opposite is happening again. They deserve this for their insatiable greed and lack of compassion for anyone but themselves.
Hedgies have no cash and selling their income generating stocks to continue this fight. Eventually they’ll run out of those and will have no choice but to cover no matter the price. They fucking deserve it. From their ashes I hope we can build a market that is free and open without their influence and heavy shorting a float will be illegal. If I want to pay x dollars for a stock, that’s my business. Shorting is bullshit. Think a company is overvalued? Then close your position and find another fucking stock. The government should be appalled. Trying to BK a company not only puts thousands out of a job, but reduces the income tax stream from them to the gov’t. Not only that but now they’re on the govt payroll via unemployment. All this so they can profit off of destruction. Fuck. You. Long post I’m sorry.
TLDR: hedgies are going to burn for their atrocities.
My position: 914 shares of GME and one 3/5 $100 call. The shares I’d be willing to part with for say a minimum of 4 figures per share. Maybe 5 who knows? 42,069 per share... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hooooly hell. I've been talking with this Tinder match, a very handsome, charming guy who's a couple years older than me.
Three or four times, he made me feel a bit weird with comments like, "I love your style, you're not too much. Most girls these days slather an inch of makeup on their faces" and things like that.
Then he asked if I'd like to go on a date, and I didn't answer - I decided to Google his name first. I could see his full name in his IG handle (he'd offered to add me before). I found his Twitter pretty quick. And ... hoooo boy.
This guy isn't just a keyboard warrior, he's a full-on cyber bully and a creep. He only targets women on Twitter, women he doesn't even know but constantly levels verbal abuse at them under their selfies, commenting on their makeup and undermining their appearances (those women looked pretty gorgeous to me!). The intensity of his vitriol was insane. He'd tell them to hang themselves if they replied disparagingly to him, and his tweets all revolved around "females" and "feminazis". One tweet aimed at a girl who told him to piss off essentially said, "Girls like you needed an abusive father."
I actually reported his account. I don't even know how it's still active, with that kind of abuse. But that was definitely the same guy who talked to me - the little quirks in the way he types are all consistent. And what's worse, when I searched his name on Twitter, I started seeing input from other women about him harassing them IRL. What the fuck.
TL;DR Boys and girls and everyone in general, look up the people you're thinking of meeting. Some of them might just be sociopaths.
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Hello fellow apes, I've made it simple for you:
- Hedge funds are shorting / have been for a long time (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- Hedge fund price manipulation attacks (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- FUD and shills increasing tenfold (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- ETFs being shorted = act of desperation (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- Citadel bonds (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- GME / Ryan Cohen future e-commerse plan (LIKELY TRUE/ NEARLY PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- HEDGE FUNDS KICKING CANS DOWN THE ROAD (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- UNKNOWN WHALES HELPING US LONGS (LIKELY TRUE/TO BE PROVEN) ---> PROBABLY BULLISH
- STIMMY CHECK (TRUE/PROVEN) ---> BULLISH
- Our lord DFV ---> BULLISH
Look at the above and tell me this isn't the strongest case to make money and take down the system along with it. WE ARE MAKING HISTORY AND WILL LOOK PROUDLY BACK ON THIS MOMENT.
You know what to do, spread the word and HODL.
Seriously extended mag is so underwhelming compaired to every other mag option and sometimes doesn't even give you more than appended mag making it a direct downgrade.
And when paired with backup mag it increases with diminishing returns or doesn't even do anything. Extended mag needs to have like 10 extra bullets at the LEAST on full auto weapons.
I had an unusual experience that might give you a chuckle, or make you shake your head. I'm still debating if I should reach out to her, but perhaps you'll see the ending as more of a dodged bullet than a missed opportunity.
I met a girl a couple of years ago at a bar we both frequent. We really hit it off and had a lot of great conversations, I really liked her and sometimes she'd get quite flirty with me, so I thought perhaps there was something there. I took her out to the movies once but mostly we hung out at our neighborhood bar. In our last few meetings there pre-pandemic she had a bit to drink and would regularly lean up against me or idly toy with my hair while we talked.
We lost touch last year, as most people did, once everything closed down. We traded a few emails but nothing serious. I mentioned that she could reach out if she ever needed anything. So, last month I got an email saying "You remember when you said you'd help me out? Well, I need to move, fast, can you help?" Of course I said yes. But then I got the details:
She was moving out of her apartment with a very long-term boyfriend, who predated our meeting and whom she had never mentioned. She had literally no one else to help her. She lived on the second floor with no elevator. She does not own a car, so we were moving her entire life in my Prius. She collects books which weigh, by my count, one million pounds.
Sane people would have bailed, but I wanted to be the good friend and help. To make a dumb story slightly shorter, I spent a couple of days helping her with the move, making trip after trip from the old apartment to the new. The ex-BF never once made eye contact or spoke a single word to me. Very weird vibe.
We took a week off due to snow that shut down the roads, but then she called me to ask if I could help her finish, and I just about threw out my back carrying absurdly heavy boxes down those damn stairs. Then she had some new-apartment errands to run, so I drove her around to buy things to furnish the new place. I didn't pay for anything, I just did the driving.
It's been over two weeks since we made the final trip from her old place to the new. Not a single text or email, not a "thanks for helping" or "how's your back?" I don't mean to imply that she owes me, I offered to help and didn't see it as an exchange. But, that's weird, right?
I feel used, and also confused over why she ever accepted going out on a date pre-pandemic when she was already in a relationship. I... keep reading on reddit ➡
Today was a crazy ride, and we've all been following the action the entire time. My opinion is that unless I can find compelling evidence that the squeeze is truly done for and off the table, my conviction has only grown stronger.
Most important things that stick out, all of which really build a case that must not be dismissed:
If shorts have covered, we should have noticed reasonable strong upwards momentum, as buying pressure consists of short covering along with retail buying, and a limited float.
Past few days we've seen trading volumes below average, likely suppressed demand caused by broker restrictions on buying. Lower volume can make any dump pull the price down easily. Especially when the demand side is getting locked out. Have to mention the timing of which Robinhood locked buying last week as well, coinciding with a massive dip.
Look at this image
Notice how AMC & GME have almost identical candlesticks, and the same is in the BB-NOK pair. It is undeniable that a lot of people are buying this stock and holding this stock. Not just in America but all across the world. We have global support. You would think that with this many people in the trade (whether they are on the buying / selling side) we would see greater variance. This correlation to me looks like obvious manipulation by higher frequency and higher volume algorithmic trading. It's hard to look at these charts and say that this is natural supply and demand. Seriously, same candlestick patterns on unrelated stocks. This price action is influenced by targeted manipulation to a high degree. Even if people were really selling off like crazy, wouldn't we see more natural candles?
We have mainstream media (MSM) covering the "reddit mania" extensively. MSM says reddit is trying to squeeze silver, which is false. You will not find anyone pushing to buy SLV on reddit. In fact, you will see a warning about silver and how many HFs have long positions in it.
We've seen an influx of bots on social media (reddit, FB, twitter) promoting silver, spamming that GME squeeze is finished, diverting attention away from the more uninformed audience. Why? If it's finished why the need for these?
MSM says the short squeeze mania is over and shorts have covered. If that is true, why are we seeing trade restrictions still on more and more brokers, and nons
They tried to short the stock into oblivion.
We saw. We bought. We held.
They hemorrhaged funds and bailed each other out.
We laughed and bought more.
They manipulated the stock down with short ladders and doubling down on their short interest.
We bought the dips and began to squeeze.
They convinced our platforms to block us from buying, even forced some to sell.
We said fuck robinhood et all, rode the wave, and bought and held with platforms that support the people (shoutout fidelity).
What else have they left to do? The brokers who still allow free trading wouldn’t dare face the same backlash robinhood and others have received. Hedge funds can keep doubling down on their shorts and try to manipulate their stock but they know we’ll hold. The day of reckoning is upon us, the battle has just begun, and they’re already out of bullets. This is a fight for the people now, stand strong brothers.
Not financial advice, take your own risks.