So I was doing my morning walkthrough of new FINRA violations and caught this BEAUTY for Goldman Sachs & Co LLC. Anyone else recognize the significances of that date range? It's the SAME timeframe that USS GME was prepping for liftoff.
Don't trust a F*CKING THING these ass clowns tell you. The data you see is whatever they WANT you to see.
No one knows what data was unavailable to reconstruct the trade, but here's a simplified list of requirements:
The data is coming out, apes. Their f*ckery continues.
This is a huge deal when it comes to the psychology of power. The presupposition that retail hasn’t participated much in the last five months takes away the power and responsibility of retail for any upward price movement. It makes apes nothing more than leaves blowing on the winds of long whales battling short whales. Personally, I believe the apes have been in charge of their destiny from the beginning, are themselves the King Kong long whale, and have several orders of magnitude more shares now than they did in January.
Edit: a comment said he used March, not January in his post about retail buying. Still, looks like retail has been buying hot and heavy since then too
I'll start with the usual: I am not a financial advisor. I do not provide financial advice! Everything following this is opinion/observation. Much of my knowledge of the markets has been acquired through reading countless hours of DD posted by others in this sub.
I'm not one to buy into the echoed phrases of this sub... but I am in fact JaCKeD tO tHe TiTs!
OBLIGATORY - BuY & HoDl!
Now that that is out of the way, I would like to reference a few authors and their inspired DD that helped get me to this point of jacked tits. The below DD's are a must read if you have not already. I will attempt to summarize these briefly below.
1) The flurry of rules before the storm. GME might be hitting T+35 and T+21 next week
2) Things are shockingly similar to the February 24th and March 10th runup
u/myplayprofile - I Got What You Quant (Link) - this is just one of the authors DD's, but it goes into linear correlation which is now shifting to logarithmic correlation between GME & AMC prices. AND he explains how there is the possibility that AMC is being used by hedgefucks to hedge their GME losses.
This post is focused on u/Criand's DD, which enlightened me and many others as to what the fuck has been going on with the 21 day / 31 day FTD cycles.
Basically his DD (1)) is the most accurate hypothesis that we have to date regarding the FTD cycles, and DD (2)) shows how this theory is now supported by the price action seen on May 25th and in the following days.
I see you Kenny. I used to think that you were just a bystander in this, and caught up in your friends bad bets; you turned out to be the main villain.
And $57,500,000,000 (billion with a B... that's 57 thousand million for all the non-US apes) is the bare minimum you owe. Why do I know this? Because it's on your annual frickin' report, and you spend 12 months a year cooking those numbers to look as positive as possible to your investors. You don't put your worst numbers in a published report...
What were your short positions from the year before?
You doubled your position last year, Kenny.
Citadel claims on their own page that they process over 25% of all market trades, and close to 50% of all retail trades.
Our automated equities platform trades approximately 26% of U.S. equities volume across more than 8,900 U.S.-listed securities and trades over 16,000 OTC securities. We execute approximately 47% of all U.S.-listed retail volume, making us the industry’s top wholesale market maker.
In this post: https://old.reddit.com/r/Wallstreetbetsnew/comments/m6xehe/robinhood_the_missing_link/ - I talked about how RobbingYourAss and Citadel are engaging in CFD-like activities; legally floating orders to close at better prices, if you will. I believe Citadel's annual report just solidified that, in my mind.
*Note: Understand, I'm not exactly talking about rehypothecation or naked shorting of any individual company here... I believe he's issuing short shares "legally" under his Market Making abilities... *
Citadel's plan is to route as much of retails orders through its system as possible, and issue a short share for whatever trade is sent to them through a retail platform.
70-90% of retail trades lose money. By issuing a short share on the trade instead of locating a real share to transact, they are simultaneously "providing liquidity", while also betting directly against retail. It used to be a hugely safe bet. It was making money both ways. They collect free money on the share sale, make money by selling off the short positions in a bond (more on this in a second), and make money by the separate entities holding the short positions while Citadel Securities continues to drive the price down.
But then retail won a bet. And not just on... keep reading on reddit ➡
This article contains the list: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/robinhood-expands-trading-restrictions-50-225241993.html
I know other brokerages restricted GME/AMC. But Robinhood's restricted list was way bigger and included stocks such as AMD, AAL, BYND, GM, IPOE, MRNA, and SBUX. I had got into stocks in January 2021 as a new years resolution. Which was a couple weeks before the GME stuff and reddit trading was even all over the news. At the time I honestly thought the buying restriction was something a part of the stock market. As a few stocks had been getting suspended in trading in both buying/selling quite frequently prior to RH restrictions.
Now that a couple months have passed looking back. Im honestly shocked RH didn't receive any type of fine/punishment for that. They limited the upside on 50 stocks while still leaving holders open to the full downside. I really hope that doesn't happen again.
I've been holding since the second peak of Mt. FUD in January. Catalysts came and went, and Shitadel shorted GME to hell and back, every. single. time. I said this months ago now, but I'll say it again: You almost have to give Shitadel some credit for their relentless consistency and adherence to strategy. In the light of how absolutely futile their efforts are, they are in fact, more retarded than we are. They'd gladly YOLO the entire US economy into the blackhole that is GME, if the DTCC, OCC, and so on hadn't gone "OH FUG :DDD Shitdal gone nuglear xDD" and slowly tried to cover their own asses in time.
Now the sad thing is that Ken is probably not checking GME as feverishly as apes are. He's probably way more busy gobbling schlong on people that he needs to stay good friends with, while moving wealth into IRS havens. Shitadel's HFT is probably more or less fully automated and operated by someone else. The algo they got running doesn't care about anything, and it will just attempt to keep the price at target price while executing the daily manipulation. It's quite literally just programmed to kick the can day after day after day, no matter what. This does not change on catalyst days, it only appears to get instructions to be way more aggressive. Regarding catalyst / good company news days, this just seems to be the standard mode of operation. When I first began, I read comments on other investing subs that it's normal for stocks to dip after good news, decent earning reports, etc, on the reasoning that "better performance was priced in and now its correcting". Bullshit, I'm 100% convinced it's HF and Market Maker short strategy to earn money on retail investors (obviously not 100% of the time).
But okay, so here's the point: Shitadel is not gonna let a random ass day be the reason they throw in the towel. Ken would probably use his wife as collateral at a sleazy pawnbroker run by sex starved degenerates without blinking, if he could use that money to stay in the game. They have to be forcefully liquidated by external forces putting a foot down saying enough is enough. Anything that costs them money that can be delayed, will be delayed. Anything that costs them money that can be avoided, will be avoided. They simply do not fucking care about the days we look forward to, only in the sense that have to short more aggressively.
GOOD "NEWS": Shorting GME is extremely expensive, and the financial world is waking up to this fact now. Shitadel is, accordi... keep reading on reddit ➡
As the title says, once people catch wind of this baby rising from the ashes, many will want to join.... before anything, a quick shoutout out to the mods for implementing minimum age and karma rules, that should help alleviate things. 🙏🏻 (personally I think it should be raised higher)
1.) We’re going to have to be patient and give insightful answers to simple questions. Many won’t even know what a squeeze is.... if you don’t feel like answering a question then just don’t, instead scroll on; another ape in a good mood, will answer (Sometimes I’m in a helpful mood, sometimes I’m not... that’s okay)
2.) DO NOT post things like “NOBODY SELL” and “NOBODY PANIC” —- that makes noobs reading the post think that others are indeed panicking and selling. This was a HUGE issue back in January.
3.) Remember, no matter what happens to the price, we’ve survived this long by TRUSTING your fellow ape. So continue doing just that.... I trusted you didn’t sell when they crashed it to $40, so I trust you won’t sell if they do it again. —- instead we buy more, cuz fuck do I wish I had bought more lol
4.) Day traders, new paperhands, they don’t matter so don’t make posts about them.... You and I, the true diamond hands, have proven that we own the float. Otherwise, we would have stayed down at $40..... If they sell, fuck it and fuck them. they’re just cancelling out the synthetic share they bought, they’re not actually impacting OUR situation. —— We just keep doing what we’re doing and we will reach Valhalla
5.) There will be trade halts/circuit breakers... shit, they might even shut down the game AGAIN... it doesn’t matter because we’re not selling. — any price drop is artificial, we know this by now.
🚀 🦍 🚀 🦍
💎 In Papi Cohen, DFV... and in you guys, I trust 💎
The Head of the DTCC just confirmed live in the HFSC meeting that the only margin issue in January was Robinhood. Meaning that Melvin and Citadel were in fact not margin called in the January squeeze.
In interview with
-18:00 and running timestamp
Edit 1: Edit Deleted*
Edit 2: This means the shorts were never forced to cover
Edit 3: This confirms Citadel and point 72 offered capital in January to Robinhood and Melvin to prevent a Margin Call on their own positions.
Edit 4: Video here
Edit 5: This does not mean they voluntarily covered this means they are most likely still holding their positions.
Edit 6: Unclear Theory Removed*
Edit 7: For clarity, removed some more inflammatory wording this was written in a rush while I was streaming and live charting.
For this I apologize.
I do not mean this to imply that zero short positions have been covered on the stock as I do agree with some of the sentiment below that some short positions covered in January. But this does show pretty definitive proof that the 3 Billion lent to Melvin their $4.5B in losses and the $1B lent to Robinhood were all in order to prevent a margin call.
That's 7.5 Billion in losses to prevent a margin call on Melvin. We know Archegos was 7x margined(Confirmed in today's HFSC meeting) from this we can infer from Melvin's 12.5 billion in holdings they may have had up to $87.5B held in margin. The actual number may not be this high. But there was definitely a vested interest in preventing a margin call on Melvin in order to provide them with 1/4 of their worth in an immediate loan.
I do still contend that even at the lowest average price period from 2/2-2/24 the average price was 57.76 at this cost it would have been $4.62B to cover 80 million reported shares sold short. Additional that's only 17 trading days (3 of which had overall volume of less than 10 million)so they would have had to cover 4.705M shares a day or 200 shares per tick. There is no way to do this and keep the price at an average of 57.76. Nor have Citadel or Melvin disclosed financials to indicate losses sufficient to have bought in at higher prices. (Melvin $4.5B, and Citadel 3%)
So this leaves us with the fact that $4.5B from Melvin and another $4B From Citadel and Point 72... keep reading on reddit ➡
At least 45 of the approximately 450 overall defendants have ties to the US military, according to the CNN review. The bulk of these 45 defendants are veterans, but a handful are still serving, including an active duty Marine Corps officer from Virginia who was arrested earlier this month.
A quarter of the defendants with military ties are also connected to right-wing extremist groups, like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. These groups had a big presence at the January 6 riot, and they've attracted significant attention from federal prosecutors investigating the attack and from Pentagon officials who are coming to grips with the problem of extremism in the military.
Does the armed forces need a better screening tool in their recruitment process?