Short This

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55 Responses to Short This

  1. stackja says:

    Big boys at play. Little people don’t matter.

  2. tgs says:

    Watching the autists on wsb take hedge funds to the cleaners has been epic to watch.

  3. Rex Anger says:

    One gets the impression that ‘Normal Service’ will not be resuming. Despite the Third Obama term being installed…

  4. mundi says:

    You have to short at the right time

    The oldest trick in the book is for hedge funds to crush all short sellers buy driving the price up forcing all their positions close.

  5. egg_ says:

    The Big End of Town buys off collectivist retards, autists short The Big End of Town.

    Balance.

  6. egg_ says:

    the Third Obama term being installed…

    Bidet rubber stamping y’ole Bama Admin’s new EOs?

  7. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    That evil bastrad soros will be happy.
    Hes got the easily bribed ratfaced paedo to obey his orders .
    He might regret supporting the socialists , they hate j__ws , just look at what Hitler and his socialists did years ago , soros somehow survived that ,might not be so lucky this time .

  8. pbw says:

    Paul Joseph Watson’s take.

    So, #wallstreetbets was causing wall street havoc. Sooooo… shut it down. That is, make it private so that only invitees can join.

    That didn’t last long.

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Only the elites can rig markets and elections, everyone knows that, the rules must change to protect the status quo!

  10. Rorschach says:

    Elon Musk still piling on: Even Discord has gone corpo …

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1354609515564560392?s=20

    He certainly has it out for Melvin

    https://twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1354639012229570565?s=20

  11. Sinclair Davidson says:

    Old fashioned stock market manipulation. I reckon the SEC will hunt down a whole bunch in incels and send them to prison.

  12. Rorschach says:

    Old fashioned stock market manipulation.

    By whom?

    Someone noticed that there were naked shortsellers and the market was illiquid. Is that market manipulation? If a hedge fund put the squeeze on – would that be different?

  13. Entropy says:

    The only worry use eventually the share price will crater and the little guys will also take a bath, with only the satisfaction of doing over the manipulative Wall Street bastards to make up for the loss.

  14. MatrixTransform says:

    how they cover the shorts?
    this has a pretty big flow on

  15. Entropy says:

    Someone noticed that there were naked shortsellers and the market was illiquid. Is that market manipulation? If a hedge fund put the squeeze on – would that be different?

    Well, yes. Unlike those unwashed reddit kiddies, Wall Street is entitled to do it and has bought the right politicians, lawyers and scum to enforce their entitlement.
    The reddit crowd is exceeding their station.

  16. Rorschach says:

    The fact that a lot of low info traders may have bought into the upside and are greedy, haven’t sold / profit taken along the way, and are exposed is not market manipulation! That is simply how the market works. And besides – 5 minutes of googling will tell you what the play is and how exposed the redditors are. It’s all out there.

  17. tgs says:

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3740207, posted on January 28, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Old fashioned stock market manipulation. I reckon the SEC will hunt down a whole bunch in incels and send them to prison.

    Nah, it’s not. A guy on wsb has been posting fundy research on it for months. Others piling on due to either that research, general hype or the identification of a possible short squeeze is no different than any old investment newsletter/forum/investing club. Market manipulation requires proof of intent. The hedgys are just salty that they got fucking owned by a bunch of neckbeards.

    Though you are right that the SEC will definitely be lobbied by wall st to do something and they’ll make up some bullshit out of whole cloth to do so.

  18. Anonandon says:

    Pure capitalism – I love it.

  19. Rorschach says:

    The squeeze is still on regardless of Melvin etc saying they closed their position.

    https://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=GME

    It appears that 140% of shares are shorted. [If I read that correctly]

  20. Rorschach says:

    Here it shows that 120% of shares are shorted

    https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/gme?mod=mw_quote_tab

  21. wal1957 says:

    As statde in the video…the little guys are doing what the big guys have been doing for decades.
    Go you good thing!

    The SEC will probably be pressured to act by those ‘poor’ big guys that have been fleeced by the little guys.
    What can they do though? If they attack the little guy, they have to attack the big guys as well because that is exactly what they have been doing as well, only far worse.

  22. Paul says:

    A good thread explaining Gamestock short selling
    https://unrollthread.com/t/1354517067240771584/

  23. 2dogs says:

    Anyone got a link for the “whining by Wall St”?

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    As statde in the video…the little guys are doing what the big guys have been doing for decades.

    the large players that routinely run stop hunting bots to smash small investors. bwahahahahaha

  25. C.L. says:

    The man they’re now calling “King” – aka DeepF***ingValue (DFV) – turned his initial investment of $US50,000 into $US47 million.

    Where’s JC?

    🙂

  26. MatrixTransform says:

    frozen OJ and Pork Bellies

    Mortimer?

  27. Rorschach says:

    Dave Portnoy: “(tomorrow) … I think they’re going to explode – and its going to be a big FU and you can’t stop this…”

    https://twitter.com/stoolpresidente/status/1354589231960743936?s=20

  28. stackja says:

    JANUARY 28, 2021
    ON THE WHOLE GAMESTOP THING: Why Hedge Funds Are Not the Good Guys, Why Redditards Are An Ally in this Particular Fight, and How MSM is Lying to Us .
    Posted at 3:00 am by Sarah Hoyt Link to Article

  29. Baa Humbug says:

    The little blokes who bought these $6 stock for $100, $200 or even $300 won’t lose because 140% …..THAT’S ONE HUNDRED AND FORDY POCENT of the stock has been shorted (promised to buy).
    Hedge funds have limited time to cover their loans (I think Melvin has until Friday). They have no choice but to buy these shares at any price or pay the difference IN CASH. That’s why they say shorting has unlimited loss potential.

    Now for some great meme fun (Did you know Melvin the hedge fund tried to short Tesla a few years back? Elon Musk getting sweet revenge).

    https://twitter.com/MarkBroadwater/status/1354400255702392833?s=20

  30. H B Bear says:

    Somebody is going to have their face ripped off as they put it in Liar’s Poker. Can we put that on the Book Club list?

  31. Snoopy says:

    If 139% of a stock’s issued shares are shorted, does that mean something approaching 30% of all shorts must be naked? Can stockbrokers and trading platforms lend stock without the holder’s approval? If so the proportion of naked shorts would be higher.

  32. theleftfootkick says:

    Thanks a good explanation for ones like me.

  33. Rorschach says:

    The little blokes who bought these $6 stock for $100, $200 or even $300 won’t lose

    They most probably will – unless the shares keep going up. [Which they well may do and these buyers can profit take along the way and limit losses]

    Given that the short % is relatively unchanged – this suggests that companies may well cover / trade out their closing positions, and simply take out another short at the current price expecting to recoup the loss on the inevitable decrease in share price. So this may go on for some time … up to the time where the short fees become prohibitive.

  34. Dot says:

    All the little guy has to do is hold.

    If the exchange suspends trading, Melvin is fucked! 🤭

  35. Rorschach says:

    Melvin is fucked

    Is it only Melvin? And who else? I mean why would Melvin be bailed out if not to allow it to continue to hold the line and hope the price plummets.

  36. Snoopy says:

    If not

  37. Dot says:

    All the little guy has to is hold.

    They can literally name their price.

    New target: $69,420.

  38. Judge Dredd says:

    It’s only a matter of time before the media narrative turns this into a “white-supremacist launch anti-semite bankruptcy attempt”
    Every. Time.

  39. Tel says:

    https://markmancapital.net/blog/2021/1/26/piggly-wiggly-short-squeeze-in-1923

    The famous Piggly Wiggly short squeeze by the store owner Clarence Saunders who took out loans in order to bust the short sellers, but the NYSE cheated and changed the rules on him at a critical moment.

  40. Tel says:

    All the little guy has to do is hold.

    There’s more than one little guy, and some of them will no doubt want to quietly take their money … which is useless if you can’t spend it.

    Probably most retail type investors are not leveraged … they can wait it out if they want to.

  41. Jonesy says:

    Ha! The hedge fund lost FOUR BILLION US on this one trade…suck it in , sunshine. You guys got played at your own game.

  42. MatrixTransform says:

    You guys got played at your own game

    and so did the bag-holders
    and GME is still dead

  43. Dot says:

    ???

    GME is a decent company with okayish fundamentals. They’ve cut costs and seen significant revenue growth.

    U/deepfuckingvalue was right.

    People buying in now don’t care if they lose $300.

    But there are MILLIONS of them.

    140%, of the stock sold short by “professionals”.

    Too funny.

  44. Rorschach says:

    and GME is still dead

    Not sure that is a cert. They will still be selling playstations and XBoxes. And some 2nd hand games for the superseded machines even if all new games are sold online.

    Sticking a futurist hat on – there may well be a backlash against the big techs globally. [If so – Nokia may start selling dumb phones again (or at least provide a 3rd alternative and don’t buy into the politically correct censorship). They may be a major player once more!] Maybe GME may still find a niche for some time.

  45. David says:

    Old fashioned stock market manipulation. I reckon the SEC will hunt down a whole bunch in incels and send them to prison.

    Yes sadly, this is how the US legal system works. Protecting societies weak and all that. As a bonus, the main stream media get to claim the affair has driven the market meltdown. Nothing to do with Biden’s poor start in addressing covid or his efforts to destroy the oil and gas industry.

  46. MatrixTransform says:

    I’m a major shareholder
    my stock just went up a gazillionty times
    but yeah, I’ll hold on to my meagre business
    and wait until the price drops before selling
    then maybe we’ll find a buyer after that
    and hit paydirt
    said no shareholder ever

    supa-nova

  47. MatrixTransform says:

    you gonna need satellites to find the ex-director’s boats

  48. Dot says:

    Stock valuation MUST consider the derivatives market if any derivatives exist for that share. The DDM model is a subset of each equity and derivative position.

    You cannot price or trade equities properly with only half of the market information.

    They are in a tight gamma squeeze. It’s going to get worse.

    GME was UP in pre trade.

    🍋🍋🍋💎💎💎🖐️🖐️🖐️🚀🚀🚀🔭🔭🔭🌙🌙🌙💵💵💵

  49. W Hogg says:

    It’s only a matter of time before the media narrative turns this into a “white-supremacist launch anti-semite bankruptcy attempt”
    Every. Time.

    That precise headline appeared on Clinton News Network. Google it if you don’t believe me.

  50. Luke says:

    It’s funny, you can go to jail for market manipulation but manipulating the rules to rig the game is fine.

    What this exposes is just how many regulators and media commentators are actually active participants in market manipulation. When the shorts come calling, these guys rush to answer the call.

  51. mundi says:

    I brought in for $5k /$5k at $14 about a year ago when new consoles were announced. Sort sellers drove it down under to $10 and i was crushed losing $10k

    I brought back in at $5k /$5k @ $10 at 5:1 because fundamentals were still suggesting $15-29
    Short sellers drove it to $5 and crushed me, lost another $10k.

    So i brought back in at $5k / $10k 5:1 at $5 and short sellers drove it down to $3.30. I was literally cent’s away from being crushed again for $15k…. which is what they wanted

    I’ve since closed 75% when this started going nuclear, a take of $34,000.

    I’m now holding what was brought at $1k at $5 on on 5:1 which is now $70,000 and rising

    If i was brave enough to hold all of it it would passing $350,000 right now….

  52. kraka says:

    frozen OJ and Pork Bellies

    Mortimer?

    LOL-the classics never get old

  53. Rorschach says:

    Needs to be here too:

    Janet Yellen accepted $810,000 in speaking fees from Citadel, owner of Robinhood.

    Reporter: Are there any plans to recuse herself from advising the President on GameStop and Robinhood situation?

    Psaki: ‘No and she’s an expert and deserves that money.’

    https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1354885968990515209?s=21

  54. tgs says:

    Yep, Citadel and RH restricting what retail traders can do is a fucking egregious conflict of interest.

    Watch the SEC do fuck all about it though. The regulatory capture is real.

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