• "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding metals, finance, politics, government and many other topics"

A picture of a short squeeze in progress...

ZZZZZ

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Messages
7,112
Reaction score
15,798
Location
Northern Arizona
I think everyone should have some skin in GME. I picked up half a dozen shares in my IRA. Not a huge amount at all, but fun! If a few million people pick up a handful of shares and refuse to sell...

I'd rather buy some PSLV to get in before the next short squeeze. And silver's fundamentals are 1000x better than the GameStock dinosaur.
.
 

<SLV>

Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Platinum Bling
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
5,942
Reaction score
9,546
I'd rather buy some PSLV to get in before the next short squeeze. And silver's fundamentals are 1000x better than the GameStock dinosaur.
.
Agreed. I am looking at getting a lot more PSLV than GME. Nothing wrong with playing both games.
 

gringott

"Internet Influencer"
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
17,455
Reaction score
26,455
Location
Stable

gringott

"Internet Influencer"
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
17,455
Reaction score
26,455
Location
Stable
The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire is your friend and only has your best interests in mind! Don't risk what you have citizen! Just be happy that we allow you to have it!

View attachment 200318

Any guesses on what religion or tribe she might belong to?
Even more interesting would be what her husband of whatever gender does for a living.

Yeah, Wall St. has been fucking main street for so long on those bond issues, they think Ja-Hova gave them the franchise on Mt. Sinai.

But it is nice they pay your disability out of the goodness of their heart. BTW, where to I sign up for that Wall St. disability check? Anybody know?

They pay your 401k? Ohh. Like my fridge pays me beer, except I get all my beer back from the fridge. Wall St., not so much.
 

Mujahideen

Owner Operator
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
13,367
Reaction score
26,388
Location
OTR
If they are serious about squeezing slv I just might go all in.
 

gringott

"Internet Influencer"
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
17,455
Reaction score
26,455
Location
Stable
Talk of silver tends to really piss this "goldismoney2" crowd off.

I wonder why? hmmmmnmmmm

Speaking of Blythe Masters, is she dead yet? Asking for a friend.
 

gringott

"Internet Influencer"
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
17,455
Reaction score
26,455
Location
Stable
HOLD THE LINE BOYS!
 

<SLV>

Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Platinum Bling
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
5,942
Reaction score
9,546
If they are serious about squeezing slv I just might go all in.
PSLV. Because they are closed ended - must take delivery to match investment. I am all in Monday morning. Not a lot for some people, but more than I paid for my house.
 

chieftain

Too much pawpcorn
Joined
Jan 4, 2020
Messages
3,004
Reaction score
4,394
A question.

Has any of this "action" changed the fundamentals of GME? Or is it still a turd waiting to be flushed?
 

Mujahideen

Owner Operator
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
13,367
Reaction score
26,388
Location
OTR
Sprott Physical Silver Trust is a closed-end investment trust company, which investment objective is to provide a secure, convenient, and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors interested in holding physical silver bullion without the inconvenience that is typical of a direct investment in physical silver bullion. The Trust invests and intends to continue to invest primarily in long-term holdings of unencumbered, fully allocated, physical silver bullion, and does not speculate with regard to short-term changes in silver prices. The company was founded on June 30, 2010 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Well, that was an easy sell. I put the order in on my M1 account. I’m 100% Monday morning.
 

oldgaranddad

Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
6,593
Reaction score
14,048
Location
On the top shelf.
I took a stroll over to Reddit r/WallStreetBets and I have to say I am impressed. A bunch of guys said they sold but then showed their donations to Children's Hospitals and other charities.

One guy donated $5K CAD to his local hospital to buy game consoles for the kids with the stipulation that they buy from GameStop. There are literally dozens and dozens of people showing donation receipts from their proceeds. All of these donations are $1K or more. Simply amazing.

One guy bought bags of peanuts for the staff of his local GameStop and each bag had a $100 USD bill taped to it and and a note telling them to enjoy the show.

I am utterly gobsmacked.
 

<SLV>

Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Platinum Bling
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
5,942
Reaction score
9,546
Or her name? Peter Strzok's wife is Director of the Division of Enforcement at the SEC
Always knitting....
 

anywoundedduck

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
4,772
Reaction score
7,588
Location
Kentucky

ZZZZZ

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Messages
7,112
Reaction score
15,798
Location
Northern Arizona
PSLV. Because they are closed ended - must take delivery to match investment.

And they are a Canadian operation, at least nominally insulated from the shenanigans that go on Wall St. and DC.

And if and when the time comes to sell PSLV, there are favorable tax advantages compared to SLV.
.
.
 

Uglytruth

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 6, 2011
Messages
14,454
Reaction score
30,290
PSLV. Because they are closed ended - must take delivery to match investment. I am all in Monday morning. Not a lot for some people, but more than I paid for my house.
I'd go half in & PSLV & half in physical in 100 oz secondary bars. Takes more physical out of circulation & the ratio is tightening so it might be another way to squeeze out a little more or trade it for that other stuff when the ratio closes........
 

<SLV>

Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Platinum Bling
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
5,942
Reaction score
9,546
I'd go half in & PSLV & half in physical in 100 oz secondary bars. Takes more physical out of circulation & the ratio is tightening so it might be another way to squeeze out a little more or trade it for that other stuff when the ratio closes........
PSLV takes delivery of physical. In fact takes it out of circulation where it hurts the shorts directly. The physical at your dealer is too far down the chain to be of interest to them.
 

oldgaranddad

Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
6,593
Reaction score
14,048
Location
On the top shelf.

Ensoniq

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Midas Supporter +++
Joined
Apr 9, 2013
Messages
9,618
Reaction score
20,384
Location
North Carolina

ZZZZZ

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Messages
7,112
Reaction score
15,798
Location
Northern Arizona
Not as altruistic as donating to kids with cancer

Epic troll - dud bought a billboard message in Times Square to rub it in


Without knowing the back story, I'm reading the billboard as an "investment" to get even more attention to The Squeeze, and generate even more juice. Maybe he's just holding for an even bigger payoff, and then he'll be charitable.

Maybe?
 

Brio

Midas Member
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
7,021
Reaction score
7,453
Looks like the big money is really rattled and are using their shills to put doubt into the Redittors. ZeroHedge's two tops stories are:

Goldman Warns If The Short Squeeze Continues, The Entire Market Could Crash
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/g...al-tip-row-dominos-and-create-broader-turmoil

Caveat Emptor - Are You A WSB 'Useful Idiot'?
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/caveat-emptor-are-you-wsb-useful-idiot

Zerohedge has gone all snapchat, they want money money money.
 

oldgaranddad

Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
6,593
Reaction score
14,048
Location
On the top shelf.
Not to start a firestorm but didn't that guy who left all those cryptic messages say something about taking down the Federal Reserve, the bankers, hedge funds and basically the whole money infrastructure of the deep state?

I am not looking to go down rabbit holes but if you were going to do something and had a mastery of the social media by making thousands of people follow your cryptic clues then you could easily get a bunch disgruntled millennials to create a financial version of a denial of service, wouldn't you do it? Implode your enemy's pocketbook and means of power and at the same time "redistribute" that ill gotten wealth back to the people?

There had to be a trap component to all of this GameStop short squeeze. Inside information leaked that GMW was going to self destruct at a certain time. Hedge funds, banks etc. all start pumping and dumping to attract the gullible muppets while building up massive shorts that they know will pay off. Then some social media genius starts leaking information about how exposed the banks and hedgies really are. This the chance for the muppets to revolt and stick it to them and maybe make a few dollars in the process.

The muppets see the hurt they inflict on the Wall street big shots. AME is identified next with SLV up on deck but now the muppets realize the damage they can inflict on the elites by going after SLV and physical silver causing the mother of all hurts on the money vampires. If SLV doesn't kill them, then GLD and the others will fall like dominos and do them in.

This is the classic using someone else's hand to pull the cobra from the hole.

Maybe this is letter 17's part two?
 

the_shootist

I identify as already vaccinated so I'm good!
Midas Member
Sr Midas Supporter +++
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
59,363
Reaction score
114,417
Location
Earth

specsaregood

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
1,578
Reaction score
2,370

Buck

Trying Something Different!
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 13, 2011
Messages
18,426
Reaction score
22,223
Not to start a firestorm but didn't that guy who left all those cryptic messages say something about taking down the Federal Reserve, the bankers, hedge funds and basically the whole money infrastructure of the deep state?

I am not looking to go down rabbit holes but if you were going to do something and had a mastery of the social media by making thousands of people follow your cryptic clues then you could easily get a bunch disgruntled millennials to create a financial version of a denial of service, wouldn't you do it? Implode your enemy's pocketbook and means of power and at the same time "redistribute" that ill gotten wealth back to the people?

There had to be a trap component to all of this GameStop short squeeze. Inside information leaked that GMW was going to self destruct at a certain time. Hedge funds, banks etc. all start pumping and dumping to attract the gullible muppets while building up massive shorts that they know will pay off. Then some social media genius starts leaking information about how exposed the banks and hedgies really are. This the chance for the muppets to revolt and stick it to them and maybe make a few dollars in the process.

The muppets see the hurt they inflict on the Wall street big shots. AME is identified next with SLV up on deck but now the muppets realize the damage they can inflict on the elites by going after SLV and physical silver causing the mother of all hurts on the money vampires. If SLV doesn't kill them, then GLD and the others will fall like dominos and do them in.

This is the classic using someone else's hand to pull the cobra from the hole.

Maybe this is letter 17's part two?
close enough for me to continue to monitor the actions and activity from my position behind my monitor here at GIM2

:beer:
 

Uglytruth

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 6, 2011
Messages
14,454
Reaction score
30,290
Not to start a firestorm but didn't that guy who left all those cryptic messages say something about taking down the Federal Reserve, the bankers, hedge funds and basically the whole money infrastructure of the deep state?

I am not looking to go down rabbit holes but if you were going to do something and had a mastery of the social media by making thousands of people follow your cryptic clues then you could easily get a bunch disgruntled millennials to create a financial version of a denial of service, wouldn't you do it? Implode your enemy's pocketbook and means of power and at the same time "redistribute" that ill gotten wealth back to the people?

There had to be a trap component to all of this GameStop short squeeze. Inside information leaked that GMW was going to self destruct at a certain time. Hedge funds, banks etc. all start pumping and dumping to attract the gullible muppets while building up massive shorts that they know will pay off. Then some social media genius starts leaking information about how exposed the banks and hedgies really are. This the chance for the muppets to revolt and stick it to them and maybe make a few dollars in the process.

The muppets see the hurt they inflict on the Wall street big shots. AME is identified next with SLV up on deck but now the muppets realize the damage they can inflict on the elites by going after SLV and physical silver causing the mother of all hurts on the money vampires. If SLV doesn't kill them, then GLD and the others will fall like dominos and do them in.

This is the classic using someone else's hand to pull the cobra from the hole.

Maybe this is letter 17's part two?

Commies say one thing and do the opposite to confuse people.
Unaffordable care act just don't have the same ring as fuck you serf's.
What's a few bucks loss if it destroys the market & pension money?
The rich don't care as their bread is buttered on both sides.
How do we know all the cryptic messages have not been crafted to confuse & destroy?
We got this.
God is on our side.
Trust the plan.
Things will be better on the other side.
Playing the masses like a cat with a trapped mouse?
Telling them what they want to hear and believe to keep them under control.
Use religion against the masses to keep them from rising up.
Stage an attempted "coup" by antifa dressed as Trump supporters & have media blast it 24/7 when just a few months back entire city's were burning.
I thought this was about a stolen election.....
This is GLOBAL not by nation.
Planet lockdown.

Realize if the people stood up and go scorched earth on their asses 72 hrs & this is over.

But what is going to replace it is the question.
 
Last edited:

D-FENZ

Gold Chaser
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Jan 24, 2011
Messages
3,334
Reaction score
8,490
PSLV takes delivery of physical. In fact takes it out of circulation where it hurts the shorts directly. The physical at your dealer is too far down the chain to be of interest to them.
...right up until Monday morning when that dealer's order at the refinery/mint along with a thousand other dealers is placed and cannot be filled.
 

gringott

"Internet Influencer"
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
17,455
Reaction score
26,455
Location
Stable
The Melvin Capital guy is a climate denier.
He just recently bought RE on Miami Beach (on the water). Shit is about a foot above sea level.
Spent millions.
Obviously, he doesn't think the sea levels are rising.
 

edsl48

Midas Member
Midas Member
Midas Supporter
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
3,555
Reaction score
7,298
Send This to Anyone Who Wants to Know WTF Is Up With GameStop Stock

How a horde of Redditors are destroying various hedge funds and becoming rich.

You have been sent here because your child, partner, or friend suggested that you invest your life savings into GameStop stock and you are curious what the fuck is going on. This post is long and thorough and mostly does not discuss memes and "the internet" until the end, but if you read it you will hopefully understand What Is Happening.

What is going on is that GameStop, a company that sells physical copies of video games next to Auntie Anne’s pretzel shops in dying malls, is the most highly traded asset in the United States, a “meme stock,” and currently the primary front in a micro class war. GameStop’s stock price jumped from $4 last summer to $20 at the end of 2020, to $40 two weeks ago. It was worth $100-ish at times on Monday and Tuesday, and as I write this it is worth close to $300. Essentially, many normal-ish people have made a huge bet against gigantic financial institutions and are currently winning. In practice this means we are seeing one of the largest wealth transfers from the financial ruling class to the middle and middle-upper classes in recent memory, so it is, understandably, the only thing anyone is talking about.

How did this happen? A bunch of Redditors in the r/WallStreetBets subreddit, led by a person going by "DeepFuckingValue," analyzed GameStop stock and concluded that its price was undervalued. They then, over the course of months, identified a weakness in the strategies of several giant hedge funds that had bet many millions of dollars that GameStop would fail.

These Redditors purchased huge numbers of GameStop stock at low prices (and then kept buying more as the prices rose), held it, and are currently forcing something known as a “short squeeze” that is driving the price up and is emptying these hedge funds in the process. These Redditors are diamond-handing (holding) their stocks, imploring each other to not be a weak-minded stock seller (paper hands) and are waiting for their messiah Ryan Cohen—the CEO of Chewy.com who invested millions in GameStop last year—to hitch them to his rocket and take them to the moon/sun/Mars (become very rich).

A few weeks ago I became interested in WallStreetBets. I bought 14 shares of GameStop, knowing that if I put a small amount of money in I would actually pay attention to the subreddit and what people were writing about. I did not expect the stock to become worth any money but now I can afford to fix my broken car. I do not have other stocks outside of my 401k.

Elon Musk, random venture capitalists, and Mad Money Jim Cramer are all ancillary characters who have made cameos on this journey, and you've got a lot to catch up on:

WHAT IS GAMESTOP:
GameStop is the number one physical video game retailer in the United States, which means a lot less than it used to in the 1990s, and also has a bunch of stores internationally. GameStop has been closing stores and losing money over the last few years because of the slow death of retail, caused largely by digital storefronts such as Steam and companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo opting to sell digital copies of their titles on their own digital stores. The pandemic has also not been good for GameStop. Even though video game sales are skyrocketing, GameStop is a physical store and had to close many locations to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Sales fell by a third in the first quarter of 2020.

This has led many financial forecasters to declare that death is inevitable for GameStop, a prognostication that led big hedge funds and capital firms to “short” GameStop stock.

WHAT IS ‘SHORTING’ AND WHO IS DOING IT?
“Shorting” is a bet that a company's stock will become less valuable. This is done when an investor sells shares of a stock that they do not own. Essentially, they sell shares of a stock at a certain (high) price in the belief that sometime in the near future the price of that stock will go down. They will then be able to buy the stock at the lower price to “cover” their shorts, “closing” the deal and pocketing the difference between the price they sold at and bought at as profit.

This is something that giant hedge funds do all the time, often to the chagrin of CEOs like Elon Musk. Often, by betting against a company short sellers are able to put downward pressure on the stock price. What this means is that a struggling company’s stock price can go down simply because a giant hedge fund invests millions or hundreds of millions of dollars shorting it. The mere act of a hedge fund—which are smarter than everyone else, the thinking goes—betting against a company can start a news cycle where investor-types think a company is going to fail, investors sell or get scared, and the stock price goes down. The short sellers win and make a bunch of money.

Sometimes, however, short sellers lose. This happens when they bet on a stock price to go down, but it goes up instead. The important thing to remember here is that there is theoretically no limit to how much money a short seller can lose. This is because if a short seller shorts a stock at $20, the stock price can continue to go up and the short seller must, at some point, buy that stock to close its position and fulfill its side of the bargain. If I short one stock at $20 and the price of that stock goes to $1 million, I still at some point have to buy that share to close the deal. In this case I would lose $999,980.

In this case, a company called Melvin Capital Management shorted millions of dollars in GameStop stock. Another company called Citron Research shorted some large amount of GameStop stock and has also spent much of the last several months explaining why GameStop is a dogshit company that is going to fail. These are companies that most (normal) people have not heard of but are a big deal in the financial world.

These companies (as well as a few others), made risky bets that GameStop stock would continue to go down, allowing them to profit immensely, as they usually do. But not this time.

WHAT WENT WRONG FOR MELVIN, CITRON, AND THE SHORT SELLERS, INITIALLY
As I mentioned earlier, short sellers at some point have to actually buy shares of the company they’ve shorted in order to close their positions and exit their deal. If they do this when a stock's price is higher than their short, they will lock in their losses. So Citron and Melvin and other short sellers have been playing a fabulously expensive game of chicken. Because for the last few months, GameStop stock has slowly been increasing in price.

The bullish case for GameStop is predicated on the fact that it had a good earnings report earlier this month (its digital sales were up 309 percent), and also saw a big investment from a guy named Ryan Cohen, who is the cofounder of the online pet store Chewy. Chewy is a very successful company and Cohen is seen as a very competent person. Cohen revealed a nearly 10 percent stake in GameStop in September of last year, and upped his stake to nearly 13 percent in December. His investment eventually led to him joining GameStop’s board of directors with ideas like pushing digital sales in tow, which drove investor confidence in the company (because of his prior successes), and pushed the stock price up.

It also drove positive media coverage, which, sometimes, can also drive stock prices up. With GME stock prices going up, Melvin, Citron, and short sellers have been waiting for a price crash to cover their positions that has never come.

The most important thing (as I understand it, at least), and a situation that happens only very rarely, is that short sellers shorted more shares of GameStop than actually exist. What this means is that even if every single short seller wanted to cut their losses and close their positions, they would be unable to do so because the shares don’t exist. Normally this isn’t that much of a problem because over time they’d be able to buy enough stock to close their positions due to people buying and selling stock back and forth. In this case, however, Redditors noticed what was going on and have royally fucked short sellers.

Crucially, Redditors on WallStreetBets are holding their stocks Because people haven’t been selling the stock, and because it’s continued to go up, short sellers have been unable to cover their shorts without locking in billions in losses and are unable to cover their shorts entirely because the stock has been over shorted.

Here is where things get truly complicated and beyond the scope of this blog. Essentially, you (meaning you, the average person) can buy shares at the market price, no problem. But short sellers want to see a sell-off frenzy, where prices plummet and they can buy huge numbers of shares to reduce their losses or, ideally, lock in their gains. Big short sellers needs to quite literally buy hundreds of thousands or millions of shares, and so they are left waiting for a selling frenzy that may never arrive, or won't come until GameStop has become worth many hundreds or thousands of dollars per share.

Anyways, this brings us to Reddit and WallStreetBets.

WHAT IS WALLSTREETBETS

r/WallStreetBets is a subreddit that describes itself as “4chan with a Bloomberg Terminal,” which is the laziest but probably most apt way to think of it. It is a subreddit for people who like to gamble on the stock market that has its own culture, terminology, characters, and villains. It's also very toxic, similar to 4chan. You can broadly think of WallStreetBets as a bunch of investors who think that it is very boring to take a small portion of your paycheck and invest it in your 401k and wait to get old to be rich. It is full of day traders without a ton of money who YOLO their money into a single stock (invest their life savings, or their mom’s life savings, or their student loan payments, or their paychecks), to hopefully realize a giant profit in a short period of time by taking advantage of temporary price movements.

Historically, the top posts in this subreddit are “loss porn” and “gain porn,” which are screenshots of people’s investment portfolios showing how they turned a small amount of money into a huge amount of money in a short period of time, or turned a huge amount of money into a tiny amount of money in a short period of time. The broader financial investment world thinks these people are morons and degenerates, and the prevailing financial wisdom is that investing a significant amount of money into specific companies' stocks (versus index funds that mirror the entire market or an entire market sector) is very risky and best left to pros and People Who Know Better, such as giant hedge funds and billionaires. This is the type of advice that financial advisors and podcasters have to give because “take a cash advance on your credit card and invest it all into a stock symbol that you picked randomly from a Ouija board” is not defensible and not advisable to the public at large.

All of that said, the stock market has been increasingly unmoored from the actual economy, with the stock market as a whole skyrocketing in price over the last 24 months even as hundreds of thousands of people die from a pandemic, millions of people lose their jobs, and billionaires get richer while the rest of us get poorer. Picking random stocks and investing money into them has been a legitimately successful strategy for many people over this short time sample period. It surely will not last. But nonetheless it is working.

WALLSTREETBETS AND GAMESTOP
In September 2019, a redditor named DeepFuckingValue posted a screenshot of himself investing $53,000 into GameStop stock over the preceding few months, at prices of between 30 cents and 75 cents per share. On that day, his shares were worth $113,000, a gain of 86 percent. GameStop stock was worth 85 cents at the time.

This post didn’t take off, but over the months, DeepFuckingValue, who goes by the name "RoaringKitty" on YouTube, continued to post updates on their GameStop YOLO. On YouTube, they laid out their case for why they invested in GameStop, which largely came down to GameStop’s strong online sales, the fact that it was closing stores (reducing costs) and that its per-store revenue was increasing as it did so.

Other redditors and DeepFuckingValue eventually caught on that something else was happening with GameStop stock: It was the most shorted stock in the entire stock market. That, combined with what DeepFuckingValue described as “strong fundamentals,” suggested that, at some point, these short sellers would be forced to close their positions. The opportunity, as I mentioned earlier, is that short sellers overextended themselves and would only be able to close their positions: A) at a loss and B) if suddenly a bunch of people who own GameStop stock sold their stock, which would drive it down.

WallStreetBets at the time had more than a million subscribers, and DeepFuckingValue's gain porn was going viral on the subreddit back in December, when the stock prices were around $4. His gains led more people to invest in GameStop, further driving the price up. People began to write treatises on why they believed GameStop was a good investment, leading to more investing. All of this put more pressure on short sellers, which helped snowball the stock up, leading to unrealized gains for all.

The rallying cry of the entirety of the WallStreetBets subreddit and its extraordinarily chaotic Discord became: buy GameStop stock, hold it, and fuck over the big hedge funds, specifically Melvin Capital and Citron Research, which, throughout this entire saga, was publishing various YouTube videos about why it believed GameStop stock would go down.

This created a trollish us-versus-them mentality. If you bought GameStop stock, you are cool and going to become rich. If you sell GameStop stock before you ride its rocket to Mars, you are a coward and are only helping these big hedge funds and fucking over your fellow Redditor. All throughout this, DeepFuckingValue's account went from $50k, to $100k, to several million, to $10 million, to $20 million.

DeepFuckingValue did not sell their stock, as far as we know—if they could be brave enough to hold then, you, a lowly investor, could afford to also hold your stock, further driving the price up as Melvin and The Establishment began to sweat.

WHY THE STOCK HAS GONE COMPLETELY BANANAS
This brings us to this week. By all accounts, Melvin Capital is in deep trouble. Earlier this week, it took in $2.75 billion in funding, reportedly to help cover its GameStop shorts. A prominent venture capitalist said he was buying GameStop stock. Every financial publisher is talking about GameStop stock. Elon Musk, who, again, famously hates Tesla's short sellers with a burning passion, tweeted about GameStop stock and said that he's hanging out in the WallStreetBets Discord. Meanwhile, the GameStop shorts have seemingly not figured out an elegant way out of this. Many prognosticators and analysts on WallStreetBets have been writing posts explaining why they believe GameStop stock will go over $1,000 or $5,000 per share, which involves a scenario where banks and investment platforms themselves require short sellers to cover their shorts all at once, which will make the stock go even crazier than it already has. This seems to be the prevailing wisdom among GME investors at the moment—the stock is worth $350 as I write this, but most people on the subreddit seem unsatisfied. They are out to make a life-changing amount of money and they are out for hedge fund blood.

IS THIS ILLEGAL / WHO IS GOING TO JAIL?
Probably no one is going to jail, but some hedge funds will likely go bankrupt. WallStreetBets is not “manipulating” the market, really. People are posting publicly-available information and their own analyses of what they believe a stock will do, and hundreds of thousands or millions of people are reading that analysis and acting on their own. They are largely doing what stock prognosticators do all day every day on TV shows about stocks.

WHAT ABOUT NOKIA, BEST BUY, BLACKBERRY, AMC, ETC
WallStreetBets is also investing heavily in Nokia, Best Buy, Blackberry, AMC Theaters, and other stocks. I am not a financial expert and don’t know what will happen with these but in the short term these stocks have also seen large gains (but smaller than GameStop). All of them have been shorted, but not shorted as heavily as GameStop.

WHAT THIS ALL MEANS
The financial press is trying to explain what this means for them, hedge funds, capitalism, the economy, and the stock market moving forward. Internet culture reporters are trying to explain if this is GOOD or BAD, if this is the Donald Trump-ification of the stock market, where a meme or troll gets out of control and causes unprecedented havoc on the real world. Anthony Scaramucci, of all people, is calling this the "French Revolution of finance."

It is true that this means something and that this is likely a big moment. We are seeing, I think, the democratization of financial information, at least to some extent. While we've seen technology like deepfakes and facial recognition filter down from research firms and big companies into the hands of ordinary people and amateur technologists who then use them for whatever purposes they want, we are seeing financial technologies, information, and analysis becoming available not just to hedge fund managers, financial institutions, and the very rich, but to the masses.

It is clear that there is a sect of WallStreetBets who either previously or currently work in the financial sector who are fed up with increasing inequality, are tired of watching giant corporations repeatedly fuck over ordinary people, and are explaining how it all works to huge groups of people. What they are doing is risky, but it's not "very stupid." We have been told for decades that the banks and the people who work at Goldman Sachs and Fidelity and hedge funds none of us have ever heard of are smarter than us, that they deserve to be rich, that they should be the ones who pull the levers on the economy, that they should decide which companies are good and which are bad, that they should be the ones who help make financial regulations. All along the way they have gotten fabulously wealthy and we have been stuck with stagnant wages, record consumer debt, and financial advice that tells us to wait until we are old to retire.

WallStreetBets says this is a new paradigm where the masses have the power and hedge funds are scared. A top post on the subreddit this morning was called this: "FOR ALL THE BIG FUCKING HEDGE FUNDS MONITORING US, THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM US TO YOU, WE FUCKING OWN YOU NOW, FUCK. YOU."

It's unclear how far this will go. After all, people with thousands of dollars to invest in GameStop still have thousands of dollars to invest with, unlike the millions of people in the U.S. currently out of work due to a deadly pandemic. The free investment app of choice, Robinhood, was also just fined by the SEC for hosing its own customers by seeking favorable rebates instead of the best prices for its users. And even if some hedge funds are getting bodied by retail investors, the massive funds such as Fidelity and Blackrock that own tens of millions of GameStop shares are probably just as happy.

We are not witnessing the death of the financial class. But for the normal people who have invested in GameStop, well, making a few thousand dollars at the expense of Wall Street fat cats is a good prize.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkd...o-wants-to-know-wtf-is-up-with-gamestop-stock
 

Fatrat

Silver Member
Silver Miner
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 15, 2018
Messages
6,473
Reaction score
7,595
Now, is there any meat left on that bone? Is it worth even a small bet?
 

ZZZZZ

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Messages
7,112
Reaction score
15,798
Location
Northern Arizona
...right up until Monday morning when that dealer's order at the refinery/mint along with a thousand other dealers is placed and cannot be filled.

If Sprott/PSLV cannot get their orders filled, game over for the price. $50 in days.
.
.
 

solarion

Midas Member
Midas Member
Midas Supporter
Joined
Nov 25, 2013
Messages
8,901
Reaction score
15,125
Apparently the degenerates involved in wallstreetbets has doubled. Was 3.4m when I first looked a few days ago, then I refreshed and it'd jumped to 3.7m...now 7.4m. Pretty soon we'll be talking about a real stack of deplorable degenerates.

1612103920187.png


https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l6v1d4
 

Uglytruth

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 6, 2011
Messages
14,454
Reaction score
30,290
It worked once...... I doubt if if it will work again as big boys will muddy the waters against the mega banksters.