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Trading 212 protecting the rich

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posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 12:16 PM
a reply to: AutomateThis1

And remember, WSB are just a bunch of jackasses on the internet. They aren’t hedge fund guys, they aren’t millionaires or billionaires. This is literally being done by morons with a phone app coordinating to ruin billionaires’ lives because they can.

Remember in High School when we said Nerds, geeks and freaks would rule.........

I think it is amazing that this is bringing people together!
People from all over the world are willing to lose money for the "cause"....
edit on 28-1-2021 by JAGStorm because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 12:21 PM
a reply to: AutomateThis1

Thanks for the recap. That was a glorious read

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 12:22 PM
My GME and AMC i bought yesterday are now in the red.

Not selling. I’d rather have nothing than the fat cats scraps.

Plus i didn’t invest more than i could afford to lose

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 12:43 PM

originally posted by: AutomateThis1
Saw this on Facebook:

"If you guys haven’t been following the GameStop Stock #-Show, you really need to look into it. This is #ing hilarious.

Allow me to catch you up.

So this hedge fund called Melvin Capital wrote out some douchey article about how the smart investment move would be to short-sell GameStop stock. To put it simply, short-selling is essentially gambling that a stock’s price will drop. If it does, you make money. If it doesn’t, you end up paying out money for however much it goes up.

Well, this little article that Melvin wrote pissed off a dark, dank corner of the internet called Wall Street Bets. WSB is a hive of Ritalin-addled lunatics who treat the stock market like a #ing casino. These dudes will regularly gamble their life-savings on a single trade. It’s a glorious thing to watch.

The WSB crew has a weird fascination with certain stocks. They call them “meme stocks.” Tesla is one, AMD is another, and GameStop, arguably, is the most weirdly beloved meme stock. So for reasons that make sense only to the degenerates on WSB, Melvin trying to short-sell their meme was a declaration of war.

Yes, this is dumb. But it gets so f*****g hilarious.

WSB decided to do a “short squeeze.” This is when you see people trying to short a stock, so you buy up that stock, and you get a bunch of other people to buy up that stock. With each purchase the price actually goes up. Since Melvin was trying to short the stock at a price of $20 per share, WSB wanted to get it as high above that price as humanly possible.

They got it up to $200 per share.

This means Melvin has to cover over $180 per share they bought. This came out to billions. #ing. Billions.

Melvin Capital, over night, was suddenly facing bankruptcy. Think about that. A bunch of self-identified degenerates on a #ing website were able to tank a f*****g hedge fund. That’s hilarious.

Well, the rich and powerful don’t like seeing us plebeians f*****g with one of their own. So Point72, another hedge fund, teamed up with a few other little funds, and they injected around THREE BILLION into Melvin Capital to keep them from spiraling. Essentially this meant the billionaire hedge fund crew were banding together to fight back against Wall Street Bets. And WSB just said “okay, no problem.”

Today the stock for GameStop is at $320 per share.

Melvin Capital lost all of that three billion they were given. It’s gone. They’re still f****d. Point72 gave a little over a billion of that injection, and that means that fund dropped from 17 billion to 16 billion. That means in less than 24 hours WSB managed to all but ensure one hedge fund will die and drop the value of another by 6% so far.

And remember, WSB are just a bunch of jackasses on the internet. They aren’t hedge fund guys, they aren’t millionaires or billionaires. This is literally being done by morons with a phone app coordinating to ruin billionaires’ lives because they can.

What we’re watching here with GameStop stocks is a bunch of rich people who are getting f*****g wrecked, purely for entertainment, by the kind of middle-class and poor people they regularly lobby against and treat like this. This “eat the rich” via phone app. It’s “damn the man” with a meme-stock.

It’s f*****g beautiful.

And because whoever is writing our reality lost all sense of subtlety after 2020, the icing on the cake is that the app the WSB crew are using to pull this off is a stock-trading app called Robin Hood. Yeah, as in steal from the rich and all that jazz.

G*d****t, I truly love living in the future."

I edited the words I think are bad I can't ever tell what word is a bad word and what isn't. It's arbitrary as hell.

This is the greatest synopsis of current events I have ever read mate

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 01:12 PM
a reply to: pr0ph3t

The move was started by a user going by deepfu*%ingvalue and he genuinely liked the stock and wrote up a piece about why he thought the company was good...and also why it was ripe for the short squeeze. He has been on about it since 2019 and put his life savings in of I think 700k. Well it's paid off and a lot of people took note and followed him in...and now here we are. So it wasn't just a was a legit investment strategy that appears to have worked with the power of a grassroots investment base.

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 01:47 PM
Just wanted to say that automatethis1 summed it up so nicely.
edit on 28-1-2021 by blueman12 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 02:48 PM
a reply to: blueman12

It wasn't my post. I found it on Facebook.

posted on Jan, 29 2021 @ 05:36 PM
a reply to: AutomateThis1

If trading platforms continue to restrict transacting on volatile stocks like RobinHood did this week, I could see "Occupy Wall Street II : The Sequel" coming soon. Some folks might be thinking about getting the band back together.

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