This week recorded its long last battle between the renowned traders — in Wall Street and Main Street financial trading community, retail traders gained more trading points against professionals.
Investments companies such as Melvin and Citron withdrew the losses they encountered with GameStop hedge funds on Wednesday. They out-cried for proper investigations on the anonymous stocks thriving against professionals like theirs while trading and sharing their winnings via social media posts.
The trading contest escalated when Citron Capital’s short seller, Andrew Left, collided with another set of retail traders that bolstered their earnings instead of continuously trading with GameStop’s funds he neglected. Within the short-while he traded against GameStop, the other funds were obviously “selling long positions” in stocks to restabilize their initial losses.
According to Chamath Palihapitiya (a tech investor), he believes the rules governing the world system are changing. People who don’t like it will have to get used to it — “We are moving to a world where ordinary folk have the same access as professionals and can come to the same conclusion or maybe the opposite. The solution is more transparency on the institutional side, not less access for retail.”
Overtime, Citron’s Wall Street bets have been targeted by other traders stalking its performance on Reddit, where series of posts has been shared as a hint for other traders to beat Citron’s best stocks. The content of the video Andrew shared via his social platform.
After GameStop shares experienced a surge, he noted that was times ten of their initial value — Citron lapsed its stock bet for the video game, which affected its shares. He also reminded the public about the respect he has for the market.
Melvin Capital also experienced an enormous loss on Tuesday that closed the short position it attained for GameStop.
However, Goldman Hedge Industry VIP ETF, the investment group that keeps track of active or recently placed popular hedge funds and their stocks — they have also experienced losses for five straight sessions, back-to-back. This record exceeds its previous trail of losses they experienced a year ago in February.
The Chief Executive of Nasdaq, Adena Friedman, and lawyers and analysts noted that social media platforms’ chief executive should thoroughly filter their services, looking out for random posts that might indirectly instigate shares surge by anonymous traders.
Friedman told CNBC that “If we see a significant rise in the chatter on social media … and we also match that up against unusual trading activity, we will potentially halt that stock to allow ourselves to investigate the situation.”
He also noted that exchange and regulators should also be cautious to notice potential manipulation trails while conducting the investigations.
Reddit had received series of inquiries questioning their services — at the time when stocks were thriving as others fell, they detected several Reddit-hyped stocks.
However, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) refused to comment about the stock market’s happenings, including GameStop and AMC’s recent doings. They are also on the New York Stock Exchange’s latest list.
According to CNBC reports, Overtime, GameStop stocks have bolstered up to 130%, equivalent to $341.26 billion, while AMC tripled by $15.28.