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[–]Brownsfan1979 1994 points1995 points  (105 children)

Cause they already know whats going to happen..

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    [–]Grooveman07 559 points560 points  (5 children)

    Except its an incline and the bomb's rolling back onto them.

    [–]SoyFuturesTrader 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Should have kicked it harder then those pussyfoots

    [–]DredgenWard 244 points245 points  (7 children)

    A planet of apes with fists made of kyber crystal are about to Bart Simpson Melvin Shitadel and the Robin who is afraid of heights.

    [–]Pirate_Redbeard 111 points112 points  (4 children)

    KennyG is about to have that alt sax rammed right up his teleprompting asshole.

    Edit: this has actually been in effect as from feb 9th, but more recently Fidelity has NONE available to borrow and states that if you want to short you need to "call them" lmao.

    That said, all this brokers serve the retail so this de facto means - us. We can't short. I wonder what the hedgecucks' borrowing requirements are.

    [–]Traitor_Donald_Trump 175 points176 points  (73 children)

    These are the same crooks that wouldn't let me sell cash secured puts, or buy calls.

    [–]jimbofbx 116 points117 points  (20 children)

    They gave me a margin call for owning shares and selling a covered call.

    [–]Traitor_Donald_Trump 43 points44 points  (11 children)

    What a joke.

    [–]Nanonemo 18 points19 points  (6 children)

    I believe most of the platforms are but the joke is actually on us who use them. Just found out they took more than 2k interest from me in a month for buying stocks in other currencies.

    [–]MoistMough 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    What currencies? Did you buy the foreign currency first or did you buy the stocks on margin? Sounds like the later, not sure if that was their fault friend!

    [–]angelamerkelsboner 50 points51 points  (23 children)

    I got approved for & bought calls the same day with Schwab just before the GME skyrocket. They never limited anything as far as I know.

    [–]Traitor_Donald_Trump 31 points32 points  (17 children)

    Schwab and TD Ameritrade are in a merger deal, I was trying specifically with TDA.

    [–]angelamerkelsboner 16 points17 points  (16 children)

    Gotcha - I had thought TD was good throughout the saga too but I guess not.

    [–]Traitor_Donald_Trump 23 points24 points  (15 children)

    Ameritrade does this when trades go against them. They did this with oil too when people were having to take physical delivery, and one of the contracts went $-37 dollars. They actually FORCED a liquidation of put contracts I bought weeks prior.

    [–]PhteveJuel 5 points6 points  (5 children)

    TDA doesn't do physical delivery so they close positions.

    [–]Nucka574 20 points21 points  (14 children)

    Ummm it literally says in there you are allowed to do both of those things. Schwab never fucked me on buying GME.

    [–]BioSeq 37 points38 points  (11 children)

    Agree. Also, friendly PSA: don't hold covered calls. It's not worth the peanuts of theta and missing out on bigger gains if this runs up big before/after earnings.

    [–]slade998 23 points24 points  (7 children)

    My fucking grandmother wouldn't do covered calls on any stock other that some shit like $T.

    If anyone reading this uses covered calls on momentum stocks, you need r/investing.

    When you ride a wave, you ride the fucking wave (or drown).

    [–]KeepenItReel 25 points26 points  (4 children)

    Umm speak for yourself. Selling OTM covered calls has cut my GME losses in half while allowing me to hold all my shares.

    [–]Theman00011 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    /r/thetagang will accept you

    [–]Jacksonxp1210115:1:1 674 points675 points  (14 children)

    500% short MR on Questrade

    [–]manitowoc2250210115:1:2 65 points66 points  (1 child)

    Jesus

    [–]DevinCauley-Towns 219 points220 points  (2 children)

    This was actually raised today. I checked yesterday and it was at 300%.

    [–]oddlyCanadianEh 67 points68 points  (0 children)

    It has been 500% since Thursday on Questrade lol.

    [–]BlueDog_2020 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    It's been at 500 for à while

    [–]FrodoPotterTheWookie 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    That company that murdered that kid?

    [–]stoney-the-tiger 1111 points1112 points  (131 children)

    It definitely seems sus that despite all these reports that everything is back to business as usual in these stocks there is evidence to the contrary.

    [–]space_hitler 953 points954 points  (116 children)

    But some angry and scared guy with a 2 week old account named MemeDude28 on here told me I should sell at a massive loss instead of just waiting with nothing to lose, holding a stock I believe has great future potential anyway?

    [–]PTuttleee 351 points352 points  (79 children)

    I lost my temper with a lot of those people but they seemed to have almost disappeared when zjz came back. Or that's just confirmation bias but still

    [–]betojf 128 points129 points  (27 children)

    Zjz came back?

    [–]austin0matic 356 points357 points  (13 children)

    dude he came all over us, where were you

    [–]Malawi_no 151 points152 points  (6 children)

    I'm still sticky.

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    [–]TTV_DrCrozz 53 points54 points  (0 children)

    I want to have your babies.

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    [–]Critical_Lurker 41 points42 points  (2 children)

    Give me a tag that says Monica Lewinsky because his stain is still in my dress..

    [–]LurkOff29210124:1:1 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    [–]nocavdie 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    If that were possible, I would.

    [–]Jewbe123 43 points44 points  (0 children)

    Yuuup

    [–]Cosmic_Kettle 22 points23 points  (6 children)

    Have you not seen the glorious automod?

    YES OR NO?

    [–]bamfcoco1 12 points13 points  (5 children)

    YES OR NO?

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    [–]Cosmic_Kettle 13 points14 points  (3 children)

    Hang in there

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    [–]cheap_cola 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    And he hasn't even begun to peak.

    [–]bro_salad 50 points51 points  (2 children)

    "You already missed out on the uhh... chicken tenders" - Memedude28, probably

    [–]ludovic1313 46 points47 points  (0 children)

    How do you do, fellow traders?

    [–]space_hitler 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Hello fellow mentally disableds! Sorry to say, but the chicken cutlet tender inserBOATYMCBOATFACE eme name has sailed!!

    [–]taedrin 43 points44 points  (20 children)

    I don't believe in any GME conspiracies, but the people who bought at the top are down 90% - is that last 10% really worth missing out on a potential recovery? Shares don't expire worthless, so it would be a worthwhile bet in my opinion.

    [–]space_hitler 55 points56 points  (13 children)

    Yup. And we are talking about people with 10 shares here, who will probably never have any opportunities to become rich. Are they going to sell and lose $1,000 when they can simply wait and do nothing for an opportunity to make 10 times that? I have no idea what the end result will be, but if you were a newbie trader being told the stock could potentially go to $100k, would you smash that sell button to secure $1k loses, or wait with nothing to lose at the one and only chance in your life to become a millionaire? It's a no brainer and these Melvin shills are hilariously limp wristed in their efforts.

    [–]Fedacking 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    100k? Stop spreading fud. A million or bust

    [–]Disguised 21 points22 points  (8 children)

    1k would make it the largest squeeze in history. Telling new people 100k is straight up deceiving people.

    [–]space_hitler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Agreed. But my point was that is what they are hearing. That is what is being repeated over and over again in some of the other subs. Is someone with 10 shares and no chance to ever become a millionaire going to sell at huge loses because some obvious shill douche bag harassed them, or wait with absolutely nothing to lose hearing they might be winning the lottery? These shills have already failed.

    [–]Disguised 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Plenty of people lost 60-89-%.

    For some people thats thousands or tens of thousands. People who bailed at even 100-60 could buy back in at a 2.5 to 1.5 ratio.

    You guys use extreme hyperbole to make this very rational decision seem ridiculous.

    [–]AK7007 11 points12 points  (2 children)

    This basically describes the AMC bagholder in me. Cool man, I tried to ride the wave at what turned out to be the top, fucked up, lost what works out to 3.5 hours of labor, and I should sell and move on? Like, the penny left in there is meaningless to me. I'll just hold, losing the bet means I lost the money and have a few lottery tickets instead.

    I feel like the sell advice is to YOLO players. I can understand that, since yeah they should probably move on to another table. That said, I wonder how many GME plays became unintentional YOLOs on the way up and how many of those should probably cash in their lotto tickets.

    [–]KerbolarFlare 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    28 is Adrian Peterson's number, my dad puts 28 on the end of every username he has on every platform. Wouldn't be surprised if it was him. Don't listen to that boomer.

    [–]purelyforprivacy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Hahahahah memedude28. I hope you’re not just making that up bc that is hilarious if you aren’t.

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      [–]GotShadowbanned2 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      Rip memedude28

      [–]ferdocmonzini 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Sounds like code for buy more.

      [–]Inevitable_Ad6868 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      If you got the losses, might as well hold. Ya never know......

      [–]Milkpowder44210116:1:1 70 points71 points  (3 children)

      'There's a possibility we're in an entirely fraudulent system'

      [–]Nanonemo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      Are you sure that is just a POSSIBILITY?

      [–]Zerole00Loss porn masturbator extraordinaire 45 points46 points  (2 children)

      This GME charade is definitely edging me

      [–]ScooterO 30 points31 points  (3 children)

      I'm small potatoes but I bought four more shares today

      [–]shunestar 25 points26 points  (1 child)

      What if I told you...that I didn’t sell

      [–]stoney-the-tiger 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      This is the way. We are playing a long game now, next move will be earnings, then maybe some SEC docs on insiders buying or whales taking major stakes. The bulls' horns are being sharpened. The bears' claws are being dulled.

      HODL.

      [–]ModsRGoyims 28 points29 points  (0 children)

      Fake it till you make it!

      [–]advicebusiness 305 points306 points  (7 children)

      This is very reasonable since they are worried about round 2 and being left holding the bag

      [–]Neshura87 121 points122 points  (6 children)

      One thing you gotta keep in mind: The RETAIL brokers are raising these margins this high, I don't think there are a lot of people short on GME in Retail but that small number is apparently posing enough of a risk to the brokers that they raise the margin requirements above and beyond standard

      [–]PhteveJuel 43 points44 points  (5 children)

      It's not about the number of people it's about keeping accounts from going unsecured. Nothing worse than a negative account balance.

      [–]Nanonemo 39 points40 points  (2 children)

      And the retail can not just call Citadel for a credit line.

      [–]jonmarcus 141 points142 points  (0 children)

      I think this is called foreshadowing

      [–]Rebelsquadro 497 points498 points  (44 children)

      They tried to kill momentum before by doing a media campaign against GME/WSB.

      Now we are going through their new tactic of doing a media blackout. Right up until GME goes nuclear the major outlets probably won't touch it.

      [–]lil_layne 233 points234 points  (12 children)

      Well I don’t think they realize that social media is way more powerful and influential than CNBC telling their boomer viewers how retarded we are

      [–]Nanonemo 63 points64 points  (7 children)

      I can't watch any US news on TV. May be it is the cultural difference. The way they talk and look are totally alien for me.

      [–]JoyWizard 31 points32 points  (3 children)

      Hello, yes, 26 year old here. American-born and proud, and I fucking hate our mass media and news outlits.

      It's propaganda, friend.

      [–]sansanity 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      It's definitely not you.

      [–]CaptainNicodemus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      They look like aliens they way they read the teleprompter and nod

      [–]SteezyAs314 16 points17 points  (2 children)

      I get called a retard all the time. Jokes on them I’m only acting retarded

      [–]Blibbernut 90 points91 points  (0 children)

      Drools on self while waiting for the TV to change away from static.

      [–]Puzzling_Purpose 15 points16 points  (7 children)

      Right, Instead we’re gonna get 4 hours of how Tiger Woods crashed his car.

      [–]DarraghGogarty210116:1:1 19 points20 points  (17 children)

      Hi, Can you please tell me why GME is going nuclear. I had to step away from WSB for the last few weeks. The GME threads had me addicted in January. Is is based on DFV doubling down and the that we have earnings coming soon which will probably have announcements relating to RC & Co and new direction? Or is there something else that I may have missed?

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      [–]babababby 21 points22 points  (4 children)

      simplified: the short issues haven't been resolved (despite MMs claiming the contrary), the longer cohen is on the board the closer we get to whatever changes he will be making, they got rid of their CFO today because he wasn't "with it" enough for the future of the company, earnings in a few weeks that comprise both holiday & console sales plus they're from a time frame when retail shops started opening up again in the country, and lastly continued retail interest in the stock as it has held at over 10x what it was shorted down to in 2020

      [–]TheVanillaMiller 20 points21 points  (3 children)

      They will have a new CEO. It will either be Ryan Cohen or someone he chooses. They’re fully embracing the transformation into a new company. Also, the Robinhood/DFV/GME meeting was a shit show.

      [–]LaserGuidedPolarBear 110 points111 points  (1 child)

      The wayback machine shows this change was made on Feb 9. Still good to know, just not a recent change.

      [–]Drew_Woodruff 432 points433 points  (14 children)

      Great news! But we still need hedge funds to play by our rules, this is just the beginning

      [–]Good_Ad2273 143 points144 points  (9 children)

      Yeah, for many reasons I doubt Melvin does brokerage through fidelity or my name isn't Mr. F.

      [–]dft-salt-pasta 196 points197 points  (1 child)

      Your name is Good_Ad2273 dumbass. It’s literally right there.

      [–]tim-whale 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      What? Do you think he can read that?

      [–]Drew_Woodruff 49 points50 points  (3 children)

      insert suspenseful music "Mr. F"

      [–]JustSurfingBlind 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      He’s probably a never-nude too....those denim shorts get me every time!

      [–]space_hitler 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Nobody is claiming that. It's just an indicator of what is going on with the stock.

      [–]jpmorgan90 227 points228 points  (79 children)

      What does this mean? I am a retard. Can anyone plz elaborate just like I am a blind?

      [–]blackrussian023210113:1:1 380 points381 points  (3 children)

      It means to short $1 worth of GME, the brokers are asking for $3 (300%) to be put in first by the shorts. The brokers don't want to end up liquidating their holdings to cover for the shorts when the shorts get liquidated themselves.

      [–]PanchoSeranto 47 points48 points  (1 child)

      I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think he can read this if he is a blind.

      [–]ahungrylilsandwhich 272 points273 points  (18 children)

      Major volatility is back baby 😎

      [–]jonathang147 72 points73 points  (16 children)

      And now vlad has his dirty finger hovering over the off switch

      Will be interesting if they can manipulate another squeeze away

      [–]SpaceTacosFromSpace 44 points45 points  (15 children)

      Hopefully enough people have gotten out of RH that they don’t have as much influence to stop the rockets this time

      [–]XOtaryX 38 points39 points  (12 children)

      Other brokers blocked GME tho

      [–]EchoPhi 19 points20 points  (8 children)

      People have been ignoring this part because there is a carpet bombing of RH IS FAULTY HAR HAR HAR WE TARD ARE STRONG.

      It really is pissing me off. If your broker is at 60% or higher with Citadel, Apex, or TD Ameritrade... for the love of TENDIES! BAIL!

      [–]SoyFuturesTrader 7 points8 points  (4 children)

      Ive been saying it forever Vanguard is the only way. They’ve been signaling it all along. Remember this shanty, I believe it was secretly commissioned by Vanguard. You have to look for the secret messaging that only true believers can see. Thisis the Vanguard logo - too much of a coincidence.

      V is going to save the day and has been dropping hints all along

      [–]Warm-Eye3939 69 points70 points  (14 children)

      I’m retarded plz explain

      [–]Mrletejhon 153 points154 points  (13 children)

      In order to sell(short) one share you need to have the money equivalent of 3 shares. It makes it extremely capital intensive to short gme

      [–]Mipsel 36 points37 points  (10 children)

      Are institutional players using platforms like schwab or do they have access to other platforms?

      [–]TheMcBrizzle 105 points106 points  (9 children)

      It's less about what the institutional players are accessing and more what the limitation signals.

      Shorting GME is so risky for these apps, that they're limiting their liability against it.

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 73 points74 points  (8 children)

      Additionally, increased margin requirements will force a lot of retail shorts out of their positions, which may fuel the beginnings of a squeeze.

      We saw this happen to longs who were forced to sell due to margin requirement increases during the first run up.

      [–]TheMcBrizzle 39 points40 points  (1 child)

      But also 🦍🙌💎📈🚀

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Word up son🚀🚀🚀

      [–]Belazriel 13 points14 points  (4 children)

      Additionally, increased margin requirements will force a lot of retail shorts out of their positions, which may fuel the beginnings of a squeeze.

      Are there a lot of retail shorts? I know some around here may do some crazy YOLO plays but the "warning: possible infinite loss" seems like it would prevent most people from getting into it.

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 21 points22 points  (1 child)

      It’s certainly not as common as buying shares or options. However, there is a reason people short despite the risk; the profits can be immense. If you successfully short a stock you only pay the small amount of interest it took to hold the position, while pocketing a large sum.

      Retail shorts do not make up the bulk of short positions in GME, but there are retail shorts in GME. The FUD campaigns by main stream media have only gone to serve as confirmation bias, and likely many have lined up to profit from the advertised “fallback to $20 a share.”

      [–]sumbdumbdumb 60 points61 points  (36 children)

      Most retards here are “buying” call or put options, not “selling” call or put options. When selling options and when short selling a stock it’s possible to lose infinite money. Therefor the broker requires you to have credit or cash set aside (margin) available in your account to cover these losses. Normally 100%, but they have bumped it to 300% apparently. This would indicate they may anticipate future volatility, and are protecting themselves from their retard clients not having enough margin to cover a loss. Presumably retards here think it means wow, they expect big volatility which is good for us diamond hands. In reality it’s just a way to fuck you harder.

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 69 points70 points  (22 children)

      I disagree. You don’t hunker down and prepare for a storm if you don’t see one on the horizon.

      [–]fromks 129 points130 points  (4 children)

      You must be from Texas.

      [–]robert_gaut 60 points61 points  (2 children)

      I'm from Texas and this just made me shoot water through my nose.

      [–]Lord_Cockswain 46 points47 points  (1 child)

      Did you boil that water first?

      [–]unclefire 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      No gas or electricity to do that right now. (oops, too soon?)

      [–]sumbdumbdumb 54 points55 points  (16 children)

      You’re right, it is a small chip in the favor of diamond hands, but people are making this more significant than it is. TD Ameritrade etc. are being prudent. A devastating short, sharp short squeeze is a clear and obvious risk. We already know this. This isn’t TD Ameritrade releasing some Illuminati signal that a short squeeze is in the forecast. I’m just stepping away from the cultish vein of reasoning that has a conclusion in hand and seeks the arguments to confirm it. I think the appropriate response here is “oh, that’s interesting” rather than “hubba-hubba awooga awooga”.

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 40 points41 points  (7 children)

      Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying “Brokers increased short seller margin requirements, infinity squeeze confirmed 2/24😎”

      My point is that it’s strange such a margin requirement would be added when the stock has been relatively stagnant/declining for the past three weeks. Why dramatically increase the margin requirement for short sellers now? Brokers did not do this for no reason, they didn’t do it because “why not.” There is a reason, and they haven’t announced it publicly, so speculation is normal.

      [–]sumbdumbdumb 11 points12 points  (6 children)

      I’m with you. But put yourself in the broker’s position. What if GME spikes 300% in half an hour like it already has. Do you want to trust a retard to spot that and exit their position? Do you want to trust your brokerage to detect a spike, make the margin assessment, and close the position in time to not exceed a 100% margin limit? Bet they don’t want to take that risk, so they bump it 300%. Normally this isn’t enough of a concern to bother because you would have to do it for every stock. But with GME’s track record and understanding the $4 per share shorters are still completely f’d and backed against a wall, plus more retards entering to sell options or short it makes total sense.

      [–]Secure-Ad1612Look at me, I am the captain now. 10 points11 points  (5 children)

      But again my point is, why now? What trigger went off yesterday/today that made brokers say, “due to x, y, and z, it is time to increase margin requirements for short sellers 3x.”

      [–]sumbdumbdumb 13 points14 points  (3 children)

      If they had access to some privileged insight that warranted increasing the predicted probability of a short squeeze as compared with market close on last Friday, then we would see it expressed in the share price since last Friday. What I think happened is DFV said he bought more shares last week, then more people bought shares driving the price up slightly last week. I bet since GME popped a few weeks back, the brokerages have watched retail investors march into short positions on GME too. When GME spiked last week, maybe it was a wake up call to them as anyone who sold a call got railed. So now, as with all things in corporate America, a few days later they react.

      [–]D-MACs 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      The wake up call should have been when the brokers had to restrict trading because if they didn’t, they would have been bankrupt. This is good news. It shows that the same brokers that fucked over you and I a few weeks ago are covering their own ass. Meaning they might not be margin called and won’t stop trading. I really don’t understand your pessimism.

      [–]fromks 17 points18 points  (3 children)

      hubba-hubba awooga awooga

      Sir, this is an ape forum.

      [–]DavesNotWhere 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      ⠠⠃⠥⠽ ⠁⠝⠙ ⠓⠕⠙⠇ ⠁⠏⠑

      [–]tradaxa 228 points229 points  (55 children)

      On Fidelity GME shares are still "hard to borrow" so no shorting possible for the last couple of days.

      How can this happen when there are more borrowable shares and the lowest borrow rate than ever before https://iborrowdesk.com/report/gme ?

      [–]lobotic 115 points116 points  (13 children)

      hard to borrow just means you might have trouble locating shares to short. inventory is replenished every morning and likely disappears quickly, making it hard to borrow.

      [–]OreoCupcakes 62 points63 points  (12 children)

      there are more borrowable shares

      All these sites are reporting huge volumes of shares available to borrow along with the low interest rates. These sites are updating the availablity every 15 minutes and it barely changes. That's the complete opposite of hard to borrow. You have two sides giving contradicting information.

      [–]scriptless87 94 points95 points  (1 child)

      Sounds like insurance companies. My uncle once got a dirty look when they told us that insurance rates were rising and coverage was slowly falling. They told us that the investors were not doing so well. My uncle stands up and says he is an investor and that's not what they told them. They told them it was doing best ever. The whole world is full of manipulative liars.

      [–]donnyisabitchface 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      The American way!

      [–]Jewish_Overlord 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      I can borrow hard to borrow stocks. I shorted GME 1 share and it went right through.

      During the squeeze I was not able to short it at all.

      [–]meta-cognizant 38 points39 points  (10 children)

      I do not trust Interactive Brokers (where iborrowdesk gets these data) to report this correctly. The IBKR chairman admitted to halting buying on GME because it was going to bankrupt brokers and went on CNBC just recently to call for immediately making changes to things that would save their skin if GME started going up. Tin foil hat me thinks they're deathly afraid of a GME squeeze and are literally reporting fake data. IBKR has been found guilty of naked shorting literally thousands of times before, too. If they really are in hot water with GME, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't literally making up those shares to help drive the price down.

      [–]unclefire 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Same with TDA

      [–]cosmos_jm 33 points34 points  (1 child)

      Posted by a 4 year old account with no activity until 25 days ago (1/29)

      [–]Electrical_Term_9895 68 points69 points  (0 children)

      As said in other subs, this has been out since feb 9th

      [–]krush38 94 points95 points  (3 children)

      I think most platforms made that change after 1/28

      [–]OreoCupcakes 54 points55 points  (2 children)

      IIRC, most of them removed the margin restrictions after 1/29 though. Sites were reporting interest rates of 1% on GME shorts.

      [–]Megahuts 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      Are still reporting 1% borrow fee on GME.

      [–]MrJackHold 46 points47 points  (0 children)

      So they know it can shoot up to previous levels and people would short the top again.

      [–]ninja4823 161 points162 points  (24 children)

      Squeeze incoming!!!!! BRRRRRRRRRRRR

      [–]spaceminion 249 points250 points  (23 children)

      Yes, the squeeze will come. No, we don't know when. My biggest worry is people blow their capital on options that will expire worthless when they could go and pick up shares. The faster we take shares off the market, the faster this squeezes.

      [–]ethandavidAmmo Autismo 61 points62 points  (20 children)

      I mean, there is a strong argument that us blowing our wads on deep OTM FDs and calls is what lit the candle last time with a gamma squeeze

      [–]spaceminion 72 points73 points  (3 children)

      Deep OTM won't drive a gamma squeeze. It is when the ITM calls delta starts to accelerate and hedgies need to buy more shares to offset the gamma exposure of the short position of having sold the call. If you want to push more gamma, buy ITM calls. If the stock stays flat, then you wasted your money.

      [–]ethandavidAmmo Autismo 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      Both things happen. OTM calls drive purchasing as delta increases. They buy single shares at a time to cover. And in the case of GME, several days in a row where deep OTM calls were suddenly deep ITM within a day or two

      [–]spaceminion 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      True True. I just want to level set with the peeps going in to buy $500 strike calls that expire on Friday expecting things to ratchet up. The time horizon has changed and the risk has definitely heightened with the crazy OTM calls expiring worthless.

      [–]youdoitimbusy 26 points27 points  (8 children)

      I'm betting that we see the Fuze light once stimulus checks and tax refunds come back about 4 to 8 weeks from now. That's when all the broke retards like myself yolo round 2 electric Boogaloo, and double down on this hard 12 in the casino. It's not that we're confident we're going to win the hand, we just know it's going to piss off someone else sitting at the table. If I'm being honest, that guys a dick. So F... him.

      (Not financial advice. I literally said I'm a broke retard. Don't listen to me.)

      [–]docbauies 2 points3 points  (3 children)

      hard 12

      isn't a hard 12 the only way to roll a 12?

      [–]timhortons1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      When GME calls back all stocks for the annual meeting 4/20

      [–]stejerd 73 points74 points  (13 children)

      You think hedgies are using retail brokers like schwab and TD

      [–]Username_taken_sry 78 points79 points  (4 children)

      I don’t think it matters what platform they are using. Just shows there is a general lack of shorts available

      [–]OreoCupcakes 28 points29 points  (3 children)

      Shows there's a lack of shorts available, yet you have sites giving contradicting information by saying there's plenty available for low 1% fees. They're either lying that's there's plenty of shorts available or they're manipulating the market and only giving low rate shorts for hedge funds.

      [–]TrirdKing 51 points52 points  (1 child)

      no he thinks that this indicates that brokers themselves still see potential for a short squeeze and want to protect themselves so they dont have to liquidate their holdings in case of a short squeeze and be forced into the same situation that RObinhood is in

      [–]Megahuts 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      Bingo.

      [–]Gauss-Light 14 points15 points  (1 child)

      Everyone knows they use robinhood

      [–]Mason134 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Hedgies use several brokers

      [–]novosuccess 62 points63 points  (7 children)

      Rules for thee.

      Yes or no?

      [–]wacckowb 28 points29 points  (3 children)

      Yes or no

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      [–]smilethroughthebs 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Good fucking bot

      [–]space_hitler 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Yes but it's also a good sign of what's going on.

      [–]BlenderdickCockletit 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      100% There's no way the HFs have rates this high. This just helps ensure that more shares are available for them to borrow.

      [–]Lord_Cockswain 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      That's nothing! Questrade (a Canadian broker that never restricted GME trading) has a short margin requirement of 500%!

      [–]Rhuckus24 35 points36 points  (2 children)

      Looks like more of a deterrent to keep retail from playing the 🌈🐻 game.

      [–]Pirate_Redbeard 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      It effectively is, but it's also an indicator of the situation.

      [–]ExtremeLow4475 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      Can anyone explain this gibberish?

      [–]againstplutophobia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      For every 1 dollar you short the stock, you need to have 3 dollars in your account as safety deposit.

      [–]EnderSword 34 points35 points  (8 children)

      They've had that for several weeks now as far as I know.

      [–]KitrosRedditMade AI ♿️[S] 31 points32 points  (7 children)

      i think it was 100/100 but now it’s 100/300

      [–]dgnitty 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      I use Schwab. It went from 70/100 to 100/200 in early mid January after GME went into the 40’s but before spike. 100/300 for awhile now.

      [–]Human_Salary_6239 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Just bought my first gme stocks

      [–]TFWPKY360 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      There are plenty of shares to short. The retail brokers are just following IB who charges low margin interest but jacks up the margin requirements during high volatility. I can locate shares to short at TDA around 1% borrow fee which is nothing.

      [–]scabb007 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Selling naked is prohibited, geez thanks tips. Makes u wonder wtf this casino has been up to for the last 10 years. Regulation anyone!?!

      [–]CheriJ2 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      This may be relevant but maybe not, GameStop’s CFO just quit - I don’t know if that’s good or bad. No reason was given.

      [–]Unlikely-Answer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      trimming the fat

      [–]coldblackmaplehangar 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      so how much can i get to loan out my shares?

      [–]twopointohthree 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      can someone pls explain this

      [–]Patryk_O210122:1:1 22 points23 points  (2 children)

      Schwab make shorting stock expensive, rocket go up 🚀

      [–]unclefire 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      ELIAA - Explain Like I'm an Autistic Ape

      [–]RiskSomething 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I won't trade with Schwab anymore. They are boomerville. They restricted trades on GME the morning of the 28th. I remember not being able to buy in at a much lower price because trading was halted. Then all of a sudden it disappeared.

      Also if you place limit orders with Schwab they don't care if the price drops below your limit, they won't get you better.

      So far my experience with Fedelity is that if I put a limit buy order at $7, if the price drops lower they'll fill it at a lower price. A transaction like this today made me $1600 just because they filled the order with better pricing on my shares.

      Fedelity is awesome.

      [–]Independent-Offer-22 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      Looks like they’re admitting a squeeze might or will happen. They can probably see it coming better than we can and are buckling up for the rocket ride 🚀🚀🚀

      [–]ConsistentOil7895 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      Is that good or bad ?

      [–]erikwarm 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      Depends if you are long or short.

      Probably this is done to anticipate a sqeeze and margin calls for short positions

      [–]BlockchainAndy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Depends, did you grow up in Belgaria?