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Old 07.02.2021, 14:00
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A really big short order will cause the share price to fall. This indirectly can harm the company since the reduced value can adversely affect their ability to get credit at favourable rates. This decreases cashflow which can kill a company.

So generally, shorting is fine, but just like buying huge amounts of stock can benefit a company, huge shorting harms it.

With a company like GameStop, if it's just about holding on, a big short can finish it off.
The short position has to be closed, so it's a short term positionwith an unlimited loss potential, rather than just 100% limit of losses if you buy & hold the shares.

Their credit risk is not based on share price, however if there are significant short issues, the company could well be going bust. A privately owned company like Rolex (a Charity), has no market price, yet could get credit without issue.
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Re: Gamestop/Robinhood

I am not sure you understand corporate governance. Namely, the BOD of a company are on the hook should a share price fall dramatically - which could cause a takeover and/or liquidation. As NAT mentioned, a decline in share price also increases interest rates/credit for the entity to pursue.

Let me give you a personal example; back in the day my OH worked for ABN/AMRO which was a solid bank in the early/mid 2000s. Except, they had very little exposure to the CDO market (until ironically in 2007) whereas other banks were making a killing. And so, ABN's share price and returns were not as promising as their competitors.

In comes the Children's Investment Fund, a prominent hedge fund back in the day, to call for the breakup/sale of the bank because of their "relative" low level of returns:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ch...up-of-abn-amro

And so, ABN/AMRO gets put into play. It devolves into a "pissing" contest (for lack of better terms) between RBS and Barclays. At the time, "Sir" Fred Goodwin (his title has been since removed) overpaid for the asset. I think they paid Euro 38 per share (a ridiculous price - but Goodwin was all about WINNING!!)

In the end, as we know, RBS needed a bailout due to the CDO crisis and liquidity issues. But it was the hedge fund which put the bank into play initially.

And the hedge fund made a fortune and then some - ironically, for the wrong reasons. ABN's share price reflected their conservative risk profile but that conservatism didn't help their share price back in the hey day/Wild West of the securitization/CDO market.

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Old 08.02.2021, 08:31
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I am not sure you understand corporate governance. Namely, the BOD of a company are on the hook should a share price fall dramatically - which could cause a takeover and/or liquidation. As NAT mentioned, a decline in share price also increases interest rates/credit for the entity to pursue.

Let me give you a personal example; back in the day my OH worked for ABN/AMRO which was a solid bank in the early/mid 2000s. Except, they had very little exposure to the CDO market (until ironically in 2007) whereas other banks were making a killing. And so, ABN's share price and returns were not as promising as their competitors.

In comes the Children's Investment Fund, a prominent hedge fund back in the day, to call for the breakup/sale of the bank because of their "relative" low level of returns:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ch...up-of-abn-amro

And so, ABN/AMRO gets put into play. It devolves into a "pissing" contest (for lack of better terms) between RBS and Barclays. At the time, "Sir" Fred Goodwin (his title has been since removed) overpaid for the asset. I think they paid Euro 38 per share (a ridiculous price - but Goodwin was all about WINNING!!)

In the end, as we know, RBS needed a bailout due to the CDO crisis and liquidity issues. But it was the hedge fund which put the bank into play initially.

And the hedge fund made a fortune and then some - ironically, for the wrong reasons. ABN's share price reflected their conservative risk profile but that conservatism didn't help their share price back in the hey day/Wild West of the securitization/CDO market.
Babks are rarely 'solid' due to gearing & derivatives they & more importantly their Auditors don't fully appreciate. Gearing is great till it goes wrong as happens so specracuamlly in 2008. Long-Term Capital Management was very profitable till it went bust, people never learn.
Banks levels of returns are incredibly low, hence the requirement for more & more gearing.
As the adage goes, only invest in a business that can be run by an idiot as one day it will, as you clearly pointed out.
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Old 08.02.2021, 13:09
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Re: Gamestop/Robinhood

Putting a squeeze on Wall St is hardly new, from 1923
https://www.barrons.com/articles/the...?siteid=yhoof2
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A Swiss has made $2 million on Gamestop and bought a house in Zurich

So much for the wall street bets readers not knowing what they're doing!!

https://www.blick.ch/wirtschaft/zuer...d16332015.html
The tax office may bring very bad news, soon. If those gains make him qualify as professional trader it will count as income and increase the tax bill accordingly. And to make matters even worse he'll have to pay 10.6% AHV (mandatory pension), too.

He seems to be in Kanton Zürich, that makes a total bill in the order of 35-40% likely, if it's considered income.
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The tax office may bring very bad news, soon. If those gains make him qualify as professional trader it will count as income and increase the tax bill accordingly. And to make matters even worse he'll have to pay 10.6% AHV (mandatory pension), too.

He seems to be in Kanton Zürich, that makes a total bill in the order of 35-40% likely, if it's considered income.
Let's hope the house he bought cost no more than the net after tax and AHV etc.
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The tax office may bring very bad news, soon. If those gains make him qualify as professional trader it will count as income and increase the tax bill accordingly. And to make matters even worse he'll have to pay 10.6% AHV (mandatory pension), too.

He seems to be in Kanton Zürich, that makes a total bill in the order of 35-40% likely, if it's considered income.
On the other hand if the tax office forces him to take a mortgage on his house, that will in the long term save him quite a lot of taxes and so in the long run it will work out pretty much as the same.
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On the other hand if the tax office forces him to take a mortgage on his house, that will in the long term save him quite a lot of taxes and so in the long run it will work out pretty much as the same.
I'd rather keep the 35-40%.
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Re: Gamestop/Robinhood

They're at it again.

GME shot up by 104% today, its trading was halted into the close due to its volatility.
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GME +195% in Frankfurt, let's see what's happens when NYSE opens in an hour from now
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Re: Gamestop/Robinhood

Currently up 44% for the day @ $183, I cant believe this shit, HickvonF you have been investing the wrong stocks
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Currently up 44% for the day @ $183, I cant believe this shit, HickvonF you have been investing the wrong stocks
Even I'm not that silly
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Re: Gamestop/Robinhood

They skinned the short-sellers by $6b so far. Well done boyz

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/games...175436958.html
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The tax office may bring very bad news, soon. If those gains make him qualify as professional trader it will count as income and increase the tax bill accordingly. And to make matters even worse he'll have to pay 10.6% AHV (mandatory pension), too.

He seems to be in Kanton Zürich, that makes a total bill in the order of 35-40% likely, if it's considered income.
If he moves to Zug or Schwyz before the end of the year, does this solve his "problem" (I'd love to have such a problem in my life)?
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GME issued a shelf offer for up to $100mln on Dec 08, basically announcing to issue 6.1mln new shares based on the stock price at that time. Not bad. That should have brought the total outstanding shares to 75mln or so.
Looks like this shelf offering didn't get acted upon, presumably (assumed by market commentators) due to regulatory restrictions. Assumed because the update has been accompanied by preliminary info on how business is doing so far this year.

Anyway, the shelf offering has been increased a couple days ago to $1 bln and not more than 3.5mln shares. At today's prices that filing amounts top some $650 million. Everybody seems to be wondering why they didn't file for far more than that.
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