I want to guide new retail investors in every way I can. I’ve received questions regarding what the information on Stonk-O-Tracker means. I’m going to break down what all the data is presenting.
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The information at the very beginning of Stonk-O-Tracker is pretty self explanatory starting out with NYSE. This is the price closed from the New York Stock Exchange. This is the stocks price.
SSR stands for short sale restriction. The SSR prevents from short sellers from continuously shorting a stock. The SSR shows the price in which this regulation was triggered. When SSR triggers it’s usually due to an insane amount of shorting driving the share price of a stock down.
The SSR protects retail investors and activates once a stocks share price falls below 10% from the previous trading day.
FRA is the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The FRA is German’s largest stock exchange. The price here is translated in euro.
What are call options in stocks?
People in on AMC stock either buy the stock or buy call options. Call options are contracts that you can bet on to execute by a specific date. What makes these contracts attractive is that premiums are cheaper to purchase as they’re usually sold in ‘bundles’. Investors who buy call options are usually speculating the price of a stock will be significantly higher in the future.
Calls ITM expiring: This is the number of calls expiring on the specific date detailed. If an investor placed a strike price of $49 dollars by the end of Friday and Friday’s price action is $55 then that call option expires in the money, otherwise known as ITM.
Calls ITM expiring on Stonk-O-Tracker is the number of these contracts expiring on the date detailed.
Calls ITM: Calls ITM refers to the number of call options expiring at a specific dollar amount. In the reference above it details 21,823 calls are expiring in the money at $50.
Borrowed Shares Available
The borrowed shares refers to the number of shares short sellers have available to short a stock. This number decreases when a stock is being shorted, or the price is being driven down.
Short sellers can continue to borrow more shares even after they’ve used some or all. However, this comes at a price. Shorts must pay the fee detailed in the chart.
ETF available Stonk-O-Tracker
An ETF is known as an exchange trade fund. Like an index fund, these type of stocks pool a variety of stock in a bundle. AMC Entertainment stock is pooled a few ETFs that short sellers can also short.
The ETF available is the number of ETFs hedgies can short.
Option data: Calls vs puts
The option data chart shows a stocks call vs puts. I went over what calls were above. Puts are the exact opposite. Puts bet on the stock going down instead of up. When puts are executed, the stock is further laddered down.
This chart shows you how many options are in the money and out of the money. Out of the money are simply contracts made that have yet to be anywhere near the current price range of a stock.
Trading data Stonk-O-Tracker
The short percentage in the trading data is simply the percentage of the volume that is being shorted.
The dark pool percentage shows the percentage of trading that’s done behind closed doors. This unknown platform is known as dark pools. This is where short sellers can get away with additional shorting tactics.
The SEC must look into this as it’s a manipulative way to further short a stock. In this case, AMC and other meme stocks.
Fails-to-deliver are contracts that did not execute in the pocket. These are reported by the SEC (securities exchange commission) and are updated once they release that information.
This chart details how many contracts failed to execute and at what closing price they failed.
The SSR trigger info at the very bottom of Stonk-O-Tracker simply reveals the close price at which it stopped going into effect as well as the price SSR was triggered.
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