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The House of Fraud

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As time goes on Wall Street's game of bankrupting beloved businesses in order to make absurd amounts of money is scrutinized more and more. A Reddit post by u/AndiCat sheds some light on this whole situation. They break down every illegal and predatory tactic that Citadel and other hedge funds have been using for years now. You can find the Reddit post here , it’s quite lengthy but it’s in-depth and worth a read. The first item on the list is payment for order-flow and frontrunning. Payment for order-flow is when a brokerage firm (Robinhood) gets paid by a market maker (Citadel) to direct their users' orders towards the market maker. Citadel can then use the information they are getting from these orders by front-running stocks, buying or selling a stock based on that insider information, and making billions. As we all know using insider information is a big no-no for trading on the stock market and yet Citadel hasn’t even gotten punished for this. The only retribution I could

Is GME the Forbearer of the Market Crashing?

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The Reddit post titled “Are we Headed Toward a Hype-Induced Market Crash?” written by an anonymous user has predicted a crash of untold proportions. The author wrote a summary which I will include but I suggest reading the whole article to get a deeper understanding of why they believe this, and the evidence that they provided. Here’s the summary: An ongoing battle between retail investors on reddit speculating on GameStop stock (and other “meme stocks”) and malicious hedge funds who are manipulating the stock market using counterfeit shares is about to come to a climax and uncoil a tightly wound spring of debt, fraud, and corruption. The situation appears so dire that the mechanisms in place to control the debt that the malicious hedge funds have accumulated, should they default (get margin called), are not adequate and are about to fail. The government has taken notice and is signaling that they are about to close the loophole that allows for counterfeit shares and enforce the rules