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  • mdil24 mdil24 Oct 22, 2010 4:43 PM Flag

    84% Institution Owned, 84 Million Bezos Own, Short AMZN???

    All the class action suites, negative sales growth, low margins will not affect this stock. What retail does not realize is AMZN is just a trading stock for institutions. Jeff Bezos was a hedge fund manager before starting AMZN and knows everybody on Wall Street. With 16% to trade retail, even if all retail went short, this stock will still go up. Do you think your trades are protected? MMs know where your trades originate from and with trading algorithms, they know how much of it is short from each broker, Ameritrade, Etrade...one big scam...that is why you do not short this stock.

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    • <<Do you think your trades are protected? MMs know where your trades originate from and with trading algorithms, they know how much of it is short from each broker, Ameritrade, Etrade...one big scam...that is why you do not short this stock.>>

      I posted that several times before and my posts got deleted. Your brokers not only publish your positions, they also have their own trading devisions trading against your positions if it's large. It's like in a battle field, you are standing in the open space naked while your enemies all hiding in the dark surrounding hills behind the bushes with military fatigues to disguise them, how you going to win?

      So, stay away, close your account with the brokers.

    • So do we just hunt people down and blow them away? Is that the answer?

      Do we incite riot and and spill the bloods of Senators and write new laws written on their hides?

      Are we getting F'd and taking it like sheep? Should we revolt and take back control?

      What does a guy with 20 Million dollar know about what a guy with a family and mortage needs?

      Do we march on the steps of Congress and take it ALL BACK!!!

      The morning shannigans were impressive. Gordon Gekco would be proud.

    • Just FYI, it is 84% of the float and 67% of the total shares outstanding.
      Insiders own 21%
      Institutions own 67%

    • IMO, shorts r some times big winners. Institutions has to sell to make profit.

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      • IMO, shorts r some times big winners. Institutions has to sell to make profit.

        he raises some EXCELLENT points about the collusion, but i should add that most shares are in constant flux, even with the collusion.

        last quarter alone 59million shares changed hands, and bezos + options sales sold added up to about 2mil shares that qtr. so 61mil shares 'traded'.

        "Holders With Activity: 663 59,885,676 "

 
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