Saturday, October 28, 2006

Institutional ownership of AMD reached 117%

Look at the official data at nasdaq.com. Total AMD shares outstanding is 486 million, total shares held by institutions is 569.8 million. You ask how this can be possible?

The answer is simple. It's called naked shorting. Basically, you sell millions of shares that don't exist, it's like printing fake money, you sell it, and get real cash. The naked shorting creates fantom shares called FTDs (Fail To Deliver).

Imagine a smarter Bin Laden, instead of bombing buildings, he just short the hell of every stock with FTDs, rake in massive amount of cash, and say bye bye to Americans that are shafted. This is what is happening and SEC is doing nothing.

PS: ATI acquisition only issued 58 million shares.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question; if the supply of shares is low and the demand is high, shouldn’t the market price start to rise? What’s being done about those naked shorts? Who’s got the stock iou’s?

7:16 AM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sell short when you expect the price of the stock to fall, yes? An entity sells shares that don't exist, the price per share falls, and the the same entity buys back at a lower price. The profit being being the difference between sell and buy prices. What do you sense, Sharikou?

8:58 AM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharikou Ph .d wrote:

Intel must change itself and become a civilized and ethical member of the IT industry. Right now, many of the things Intel has done are bordered on fraud. Intel has bad genes, its behaviour can be traced back to NAZI and Soviet oppression. It's an animal living in constant fear and anxiety, and it's willing to step over moral boundaries for its survival. In essence, Intel is anti-American and anti-progress.

Intel must change its moral code to earn any respect.

Right now, it's safe to say that Intel will lag behind AMD in the next 5 years. The technology gap is simply too big.
10:05 AM, May 22, 2006

3:59 PM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharikou Ph .d wrote:

Intel must change itself and become a civilized and ethical member of the IT industry. Right now, many of the things Intel has done are bordered on fraud. Intel has bad genes, its behaviour can be traced back to NAZI and Soviet oppression. It's an animal living in constant fear and anxiety, and it's willing to step over moral boundaries for its survival. In essence, Intel is anti-American and anti-progress.

Intel must change its moral code to earn any respect.

Right now, it's safe to say that Intel will lag behind AMD in the next 5 years. The technology gap is simply too big.
10:05 AM, May 22, 2006


Wow.

4:58 PM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for a short Squeeze

5:36 PM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The technology gap is simply too big.

I couldn't agree with you more. AMD is doomed. It's technology is years behind Intel's technology.

K8L won't save AMD. It's still based on the old K8 architecture. It's still only got a 3 issues-wide execution unit. No macro-ops fusion either. About the only useful thing in K8L is the new SSE unit which is a direct ripoff of the SSE unit in the Core architecture!

Intel bringing this technology to the MP server space with Tigerton and it's advanced 45nm tech will be the final nail in AMD's coffin. Expect AMD to be reporting massive financial losses by Q2 '07 and BK by Q4 '08.

AMD had years of technology leadership, and all they did was squander their time as leader. Now they will pay for that arrogance.

7:07 PM, October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So after listening to the entire link how high does sharikou believe AMD stock price should be without the share supply being diluted?

10:54 PM, October 28, 2006  
Blogger howling2929 said...

Dear Sharikou:

The BinLadens of the world could not run away with your dollars. When you do naked shorting, I sell you phantom shares I do not have, and MY BROKER receiver ON MY BEHALF and amount of REAL DOLLARS that he WILL NOT GIVE TO ME until I deliver REAL SHARES to you.

Again, your Ph.D. was in what? Not business, I assume...

(Note: A Ph.D. Is always a valuable thing, being it in business, Computer sciences, electronics, or medieval literature)

3:53 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

When you do naked shorting, I sell you phantom shares I do not have, and MY BROKER receiver ON MY BEHALF and amount of REAL DOLLARS that he WILL NOT GIVE TO ME until I deliver REAL SHARES to you.



The comment above is so retarded. Why don't you click the link and get some basic education? If the system works as it's designed, then there will be no problems. But you joe blow must understand the system is run by those who set the rules AND exceptions to the rules. The latter part, exceptions, is what matters. You Joe Blow loses because the smarts on the streets know you joe blow is stupid yet you assume you are smart.

8:48 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger howling2929 said...

Man, I do not want to get into a war of word with you... But you calling names, insulting and all that....

I preffer to get my basic education from Higgins (ISBN 0-07-111357-6) Bodie Kane & Marcus (ISBN 007-123820-4)and Hull (ISBN 013-149908-4) All of them in dead-tree format, in my shelf.

If you rather preffer to get your basic education from a website completely designed in flash (I clicked the link, but I am not gona enable flash for THAT), or the Wikipedia, be my guest.

My long term plan is to go into academia, and for that I'll need a Ph.D. myself. I ask about your Ph.D. out of sheer curiosity about the field in which you got it.

Unlike many people in the forums, I still give you the benefit of the doubt about you really having a Ph.D. I just only doubt it is in business. And you have dogged so many times the question, that I really begin to wander....

And unlike many people in the forum, I do not post anonymous.

¡Salud!

10:04 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Jeach! said...

The BinLadens of the world could not run away with your dollars. When you do naked shorting, I sell you phantom shares I do not have, and MY BROKER receiver ON MY BEHALF and amount of REAL DOLLARS that he WILL NOT GIVE TO ME until I deliver REAL SHARES to you.

You didn't understand much howling2929... Bin Laden wouldn't pose as an investor (buyer/seller), he would have his own brokerage firm set up in Country X, owned by two companies in Country Y which are each owned by additional companies in Country Z.

Each transactions can be almost completely erased, but yet the brokrage firm is the one issuing the FTD's. By the time the SEC figures out what's going on at that brokerage house, they can only close it and hope to find a trail all the way up to the company in Country Z (which is almost impossible).

What the hell do you think is going on with Saudi Arabia? They own about $ 1 trillion of U.S. assets. The day that Saudi Arabia decides to 'take' its money, it can collapse the entire U.S. economy. Why do you think the U.S. sucks up so much to this country? (appart from Bush's oil connections with them I mean).

10:48 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Jeach! said...

Sharikou, the number of shares outstanding looks appropriate if you add the 70+ million shares used for the ATI transaction, plus all the exercised stock options, etc.

The only way I could see this off is if AMD bought back shares (which I don't believe they have).

10:50 AM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I couldn't agree with you more. AMD is doomed. It's technology is years behind Intel's technology.”

Either you are retarded or you are not capable of paying attention. Does your mother know you’re on the internet?

11:04 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

Sharikou, the number of shares outstanding looks appropriate if you add the 70+ million shares used for the ATI transaction, plus all the exercised stock options, etc.


Try get your numbers correct and do the math.

11:26 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger howling2929 said...

Jeach!:

Nothing like the smell of a conspiracy theory in the morning to make a slow day in a blog pickup!

Yes, a binladen may use a scheme like this to rake in more funds, but not to destroy the americna economy (not enough size).

There are other (completely legal) ways in which nations like china or the UAE (as opposed to groups)can make the american economy collapse.

One of them is to drasticaly reduce the purchase of treasury bonds, raising the burden (read interest) of the american debt.

The reason they do not do it is that, right now, the amercian economy is the main consumer of their exports, and a recession of the US would eventually backfire for them.

But if you grab the latest figures for growth in asia, you will see that more and more of the items produced in china end up in asia, not the US, and china is demanding more and more oil. What you can expect is a "SoftCrashing" (a punt on the SoftLanding of greenspan) in which these countries will ramp down their investmentes in nortamerican debt, in favor of a more diversified portfolio, creating a recession in he US, yes, but not a cataclismic one.

Conspiracy theories are soooo fun when one has data man!

Salud!

3:01 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have finally recognized how Intel saved AMDs life in the past.

1:14 AM, October 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The BinLadens of the world could not run away with your dollars. When you do naked shorting, I sell you phantom shares I do not have, and MY BROKER receiver ON MY BEHALF and amount of REAL DOLLARS that he WILL NOT GIVE TO ME until I deliver REAL SHARES to you."

The trick is having an unethical broker. Sure, it won't work with Etrade or Goldman Sachs. There are thousands of brokerages though, and this sort of thing does happen.

2:40 PM, October 30, 2006  
Blogger LTH said...

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9:12 AM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger jaspreet singh said...

Knowledge of institutional ownership of a stock is one of the best ways to learn about the stock and take an informed decision.

Institutional Ownership

7:24 AM, June 24, 2014  

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