I had an epiphany what if it’s easy….market makers (citadel and other conglomerates) take our money, create a share (synthetic), never give is a real share just put our order to the side, then sell our “share” on dark pools. A whole other market where shares do not actually exist and the price is completely different from what we see on our accounts. I mean….possible yes…plausible probably not. Just a fun theory.
This is kinda what the floating theory is as to one way they are able to manipulate the price down while you see greater buying pressure vs selling every single day. Our trades are being routed to the DP, which you can see from the percentage reports. They can hide a chunk of the buys, only report the sells. There’s other manipulations they can be doing as well to actually profit from this at the same time.
And I’m sure you’ve already seen people talk about how they believe the squeeze is already happening but the mechanizations are allowing them to hide that the price has already risen ( $75, $150, $300…we’ve seen lots of theories with no evidence, but it’s an interesting theory).
But we all have a share count in our portfolios. Doesn’t matter what shenanigans “they” did with those orders. When the time comes every one of those will be mapped to a real dollar value when we sell.
It is kinda happening. Check out Citadel Connect. It will shed a lot of light on your theory which is very plausible.
Using the Dark pool trading and other ATS systems will allow trades to happen which don’t affect the main markets (lit markets). There is a specific purposed for these systems but they are being abused.
If you look at dark pool stats for last week (especially Friday), they are abusing the hell out of it.