As The SEC Finally Gets Involved In CYNK, One Short Has A Big Problem

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It took the SEC only a week (after we first reported on it) to get involved with a company that does not exist, and whose stock rose nearly 30,000% in a few days, on a few thousand shares traded, hitting a nearly $6 billion market cap before it was finally halted for trading as we reported earlier. From the SEC:

However, even in its halt, CYNK ("don't be cynkal, be hopeful" perhaps Obama would say) continues to provide entertainment.

Case in point, this sad individual who on that bulletin board of epic retail investor comedy, Yahoo Finance, has explained their problem: it appears some brokers actually did allow shorting of CYNK, at a cost. A rather high and recurring cost it would appear.


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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:23 | 4946781 Dubaibanker
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You're fucked mate!

Have a nice life, living in poverty!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:30 | 4946809 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Yeah my advice is:  Home Depot has a sale on nail guns.....

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:33 | 4946815 90's Child
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I'm glad I don't play stocks beside company 401K

I would have made my attempt to short it.

Shows what I know.

Long Au, Ag, Pb,

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:36 | 4946822 Keyser
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You play with fire, you get burned... Shorting a penny stock using margin is a fools game... Som Nam Na... 


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:39 | 4946830 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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A fool and his money...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45 | 4946842 NMFP
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What money?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:53 | 4946867 Keyser
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Someone else's money... Hope he can pay the vig...


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:55 | 4946872 remain calm
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The stock will be reported to have ZERO value. Yiou will get a 100% return on your money

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:58 | 4946879 American Dreams
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Hows tat old saying go "the only way to win is not to play" 

No more lies, no more lies


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:06 | 4946903 fonzannoon
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If CYNK represents the market than that sucker on Yahoo perfectly represents why the day it crashes, the shorts will never see a penny.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:09 | 4946917 onewayticket2
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Long Scottrade.  

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:10 | 4946920 Mark Carney
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LOL ZH got honorable mention on bloomberg today for this!!!


Well done!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:13 | 4946927 power steering
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Looks like a damn good position to me. Who charges interest on a credit balance? When it repoens it'll be at .01 cent.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:31 | 4946982 fx
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well, maybe not. and it could get worse. interest could be raised and if the broker can't locate stock to borrow, he may have to buy in. of course, with the stock halted, there can be no buy-in. meaning that the position could stay open with a god-knows-how-high borrowing cost. Imagine, the position carries on for a year or two and interest costs wipe out any profits - and those interest has to be paid instantly while the profits may show up much later.

Someone did sometghing he didn't know about properly - at least not when it comes to the risks involved. As they say, a sucker's born every minute.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:04 | 4947737 kliguy38
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YOU CAN NOT make money shorting this market EVEN when it crashes. Get out of paper if you can't afford to lose the casino money. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:31 | 4946985 onewayticket2
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right.  their customers are paying 12% ad infinitim....locked in.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4947115 Matt
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Is that 12% annual, calculated daily and compounded monthly? If so, that's probably not too bad.

Can a person sue the SEC for locking them into a loss?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:25 | 4947159 Oxbo Rene
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Call Yellon, tell her ya need a bail out ! ! !

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:11 | 4947305 BuddyEffed
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Cover your short with a lawsuit seeking damages.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:13 | 4947770 CheapBastard
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They chose Belize b/c Nigeria turned them down?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:57 | 4947915 BuddyEffed
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If this CYNK thing was either a money laundering scheme or some funding channel for some black ops equivalent stuff, then I suspect no authorities will ever be able to find any of the parties involved.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4947116 Pairadimes
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No one is allowed to beat the banksters at their own game. Any attempt to do so, legal or not, will be punished.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:15 | 4946938 bobnoxy
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The shorts already have their money. They sold the shares at whatever they were selling for. Unless the SEC cancels his sale due to fraud, maybe.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:30 | 4946976 fonzannoon
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Never thought I would plug S.A but here is a decent write up.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:45 | 4947034 RaceToTheBottom
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Good link and article....

I am very glad that the US Stockmarket meets its role of providing capital for smaller companies to grow by..............  LOL

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:48 | 4947041 fonzannoon
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don't forget hft's are there to provide liquiditeeee

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:57 | 4947708 Tom Terrific
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I hate fucking nosey websights that force you to sign in before you can read it, especially through google+

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:47 | 4947880 fonzannoon
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sorry about that Tom. Forgot they make you do that.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:26 | 4948000 Dens
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To see the text:

Right click - Save Page As - HTML - open her up

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:54 | 4947255 hairball48
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Not true. division by 0 is not possible.

In this case our short seller will have a negative return


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:05 | 4947464 bobnoxy
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I'm guessing you've never shorted a stock before?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:27 | 4948537 algol_dog
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That's true. Better yet, if I recall right, no capital gains have to be paid on a issue that goes bust.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:19 | 4947328 OceanX
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Are soon out partying!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:14 | 4947314 syntaxterror
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Busting out the Thai. Nicely done.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:47 | 4947400 lipskid
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On what planet can you short a stock and not have a margin account?

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:24 | 4949821 Ski12568
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Scott Trade didn't even have shares to short. I call bullshit

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:40 | 4946832 Tall Tom
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I hope that the price of Au, Ag, Pt, and Pd well as the price of Pb Bullets.


I do not know about you but I like buying something when it is on sale.


Only people who want to sell it are cheerleaders for Price Increases.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:58 | 4947247 FeralSerf
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We have some good news and some bad news.

First the good news: Au, Ag, Pt, Pd and Pb have all declined substantially. The bad news is none of them are available for purchase.

This reminds one of the old Soviet Union. The good news is everything in the stores is very cheap and can be bought with worthless rubles. The bad news is there's nothing in the stores.

Sometimes some of these items might become available on the black market. If one includes the value of the incarceration and torture in the price paid for them, the price is not cheap. Police like to confiscate these items.

Thirty years ago, it was possible to buy gold items in the SU at bargain prices with US dollars. It the police caught you, you also got a free vacation in Siberia working in the gold mines.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:17 | 4947783 CheapBastard
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My doctor has a similar joke he likes to tell appropo the above:


We have some good news and some bad news.


The good news is all of you are now covered by Obamacare health care insurance.



The bad news is that no doctors are now accepting Obamacare health insurance.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:49 | 4947889 fortune114
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How about the doctor who phones one of his patients after reviewing his tests:

Doc: "The good news is: from the tests I concluded you have 24 hours to live."

Patient: "What? THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS?  What's the bad news????!!!"

Doc: "I've been trying to get a hold of you since yesterday morning!"

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:50 | 4947890 fortune114
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:19 | 4947518 Fivestringer
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Why would go long on lead?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:08 | 4948343 Overfed
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Lead already encased in copper jackets in the shape of bullets.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:35 | 4946821 Tall Tom
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My advice is that you need to stop reading Yahoo Finance.


The next advice, which I offered yesterday on Zerohedge, is to NOT PARTICIPATE IN A FRAUD.


Principles before Profits


He deserves it.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45 | 4946843 Tall Tom
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I refuse to participate in any transaction where both parties do not win.


If I can provide my product for a price, if the purchaser can use my product, and if the purchaser is willing to pay the price, then we both win...regardless of how much I profit.


Imagine that...a fair trade...Something for something...Hey that is a novel concept. Hopefully it catches on.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:05 | 4946899 johand inmywallet
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With honesty, no less!!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:11 | 4946923 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Not only ARE a sucker and his money soon parted, they SHOULD be.

Fairness is for commies.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:42 | 4947024 tarsubil
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If you are fine with acquiring wealth through fraud, you must love our current system. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:10 | 4947107 tmosley
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You don't need fraud to take money from suckers.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:34 | 4947369 Treason Season
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You're redundant. Your favorite zionist turd already proved that.

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