• A hedge fund lost 10% in just a few days after a sudden spike in AMC stock derailed an options trade, new report says

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Hedge fund Mudrick Capital lost 10% in just a few days of trading as shares of meme stock AMC Entertainment spiked to record highs, the Wall Street Journal reported , citing people familiar with the matter.
    The losses were driven by call options sold by firm founder Jason Mudrick, according to the WSJ. The position, intended to serve as a downside hedge, ended up backfiring as the stock surged too much, too fast.
    The runaway share spike occurred on June 2, when AMC shares rose as much as 127%, to $72.62, well beyond the strike price for Mudrick's options.
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