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

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

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Hedge fund Mudrick Capital lost 10% in just a few days amid a recent surge in AMC Entertainment's stock price, the Wall Street Journal reported .
The fund announced earlier this month that it purchased millions of AMC shares and sold them at a profit shortly after.
The fund is still up 12% year-to-date, while shares of AMC are up more than 2,000%.
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