Maria Nikolova

Maria has been engaged in journalism for more than 13 years, providing Forex industry coverage for the past seven years. Before joining FNG she was Managing Editor at FinanceFeeds. Prior to that, she worked at LeapRate. Maria has a Philosophy degree from the St. Kliment Ochridski university in Sofia. She has specialized in Cognitive Science in Vienna. Her interests include psychology, AI, and linguistics.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 23, 2021 @ 5:52 am

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  2. Anonymous
    September 23, 2021 @ 7:39 am

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  3. Anonymous
    September 23, 2021 @ 7:58 am

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  4. Mark
    September 23, 2021 @ 2:53 pm

    Trust me they talked to one another (broker and their puppet masters). I have photo proof of Webull saying it was their clearing house that stopped fair trade in the middle of the day. There was no buying of the security (i was in koss) allowed while they allowed the sell side of the transactions to continue.

    As for the statement that those lawyers represent “all” of the group done wrong during that very specific time frame… It me realize 2 things. One they know exactly the time frame they broke the law Plaintiffs don’t care about time frame only the defense and have no need to add that. Makes me think that after the ruling no one under the timeline can have a favorable outcome going forward.

    Second thing is that who the heck are these lawyers! I never even spoken to them, I’m in Illinois. How can he/she represent me when he/she doesn’t even have my photographic proof? So the fact that they said they represent “all” of us. Tells me justice will be blindsided by a smart setup.

    I’m guessing brokerages will get a billion dollar fine (slap on the hand), big speeches how they will make things better at the SEC, and that justice is served while I get back 10 percent (if any) of my losses.

    I’ll be referencing this clip on Reddit. Thanks for the piece.

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    • Maria Nikolova
      September 23, 2021 @ 3:03 pm

      Hi Mark! Thank you for the detailed comment.
      Regarding your remarks about the lawyers, I just wanted to add that the lawyers can be changed during the course of the lawsuit. Also, the class of plaintiffs is putative at this point, meaning that there still has to be precision about who the actual plaintiffs are (the Court has not yet certified the class). I also remember a big argument about who the lead plaintiffs and their counsel should be. I suppose you are not the only one who believes he is not represented correctly.
      On a personal note, I can share that the counsel for the antitrust tranche claims to have made an error by filing the amended complaint on September 21, 2021. The counsel filed another one (I don’t see much difference between the two) 20 hours after this article was posted. I expect the Judge will scold the lawyers today about the mess with the complaints. Such errors may be used by the defendants to challenge the case.
      I’ll keep an eye on this topic. Take care.

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    • Richard Sotelo
      September 24, 2021 @ 2:44 am

      Failed to mention all the media outlets bashing AMC constantly everyday trying to get investors to sell their stocks. The amount of failures to deliver stocks.The dark pool volume is over 60 % of trades going to the non-lit exchanges. Short ladder attacks and the other ways they manipulate the stock market. Example there’s always a pump and dump stock every morning that only certain people get wind of and make a huge amount of profits in these fake companies that don’t even have employees most of the time.

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  5. Dennis Sadur
    September 24, 2021 @ 2:05 am

    I attempted to write a lond/detailed email discussing how robinhood …for years has illicitly loaned shares of its clients stock to short sellers …without disclosing the transaction..nor sharing the proceeds with its clients

    It is likely the fees collected are tremendous and might parallel the fees for order flow

    Still a client buys stock believing it should go up..but no..robinhood would loan same shares to a short seller..for profit..negating in essence the purchase
    I was led to this knowledge from a Sewell Lee of Finra..who could virtually prove same from finra printouts
    A jacob frenkel attorney was ready to take on case if I were the party suing..then backed off
    Writers from business week and Washington post were ready to explore the practice and illicit naked shorting by market makers…always ending with citadel securities

    All name can be provided..but I believe this should be added to case at hand..because the collusion is far deeper than expected or suspected

    Please reach out and we can talk
    Your case here is worthwhile …but there is also a whistle blower cause of action..easily provable with the SEC with potential damages. In the billions of $

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  6. DARREN
    September 24, 2021 @ 12:58 pm

    Great bit of Journalism Maria, I read another one of your articles earlier in the year. Keep up the good work.

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    • Maria Nikolova
      September 24, 2021 @ 1:24 pm

      Thank you, Darren! However, this article is far from perfect. As I mentioned in one of my earlier comments, the plaintiffs’ counsel filed another complaint about 20 hours after the article was published. And although the new complaint does not require changes to the contents of the present article, the newly filed document still needs to be taken into account. For instance, one of the screenshots (the one with Vlad Tenev’s chat) is amended with one more line added to it. It states that Vlad Tenev has not met Ken. So, I will need to consider that extra info in my future articles, in order to provide the readers with truthful reports about the case.
      Stay safe 🙂

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  7. Anonymous
    September 29, 2021 @ 9:29 pm

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