Trailing the MGM and Gun Stock Sales Leading To the Men Who Knew Las Vegas Massacre Was Coming

Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack


 

Insider Trading and Financial Anomalies Surrounding the Las Vegas Attack
October 7, 2017
Note: With this report, I make no claim to specific knowledge of any wrongdoing or improprieties. Instead, this report includes trading patterns, news releases and/or public record SEC filings.
We will examine the share price movements of two gun manufacturers (American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger) and the share price movement of MGM (which owns Mandalay Bay). We will also examine additional financial events surrounding MGM, including what can only be referred to as massive levels of insider selling in the shares of MGM, by the CEO/Chairman and MGM officers/directors. As you’ll see, more than $200 million in MGM shares were sold in the weeks leading up to the attack.
Background. Interesting Trading Patterns in AOBC, RGR and MGM.
Over the course of my 32 years in the investment industry I have constructed a proprietary investing model that I refer to as the “VRA Trading & Investing System”. In short, its design is to track money flows in the stock market and detect sector and stock analysis/movements that then alert me as to when/where money is flowing in the markets.
For example, prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections, the VRA System noticed that the share price of gun manufacturers had begun to decline rapidly. This was one of our first financial clues that Trump might beat Clinton (Trump’s strong support of 2A). As you can see below, American Outdoor Brands (AOBC, formerly Smith & Wesson), hit a high of $31/share in August of 2016. As the bottom began to fall out, it would ultimately drop 55% in price, before hitting its low price of just over $13 on 9/11/17.
The market is referred to as a “discounting mechanism” and as such, it often predicts future events. It certainly did so in the case of the election and the share price of AOBC.
We see the same trading pattern in gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger (RGR). RGR traded as high as $73 in March of 2016 before ultimately dropping 37%, when it too bottomed within one trading day of AOBC hitting it’s lows (9/8/17). Again, my system noted the rapid decline in gun stocks, which led me to believe that Trump may in fact win the election. Remember this point; both AOBC and RGR hit their lows at the same time, just over two weeks prior to the Las Vegas shooting.
Something Changed in September
Let’s now examine the trading patterns of AOBC and RGR in detail, just over two weeks “prior” to the attack. As you can see, AOBC bottomed on 9/11/17 at $13.30 before the spike higher began. From 9/11 to just after the attack, AOBC rose 23% in price. It did so on a noticeable increase in buy-side trading volumes.
Below, we see the same chart and reaction in the shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR). From it’s 9/8/17 lows, RGR bottomed at $46.25 and then spiked to $55.90 just after the attack, for a move higher of 21%.
After falling in price from early-mid 2016 to their early September 2017 lows, the two largest publicly traded gun manufacturers bottomed, then spiked higher, at almost exactly the same time. In addition, buy-side volume increases rose sharply as well.
And, while not covered in this report (more work is needed), we also saw a spike in call option purchases in both AOBC and RGR, in the days/weeks leading up to the attack.
This final chart shows the share price of MGM (owner of Mandalay Bay) in the days leading up to the attack to present. MGM shares declined more than 10%, from 9/7/17 to recent lows. This decline occurred as some $200 million in insider selling was taking place.
Bottom line: Beginning in early-mid September to this report, gun manufactures AOBC and RGR rose in price 23% and 21% (on higher trading volumes), while the shares of MGM fell in price by 11% (as $200 million in insider selling occurred).
MGM: Heavy Levels of Insider Selling
As the SEC insider transaction reports below detail, from 9/5/17 to 9/12/17, approximately 6 million shares of MGM were sold by officers and/or directors of the company, totaling approximately $200 million in proceeds to sellers. Included in this group is the selling of approximately 450,000 shares by MGM CEO and Chairman James Murren (a seller of size since late July) and who appears to have sold more than 85% of all holdings. We also see that MGM Board member Grounds William Warwick sold 176 million shares of his MGM stock on 9/6/17.
We have no indication that MGM insiders sold these 6 million shares due to any advance knowledge of the 10/1 attack. I am not making that claim. I am simply pointing out facts that cannot be in question.
But I will make a few observations:
1) If MGM/Mandalay Bay were to lose law suits associated with this attack, the downside risks to MGM share price may be extensive.
2) We also know that MGM CEO James Murren was appointed to the Homeland Security National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Obama in December 2013. This fact could make for some interesting depositions, as it relates to exactly what type of advanced security systems Mandalay Bay had in place, leading up to and on the night of 10/1/17.
“The National Infrastructure Advisory Council is tasked with providing the president with advice on the “security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems.” The council is composed of a maximum of 30 members, appointed by the president, from private industry, academia and state and local government.”
3) I am also aware of the fact that MGM put options activity spiked as well (needs more work), beginning at the same time gun stocks were rising and MGM was falling in price.
4) For those curious about the trading in other major Las Vegas Hotel casino stocks, during this same time frame, this also needs more work. However, I can report that at the same time MGM’s share price was falling, the share prices of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) were actually rising.
Closing:
In closing, let me repeat; I make no claims or assertions that anyone mentioned in this piece has done anything nefarious. They likely did not.
The question I might ask is, “Did someone else profit from the heinous acts of 10/1/17? Possibly the planners?”
Like many of you, I am interested and I am asking questions. I also remember that during 9/11/01, reports surfaced widely in the financial media that “many, many millions” in profits were made off of the purchase of put options in the shares of United Airlines and American Airlines, the two airliners that operated the four aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11 (among other well-documented reports of large put option purchases in numerous companies that had the most exposure to a shocked US economy).
There’s more…like the recent trading pattern in OSIS, which makes “detection systems” of all kinds (similar to their subsidiary “Rapiscan”, which makes the TSA body scanners that were put in place following 9/11). Many are wondering how long it might be before we are forced to walk through similar devices, as we enter hotels/casinos.
I will continue to follow this story. Should you have information that might assist in my research, you can reach me at kip@vraletter.com.
I am a proud American. I want the best for our country. Wherever the truth leads us, that is where we must go. Follow the money.
Kip Herriage
VRALetter.com
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CIA Fake News About Taliban/ISIS Deal Falls Flat On Its Face In Nangarhar

[This completely disproves the US/Afghan Fake News that Taliban Chief Akhundzada (Pakistani officials accompanied Taliban leader to Helmand: Afghan general) came to Kandahar, accompanied by Pakistani ISI officials to strike a peace treaty between Taliban and ISIS.]

Civilians among dozens killed in Taliban-Daesh clashes

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight civilians and 26 militants were killed during clashes between Taliban and Daesh groups in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province.

Another four civilians and dozens of militants were wounded after the two rival groups started attacking each other six days ago, displacing about two thousands families from Wazir Tangi area, said the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman.

Attaullah Khogyani said so far 12 Daesh gunmen and 16 Taliban men had been killed and eight Daesh and five Taliban wounded during the ongoing clashes.

He said the provincial government had started surveying the displaced families, adding Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal held an emergency meeting with donors late on Thursday night to help the displaced families.

The meeting decided to dispatch an authorized delegation with relief goods to the Khogyani district on Friday.

Khogyani said the authorities concerned had started distributing six types of food and non-food items to the displaced families.

He said the Red Crescent Society would distribute food and non-food items to 100 of the affected families today (Friday) ahead of the survey’s completion.

The two rival militant groups have so far said nothing about their latest infighting.

Pentagon’s War Crimes Grow, They Just Laid Claim To Central Syria, Where Syria’s Oil Is

[Raqqa rolls: The Islamic State takes a hit, but isn’t out ]

[Syrian Oil Ministry Announces Huge Oil and Gas find offshore, the Next Day Obama Signs Ex. Order Freezing Syrian Assets]

[Destroying the Syrian Nation For the Sake of Gas]

[Oil and Gas find offshore Syria motive for US Israeli mercenary uprising and bloodshed in Syria]

[Obama Administration Asserts Its Inherent Right To Overthrow the Syrian Government]

[Imperial Plan To Use Civil War As Gas and Oil Valve]

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces walks towards a clock tower in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Picture taken October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian city of Raqqa and surrounding province will be part of a decentralized federal Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia that captured the city from Islamic State (IS) said on Friday.

“We pledge to protect the borders of the province against all external threats, and we confirm that the future of Raqqa province will be determined by its people within the framework of a decentralized, federal democratic Syria in which the people of the province will run their own affairs,” the SDF said in a statement formally declaring Raqqa’s capture from IS.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Catherine Evans

Journalist Behind Panama Papers Leak, Blown Up in Her Car In Malta

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Journalist Behind Panama Papers Leak, Blown Up in Her Car

Semtex explosive believed used in Caruana

Galizia murder

 

The compound is often used by terrorist organisations

A plastic explosive, “much more powerful” than that used in previous car bombs, is believed to have caused the blast that killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Monday.

Police sources said the sheer force of the explosion and an account by an eyewitness of what happened when the bomb went off pointed to the use of Semtex, a demolition compound often used by terrorist organisations in large-scale attacks.

The sources added that if it had indeed been Semtex, it would be a first in Malta.

It is not clear if the bomb was in the car or on the road.

Frans Sant, who lives down the road from Caruana Galizia, has described the moment her car exploded saying there was a small explosion (possibly a detonator) followed by a more powerful explosion (the main charge).

Dutch forensic experts arrived yesterday to assist in their investigation. The FBI have also been called in.

America’s Tie-Eating Puppet, Saakashvili, Inaugurates Latest U.S. “Color Revolution” From Center of Kiev, Today

In the United States made a statement on the situation with Saakashvili

Saakashvili shared his plans for a new revolution in Ukraine

Saakashvili breaks into Ukraine: the court arrested another participant

 

In the center of Kiev there are explosions

 

 

Today, October 17, in Kiev under the Rada is a rally, organized by the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, and from the Mariinsky Park at this time, explosions began to be heard.

Later, the correspondent of “Vesti” said that the explosions are gunshots, which are located behind the Mariinsky Palace. Is there any connection between the explosions and rallies under the Rada, while there is no confirmed information.

However, as the correspondent “Vesti” learned, these salutes are dedicated to the visit of the President of Malta to Kiev. In general, earlier, the same for Poroshenko explained the overlap of the many central streets of the capital.

Photo: “Vesti”

About what is going on at the rally near the Rada, read here from the online broadcast of “Vesti”: Saakashvili’s anti-corruption party in Kiev.

Pentagon Sponsoring Both Kurdish and Iraqi Sides In Kirkuk Dogfight

[LIVE: Iraqi forces, Shiite militia engage in fighting with Peshmerga south of Kirkuk ]

Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk including airbase

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces captured several positions south of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters on Monday in their bid to regain control of the oil-rich city, which is part of a region that declared itself independent at a referendum last month.

Members of Iraqi federal forces enter oil fields in Kirkuk, Iraq October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The territory captured included a key airbase called K1, the North Gas Company station, a nearby processing plant, a power plant and the industrial district, an Iraqi military statement said.

The Iraqi armed “forces are continuing to advance,” it said.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) did not confirm the capture of these positions but major Kurdish TV channel Rudaw said Kurdish Peshmerga forces retreated form positions south of Kirkuk.

The city of Kirkuk is under Kurdish control but the advance of Iraqi forces to the industrial zone put them in control its southern access.

Iraq launched the operation in the multi-ethnic region early on Sunday, amid an escalating crisis between the Iraqi government and the KRG over the Sept. 25 referendum.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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Sayyed Nasrallah–US Delaying Fight against ISIL, Wants a Conspirator in Baabda

Sayyed Nasrallah: US Delaying Fight

against ISIL, Wants a Conspirator in

Baabda

 

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Oct 8, 2017
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Oct 8, 2017

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said the battle against ISIL in Syria’s Badia region, Deir Ezzor, Mayadeen, al-Boukamal and the Syrian-Iraqi border was inevitable and is still inevitable because the battle will only end after the terrorist group would be eradicated completely.

In a televised memorial speech Sunday afternoon marking one week since the martyrdom of Hezbollah commander Ali Al-Asheq and fighter Mohammad Nassereddine at a ceremony in the Bekaa Valley’s Al-Ain, Sayyed Nasrallah said ISIL was recently ousted from a lot of cities and towns, “and if anyone believes that the battle must stop before reaching the Syrian-Iraqi border, I tell them that ISIL’s strategy is to extend its existence, so it may attack again and would wage wars and battles against liberated villages, so they are a cancerous tumor that must be eradicated.”

“ISIL has recently tried to regain the initiative, and had it not been for the heroic confrontations that the Syrian army and resistance fighters fought, it would have been possible for the battle to take another course.”

Sayyed Nasrallah accused the US of backing ISIL terrorists and of delaying battles against it. “The US is trying to prevent and delay the battle with ISIL and only helps when its allies control liberated areas.”

“The US didn’t want the battle against ISIL in the Lebanese outskirts and pressured the Lebanese government and army, it even stopped its military aid for a period of time,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

Hezbollah S.G. unleashed a new scheme against Iran and Hezbollah. “We are before a new scheme in the region, the Saudi-US scheme, and at the forefront of those who they want to get rid of is Iran. The problem of the US is that Iran was an essential factor in bringing down the Saudi-US scheme in the region.” There’s a new talk on a new policy in battling Hezbollah, even Russia won’t be excluded, his eminence warned, adding the US policy and sanctions, even though it affects Lebanon’s economy, won’t change anything in our position and course.

His eminence also responded to remarks voiced earlier in the day by firebrand Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan.

“Al-Sabhan’s statement is a positive development because it acknowledges that sanctions are not the solution. He also admitted that Hezbollah is a major regional force that can only be confronted through a strict international coalition and this means that seeking Lebanese alliances to confront Hezbollah was something ineffective,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.

In a comment posted to his official Twitter account, Al-Sabhan praised the United States’ sanctions against Hezbollah and called for an international coalition against the resistance party. “The US sanctions on the terrorist militia party in Lebanon are good, but the solution will be for a strict international coalition to combat it and those who work with it, in order to achieve security and regional peace,” he said on Sunday.

Hezbollah Secretary General, however, said Hezbollah was too big to be targeted by a local coalition “and Saudi’s Al-Sabhan knows that Saudi rulers are too weak to do anything against us so he resorted to an international coalition.”

He also responded to Sabhan’s claims of being keen on regional peace and stability. “Regional peace and security can only be achieved when Saudi Arabia stops backing Wahhabist groups.” “Saudi Arabia is preventing security and peace in Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and Pakistan. On the other hand, Hezbollah is one of the factors of regional peace and security, which are being threatened by Saudi Arabia, Israel and America behind them,” his eminence added.

“We want the elections to be held on time, we want the continuation of political dialogue and we want the government to do its job. We want it to address the financial crisis and to implement the new wage scale,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding the US was bothered President Michel Aoun isn’t an agent for them and doesn’t serve as a subservient to the US Embassy in Awkar, so they accuse him of being an Hezbollah agent. “Aoun represents a popular majority in Lebanon and is a real national guarantee and whatever the Americans say will change nothing.”

“The resistance axis is much stronger nowadays,” he went on to say. The hand that will extend to Lebanon will be cut off regardless where it may come from, and the conspirators against the country are doomed to fail, Sayyed Nasrallah warned.

Sayyed Nasrallah praised all supporters who marched in the tenth of Muharram and in martyrs’ farewells chanting “We won’t leave you Oh Hussein,” saying they were the true honest believers.

In his speech, Hezbollah leader noted that Martyr Al-Ashek won’t hesitate to be in the forefront of any battle, “he spent all his youth in the fronts and was a father for all fighters, he martyred while being in the front lines.” “Martyr Ali Al-Ashek was one of the commanders of the first victory in 2000 and the second one in 2006,” he said.

“Today, Bekaa villages and Hermel live in peace and security thanks for the martyrs like Nassereddine and Al-Ashek,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. He hailed those parents who drive their lone sons for Jihad and urge the resistance commanders to accept them in Hezbollah ranks, noting that he had received many letters from mothers of those sons urging me to annul the decision that prevents their sons from fighting among Hezbollah ranks because they’re the only sons of their families. “For all those who accuse us that we force youth to fight in the fronts I tell them that it’s their families who are driving them for Jihad,” his eminence said.

Source: Al-Manar Website