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BusinessStocks linked to Donald Trump, DWAC and Phunware, sink in trading

Stocks linked to Donald Trump, DWAC and Phunware, sink in trading

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry, Georgia, U.S. September 25, 2021.

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On Tuesday, an hour earlier than trading started, Trump issued a prolonged assertion about his plans for the brand new social media app he intends to roll out and different facets of his new firm.

“To take on Big Tech censorship, we are creating a ‘Big Tent’ platform: Truth Social,” Trump mentioned. “We are inviting people of all political stripes, and all different viewpoints, to come and participate once again in the great American debate. That’s what our country is supposed to be about.”

“Unlike with the Big Tech platforms, there will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation,” he added. “We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as ‘disinformation.'”

Trump additionally mentioned the brand new firm will launch an on-demand video streaming service “that competes with the increasingly ‘woke’ and politicized ‘entertainment’ programming created by Big Tech and Big Media players,” and sees “opportunities to create ‘cancel-proof’ alternatives in other key areas ranging from web services to payment processing.”

However, Trump has a long history of overpromising on new businesses and those ventures failing. Among his largest busts have been a number of casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Trump Airlines, Trump University, a Trump mortgage firm and Trump steaks.

Trump’s plans for a social media app come months after he was banned by Twitter and Facebook for inciting the lethal Jan. 6 Capitol riot by his supporters.

Also Tuesday, Phunware mentioned it would promote up to 5.6 million further shares “at the market offering,” which might convey its complete inventory excellent to almost 90 million, the corporate mentioned in a regulatory submitting Tuesday.

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The providing would elevate up to $48.54 million for Phunware based mostly on a value of $8.74 per share —greater than $4 greater than the extent that the inventory was trading at early Tuesday.

In a submitting with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday asserting the providing, Phunware mentioned, “The trading price of our Common Stock has recently increased significantly, possibly due to recent revenue guidance, our acquisition of Lyte Technology Inc. and/or speculation regarding our ties to the Trump re-election campaign.”

Before final week’s explosive rally, the inventory was trading round 90 cents apiece. 

Despite the plunge in DWAC’s value, the inventory remains to be trading round $60 per share, six occasions larger than the SPAC IPO value of $10.

DWAC additionally was nonetheless being heatedly debated on Reddit’s WallStreetBets chatroom on Tuesday with the ticker among the many prime 5 hottest mentions on the platform, in accordance to various information supplier Quiver Quantitative.

One of probably the most commented-on posts Tuesday mentioned, “how are my $DWAC bag holders doing?”


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