Lets just use the easy math to debunk this. SLV Outstanding Shares Total via Fintel 610,650,000 shares
Citadel SLV Outstanding Shares Total via Fintel
6,023,117 shares https://fintel.io/so/us/slv/citadel-advisors-llc (6,023,117 / 610,650,000) *100 = 0.9% Total Ownership of SLV by Citadel 6,023,117 * $26.77 (Current Price) = $161,238,842.09 or $161 million
Citadel Total Assets (Via Wikipedia Oct 2020) = $35 billion ($161 million / $35 billion )*100 = 0.046% Percentage of SLV of Citadel entire portfolio To summarize, Citadel holds 0.9% of all SLV shares. This is quite a small position when looking at the SLV market as a whole. It hold SLV as 0.046% of its total portfolio. Citadel does not represent or hold close to a majority holding of SLV at all. It holds 0.13% of its portfolio in SLV puts. Representing 21,564,800 shares short or 3.53% of all SLV shares.