i will hold your hand through this. so pay attentin, ok? Thanks.
1) the shorts are the institutions who allow us to trade for $10 and make the big bucks by shorting their entire inventory we own on their books in street name.
2) These 'tutes' o won maybe 35M or more of most stocks we own combined...of any one stock like ALLY. So these 'tutes' have the right to short maybe all 35M shares in their control or more.
3) So they short our long positions against us and don't bother with paper work cause a sale of a long is a flat entry it is not a short entry...so they have up to 35M or more phantom shares to short and hope to buy back cheaper than where they sold them...
But 35M buying in ALLY at once on good news would launch this back over $i0 in a heart beat!!! imo. and thats' my bet. Capice-- retail shorting stock? no one cares about the retail client do they?? lol..