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  • market_swami market_swami Apr 25, 2000 3:41 PM Flag

    Time you can be short

    Generally it is indefinite. If the person you
    borrowed shares from decides to sell, Your broker will go
    borrow from another shareholder.
    However, in rare
    instances a broker is unable to find anymore shares to
    maintain your short position which will result in
    liquidation, since no US broker will allow a naked short. I
    have never had it happen to me. Also, If you are too
    leveraged on margin and the shorted stock goes up, that
    triggers margin calls. This results in what is called a
    short sqeeze. As shorts buy back their shares, it
    further propells the price upward. There is an uptick
    rule preventing shorts from driving down the price,
    but no rule for longs driving up the price. It
    puzzles me why longs hate shorts so much. If I were long
    on KREM I would welcome shorts because it stabilizes
    the price on downward spirals, and makes the price
    skyrocket on upward trends. Shorting is very risky, but
    here I do not see that risk. I am short KREM.

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    • Hey Market,
      how much interest does E*Trade charge you? Does it depend on # of shares short?

      Thanks for your help.

    • why does this stock keep going up?? it's got a
      p/e over 70 and they sell donuts??? the only
      explanation is that the people that are buying the donuts
      like them so much that they're having they're brokers
      buy them 100-200 shares just cause they like the
      donuts. nothing but uninformed buyers and hype out there
      for the time being.

      • 2 Replies to afci_AON
      • There is another investor out there who buys into companies when he likes their product. He bought Dairy Queen because he liked it so much. He is also the richest person based solely on investing.

      • krem is owned by associate families,
        employees,
        friends of krem,
        area developers and
        institutions
        and a few others.
        It's only 3 million shares
        actively trading.
        krem only let go a small piece of
        the pie. What, 30%?
        It is not a bad thing
        to
        short this stock, only I would
        wait for the next
        earnings report or nearer a year and a day after the ipo .
        But, go ahead if you must. I do not think any of you
        fully comprehend the power of this doughnut. They have
        made millions since the ipo, a hundred or more stores
        going up, old economy, fat getting fatter, new products
        in the pipeline, community outreach, generations of
        fundraising. blah blah, Just wait for the bean filled.
        Whatever anyone believes, this stock will go up just like
        the yeast and down, down the gullets of the mass
        consumer. Just roll with it baby. I am more tempted to
        short nearer the year and a day after the ipo when
        executives and employess can sell. maybe

        GO KREM,
        $70.00 p/e you aint seen nothing yet. GIMMEE
        KKKRRREEEMMM

 
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