Oh, don't worry, if it starts going down again they'll cone out in droves claiming to have covered and shorted the top . . . . most shorts, I've found, are idiots who gamble on short term price movements. The trick to being a successful short isn't necessarily the ability to find potential failure and capitalize on it, but to TIME the stock movements created therein, and to avoid situations where the company may be able to bail itself our or be a desirable takeover target for others. By BOTH those qualifications eTrade is a bad bed. so the only shorts you'll see in this stock are outright amateurs who'll lose their stake within a relatively short time, particularly if they short with derivatives.