why are people who short stocks such a repulsive lot of human beings?
I mean, everyone here is trying to make money, but when shorts comment, its always some mean spirited, desperate comment-- whereas, more often people who are long tend to be somewhat more optimistic and pleasant?
I guess it's obvious why... but still, I don't know how shorts can stand themselves... if I HAD to be around you 24/7 I would hate life.
tara--There are plenty of shorts who don't comment. I have been short at times and have posted comments indicating that longs were right, and even suggesting shorts shouldn't distort the facts. The hateful, mean spirited shorts are just the ones that we all notice. Possibly some of the very unhappy and angry people project their feelings onto the market, believing nothing can work out well and then post that same sentiment.
I can answer that. I have shorted/went long on TSLA about 8X back and forth this year. You do whatever the signals tell you to do. When in a short position, one writes negative sentiment in an effort to drive the price down further. I doubt that it works though.