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  • ebay_short1 ebay_short1 Oct 19, 2006 10:56 PM Flag

    I took it in the shorts today with EBAY

    I am, unfortunately, one of those EBAY shorters who 'took it in the shorts' especially badly today. EBAY was up $2 (plus after hours even more).

    I, stupidly, shorted EBAY after reading anal-yst reports and some stock newsletter gurus who said EBAY was an easy stock to short and make 'big bucks' with no danger of losing $

    Boy was I wrong. I'm still in after shorting EBAY at 24.35. Today I got killed. Now I don't know what to do. I can hang in there and hope EBAY drops, or I can buy back those shorted EBAY shares that are now, (after hours)
    30.60 bid, and 30.70 ask.

    And what if EBAY opens higher?

    I just don't know what to do. Should I stay in, or just bite the bullet and close out my short position?

    Can't sleep, can't eat. I wish I never got involved with shorting stocks!

    any suggestions from other fellow shorters of EBAY?

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    • Friday, 10-27 would have been a great time (possibly the last great time) for you to have cashed out of your short position in ebay.

      next monday should see ebay start climbing higher again and probably rallying big time by the end of the week.

      remember - never short a stock like ebay again.

    • It must be brutal to live with a sword dangling over your head. To watch EBAY rally and know that in this X-mas EBAY is going to be so strong and its earnings so large that EBAY shares will be rallying much higher - to $40 and beyond.

      Read this:

      After 2 pm ET EBAY set to RALLY some more -imho

      Someone just posted this message - smart move to get out before the next big jump up in this EBAY rally.

      "Covered 10k short ($33.27 average) at $32.73"

      Wonder what happened to all those who are still holding short positions in EBAY. Not too wise.

      It must have been something brutal for shorts to watch EBAY as it RALLIED so strong - and it should continue to RALLY strong the last 2 hours of today's market.

    • It must be brutal to live with a sword dangling over your head. To watch EBAY rally and know that in this X-mas EBAY is going to be so strong and its earnings so large that EBAY shares will be rallying much higher - to $40 and beyond.

      Read this:

      After 2 pm ET EBAY set to RALLY some more -imho

      Someone just posted this message - smart move to get out before the next big jump up in this EBAY rally.

      "Covered 10k short ($33.27 average) at $32.73"

      Wonder what happened to all those who are still holding short positions in EBAY. Not too wise.

      It must have been something brutal for shorts to watch EBAY as it RALLIED so strong - and it should continue to RALLY strong the last 2 hours of today's market.

    • It must be brutal to live with a sword dangling over your head. To watch EBAY rally and know that in this X-mas EBAY is going to be so strong and its earnings so large that EBAY shares will be rallying much higher - to $40 and beyond.

      Read this:

      After 2 pm ET EBAY set to RALLY some more -imho

      Someone just posted this message - smart move to get out before the next big jump up in this EBAY rally.

      "Covered 10k short ($33.27 average) at $32.73"

      Wonder what happened to all those who are still holding short positions in EBAY. Not too wise.

      It must have been something brutal for shorts to watch EBAY as it RALLIED so strong - and it should continue to RALLY strong the last 2 hours of today's market.

    • Yahoo doesn't automatically update your age. I am actually 28, and started investing my excess college loan money in 1996. That's how I got my start.

      How's that short position treating you?

    • This rally is a disaster for all those who have been shorting ebay.

      there is no limit to the amount of money that you can lose
      when you short a stock.

      ebay is going alot higher.

      think - ebay = short squeeze!

      think - ebay = major rally

      think = exit your short positions in ebay - imo

    • You cannot fight those short squeezes and a really big one is coming. Watch it! EBAY is going to RALLY BIG TIME!

      P.S. - Never short a stock - leave it to the experts to short a stock like EBAY (ALTHOUGH THEY TOO WOULD BE BURNED TOO)

    • wonder kid--trading at 15 always skeptical-shorting keeps the wheels turning

    • You don't know how badly you're screwed if you are still shorting EBAY.

      Read this and weep - SHORTIE.


      Re: I Said $35 In 1 Week. I Am Always Right

      "RIGHT ON TARGET"

      I CAN SEE EBAY AT $35, BUT FROM THERE EBAY SHOULD MAKE A RUN FOR $40.00 AND EVEN HIGHER.

      IF YOU CAREFULLY RE-READ THE EBAY CC REPORT YOU WILL SEE OPTIMISM AND THE STRONG HINT OF HIGHER EARNINGS FOR EBAY IN THE COMING QUARTERS.

      REMEMBER - WE ARE GOING INTO THE X-MAS HIGH SPENDING SEASON - NOW!

      Sentiment : Strong Buy


      P.S. - For all those who hold EBAY shorts, you're betting on the horse.

      There is no limit to the amount of money you can lose.

      For that poor sad sack who shorted EBAY way back at $24, if he/she/they shorted 10,000 shares of EBAY, loses would now be approximately EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS with
      almost $9,000 lost just today on those EBAY shorts.

    • I sure hope for your sake that you got out of that disasterous EBAY short position you told everyone here about.

      You must be a physical, mental, and financial wrecK if you are still hanging on to your EBAY shorts.

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