covered & lost 50+k shorting this, but net still up 100+k last week (my other positions: tdw, plcm, sqnm, itmn, abmd & ati helped a lot, i closed my bks position just couple days before it jumped ... what can i say) ... you have to see the whole forest, not just 1 tree ,,, in fact, i lost gmcr effectively only 5+ points from my shorting point ($58.79/sh), although it jumped 18 points in 2 days ...
the key is cutting the loser fast and letting the winner run (& keep adding the leverage) ... thus, if you only make 18 points from gmcr earning, you're the loser yourself ... you should've made at least 30 point by doubling/tripling you position on the way up ... good luck
sometimes you have to realize, it's just a luck winning on gmcr earning ... it can go the other way around, you know ... just curious, how many points you made from this 3 days run???? i lost only 5+ points shoring this ...
Anyone that uses number 2 on your list is not doing any DD. They are just listening to others that are uninformed. Number 1 on your list - Institutional ownership comprises 100% of the float. That doesn't exactly ring as "retail ownership". I don't know what to say about number 3. It's inaccurate and irrelevant.
At least you had the huevos to post your DD. Although it seems to be lacking a 'little' bit......
Let me get this straight. You shorted two days before earnings release on a heavily shorted stock and are going to hold your position through earnings because you think it's going to 30 by June?
What did you do for DD? Anything? Or is this complete supposition/conjecture on your part.
What else would you expect from a paper trader who has no skin in the game?
These guys show up after the fact, claim they did this and that (bought calls, made 50k, etc., rinse-repeat) and then they go and plague some other board with their nonsense.
Pay no attention to the children and they will go away. As you can tell by what he says, he doesn't know what he is talking about!