I don't believe that longs are being tempted to sell at these silly prices. I think we're blessed with another "charge of the short brigade." These are guys who think that driving the market price is a win. The sell-side version of the same thinking that led buyers to pinch their fingers off at the shoulder back in the Great Bubble of '00. I'll get out with OUR money, honey! Don't worry, I'm BEING careful!
If the short interest does head north toward 1/3 of the float again, then I think we will eat Roast Shorty for Valentines Day. I'll start making my special Tsarist Stuffing with Capsicum and Vodka. Yum.
Here's their evil scheme: Sell at $14, replace at $20. Maybe it's some charitable organization shorting shares as a donation to support investors who bother to do their fundamental analysis. Sort of an exchange-traded Macarthur Grant.