yes, a little game called naked short covering. you see all the short positions have to be tallied 2 times a month and published. if the naked positions are not covered by the deadline which is today at the close of trading then it is illegal. as long as the the naked positions are closed out by today they will not show up in the tally. pretty crooked i would say, but thats big boys maken there money. however if you can time it and know if the shorting is going on you can buy when the price goes down and sell on the fri. before the close. like today.