please explain ~ what is the nature, or intent, of the "paid basher" (short) on any message board?
is it that...
A) the basher is paid by their client who is actually LONG the stock/options and wants to quietly suck in as many shorts as possible while at same time selling put options and squeezing the stock as much as possible?
B) the basher is paid by their client who is actually SHORT the stock/options and want to try to drive the stock price lower by spreading fear and worrisome comments about the stock, i.e... crazy pe, peg, value ratios, calling it POS, etc..
3) the basher is actually not paid by a client at all and is just a desparate short that spends their life on this message board?
all honest folks please reply w/ thoughts..
curious to see what people think the motive is for the paid basher's like on this LULU board..
probably to try and suade anyone who is on the fence to sell. Jonathan Lebed made over 100k doing this, he's one of the first cases of people that made money off bashing (he was 16 i think?)
Wall_st_bling and stillindgo really just keep repeating the same thing over and over "see you at 30", but honestly it doesn't really do much. They try to use key words, SHEEP, POS, in caps. They also (especially wall-st) claim that they're short every time there is a price spike, but unless theyre only shorting 1 share every time they do so, they would have had a margin call by now. I think wall-st has been shorting ever since the stock was at 96 - ie 48 post split. That's a 25% loss. I dont think anyone is stupid enough not to cover a 25% loss. Yes the stock may go down, but it's not going to crash 25% - that's certain.