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Magal Security Systems (MAGS) Message Board

  • mrcgunderson mrcgunderson Apr 24, 2004 12:36 AM Flag


    How can I find current short interest (same day). Also, how does a short squeeze form? Is it by having longs sell at a limit that is high and forcing shorts to buy at a premium? How is this done quickly to trap the shorts?

    I am a new trader, please someone explain this to me.

    Chris Gunderson

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    • I'm not sure but I think www.nasdaq.com has it .

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      • Thanks for responding Joe, but NASDAQ gives the monthly short interest. I would like the short interest on any given moment ... is that possible? I mean I can check level 2 quotes to check direction the stock should move.

        However, if everyone would sell the stock at a limit price like those people suggested earlier then the shorts would need to cover I guess. The reason for that is the broker is required to have those shares to sell and can not borrow. Then, I would buy and hopefully burn the shorts.

        Best Regards,

    • I am sure there is a way to find the short interst out at any given moment. This done through a network and it is probably proprietery and expensive. Market Makers usually short naked creating an artificial float. The only way to squeeze shorts is when a market maker or makers start buying there own positions or if there is a surge in buying causing a sudden price rise thus causing panic and shorts cover fearing margin calls. If anyone is margined and long they will liquidate and sell fearing a margin call. This works both ways...

    • looks like a good possibility

    • soesseth.....if a lousy stock is a dog why cant one with great prospects be referred to as a puppy....as for whether or not u find me credible....I dont give a rats ass....Ive made a fortune buying and selling from sheeple like u....ur probably a broker.......lmao..so for one last time ...let me spell it out for ya Bullish Gartley

      ps i dont play favorites all my trades are in 250000$ increments

    • Does he control a certain stock or is it any stock?
      What is the best way to gain capital? Momentum trading or investing and working at a job?
      I have a electrical engineering and physics degree but no job yet ... just graduated. I thought I would try daytrading, I was doing well until Monday I bought STKR and sold at market when MSNBC announced no contract .... I lost 15%. I could have lost 50% I was lucky.
      My goal is to make 5% a day ... that is doubling my capital in 3 weeks, is this feasible?

      Best Regards,

    • Dont post often on yahoo but u can check my prior messages i think i posted when i went long WHT @ 1, long WTZ @ 2 and when I shorted AMZN at the top

      As for this stock i noticed the breakout when the spain bombing occurred....went long based solely on the thin float...didnt expect the pop we got and figured id take my ~300% gains

      normally i trade long and short but with the thin float...i will only trade this stock long

      as mentioned im back in based on the funnymentals and on the chart

      strong support at the prior breakout

      ps ur post is why i dont visit more often

      but since im such i caring guy ill give u my only 2 other longs now.... MWY in at 4.5 50000 shares and GMR in at 19 and 21 10000 shares ....will pop huge with earnings this week....get some now, buy me a beer later

    • dear mr genius millionaire trader

      thanks so much for letting us wannabees know
      about your genius skills in trading
      seems like you are in top 1/1000 %
      as you bought at very beginning of breakout and sold close to top
      do you mind if I as humbly for you to post a link as to when you posted your buy @ 10 and your sell at 38 ? your truly ....

      novice trader

    • ps ... anyone who uses the term puppy when

      talking about stocks has no real idea

      what they are talking about

      but since you claim to be a TA genius

      I will forgive you for that remark and comment about me

      all the best to you

    • pretty good


    • Did you actually spend $250000 in buying MAGS this week? Just curious to know why you are so confident on this purchase? Thanks!!

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