Gekko: are you claiming that you have already shorted 1000 shares at $175 or that you are going to when it goes back up? It is SO easy to make such a claim at 11:31 am when the stock is at 158 and has already traded as high as 177 much, much, earlier in the day. If you shorted at 175 why didn't you mention it two hours ago. I could claim to have shorted 10,000 at 177 if I wanted to pretend to be a genius. So I will ask nicely, since you are posting here anyway, tell us your exact entry point (time, date, amount, etc.) and, if you cover, please tell us when you do or soon thereafter (not a few hours after the stock has risen strongly). This is the only way you will even gain a semblance of credibility here. I doubt anyone believes you at this point.
Finally, and this is to everyone, is it really possible to short ITRU? I was under the impression that the float is still low and that this might not be possible. Anyone who knows something about this, I'd like to know what the real story is as well as when we might be able to trade options.
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