Smackdown #1 just before 10:00 am. Smackdown # 2 just after 2:30 pm. Too bad the daily short sale report does not show numbers by hour. When watching level 2 and a sale tape, the dumps are easy to spot. Sellers just assault thin bids. Pro bidders see it also and the bid gets weaker in depth until the dumping stops and then the price creeps up again as the volume behind the bid grows. On a daily basis it's all a game.
I noticed that too. It doesn't look like the shorts have much ammo left either for this stock or the other interest rate sensitive stocks they've gone after, because the "smackdowns" have become more feeble each day. The market bias is upward for the intermediate term. Interest rates have stabilized for the time being.
I'm expecting a big short-covering day with the DOW up 200 to 300 points when the Syrian issue gets resolved in the next two weeks.