Agree there are a lot of potential negative catalysts. In my experience when I see so much negativity, that is often a time that shorts see an opportunity to cover. This has the counter-intuitive effective of bolstering the stock price in a negative climate. Today for instance... the two stocks I own that are both green are highly shorted (TSLA and VRA). We'll see what happens. I think the one thing both shorts and longs can agree on is that the government is a dysfunctional mess.