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jpc170 1 post  |  Last Activity: Dec 24, 2014 11:56 AM Member since: Aug 30, 2013
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    Short Margin

    by robotron2323 Dec 24, 2014 9:34 AM
    jpc170 jpc170 Dec 24, 2014 11:56 AM Flag

    When a person goes to short a stock it appears as an "ask" which is how they pin the bid down. Shorts will stack the asks well above the bids to pin and/or drive the bid down. When a short goes to cover it shows as a bid. So in a short squeeze the reason the price goes "parabolic" is you have a combination of margin calls, short coverings and new longs all making "bids" with minimal "asks" sky rocking the PPS. When the short squeeze happens (and it will), it is going to be epic!!!! Happy Holidays to all!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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