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We've all heard of financial metrics. First, there are the fundamental metrics that analysts love to cite, such as EV/EBITDA, debt ratio, earnings per share, payout ratio, and growth rate. Then there are technical stock metrics that many market technicians like to bring up, such as the 200 day...
It's no secret that short sellers are vilified by longs. If shorts initiate a position, they could weaken the price action. If shorts go active, they could affect a stock's fundamentals. In terms of sentiment, shorts could weaken a stock's momentum just by talking. As bad as shorts are...
Short interest is the number of shares that investors in aggregate have sold short of a stock that they haven't yet covered. Investors generally sell short a stock in hopes that the stock will fall, thus making a profit for shorts when not factoring in the borrowing costs. Short Interest...
It seemed like just yesterday that bitcoin traded around $5000. Now the price of the crypto-currency has gone parabolic, going from $5,000 in October to over $16,000 as of December 7, 2017. To some veteran hands, the recent bitcoin rally reminds them of what happened to another store of value,...
Short Pain Bot covers all things short. First, it acts as a short screener for experienced investors to find potential short squeezes. Second, it shows short pain, a new metric that helps investors gauge how much shorts are losing on various timescales. Third, it shows short interest and relevant...
Playing short squeezes can be profitable but should not be done by beginners. The goal of this post is to provide a trail of articles to educate about short squeezes. Below is a list of select topics that could be useful for investors for that purpose: Short Selling What Is...
Short selling is the act of selling a stock or other security that one doesn't own in hopes that the price of the security will fall. This can be done by: Borrowing a stock through a brokerage firm which usually holds the stock from another customer, normally a pension...
Hello subscribers, since I haven't written much for premium subscribers, I'll let you know in on something that took years for me to learn. It's something that I wish someone told me years ago and that would likely have saved me a lot of money. It's that at least according...
Socially Responsible Investing is the practice of investing in securities with the aim of both generating a return and making society better. The question many investors are asking is whether short selling is socially responsible. An Example of Socially Responsible Investing While the goal of every investor today is to make...
Pretty much everyone has heard of a short squeeze. The event is when something unexpected happens that causes shorts to be 'squeezed' out of their position and forced to cover. Short squeezes can cause a lot of short pain and be breathe-taking both in their magnitude and in the...