"Most Shorted" Stocks Outperform "The Market" Five-Fold Today!

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In case you were wondering where the ammunition for today's rally in US equities came from on a day of de minimus volume and no real support from JPY carry...


"Most shorted" stocks outperformed the market by 475% today (+1.98% vs S&P's 0.34%)... but those with shorts on from last week's highs are still winning (for now)...


Seems clear where all that pent-up POMO demand went...


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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:34 | 4680665 VD
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grand fukery decoupling of fundamentalz...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:36 | 4680669 ArkansasAngie
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Price manipulations.  Drive those shorts right thru their stop losses.

I'm not playing in that sand box

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:24 | 4680823 icanhasbailout
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You know the pumpers are working straight off the "most shorted" list for targeting.


If you have anything exposed to this charade called a market, you deserve to lose it all. I mean seriously, do they have to wrap it in neon signs reading "Only Cheaters Win Here" for everyone to get it?


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:29 | 4680838 NoDebt
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Will the last human investor out of the market, please turn off the lights?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:26 | 4681006 icanhasbailout
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I tried, but all I hear when I flick the switch is "I can't do that, Dave."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:34 | 4680666 disabledvet
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"Abrams Tanks seal off Washington DC. No one in or out without authorization."

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:56 | 4680730 NOTaREALmerican
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The sociopaths in NYC would be laughing at that one! 

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:38 | 4680675 U4 eee aaa
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I think I've been trading too long. I just knew when the day started that it would be as enjoyable as drinking salt water

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:02 | 4680743 NDXTrader
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Yep, one of those days where it wouldn't matter if an asteroid hit the Earth and ended all life...the computers were programmed to go up

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:42 | 4680686 Rainman
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Humans just never learn they can't beat the machines.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:34 | 4681664 mkhs
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Nonsense.  Try a baseball bat next time.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:50 | 4680709 Smegley Wanxalot
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Simple explanation -> weather is getting better, releasing all that pent up demand for the most shorted stocks.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:01 | 4680739 Oldwood
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or...fuel prices are up indicating an ever more profitable oil industry, or...fuel prices are up indicating a heating up of the economy, or food prices are up so everyone will be eating less and saving us millions..no billlions, or maybe even trillions of future healtcare costs!!


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:50 | 4680712 SheepDog-One
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Hmmmm seems so legit! Time to pay even more for stawks tomorrow.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:55 | 4680727 El Hosel
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" Manipulations" ... Robbery is not manipulation, its called a crime, for most of us.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:04 | 4680750 Oldwood
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Is it considered robbery if someone holds a gun to your head and threatens to shoot if you don't give up your money...and you find out the gun wasn't loaded? That is their legal defense. It isn't a crime if they had no intention of pulling the trigger....But on the other hand, if I shot their ass in self defense, I would be found innocent of a crime. Maybe they should think of that.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:15 | 4680776 Sudden Debt
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most shorted and most overvalued... so this is where taxmoney goes to die...

how do they explain this when those stocks finally correct down to fair value?
And why?... I can't understand it at all!
Why go for the most overvalued and not the fair or under alued stocks? They just know it finally ends bad.
And to ramp up these multi billion dollar stocks with a small pomo of a billion, you need to do it in options.
What makes it even more nuts!!!
And it's not like those companies pay taxes so that's just criminal!

Guys with PHD'S... Permanently High on DRUGS! Fuckers...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:28 | 4681008 LooseLee
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No, permanently high on HUBRIS. These POS are worthless COWARD LOSERS. To use a 70's expression, "Couldn't whip their way out of a wet paper bag. They are PUSSIES of the HIGHEST ORDER...

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:12 | 4680782 Squid Viscous
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Zillow: 85 - 105 in 3 days, wtf?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:18 | 4680806 Rogue Economist
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Deflation Doom Podcast now up on the Doomstead Diner.


Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:30 | 4681014 q99x2
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FU Soros!

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:19 | 4681631 AdvancingTime
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After over 30 years of trading commodities I will flat out state without any reservations that lies and manipulation run rampant. An unholy alliance of the Federal Reserve, the government, and the too big to fail has left the rest of us in a precarious position.

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