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  • S3 ResearchTesla

    EV Shorts up $1 Billion Today

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Electric Vehicle Manufacturer short sellers are up over $1 billion in mark-to-market profits in mid-day trading may be a bit of a hyperbole as Tesla Inc (TSLA) shorts make up over $900 million of those profits but the reality is that shorting EV stocks in 2021 has been a profitable trade for all but one of the stocks in the sector, Nikola Corp (NKLA).

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    European Short Recap

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    We follow over 5,200 equities, ADRs and GDRs with short interest in Europe in our Blacklight SaaS platform and Black App with $286 billion of total short interest. Average Short Interest % of Float is 4.15% and S3 SI % Float (which includes synthetic longs created by every short sale in the Float number) is 3.82%. The average stock borrow fee is 0.67%. As a comparison, U.S. equites have an average SI % Float of 5.30%, S3 SI % Float of 4.77% and average stock borrow fee of 0.53%.

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    U.S. Short Recap

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Short interest in the U.S. market decreased by -$35.4 billion, or -3.2%, to $1.08 trillion over the last 30 days. The traditional Short Interest % of Float for the sector is 5.35%, while the S3 Short Interest % of Float (which includes the synthetic shares created by every short sale in the Float number) is 4.81%. The average U.S. traded stock borrow fee is 0.52% fee. The equities\ADRs with the largest short interest are:

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  • InternationalS3 Research

    2020 4th Quarter Global Short Selling Recap

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Looking at Short Interest as a % of Float, we do see a significant decrease in shares shorted, but just counting the total amount of physical shares shorted does not give a complete picture of short selling and short exposure. We need to look at Short Interest, or dollars at risk, to truly see what the shorts are doing.

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  • EquitiesS3 ResearchTesla

    S3 Analytics: TSLA Shorts Down -$4 Billion This Week

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    This week the Dow Jones Index Committee announced that Tesla Inc (TSLA) will be added to the S&P 500 prior to the open on December 21, 2010. Tesla’s stock price has rallied since the announcement, gaining +21% as of mid-morning trading. As a result of this surge in its stock price TSLA equity short sellers are down -$4 billion in mark-to-market net-of-financing losses in under four days. TSLA shorts are now down -$30.34 in year-to-date mark-to-market net-of-financing losses and down -$5.03 billion for the month of November.

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  • AppleS3 Research

    Apple Shorts Active Ahead of Earnings

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Apple Inc (AAPL) short sellers have been active ahead of the today’s earnings announcement. AAPL short interest is $10.86 billion, 92.8 million shares shorted, 0.54% of its float and a 40 bps stock borrow cost (general collateral). AAPL is now the third largest short in the U.S. market behind Tesla Inc (TSLA) and Alibaba Group ADR (BABA).

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  • S3 ResearchTesla

    TSLA Shorts up $7.1 Billion in September

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, “what a long strange EV trip it’s been”. Tesla Inc’s (TSLA) stock price rocketed up +496% from January to August, but after its 5 for 1 stock split ex-date on August 31st and $5 billion stock offering on September 1st its stock price is down -18.3% in the first three days of September and down another -6.3% in today’s mid-day trading. TSLA continues to the largest short by a wide margin not just in the U.S. but also worldwide. TSLA short interest is $24.4 billion; 59.93 million shares shorted; 8.09% short interest % of float. Tesla remains a General Collateral stock borrow at 0.30% fee, the cheapest borrow rate for the easiest to borrow stocks.

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    DGAZF ETN Short Sellers Down $2 Billion

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Short selling equities and Exchange Traded Products such as ETFs and ETNs are usually a relatively safe and straight forward process for educated investors but there are times when short selling can be a significantly more volatile and risky trade than normal long buying. Recently Credit Suisse’s VelocityShares Daily 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN’s (DGAZF) stock price rose more than 2000% and short sellers incurred -$2 billion in mark-to-market losses. DGAZF is the 15th most shorted domestic ETF\ETN with $2.1 billion of short interest; 140 thousand shares shorted; 45.94% of its float and a 19% stock borrow fee.

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    AMZN AAPL GOOG FB Short Covering

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    After a Judicial Committee Anti-Trust Panel hearing where mega-tech CEO’s Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), Tim Cook of Apple Inc (AAPL), Sundar Pichai of Alphabet Inc (GOOG, GOOGL) and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc (FB) were grilled for several hours on a myriad of topics from anti-competitive practices to protection of personal information they will now face investor scrutiny of their 2nd quarter earnings. These are some of the most shorted stocks in the U.S. market and used as an overall portfolio Beta hedge and straight out Alpha generator.

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  • S3 ResearchTesla

    TSLA Short Squeeze Getting Tighter

    by Ihor Dusaniwsky

    Tesla Inc (TSLA) reported its quarterly earnings after the close yesterday and reported $104 million of second quarter profits, its fourth consecutive quarter of profitable GAP profits which was the final hurdle for being considered for inclusion into the S&P 500.  By beating consensus expectations its 2020 rally will probably continue and its short squeeze will not only endure but get even tighter as this year’s massive mark-to-market short losses continue to mount. Tesla short interest is $20 billion; 12.54 million shares shorted; 8.51% short interest % of Float; and a 0.30% stock borrow fee. TSLA is the largest short in the domestic equity\ ADR market.

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