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At the start of 2020 TSLA was at $83.67. Now it's at $1116, 13.33 times as much. So the dollar value of the TSLA short interest is now over twice as much as it was then, even as it has fallen to an insignificant percentage. I'm pretty sure that inflation can't account for that kind of increase.

Interesting observation! The gist, from other sources, is that many shorts have gone broke, their money under management has shrunk considerably, or have given up which would square with lower percentage of short interest but not with increased dollars short.

I find shorting to be a terrible risk to reward proposition, limited upside (stock to zero) and risk to the moon. Today I heard that Cathie Wood is experimenting with a short ETF and that dampens my credibility in her good judgement.

Denny Schlesinger
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