NFLX Short Squeeze
I am monitoring a short squeeze in process in NFLX this morning happily as I sell into it. NFLX is a security that is prone to short squeezes on good earnings news (check the history) thanks to the small float. I also think there are still many fund managers who are still bruised from its drop in '04 when many growth and hedge funds held this stock and were burned on it when it dropped precipitously from the 40's to 20. As a result, I think there are a lot more hedge funds shorting this stock prior to earnings than there should be. Today I set up a set of laddered stops to allow me to capture the highest possible return. Some have been taken out already and others are still in play. On the fundamental side, I am long NFLX and plan to buy it back when it inevitably settles down again, but for now I am happy counting my cash.
Looking at the chart, the volume appears to be petering out a bit now, so off I go to recheck my stops. Have a great trading day!