Just when we thought GameStop’s short squeeze was over we begin to see GME gain some momentum.
GameStop has been the heart of the wallstreetbets movement and continues to have a strong sentimental hold on retail investors and gamers alike.
The retail investors who missed GameStop’s first squeeze either bought AMC shares or bought GME while it was still high.
And if you got in when it fell back down to $40, well you’re doing pretty well right now.
So, will GameStop see a massive short squeeze again?
Here’s what we know.
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GameStop closed at $98.39 on Friday May 13th.
Trading volume is currently sitting at 5.9 million with 4.2 million now being GameStop’s average volume.
Understanding the short-seller
GameStop has taken the entire internet and finance world by a storm. What is happening nowadays.
Retail investors over at r/wallstreetbets have opened Pandora’s Box on short-sellers and hedge fund institutions.
Short-sellers are investors who short the stock.
Shorting a stock is the process by which sellers essentially bet on the stock price to drop.
They borrow stocks at a higher cost and sell the stock low, profiting the difference.
We’ve seen GameStop drop down and consolidate at $40 after its gamma squeeze peaked close to $500 per share back in January.
As of May 13th, it is trading at $98.39.
The stock has made a massive climb after some serious consolidation. It looks like GameStop is prepping itself for another gamma squeeze.
Could we finally see that GME squeeze everyone’s been waiting for?! I think its time.
See, GameStop’s short interest is still rather high and not all short sellers closed their positions back in January.
This means the stock still has loads of room to go bonkers.
What is a short-ladder attack?
A short-ladder attack is a strategy performed by short-sellers where they bid on the stock at a significantly lower sell price and purchase it from one another.
Thus, driving the share price lower.
How do you spot a short-ladder attack?
When the stock knows nothing but gains, but something keeps pushing it down until over and over again, that’s when you’ll know.
Why GameStop has potential for a second short squeeze
Short-sellers didn’t learn their lesson from the first time. GameStop stock is still being heavily shorted.
With GameStop becoming a technology company, its value has not only significantly gone up but it now has even more potential to keep driving its momentum.
Retail investors have a strong conviction towards GameStop investment. This means they’re not willing to sell the stock which in turn creates a supply and demand scenario with short-sellers who have to close their positions.
Short Share Availability and Short Borrow Fee Rate
You can see GameStop’s short share availability and short borrow fee rate using this link (via. Short interest data)
This number of course changes every day and can be expected to rise as hedge funds continue to short GameStop stock.
However, the short borrow fee rate isn’t a catalyst for GME to squeeze.
I’m excited for my subcommunity that holds both GME and AMC stock because both are about to skyrocket past Pluto.
GME Stock Analysis
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The information is very easy to understand and gives you insight in the market from an analysts perspective.
Be sure to check out recent videos as they’re being uploaded to stay updated with any changes that occur in the market with GameStop.
It is important to note that I am not a licensed financial advisor.
Like many traders and self taught investors, all speculation is based on educated estimations based on highly reliable analysis, patterns, and documented news charts.
Volume is key to a second GameStop short squeeze
Just like AMC, GameStop will need to see a continuous runup in share volume.
When retail investors continue to buy and hold GameStop stock, short-sellers shorting the stock eventually have to buy back the stock.
This demand and supply scenario results in various gamma squeezes.
The gains we’ve seen with GameStop have been a series of gamma squeezes, or incremental gains.
Usually what follows after gamma squeezes is a short squeeze if it has enough volume.
The volume of shares depends on how much retail investors are purchasing GameStop stock or selling it.