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Short Snapshot

Short interest as a percentage of float with increase/decrease over last trading reporting day (as of September 19th):
MS: 4.10% (-6.67%)
GS: 3.40% (-9.46%)
BAC: 2.60% (+4.16%)
C: 2.90% (+0.48%)
FITB: 9.73% (+27.90%)
WM: 26.10% (+12.93%)
Do we really want to be protecting Fifth Third Bank and Washington Mutual from the sinister shorts? After all, a 10% short interest isn't doing that much to the share price in the first place. And if 30% of the market thinks you are doomed, well, maybe you should be doomed.