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Here's a Stock Breaking Out With 21% of its Float Short!

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I was looking at the performance of NASDAQ 100 stocks after the close on Friday and realized that Tesla (TSLA) closed above 400 for the first time in its history. Volume was unusually high all week long as TSLA gained 13% to clear resistance in the upper 300s. TSLA had traded above 380 without once clearing 400 during 8 different weeks over the past few years. Now that 400 resistance has ben cleared and is in the books, what's next?

Well, the heat will likely turn much hotter next week for those who are shorting TSLA. Yahoo Finance shows that TSLA had 28.65 million shares short as of November 28, 2019. That represents a lot of guaranteed buyers for a stock that's showing tremendous momentum right now:

TSLA's breakout is solid evidence of absolute strength, but check out those relative strength lines. It's hard to argue against TSLA being one of the best-looking stocks as we head into 2020. And I certainly wouldn't want to be one of those with a short position right now. I believe we'll see panicked short covering in the very near future to send TSLA spiraling higher.

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Happy trading!

Tom

Tom Bowley
About the author: is the Chief Market Strategist of EarningsBeats.com, a company providing a research and educational platform for both investment professionals and individual investors. Tom writes a comprehensive Daily Market Report (DMR), providing guidance to EB.com members every day that the stock market is open. Tom has contributed technical expertise here at StockCharts.com since 2006 and has a fundamental background in public accounting as well, blending a unique skill set to approach the U.S. stock market. Learn More
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