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Below are two charts of the shortest shorts on the New York Stock Exchange, sorted both by total number of shares short and also by percentage of float short.  These are companies that the market thinks ought not exist.  If the shorts were wrong, these would make for painful squeezes.  Of course thinking of Lehman and Bear, the traders could win.

Sorted by total number of share short:

Bloomberg: Short Interest Leaderboard by Number of Shares Short (NYSE)

Bloomberg: Short Interest Leaderboard by Number of Shares Short (NYSE)

Sorted by number of shares short as a percentage of the total float:

Bloomberg: Short Interest Leaderboard by Percentage of Float (NYSE)

Bloomberg: Short Interest Leaderboard by Percentage of Float (NYSE)

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