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As usual, this table lists stocks that have at least 10 percent of their float sold short and then shows the top ten based on the previous day's gain. The last field shows how the stock is performing in today's session. This can be a useful tool for finding situations where stocks with heavy short interest have begun to move. All returns are shown in percentages.

Note - more information on short interest can be found by clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Knight Trading Group, Inc. (NITE) 10.1 12.7 8.05 -2.62
Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) 10.1 10.3 35.09 3.02 (ECLG) 8.7 15.8 11.72 0.26
Cell Genesys, Inc. (CEGE) 8.1 15.3 5.35 0.00
Witness Systems, Inc. (WITS) 7.9 10.3 17.02 -1.41
Career Education Corporation (CECO) 7.2 11.8 38.90 -1.21
Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) 6.5 14.4 6.92 -1.02
Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NVTL) 6.4 18.5 14.21 -4.50
Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR) 6.3 12.5 19.86 -0.96
Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) 6.0 14.4 7.54 -1.19

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At the Open

by 6/10/2005 9:52 AM
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The opening bell has rung and here is what I see...

I had to change the line above because I originally ended it with "and here is what is on the move"...But when I looked at the graph I realized there wasn't much on the move. Housing and cyclicals are the largest movers at this early hour but those moves are still less than one percent....Semis are off to a weak start but it would be hard to call that a big move...bonds are down as the TLT tests yesterday's low...

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Must Read

by 6/10/2005 9:17 AM
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The article I mentioned earlier is now available on the homepage - "A New Way to Look at Volatility "... This is an article I will be referring to for some time to come so make sure you check it out...


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by 6/10/2005 8:59 AM
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Last night we received the much awaited word from Intel on what they see...and while their comments seemed positive the stock wasn't able to gain any traction in after hours action. A check of the quote this morning shows the same as the stock is indicated down about 15 cents from yesterday's close. This comes as the SMH has rallied into that resistance zone we have been following. It will be interesting to watch how INTC and the SMH trade today...


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I was glancing through the Wall Street Journal and a couple of articles caught my eye...

The first - "Fidelity's New Upgrade: 'Analyst'" - talks about how Fidelity Investments is shaking up their research structure and hiring dedicate analysts in an effort to boost lackluster performance. The second - "Narrow Market Ranges Stymie Wall Streeters" - discusses the frustration that professional traders are feeling as low volatility and monotonous market action make their lives difficult.

I wanted to point these out because we have discussed this ugly market action and touched on the frustration that many of you are feeling. I have said that you are not alone and as the articles above show, even the Street is feeling it.

I also thought it was worth noting due to the ironic way the market tend to works. It seems that just about the time a thought becomes pervasive and accepted, the environment changes. It will be interesting to watch how this develops. If we start to see more signs that every accepts the "fact" that the summer will boring, the market may offer a surprise...

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