How S3 Does math for Short Interest – No Safe Bets

Look bud, I’m bored, So I’m just going to write this trash post and let the internet of judgements decide.

Alright, remember that GameStop thing last year in january 2021 with a reported short interest of 140%?

Yea, well, S3 has changed their math and I talk about how it’s sus af in this article here, but today I’m going to further elaborate how silly their math is.

So, originally, their math looked like this;

SI = Shares sold short divided by available shares

And they got 140% short interest, reported. (Which, as a side note, 140% is the maximum allowed to be reported by certain analytics, other data agencies reported upwards of 220% SI -which is fucking bonkers).

So, if there were 100 shares available, then someone short sold 140 shares.

Meaning that there is a total of 240 shares floating around.

Now we’re using simple numbers, but you get the picture. That, you gotta admit, is kind of fucked.

And because S3 said ‘that is impossible’, they ended up changing their math,

So S3 changed their math;

They said something about not being accurate and having to rewrite the math on how math works or something. Idk, it’s in the original post where I talk trash.

They eventually made up some fugazzi reason to include Synthetic Longs created from Married puts or swaps or *insert superfluous derivative term here*

“No one can short more shares of stock than exist”
-That’s a fucking statement that they should never have made Because apparently rehypothecation exists.

Meaning, now their math looks something like this;

Notice how there is something in the denominator
and also the same thing in the numerator?

So As short interest goes up, and as shorts are made and sold short, that literally (per S3) dilutes the entire float.

So, if you were to sell short the entire float, you would have most 50% short Interest. Because the new float would be Shorts + real shares. That would be the ‘new floating float’.

So let’s go back to our 140% SI;

Using this new math, the 140% SI would actually be, about 58.33%

You take 100% real shares, add 140% shares sold short, you get a ‘new floating float’ of 240% shares in existence.

Yea, that’s the number and percentage S3 is using.

No, I’m not making this up.

Yes, you’re right, It is indeed retarded.

So you take the 140% Short interest and divide it by the ‘new floating float’ 240% and you get your new Short Interest of about 58%. . .

Gentlemen, this is the so called ‘experts’ doing math and proof that Short Selling dilutes the float to be retarded as fuck.

Also, note, any Short Interest Greater than 50% would imply that the entire float was shorted. So if you have 100 real shares, then there’s another 100 shares out there. So any percentage greater than 50% would require selling a share short at least twice. Think about it.

That’s like selling five quarts of milk from one gallon jug.

In Closing,

There are criminals out in the world,

Their crime was calculated,

And boy are they bad at math.

S3 lost it’s credibility for anyone who knows what they did to their so called ‘Short Interest’ in January 31, 2021.

I’m just bored, so here’s a freebie post at making fun of people. People whose job is to do math, well, do math poorly. As it seems.

Just remember, the Media and Co tried to gaslight you into thinking naked shorting isn’t real. Yet somehow people can ‘locate and borrow to sell short’ MORE THAN THE ENTIRE FLOAT.

They even changed the data analytics math in order to create a ‘new floating float’, which is a made up word I just made up in this shit post.

Yea, ‘naked shorting’ so fake that it’s real.

(I’ll give you a hint, you can’t locate more shares to sell short than exists shares. Or else, that’d be either rehypothecation or just not locating shares and straight naked shorting. And I’m willing to bet it’s laziness and the latter)

God Damnit I hate this dimension sometimes. . .

*Not Valid Financial, Legal, Life, Math, Dimensional, or Any Advice

Author: Elsie Hughes