Hedge funds are getting crushed by the worst short squeeze in a quarter century

Hedge funds are getting crushed by the worst short squeeze in a quarter century

Hedge funds that bet against GameStop and other stocks have been crushed by the Reddit army — and they’re infecting the rest of Wall Street.

The most heavily shorted stocks have nearly doubled in value over the last three months, according to Goldman Sachs. Those staggering gains created distress for short-sellers, setting off a negative spiral in the broader markets.
“The past 25 years have witnessed a number of sharp short squeezes in the US equity market,” Goldman Sachs strategists wrote in a note published Monday, “but none as extreme as has occurred recently.”

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