People seem to get excited (right or wrong) when they see the short position is a high % of float, i.e. that there are so few available shares that there's bound to eventually be a short squeeze. I have a question on this assumption: if the float is 10 million shares, couldnt shorts have 2 accounts by the same broker, in one account they are short even 20 milllion shares, and the other account they are long 20 million shares (i.e. they have sold to themselves) without any decrease in the 10 million float? If so, the shorts can & probably do deceive longs into believing they are in danger, when they really aren't--and the longs end up buying at real high prices before they are in for a big surprise. Agree?