$AMC A top retired hedge fund manager told me there is a standard psychological trick that helps them to "induce" selling so they can cover. The trick is to drive and hold the stock price down for as long as they can. Longs holding for extended periods usually jump at the chance to "get out at their breakeven point". So the short often allows a small "pop" in the share price. They hope to get enough longs selling on the first pop up to cause a snowball effect (others sell thinking the pop up in price is profit taking and won't hold). DO NOT fall for this tactic. Continue to hold as we rise up to 10, 20 and 50 dollars! Set mental price limit sells for your shares at much higher levels (THINK IN THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS PER SHARE). Be patient. They have no choice but to accept your sell price.