GameStop Corp stock index is seen on a smartphone. Trading in GameStop impacts Wall Street hedge funds. PENANG, MALAYSIA - 31 JAN 2021.

Let’s Talk About the GameStop Short Squeeze

The news has been filled with stories about GameStop and other stocks with high “short” interests being squeezed in recent weeks so there is no point in me rehashing the specifics. There is a lot I could cover about the actual procedure for how trades settle, how short squeezes happen, who is innocent and guilty, and a host of other relevant topics. Enough ink has been spilled, digital and print, that I’m going to focus on the bigger picture, instead. This whole situation is not good.