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short covering: Original post by Slav Fedorov of Demand Media Short interest is the number of shares sold short as a percentage of float. Float is the percentage of the total number of outstanding shares which is in the hands of investors and can be freely traded. Short selling is a technique to profit from a share price decline. A decrease in short interest vs. float means diminishing interest in a stock on the…

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