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Entry from January 31, 2021
Mother Of All Short Squeezes (MOASS)

Finance has its short squeezes, and a very large one is called the “Mother Of All Short Squeezes” (MOASS). “Dan Dorfman, CNBC’s financial correspondent, reported a money manager’s prediction that ‘the mother of all short squeezes’ soon will affect the price of NordicTrack’s stock” was printed in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) on February 16, 1994. “The mother of all X” is a popular meme that was used as the “Mother Of All Battles” in the Gulf War in Iraq (1990-91).

“If oil is not setting up for the MOASS (mother of all short squeezes) in the medium term, I will be shocked” was posted on Twitter by satan stan account on February 17, 2009. “MOASS” want viral in January 2021 with the GameStop short squeeze.


Wikipedia: Short squeeze
In the stock market, a short squeeze is a rapid increase in the price of a stock owing primarily to technical factors in the market rather than underlying fundamentals. A short squeeze can occur when there is a lack of supply and an excess of demand for the stock due to short sellers covering (liquidating) their positions.

Wikipedia: GameStop short squeeze
In January 2021, a short squeeze of GameStop stock and other securities took place on various stock exchanges causing major financial consequences for certain hedge funds. The short squeeze increased the stock price of GameStop, a video-game retailer, almost 190 times from its record low, hitting a high of nearly $500 per share on January 28, 2021, and causing large losses for short sellers.

Wikipedia: Snowclone
“The mother of all X”, a hyperbole that has been used to refer to something as “great” or “the greatest of its kind”, became a popular snowclone template in the 1990s. The phrase entered American popular culture in September 1990 at the outset of the Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein’s Revolutionary Command Council warned the U.S.-led Coalition against military action in Kuwait with the statement “Let everyone understand that this battle is going to become the mother of all battles.” The phrase was repeated in a January 1991 speech by Saddam Hussein. A calque from Arabic, the snowclone gained popularity in the media and was adapted for phrases such as “the mother of all bombs” and New Zealand’s “Mother of all Budgets”.

Newspapers.com
16 February 1994, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “NordicTrack Inc. and Soloflex both claim victory in court decisions over their advertising dispute” by Josephine Marcotty, pg. 1D, col. 2:
The stock of NordicTrack’s parent company, CML Group Inc., rose 7.6 percent to $21.25 Tuesday, for reasons unrelated to the company’s legal dispute with Soloflex. Dan Dorfman, CNBC’s financial correspondent, reported a money manager’s prediction that “the mother of all short squeezes” soon will affect the price of NordicTrack’s stock.

8 May 1995, USA Today (McLean, VA), “Has bond market rally gone too far?” by Bill Montague, pg. 1B:
Some investors were so sure bond prices would fall they sold short, meaning they borrowed bonds and then sold them, hoping to buy them back later at a cheaper price. When prices rose, they had to buy bonds to replace the ones they borrowed. “It’s the mother of all short squeezes,” says Louis Crandall, economist at R.H. Wrightson, a brokerage firm.

Reuters
OCTOBER 28, 2008 6:40 AM
Short sellers make VW the world’s priciest firm
By Sarah Marsh
(...)
The “mother of all short squeezes,” as one analyst phrased it, led to an investor outcry alleging that they were duped by Porsche.

Twitter
satan stan account
@sorenmacbeth
If oil is not setting up for the MOASS (mother of all short squeezes) in the medium term, I will be shocked.
11:24 AM · Feb 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
PumpKiller
@PumpKiller
SSPTD something is not right, & i think I have a hunch, “MOASS” (Mother Of All Short Squeezes) coming lol we’re in for a ride, hold tight
10:42 PM · Dec 9, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Investors Hub
@ihub_1PT
$PURE : Yes,3 days left for the MOASS (mother of all short squeezes).3 days only.then the discussion goes away.for goo http://bit.ly/liazXy
9:50 PM · May 24, 2011·Ihub Stock Posts USListed P-T

Twitter
Tom Cullen
@ICHIMOKU41
GDHI.PK PhilCheeze: MOASS = Mother of All Short Squeezes..: PhilCheeze http://bit.ly/vOX1IO
6:06 PM · Nov 11, 2011·twitterfeed

Twitter
Paul Scolardi
@super_trades
$DGLY #MOASS next week ?  Mother of All Short Squeezes ??  2.1mm o/s packed with shorts and huge theme !! Recipe for #SUPERMONSTER
2:12 PM · Oct 25, 2013·Twitter for Mac

Twitter
Mr Foxnose
@asymmetricalpha
$TWTR Ditto Twitter in #BeastMode & MOASS coming soon. Let the Mother of All Short Squeezes Begin #MOASS $FB $GOOG
Quote Tweet
WolfStreet
@WolfStreetStox
· Aug 4, 2016
$TWTR Watch what happen, everyone on the planet will want shares.
1:29 PM · Aug 4, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Mox Reports
Hedge funds lose $30 billion on VW infinity squeeze
DECEMBER 9, 2018 | RP
Volkswagen Infinity Squeeze.  The October 2008 short squeeze on shares of Volkswagen AG has since been referred to as the “Mother of all Squeezes”. It was also perhaps the earliest use of the term “Infinity Squeeze”.  It was during the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and Volkswagen was increasingly being viewed as a potential bankruptcy candidate.  In other words, Volkswagen was viewed as an exceptionally attractive short candidate.  However, at very depth of the crisis, an orchestrated short squeeze on VW shares caused VW to briefly become the most valuable company in the world, worth more by market cap than Exxon Mobil.

Twitter
Jon Matonis
@jonmatonis
Replying to @jonmatonis and @bradmillscan
Ultimately this means that the price of BTC cannot be artificially suppressed for very long, leading to the Mother Of All Short Squeezes. #MOASS
12:17 PM · Nov 2, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Russ Davidson
@apostatebanker
This is the Mother of All Short Squeezes. $TSLA #MoASS #TSLAQ
9:53 AM · Feb 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
adrian green
@itsadriangreen
Time to the mother of all short squeezes #MOASS $GME
6:17 AM · Oct 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MWM
@MWM76
$GME Buy ALL you Can!  #MOASS
7:53 AM · Jan 11, 2021·StockTwits Web

Twitter
Andy
@LifesABeta
Replying to @ryancohen
So you’re telling me there’s a chance… To initiate the MOASS. Then give me some Mo Ass!
2:15 PM · Jan 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Daniel
@billionswithad
A lot of people especially potential $GME investors and current ones have been asking, “What in the world is a #MOASS”? So I thought I’d shed some light on the matter… Firstly, a MOASS stands for the Mother Of All Short Squeezes which refers to
12:00 AM · Jan 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
Daniel@billionswithad·Jan 21
Replying to @billionswithad
a scenario where short sellers are forced to purchase a certain stock in order to cover open positions that they sold at lower prices BUT there is either a very limited amount or literally no supply of stock available in the float to purchase thereby causing an increase in
Daniel@billionswithad·Jan 21
stock price due to the basic laws of supply and demand. The legend of the MOASS is even more exciting because it represents a scenario where a stock has 1)gone up significantly 2) been heavily shorter for a long period of time
Daniel@billionswithad·Jan 21
3)there is a significantly reduced number or shares available in the float or none at all 4)the stock has incredible upward and bullish momentum 5) something fundamentally has changed in how the general market perceives the company’s valuation…

Twitter
Greg
@2kCata
Replying to @Marcs_thoughts
The #moass. Mother of all Short Squeezes
7:50 PM · Jan 22, 2021·Twitter for Android

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