I always thought it was an ongoing joke...
Quick background: My mom died when I (16f) was 8 and my dad remarried when I was 13. His wife has a son who is two years younger than me. The transition was not smooth. We moved in together after they got married and the house they bought together was supposed to be home for everyone. But I wasn't allowed to have a photo of my mom in the living room with the other photos of family. It was said it would be disrespectful. I said I thought they told us to make it feel like home and they told me to find another way. I said well it won't feel like home without a photo of my mom up in the living space. They shrugged it off. It was a sore point between us and something I still feel was unfair to me when technically, her family are all strangers to me but they got photos up.
So my dad and his wife built converted the old play room in our house to a study room for me and her son to use for homework and it has been used lately for remote school. We were allowed to decorate and put whatever photos in our own space. He got the photos he wanted but I was told to take down the family photo of when my mom was alive. This was a year ago. My dad's wife said it was hard for her to see photos of my mom. I told her it was hard for me to see photos of her in the house but I coped. When both her and my dad said the final answer was no I just stopped using the room. My dad told me to not make it such a big deal. I said her son could put up photos of his dead grandpa but I couldn't put up one of my dead mom and it wasn't fair. That my mom should be allowed into my spaces. My dad said this needs to be home for everyone and I said at the time it wasn't home for me.
It bothers them now that we're doing school remotely the whole time that I won't use it. I use my bedroom. They said they turned it into a space for school for us and I should appreciate the effort enough to use it. I told them to let me have a photo of my mom in there and I would but no was still the answer.
My dad said I am being very unfair and childish about it. He also told me I'm the one making it not feel like home. I said they're the ones who refused to let me have a photo on my desk in the study space too. I pointed out since it's not his wife's space it should be fine but they have such a big problem with it.
This post will describe the behaviour of an infinite short squeeze using Blue Appron as a case study. On March 16, 2020. Blue Appron stock priced moved from 2.30 to 28.00 in ONE DAY. That's an 1100% gain in one day with the stock price. Options moved over 100000% that day. The reason was an infinite short squeeze similar to the one that is happening with GME.
During that period Blue Apron's short interest was 50%. Blue Apron was running out of cash and shorts piled on. Then the pandemic happened an people started ordering meal kits en mass, infusing Blue Apron with large inflows of cash. Fearing, meal kits had become a secular trend like ride sharing, shorts started to cover. But they soon discovered shares were limited. So the infinite squeeze happened. They had to cover at any price to balance their books when Market makers started to sell off their other positions.
Currently GME Short Interest is rumored to be above 100% . Thus the environment is similar to the Blue Appron infinite short squeeze. Namely, there are no shares for GME shorts to cover, once the infinite squeeze occurs and MM forces them to balance their books.
Moreover, the squeeze hasn't happened yet, given that the Short Interest hasn't moved lower. In fact, it has been rumored short interest has increased as shorts make a last ditch effort to scare off the bulls. But the markets is aware how the conditions are there for an infinite short squeeze.
The behaviour of an infinite short squeeze (ISS) are violent. In financial history, the two widely cited cases are the VW infinite squeeze of '08 and the Blue Appron one of '20. As you can see, infinite short squeezes have been rare because most rational agents would never get themselves into a situation which would lead to an ISS.
When shares can't be covered and stock price increases, shorts are forced to cover by Market Makers. But because of the huge supply/demand imbalance, shorts have to cover at prices that would seem irrational on a cursory glance but are rational based on the supply/demand equilibrium of available shares. Consequently, it is normal to see 1000% increases in one day. And 100000% gains in 0dte options.
As more market player realize the infinite short squeeze is inevitable, the tripping point of the squeeze collapses from months to days to hours. *The only way shorts can al... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me (37f), boyfriend (42m), his daughter (13f). We've been dating for 4.5 years.
I live a 20 minute car ride away. His daughter is studying for a big text this week and tends to get antsy. My boyfriend is helping her. I went over on Friday and Saturday to cook dinner, and basically sit there reading while they are studying. My boyfriend says my presence is calming to them. Cool.
Yesterday I stayed at home doing my own stuff. Today I helped my aunt clean her house and get groceries. When I got home tonight, my boyfriend requested that I come over to just sit there and hang out because his daughter is having trouble focusing etc.
I don't feel like it. I'm tired, and I just don't feel like going back to my car and driving 20 minutes over there to sit there reading while they study. I had every intent of going over tomorrow morning and spending the day -- tonight I want to relax with a bath and a glass of wine.
My boyfriend is very angry with me and thinks I'm being selfish and unfair for not coming over.
I honestly don't buy that I'm this "calming presence" and I personally don't see why they NEED me there while they are both busy.
AITA? Am I being selfish?
tldr: I don't feel like calming everyone down.