End Of Quarter Trick That Tells Us To Short Tesla Motors Inc
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is quickly approaching $200 per share. There is one key reason to short this stock and it has nothing to do with technical or fundamental reasons. Simply put, into the end of this quarter (ending today), millions of shares are being bought in Tesla for window dressing. Simply put, window dressing is one of the biggest tricks perpetrated by fund managers around the world. Essentially, fund managers want to show their clients (all the average investors who have invested with them) that they owned the top performing names for the quarter. One of the best performers has been Tesla Motors. Therefore, they buy the stock into the end of the quarter. This creates an artificial bid on the stock and it moves higher. Investors see it on their statement and rejoice, not knowing it was bought at the very end of the quarter at all time highs. Once the new quarter starts, these fund managers can dump it or cease to buy it. Is this legal? Yes. Is it ethical? No. As a swing trader, we can use this to our advantage. I will look to short Tesla Motors on a break of $200 a share. This will be a near term short trade that should give profits within a week or two. I expect approximately a 10% pull back, possibly more.