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Charts of several stocks with recent spikes in borrowing cost


The stocks below were on the list of "biggest changes", but I thought these charts showed interesting movements, specifically how quickly the cost-to-borrow increased.  An increase in cost-to-borrow indicates that short sellers are asking their prime brokers to short an ever-greater number of shares and/or the supply of shares is becoming constrained.  If long holders recall their loaned shares either because they want to squeeze the shorts or they want to sell their positions, it would put even greater pressure on borrowing costs and worst case scenario for shorts sellers is that they might have to buy in to close out their positions.
 

SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC      



PURE BIOSCIENCE INC        



CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC



AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC 



CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC  



LUCAS ENERGY INC           



CHINA FIRE & SEC GROUP INC 




LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC