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Top Nasdaq Short-Squeeze Plays

These heavily shorted stocks could surge higher on any positive catalyst.

When Citigroup (C) - Get Citigroup Inc. Report jumped up 2% on April 14, Karen Finerman reported on "Fast Money" that the stock's move was a "fake winner" caused by a "gigantic short squeeze."

A short squeeze occurs when short-sellers quickly buy in shares of the stock in order to cover their bearish positions, driving the price of stocks up sharply. The ratio for measuring short-squeeze opportunities is the short ratio, which is the number of days it would take the short sellers to cover their position based on recent average daily volume.

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top Nasdaq short-squeeze plays

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