One of the scans that I do frequently involves looking for stocks that have a high short interest in the float. I use the following scan on Fiviz.com to find these:
The above scan currently yields 30 stocks and ETFs with a short interest over 30% of the float. With this list, you can do several things:
1) play a “short squeeze” if you think the stock has an upcoming positive catalyst.
2) if you think the short position holders have it right then get on board.
3) if you just feel like being long, be sure to use a good stop strategy or own a PUT for downside protection.
The first 20 from the list below: