“Over the past several months, much Foolish ink has been spilled over why Apple has had such a monstrous pullback from its all-time highs set on the same day that the iPhone 5 launched,” Evan Niu writes for The Motley Fool. “Inevitably the sell-off is tied to everything from perceived iPhone 5 shortages (which are now effectively gone), possible capital gains tax increases, increased competition, and many more.”

“Here’s another culprit to add to the list: the shorts are piling on,” Niu writes. “Investors should keep something else in mind, though: those shorts are about to get squeezed out when Apple reports its monster fiscal first quarter in January.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]