98 days ago • Posted by Martin Boujol

Aggregate short interest is quite low, relative to history

This chart from Goldman Sachs shows why this sudden fixation on short selling is quite strange. Stocks are not only at an all-time high - which is unusual when people get mad about shorting -, but there is not even much shorting being done, with only 1.6% of the S&P 500 market cap being shorted. 

Source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research, FactSet

Aggregate short interest is quite low, relative to history
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