The Most Heavily Shorted Stocks

Bespoke Invest blog has the list of stocks in the S&P 500 with at least 25% of their shares sold short. Interestingly, in a ‘flattish’ market for 2011, these named have declined on average by a quarter of their value. Only 5 are positive for the year. Of course, that is not to infer investors made all those gains – many people (hand raised) like to jump on weak stocks. Usually a body in motion, remains in motion.

Speaking of bears, Bespoke also reports that the AAII bear reading is at the lowest levels since January. Remarkable considering the events in Europe – I guess moral hazard is now built in every fiber of our souls. “They’ll come to the rescue – they always do”

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Mark Hanna is President and Owner of Hanna Capital, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. Mark has been a follower of markets since the late 80s, with a focus on individual equities since the mid 90s. He has been a well known commentator in the financial blogosphere for the past 5 years, following a career in corpoporate finance and accounting. Mark attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Economics.

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