S&P 500 Stocks with Most Short Interest

We are now “up” to 4 stocks in the S&P 500 red on the day – still remarkable.  In the twitter-verse someone posted that only once since 1997 has there been a day where 498 out of 500 stocks finished green – that was also this year, August 11th.  I doubt it’s a coincidence as the market becomes more EFT+HFT dominated we are seeing this ‘everything together’ action.  Personally I don’t like it but as Rumsfield says, you go to war with the market you have, not the market you might want or wish to have at a later time.

Speaking of, below is a list via CNBC of the most heavily shorted S&P 500 stocks – up until today, a very good list indeed. ;)  Keeping in the theme that everything must go in the same direction, each one is a winner for the shorts – although of course they vary by degree.

Data source: CNBC Analytics and Capital IQ

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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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