As Market Climbs, So Does Short Interest

Short interest on the NYSE rose 4.6% (subscription required) for the monthly period ending last Friday April 13.  That’s on top of a 9.5% rise for the previous monthly period ending Thursday March 15.  That’s an overall rise in short interest of 14.5% from Friday February 16 through Friday April 13 – a 9 week period that includes the Feb 27 sell-off and the recent complete recovery from it.

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