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Short Interest

Sep 30 2021

Where's The "Meme" Reversion?

  • Sep 30, 2021

The recent bout of market turbulence has taken a little shine off of the two most famous meme stocks. Still, the elevated levels at which both AMC and GameStop trade can be described as nothing short of spectacular.

Apr 08 2021

Putting More And More On Margin

  • Apr 8, 2021

In one year, the bull market has persuaded investors to do something they were reluctant to do near the end of an almost eleven-year bull: Lever Up. Year-over-year growth in Margin Debt reached 49% in February and should catapult far above the “conventional” 50% danger threshold with March’s results.

Mar 05 2021

Short Performance And Short Interest Both Revert

  • Mar 5, 2021

The Reddit-driven January performance of heavily-shorted stocks reversed in February, but not nearly enough to reverse all the previous gains.

Oct 07 2015

Short Interest Is A Valuable Tool

  • Oct 7, 2015

The Short Interest Ratio performs well as a factor; on both the long and short sides.

Jun 06 2014

Sector Short Interest Ratios Reviewed

  • Jun 6, 2014

We look at Short Interest Ratios within the S&P 1500 sectors for clues on future market prospects. The Materials sector is one where it has paid to monitor what short sellers are doing (or not doing).

May 07 2014

EM Sentiment Readings Reach Extremes

  • May 7, 2014

A few measures are suggesting that investor sentiment towards EM has reached a low ebb.

Apr 08 2014

A Milestone You Might Have Missed

  • Apr 8, 2014

The fifth anniversary of the bull market was met with fanfare, but the launch of the Large Cap leadership cycle in April 2011 is receiving no attention whatsoever.

Mar 07 2014

Technology’s Prospects For Long Term Leadership Looking Good

  • Mar 7, 2014

Nine Technology groups are in the top quintile of our group model, and the sector has strengthened on a relative basis after twice “testing” a trendline that dates back to the early 2000’s tech wreck. There’s reason to believe the new uptrend has longer-term legs.

May 06 2008

Short Selling: From Un-American To All-American

  • May 6, 2008

It doesn’t seem too long ago when short sellers were vilified for bringing down viable public companies, and the appropriate punishment for short selling was deemed to be a public caning.

Aug 05 2007

No "Heads Up" From Short Interest....

  • Aug 5, 2007

The Leuthold Group maintains three short interest models. All three issued timely BUY signals on the market near the summer 2006 lows, but none of these three models provided any hint of the market weakness that recently unfolded in July and August. 

Feb 05 2007

A Long-Term Look At Short Interest

  • Feb 5, 2007

To supplement our traditional short interest models, we have developed a long-term, normalized measure of short interest that is intended to “self-adapt” to the institutional changes unfolding in short selling.

Dec 05 2006

Some Erosion - But Not A Collapse - In The Wall Of Worry

  • Dec 5, 2006

The surprising restraint in investor enthusiasm has been a key pillar behind our bullish case for the stock market.

Nov 05 2006

Sentiment Still Supportive

  • Nov 5, 2006

Sentiment measures still show pessimism among investors. Doug Ramsey looks at the current sentiment gauges for the market and also examines the current sentiment readings for 24 broad industries groups.

Oct 04 2006

View From The North Country

  • Oct 4, 2006

Despite the stronger stock market, there continues to be a healthy degree of bearish sentiment prevalent in today’s market.

Oct 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Oct 5, 2003

Ratios decline as volumes increase.

Sep 03 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Sep 3, 2003

New NASDAQ buy signal as volume declines. NYSE short interest ratio increases again as volume and short interest both decline.

Aug 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Aug 5, 2003

Both the NYSE and NASDAQ short interest ratios saw increases in July.

Jul 04 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Jul 4, 2003

While the NASDAQ short interest ratio continued to decline, the NYSE ratio increased in June.

Jun 04 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Jun 4, 2003

Both indicators drop to neutral in May.

May 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • May 5, 2003

Both the NASDAQ and NYSE short interest ratios increased in April.

Apr 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Apr 5, 2003

Both ratios still bullish.

Mar 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Mar 5, 2003

Both ratios reconfirming a buy signal.

Feb 05 2003

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Feb 5, 2003

NASDAQ ratio declines on increased volume. A new style this month gives the NYSE ratio more timely signals.

Jan 05 2003

Short Interest....NASDAQ Hits Record High Ratio, As December Volume Plummets

  • Jan 5, 2003

This month’s ratio increased to 3.54 from 2.72, marking the highest ratio ever recorded.

Dec 04 2002

Short Interest...Still High Despite October And November Performance

  • Dec 4, 2002

While short interest has retreated slightly, it still remains quite high, indicating there may be more upside pressure from short covering.

Nov 05 2002

Short Interest...Short Interest Still High Despite October Performance

  • Nov 5, 2002

Short interest was actually up 1.1%, but a 16% surge in average daily volume accounted for the short interest ratio decline.

Oct 04 2002

Short Interest...Both Ratios In Bullish Territory

  • Oct 4, 2002

This month’s NASDAQ ratio remains in bullish territory after last month’s buy signal.

Sep 04 2002

Short Interest...First NASDAQ Buy Signal In A Year

  • Sep 4, 2002

NASDAQ Short Interest Ratio posts first buy signal in a year as volume declines in August.

Aug 05 2002

Short Interest...Record High Shorts, But Both Ratios Decline With Market Volume Jump

  • Aug 5, 2002

In July, average daily volume surged significantly enough to decrease the short interest ratio, despite record levels of short selling.

Jul 03 2002

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Jul 3, 2002

NASDAQ record high short selling. NYSE moving to new highs.

Jun 05 2002

NASDAQ & NYSE Short Interest

  • Jun 5, 2002

NASDAQ ratio was flat for May while the NYSE's showed a very strong positive.

May 05 2002

NASDAQ Short Interest…..Flat For April

  • May 5, 2002

Even though the NASDAQ is again in decline, a new buy signal is not imminent here.

Apr 03 2002

NASDAQ Short Interest

  • Apr 3, 2002

NASDAQ short interest ratio up in March.

Mar 05 2002

NASDAQ Short Interest Ratio: A Useful Tool

  • Mar 5, 2002

Slight decrease this month, but still riding the August buy signal.

Feb 05 2002

NASDAQ Short Interest Ratio: A Useful Tool

  • Feb 5, 2002

The NASDAQ short interest ratio decreased in January.

Dec 05 2001

NASDAQ Short Interest Ratio: A Useful Tool

  • Dec 5, 2001

We think we have found a “reliable” indicator with a proven track record.