Is there a way to know if a lot of people are short selling a stock?
Six days ago, I asked if there was ever a better time to short sell stocks: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20191...
Now I'm wondering if there are a lot of people currently short selling stocks. If so, what stocks are being the most heavily short sold right now?
- Anonymous7 months ago
Shorting is not investing. It is speculating. If you guess wrong, ALL of your money is gone. If you invest in Walmart instead, you will still have your money until Walmart is banned in the USA.
- tiescoreLv 67 months ago
Short Interest (% of float 10/31/19) 9.12 Its right in the Stock Summary on your brokerage account, the above is for Bristol Myers Squibb.
- 8 months ago
Why are there so many stock questions lately? Also: shrek’s anus
- ?Lv 78 months ago
Sometimes if the volume peaks when the price is dropping.
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- curtisports2Lv 78 months ago
There's no way to know what percentage of stock sales is from people using the 'shorting' strategy.
- zman492Lv 78 months ago
Short sales positions are reported twice a month to federal financial regulatory agencies.
Most sites that supply financial information on stocks supply data on short sales.
For example, looking at Boston Scientific (BSX) on Yahoo Finance today I see
Shares Short (Oct 30, 2019) 4 14.9M
Short Ratio (Oct 30, 2019) 4 1.59
Short % of Float (Oct 30, 2019) 4 1.21%
Short % of Shares Outstanding (Oct 30, 2019) 4 1.07%
Shares Short (prior month Sep 29, 2019) 4 14.36M
There are plenty of free stock screeners on the web. I do not which ones allow you to use information on short positions as a filter, but I am confident that some of them do.