Beware When Shorting Stocks

With U.S. stocks up around 25% so far this year, it would appear to be have been a tough year for short sellers. But a breakdown of the most shorted large-cap stocks indicates Wall Street’s nabobs of negativity have enjoyed a somewhat more upbeat story.

In a Tuesday note, analysts at Bespoke Investment Group observed that Russell 1000 RUI, +0.24% stocks with more than 20% of their float sold short have seen total returns of 14.81% so far in 2019. That’s a solid gain, though it lags the returns of more than 25% posted by large-cap indexes, including the S&P 500 SPX, +0.22% , over the same time. That means shorts “have done OK on a relative basis,” the analysts wrote.

--

--

--

ProfitableInvestingTips.com is an informational website for men and women who want to discover trading & investing products and strategies and how to use them.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

5 Legit Ways To Make Passive Income

Shopify Valuation

Investment Dividends

The Most Essential Skill For A Master Trader.

Is interest from a private mortgage deductible?

Best Investments on a Budget

What is a good way to raise your credit score?

How to Invest in Yourself

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Profitable Investing Tips

Profitable Investing Tips

ProfitableInvestingTips.com is an informational website for men and women who want to discover trading & investing products and strategies and how to use them.

More from Medium

2020_06_05 — “Uncertainty: A Wide Range of Perspectives”

How families can invest ethically

$LOGI Stock: A look at how the LOGI stock price is affected by the price of Raw Materials

Over Here At Bear Mountain