Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Measuring Short Interest in a Company's Shares

Let's say you need to know the short selling interest in a stock. Short selling means that you sell borrowed shares at today's prices before you have to pay for them. Which means you can make money in a declining market.

The easiest way to do this is to check the NASDAQ (EVEN FOR STOCKS THAT ARE NYSE-LISTED) website.

In NASDAQ, put in the name of your company, and then look at the left hand side of the screen. You should see short interest listed there.

If you are interested in long and short interest in commodities, check out the official Commitment of Traders link here.

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