Markets Insider: Short selling is becoming less common – but the investors involved are making a fortune, new data shows

  • The practice of short selling is on the decline, as the bull market created a difficult environment for investors betting against stocks
  • So far in 2021, there were only 113 short campaigns, down 33% from the average in the preceding five years and less than half of 2016’s tally of 237.
  • But for those that continue to lead activist short campaigns, the returns have been impressive.

Shares targeted by activist short campaigns are down 25% on average for the first three quarters of 2021, according to data from Breakout Point.

“For their standards, that’s very, very good,” Breakout Point founder Ivan Cosovic said.

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