Short sellers remain calm despite bans – Financial Times

Short sellers and securities lenders have remained calm in spite of controversial short selling bans for bank stocks introduced in Europe this month.

Securities lending data show that the amount of stock on loan – used as a proxy for tracking the scale of short positions – has dropped just 0.1 per cent on average since immediately before the 15-day prohibitions on shorting bank stocks were announced by France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

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