S&P Global Market Intelligence released its long/short report for November, showing that over the past month, short interest decreased across global and Asia-Pacific (APAC) equities whilst increasing across US and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) equity markets.
- Across global equities, the largest increases in short interest were seen across the Transport (+5bps) and Pharmaceutical (+1bps) sectors over the month.
- Across North American equities, short interest increased by 3bps over the month. The largest increase was seen across the Household and Personal Products sector.
- Short interest across APAC equities decreased to 62bps during the month. Short interest increased across the Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment (+8bps) and the Consumer Durables (+6bps) sectors.
- Across EMEA, short interest remained muted. The most shorted sector continued to be Real Estate and Property Management.
- Across fixed income assets, government bond utilization increased by 48bps month-on-month and corporate bond utilization increased by 17bps (value of implied short positions vs value of institutional longs).