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Hedge fund shorts on UK equities jump 25% in 2020 - reports;

Hedge fund shorts on UK equities jump 25% in 2020 - reports

June 17, 2020
Several high-profile hedge fund managers including Odey, Citadel, Lansdowne Partners, Marshall Wace and Millennium have added net short positions in FTSE 100 stocks to their portfolios during the first five months of 2020, according to a report by the Financial Times (FT), with short positions in UK firms having reached 1,569 among hedge funds during the first five months of the year.

Hedge Funds Raise Short Bets Against UK Companies;

Hedge Funds Raise Short Bets Against UK Companies

June 16, 2020
Bets by hedge funds that UK company share prices would decline jumped by a quarter in the first five months of this year, as the market turmoil unleashed by coronavirus provided opportunities for speculators to wager that the pandemic would trigger a sell-off.

Short selling in UK companies surges by 25 per cent year-on-year, as high-profile hedge funds pile in;

Short selling in UK companies surges by 25 per cent year-on-year, as high-profile hedge funds pile in

June 16, 2020
The amount of short bets against UK stocks during the first five months of 2020 has surged 25 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the increase triggered by huge surges in market volatility, according to industry analysis by GraniteShares.

Hedge Funds raise short bets against U.K. companies;

Hedge Funds raise short bets against U.K. companies

June 16, 2020

Short selling of UK stocks rises 25%;

Short selling of UK stocks rises 25%

June 16, 2020
The number of net short positions reported to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority from the start of the year through to May 25 was up by a quarter compared to the same period in 2019, research by ETF provider GraniteShares shows.

Hedge fund bets against UK stocks surge 25% in 2020;

Hedge fund bets against UK stocks surge 25% in 2020

June 15, 2020
Hedge funds are spreading their short bets across a larger number of troubled companies, according to the analysis firm that compiled the figures

WALL STREET IS PREPPING FOR FRESH WAVES OF MARKET VOLATILITY;

WALL STREET IS PREPPING FOR FRESH WAVES OF MARKET VOLATILITY

June 15, 2020
The number of “short positions” taken by hedge funds against U.K. stocks has surged by 25% in the first five months of the year, as prominent U.K.-listed companies continue to be targeted in the aftermath of market turbulence generated by COVID-19.

Hedge funds are betting against U.K. stocks — here’s why;

Hedge funds are betting against U.K. stocks — here’s why

June 15, 2020
The number of “short positions” taken by hedge funds against U.K. stocks has surged by 25% in the first five months of the year, as prominent U.K.-listed companies continue to be targeted in the aftermath of market turbulence generated by COVID-19.

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