Many countries, particularly all EU members, have introduced public notification requirements for investors who hold net short positions in certain financial instruments. This page is attempting to aggregate these public disclosures into a usable format for users of our site.
Currently only the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Japan are on WhaleWisdom. If there is enough interest, then additional countries will be brought in, providing that the country has publicly disclosed short position data available for consumption.
A "short" position refers to a position in relevant shares that a person has as a result of selling the shares at or through the Stock Exchange
In the European Union, short-sellers must notify the market when a net short position reaches 0.5% of the issued share capital of the company concerned and again at each 0.1% increment after that.
Why no US Reporting? The Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 required the SEC to conduct a study on real-time disclosure of shorting. The study was released in 2014 with recommendations that the costs of real-time short position reporting to the public were not worth the benefits. Instead, only daily aggregate data on short sales is reported to FINRA. This includes all securities - including NASDAQ, NYSE, NYSE MKT, NYSE Arca and OTC equity securities. However there is no breakdown of the individual fund managers making up the aggregate short positions.
Warning: The information on this page is based on data sourced from agency reported positions. The information on this website is provided for information only. The information that appears on this page may not be current and should not be relied upon for any reason without first independently verifying the data. Data calculated on this page is still being tested and experimented with. If you find any discrepencies or have any suggestions for further refinement please let us know
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