The Most Shorted Stocks on the FTSE

The GameStop furore has brought short-selling to the fore again, and there are signs that some of Britain's most shorted stocks have seen strong buying interest as a result

James Gard 1 February, 2021 | 10:52AM
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The audacious move by members of an online messageboard to ramp up certain US stocks and play professional money managers at their own game has once again brought short selling into the limelight.

In this case, those day traders driving up the like of electronics retailer GameStop (GME) effected a short squeeze, a move usually associated with hedge funds (my colleague Karen Wallace explains how they managed to this).

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