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Shorting The Market: Short selling strategies are booming for traders,but a stigma persists.

Traders Magazine, December 2002

Nina Mehta

It's a great time for bears and the favorite strategy of those who think the sky is falling. That strategy, of course, is short selling, which is achieving near record popularity as investors look for ways to escape a brutal S&P 500. That has been dropping at an annual rate of 20 percent. So it should come as no surprise that shares shorted on the Big Board and the Nasdaq have been at near record numbers.

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