For short sellers, a record stock market is troublesome

Jul 21, 2017
Stocks have posted steady gains, which means traders betting against them aren’t happy.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Bill Ackman's billion-dollar bet against Herbalife

Mar 16, 2017
'Betting on Zero' documents the not-so-simple story of Ackman's attempts to short the nutrition company's stock.
The documentary film “Betting on Zero” chronicles investor Bill Ackman’s billion-dollar bet against the nutrition and weight management company Herbalife.
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Some banks offer extra incentive to short sell homes

Feb 8, 2012
Bloomberg News reports a case of a J.P. Morgan Chase letter to a homeowner that said "you could sell your home, owe nothing more on the mortgage, and get $30,000."

The short end of the stick

Aug 12, 2011
The volatility in global markets has claimed is usual victim: the short seller....