Karen Weise: Identifying Suspicious Short Selling, But Not Who’s Behind the Trades
by Karen Weise
ProPublica, Today, 11:22 a.m.
Last weekend, The Wall Street Journal highlighted new academic research showing that investors may be trading on insider information after companies approach hedge funds for loans.
Researchers found that on average, in the five days before companies announce a loan from a hedge fund, the volume of short sales increases by 75 percent as compared with the 60 days before a deal is announced. There was no comparable uptick in betting against companies that borrowed money from commercial banks instead.
read it all at: http://www.propublica.org/article/identifying-suspicious-short-selling-but-not-whos-behind-the-trades