Do short positions have to be disclosed?

While investors in the US must disclose long positions in stocks, the same transparency has not been required for short sales.

Are short sellers disclosed?

Public Disclosure/Confidentiality The instructions to Form SHO explicitly provide that the identity of the manager filing Form SHO is confidential. The SEC believes that public disclosure of individual reporting managers may result in retaliation against short sellers and have a chilling effect on short selling.

Do you have to report short selling?

FINRA requires firms to report short interest positions in all customer and proprietary accounts in all equity securities twice a month. All short interest positions must be reported by 6 p.m. Eastern Time on the second business day after the reporting settlement date designated by FINRA.

How do you account for short selling?

Understanding Short Selling Traders must account for any interest charged by the broker or commissions charged on trades. To open a short position, a trader must have a margin account and will usually have to pay interest on the value of the borrowed shares while the position is open.

Does mandatory short selling disclosure lead to investor herding behavior?

Overall, the evidence is most consistent with investor herding behavior for the clustering of short sale disclosure.

What does SSR stand for in stocks?

Short sale restriction
Short sale restriction is a rule that came out in 2010 and it’s also referred as the alternate uptick rule, which means that you can only short a stock on an uptick. This is kind of an unusual thing when you first think about it. It restricts the ability to short a stock as it’s dropping down.

What is SEC doing about short selling?

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rule that would tell investors more about short sales is part of a broad theme of more disclosure. The proposed rule would require certain investment managers to report short-sale-related information to the commission on a monthly basis.

Are short positions disclosed on 13F?

This means that your short options positions like your short equity positions will not be reported on Form 13F or subtracted from a long position in the same issuer. The same is true for warrants. You may report warrants that you hold and that are included on the Official List of Section 13(f) Securities.

Do hedge funds have to disclose short positions?

Under the new proposal, investors would have to report details including: The name of the security. Information about the short position at the end of the month. Daily trading activity that affects the fund’s gross short position for each date of settlement.

How do you find out who shorted a stock?

For general shorting information about a company’s stock, you can usually go to any website with a stock quote service. For more specific short interest info, you would have to go to the stock exchange where the company is listed.

Is short selling only for intraday?

Shorting in the spot market has one restriction – it strictly has to be done on an intraday basis. Meaning you can initiate the short trade anytime during the day, but you will have to buy back the shares (square off) by end of the day before the market closes.

When should net short positions in Italian shares be reported to Consob?

Position holders should report to CONSOB their net short positions in Italian shares using the new 0.1% threshold by hours 15.30 of 1 February 2022, with position dates equal to 31 January 2022 including those cases where net short positions were created before 31 January 2022.

What does the Consob do?

The Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) is the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian financial markets. Its activity is aimed at the protection of the investing public. In this connection, the CONSOB is the competent authority for ensuring transparency and correct behaviour by financial market participants;

How do I submit a net short position to Consob?

To be able to submit a net short position to Consob, you must be registered in our system. You can register here. If you have registered, but you have lost your password, go here. If you hold username and password, you can report to Consob your net short positions here. Please send any query or request for assistance to the following email address:

How can I contact the short selling service?

According to the Regulation, competent Authorities may adopt emergency bans to short selling (even if backed by stock lending) or to net short positions, when some conditions are satisfied. The Regulation introduces an exemption regime for market makers and primary dealers. Any question can be sent to: [email protected]