Short Selling Without Going on the Attack

Not all short-sellers are looking to make a big splash when they come up with a new short thesis. Brad Safalow, CEO of PAA Research, has been able to generate consistent short alpha for over a decade all while keeping his research behind a paywall.

Short Selling is Essential to Corporate Bond Markets

Short sellers are often painted with a broad brush as trying to profit from the demise of corporations, but a huge percentage of short interest is actually coming from hedgers who are combining short equity positions with long positions in other parts of the capital structure.

Short Selling Beyond Traditional Frauds

Short sellers often go after the worst of the worst, looking for companies and management teams with serious and potentially even criminal issues. This is leaving a massive opportunity set of poorly run but not fraudulent companies untouched by activist short-sellers.