This comprehensive examination of short selling, which is a bet on stocks declining in value, explores the ways that this strategy drives financial markets. Its focus on short selling by region, its consideration of the history and regulations of short selling, and its mixture of industry and academic perspectives clarify the uses of short selling and dispel notions of its destructive implications. With contributions from around the world, this volume sheds new light on the ways short selling uncovers market forces and can yield profitable trades.
- Combines academic and professional research on short selling in all major financial markets
- Emphasizes details about strategies, implementations, regulation, and tax advantages
- Chapters provide summaries for readers who want up-to-date maps of subject landscapes
I. REGULATION IN THE US AND CANADA (7 articles)
II. EUROPEAN MARKETS (7 articles)
III. CHINA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA (8 articles)
IV. EMERGING MARKETS (5 articles)
V. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE (6 articles)
VI. MODELING, EARNINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (6 articles)
Greg N. Gregoriou is Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Economics at State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is co-editor of the Journal of Derviatives and Hedge Funds and edited "Fund of Hedge Funds" (Elsevier, 2006) among others.