Here are the five largest cannabis short positions
following Wednesday's volatile session:
(https://www.ccn.com/unsual-cryptocurrency-market-behavior-before-big-crypto-drop/) CCN stated regarding the massive short position
: "Top analysts have been questioning why someone would take a $74,000,000 short position
This partially reversed an increase the previous week of 57mn barrels, according to an analysis of position data published by regulators and exchanges which showed that money managers cut their short positions
in WTI by the equivalent of 25mn barrels and in Brent by 11mn barrels.
was censured and fined for inaccurate short position
reporting, while RBC Capital Markets faced disciplinary actions over conditioning an arbitration settlement on the customers' not fighting the firm's efforts to seek expungement.
Hedge fund managers seem to have reacted to the prospect of a short-covering rally after short positions
reached exceptionally high levels.
Market-neutral fund managers aim to make more from their long positions than they lose in their short positions
when the overall market rises, and to make bigger profits from their shorts than losses from longs when the market drops.
The latest Commitment of Traders Report (COTR) shows a reduction of long positions, accompanied by a significantly larger increase in fresh short positions
(end of business 19 February).
-ainformation on significant net short positions
shall be disclosed on a central web site
Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows currency speculators slightly trimmed their net short positions
in the yen in the week ended April 3 to 65,108 contracts.
The research also found that 69% of respondents were concerned that short squeezes would intensify if the measures were implemented, meaning that if some participants know of others' short positions
, they will be more likely to acquire a stock knowing that covering of the short position
will need to take place and thus further raise the stock price, which potentially facilitates a squeeze on liquidity.
In its defence, the bank said that even though it regularly took short positions
in CDOs and other synthetic instruments that it had designed, it did not know that the instruments were soon to lose value.