Short ratio

Short ratio

Number of shares of a security that investors have sold short divided by average daily volume of the security (measured over 30 days or 90 days). There are various interpretations of this ratio. When people short, it is usually (but not always) because they are pessimistic about the security's future performance. Shorting involves buying at at some point however. Hence, some would interpret a high short ratio as an indicator that there will be some buying pressure on the security that would increase its price.

Short Ratio

In technical analysis, a ratio of short sales made by investors to the total trading volume on a given trading day. Investors often sell short when they expect security prices to fall. Thus, a high short ratio is considered a bearish signal, while a low ratio is thought to be bullish.
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The bike is a 649cc, DOHC inline, four-cylinder engine and a new 6-speed short ratio gearbox.
The first gear is quite short ratio and you quickly have to move into a longer second gear, upwards to third and then into fourth but fifth really is only for cruising along motorways.
Diether, Lee, and Werner suggest the short ratio measure is much less skewed than the other measures of short-selling activity.
One week after the announcement of privatisation, the short ratio of Wanda Commercial moved between 4-8%.
The information minister said that Amin Fahim's concerns are baseless as Shaikh Rasheed and Ijaz ul Haq are also uninvited on having short ratio in the assembly.
where [ASHRAT.sub.i,j,d,m] is the abnormal short ratio computed during a reversal of m x [[sigma].sub.i] magnitude in stock i during a five-minute periodj on day d and where [MSHRAT1.sub.i,m] and [MSHRAT2.sub.i,m] are the benchmark five-minute averages computed on days with negative and positive price changes of m x [[sigma].sub.i] magnitudes that are not followed by same day reversals.
Whichever engine you opt for it will have a short ratio five-speed manual gearbox and mine had a great sounding, distinctly throaty exhaust, all of which put a bit of fun back into driving and a smile on the face of the person behind the wheel.
And while its power peaks at 6, 500rpm there's a decent spread of torque lower down the rev range and short ratio five-speed gearbox.
And while its power peaks at 6,500rpm there's a decent spread of torque lower down the rev range and short ratio five-speed gearbox.
Inside, the cabin is nicely dressed, too, with aluminium pedals and gearknob, leather-rimmed steering wheel, supportive bolstered sports seats and carbon fibre-look instrument surrounds.The engine revs easily to a heady 7200rpm and with close, short ratio gears you can nip up and down the gearbox faster than petrol prices change.
The electric drive is paired with a two-speed synchro-shift Steptronic transmission, and the engine is mated with a six-speed Steptronic gearbox, which is fast, smooth and with short ratios, responsive.
The other big plus factor on the SQ5 is the well-proven VAG made eight-speed tiptronic transmission where the lower gears have ideal short ratios leaving the upper gears longer to help save on fuel.
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