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Handbook of Short Selling

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.


  • Primary: Academics worldwide working in subjects connected with trading, risk management, financial modeling, financial regulation, and financial economics in general.
  • Secondary: Professionals working in trading, risk management, financial modeling, financial regulation, and financial economics.
  • Hardbound,

    Published: September 2011

    Imprint: Academic Press

    ISBN: 978-0-12-387724-6


    • "The global financial crisis triggered a debate about pros and cons of trading practices such as short selling and required policy responses. This is precisely the theme of this work. It has been well chosen and exhaustively analyzed, making this book a mandatory reading for anybody with an interest or responsibilities in the microstructure of financial markets."

      --Marco Rossi, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund


      "This book is a very timely and extremely useful guide to the subtle and often difficult issues involved in short selling - a subject that is more relevant than ever since the financial crisis. It is written by many experts and covers by its manyfold chapters all aspects of short selling from different international points of view. It will surely lead to many new insights."

      --Carsten S. Wehn, Head of Risk Modelling, DekaBank, Germany


      "Short selling so far has been an investment technique that was wildly misunderstood by politicians, academics and practitioners alike. This book with 39 chapters written by leading academics and practitioners represents the ultimate resource for everyone who wants to really understand the concept. The Handbook of Short Selling covers regulation and best practices in various countries, the effect of short-selling bans throughout the financial crisis, as well as the diversification benefits of the addition of short sellers to a traditional investment portfolio."

      --Dieter Kaiser, Director of Investment Management, Feri Institutional Advisors GmbH

      "Many people are discussing the role and the effects of short selling in the (current) financial crisis, but these experts contributing to the 'Handbook of Short Selling' really know what they are talking about. The Handbook is a must read for every participant in the capital markets."

      --Christian Hoppe, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main


       "Short-selling is a prevalent feature of modern financial markets which has become hotly and controversially debated. The 'Handbook of Short-Selling' couldn’t be more timely. It provides an accessible and comprehensive treatment of the subject. It is a valuable reference for anyone interested in understanding the role of short-selling in the financial crisis of 2007-2009."

      --José Manuel González-Páramo, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank


      1. Short Sales and Financial Innovation: How to take the Good while Avoiding Widespread Default
      nbsp;nbsp; Graciela Chichilnisky
      2. Goldman Sachs’s Short-Sale Swap Shop
      nbsp;nbsp; Edward Pekarek and Christopher Lufrano
      3. Off-Shore Short Sales after Morrison: Will the SEC be Emboldened or Constrained?
      nbsp;nbsp; Ed Pekarek and Soufiane Cherkaoui
      4. Regulating Short Sales in the U.S. in the 21st Century
      nbsp;nbsp; Houman B. Shadab
      5. The Evolution of Short Selling Regulations and Trading Practices in the US
      nbsp;nbsp; Chinmay Jain, Pankaj K. Jain and Thomas H. McInish
      6.nbsp;Financing Techniques for Short Sellers
      nbsp;nbsp; Stuart McCrary

      8. Are Restrictions on Short Selling Good? A Look on European Markets
      nbsp;nbsp; Mohamed El Hedi Arouri, Fredj Jawadi, Duc Khuong Nguyen
      Short Selling and Clearing Settlement in Europe: Relations and Implications
      nbsp;nbsp; Daniela Russo and Simonetta Rosati
      10. The 2008 Emergency Regulation of Short Selling in the US, UK and Australia
      nbsp;nbsp; Kym Sheehan
      11. Reflections on Short Selling Regulations in Western and Eastern Europe
      nbsp;nbsp; Jeannine Daniel and François-Serge Lhabitant
      12.Regulating Short Selling: The European Framework(s) and the Regulatory Arbitrages
      nbsp;nbsp; Giampaolo Gabbi and Paola Giovinazzo
      Do Option Prices Reveal Short-Sale Restrictions Impact on Banks’ Stock Prices? The German Case
      nbsp;nbsp; Stefano Corradin, Marco Lo Duca, and Cristina Sommacampagna
      14. Short Selling in France During the Crisis: The Bans and What has Changed Since the Euro
      nbsp;nbsp; CorrectionEmmanuel Fragnière and Iliya Markov

      15.The Chinese Real Estate Bubble: Is it an Opportunity for Short-Selling?
      nbsp;nbsp; Peter Treadway and Michael C S Wong
      Introduction of Margin Trading and Short Selling in China’s Securities Market: The Case of the Disordered Warrant Prices
      nbsp;nbsp; Wei Fan, Qingbin Meng, Liu Yang, Lingqing Xing and Sihai Fang
      The Impact of Short Selling on China Stock Prices
      nbsp;nbsp; Michael C. S. Wong and Kaiguo Zhou
      18. Short Selling the Real Estate Bubble in China
      nbsp;nbsp; Kaiguo Zhou
      19. Impact of Macro Indicators on Short Selling: Evidence from Tokyo Stock Exchange
      nbsp;nbsp; M. Nihat Solakoglu and Mehmet Orhannbsp;
      20. The New Regulatory Development for Short Selling in Asia
      nbsp;nbsp; Jeannine Daniel and François-Serge Lhabitant
      Short Selling in Australia: The Current State of Play in Practice and in Regulation
      nbsp;nbsp; John Simpson, Peter Mayall and Mathew Ratty
      Sourcing Securities for Short Sales: The Proper Legal Characterisation of Securities Loans in Australia
      nbsp;nbsp; Paul U. Alinbsp;

      23. Short-Selling in Emerging Markets: A Comparison of Market Performances during the Global Financial Crisis
      nbsp;nbsp; Mario A. Maggi
      A Review of Short Selling in Emerging Markets: Latin America and Eastern Europe
      nbsp;nbsp; Miguel Díaz-Martínez and Emmanuel Fragniere
      Short Sales: Ambrosia or Kryptonite for Emerging Markets?
      nbsp;nbsp; Ed Pekarek and Maryam M. Meseha
      Short Selling Consistency in South Africa
      nbsp;nbsp; Dave E. Allen, Robert J. Powell and Abhay Kumar Singh
      Short Selling in Russia: Evidence from Medium and Long-Term Portfolio Strategies
      nbsp;nbsp; Dean Fantazzini, Alexander Kudrov, Andrew Zlotnik and Elena Dukhovnaya
      Performance Persistence of Short Sellers
      nbsp;nbsp; Meredith A. Jones
      An Empirical Analysis of Short Biased Hedge Funds’ Risk-Adjusted Performance: A Panel Approach
      nbsp;nbsp; Greg N. Gregoriou and Razvan Pascalau

      30. Short Selling by Portfolio Managers: Performance and Risk Effects across Investment Styles
      nbsp;nbsp; Russell B. Gregory-Allen and David M. Smith
      Short Selling in an Asset Allocation Framework--the Search for Alpha
      nbsp;nbsp; Nils S. Tuchschmid, Erik Wallerstein and Sassan Zaker
      Machine Learning and Short Positions in Stock Trading Strategies
      nbsp;nbsp; David E. Allen, Robert Powell and Abhay Kumar Singh
      Short-Selling Stock Indices on Signals from Implied Volatility Index Changes: Evidence from Quantile Regression Based Techniques
      nbsp;nbsp; David E. Allen, A Kramadibrata, R. Powell and A K. Singh

      34. Short-Selling and the Equity Premium Puzzle
      nbsp;nbsp; Jorgen-Vitting Andersen
      Affine Term Structure Models and Short-Selling: The Liberal Case against Prohibitions
      nbsp; Vicente Jakas
      36. Short Sale Constraints in the Equity Market and the Term Structure of Interest Rates
      nbsp;nbsp; Abraham Lioui
      Short-Selling Assessment Where Consumer Prices Involve both Currency Trades and Weather Shocks
      nbsp;nbsp; Jack Penm and R. Deane Terrell
      Aggregate Short Selling during Earnings Seasons
      nbsp;nbsp; Paul Brockman, Andrew Lynch and Andrei Nikiforov
      The Information Content of Short-Selling before Macroeconomic Announcements
      nbsp;nbsp; Paul Brockman and (Grace) Qing Hao


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