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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
         Graciela Chichilnisky
      2. Goldman Sachs’s Short-Sale Swap Shop
         Edward Pekarek and Christopher Lufrano
      3. Off-Shore Short Sales after Morrison: Will the SEC be Emboldened or Constrained?
         Ed Pekarek and Soufiane Cherkaoui
      4. Regulating Short Sales in the U.S. in the 21st Century

         Houman B. Shadab
      5. The Evolution of Short Selling Regulations and Trading Practices in the US
         Chinmay Jain, Pankaj K. Jain and Thomas H. McInish
      6. Financing Techniques for Short Sellers
         Stuart McCrary

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

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

      22. Sourcing Securities for Short Sales: The Proper Legal Characterisation of Securities Loans in Australia
         Paul U. Ali

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

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

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


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