01.11.2016 - What Are ETFs Signaling About The Market?
U.S. stock indices had a rough time on Friday, with all three major indices falling amid news of a probe of new emails tied to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It is just the latest in what has so far been a dim fourth quarter for the market. Yet there is a puzzling mismatch in sentiment among longs and shorts, with both increasing their positions. The two most widely shorted ETFs are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) with $55.9 billion in shorts and $13.5 billion respectively. According to Ihor Dusaniwsky, head of research at S3 Partners, the combined short interest in the two funds has risen in by almost $8 billion in Q4 so far, even as longs boosted their exposure by almost $1 billion...........................................Full Article: Source