Dutch companies have avoided the worse of the financial crisis and avoided the attention of short sellers, according to data from Markit.
The shorting ban introduced on Spanish and Italian financial stocks comes despite lack of evidence that there has been any unusual activity in the area, according to Markit Securities Finance.
Investors were taking no greater short interest in the stocks affected by regulatory bans in Italy and Spain yesterday than they had, on average, since July last year, according to analysis by Data Explorers.
Despite the weak share prices of European banks – not helped by the latest Libor scandal – there is actually a low level of shorting interest in these stocks, according to Data Explorers
With a financial transaction tax starting in August and a 3% dividend tax starting anytime soon, there is much for investors in France to ponder, says Data Explorers.
Interest in shorting constituents of the S&P 500 index is spread across a fairly broad spectrum of companies, according to data from Data Explorers.
Reviewing the recent Markit ETF roundtable in Hong Kong, Data Explorers research director Will Duff Gordon notes that there is a feeling the local ETF market lags the markets in the US and Europe.
There are 56 ETFs most at risk from a Greek exit from the eurozone, according to a review of FE data by InvestmentEurope.
Insurance against defaults has once again got more expensive in Europe, as CDS spreads have widened, according to data from Markit.
Alix Prentice, special counsel at law firm Cadwalader explains the ramifications of the European Parliament’s regulation of short selling, introduced in March, but taking full effect come 1 November.
As Spanish CDS spreads hit new records, Data Explorers looks at levels and costs of borrowing this particular stock.
Despite the Q1 equities rally running out of steam there are still pockets of value in Japanese companies, according to recent global market research.