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.
Data Explorers, the provider of data and analysis of stock that is being lent in the market, has been sold by private equity firm Bowmark Capital to information services company Markit.
Investors have been buying Italian sovereign debt, but there is still an ongoing increase in shorting of Italian equity, reports Data Explorers.
Short selling of European financial stocks has increased after bans on such activity came to an end, according to analysis from Data Explorers.
ETF expert Deborah Fuhr outlines her views on likely trends in the exchange traded product market through 2012, including why regulatory changes will drive hedge funds to use more ETFs.
Analysis of shorting data by Data Explorers suggests that investors are becoming increasingly negative on Swedish equity, with the ratio of long to short positions just off an annual low recorded in early 2011.
The Bank of England, ESMA and the Financial Services Authority all seem to be pulling in different directions on issues such as ETF regulation. Will Duff Gordon of Dataexplorers attempts to make sense of the regulatory challenge.
Analysis by Dataexplorers points to high ongoing levels of lending of certain European sovereign bonds, as investors seek out less risky collateral.
This week's World Agriculture Forum has prompted Will Duff Gordon - head of research at Data Explorers, the global provider of securities lending data, tracking short selling activity and institutional investor holdings - to take a look at the sector...
Despite new moves by some of Europe's financial regulators to ban short selling, data services company Data Explorers points to independent research suggesting this ban will not work in the interests of investors.
Data specialist Data Explorers says its analysis points to strong ongoing levels of shorting against stocks in US technology firms.
Dataexplorers reviews the sentiment towards ratings agencies.
Borrowing and lending of equities in Sweden has risen as investors tap into dividends ahead of the results season, according to Data Explorers.