The Stocks Most Likely Not To Succeed

Even in a red-hot market, huge numbers of declining issues have short-sellers soaring

Yes, a bull market is raging. And the response from the short-selling community can be summed up in two words: So what? Making money by betting that stocks will decline--never an easy feat in even the worst markets--is actually becoming one of the most reliable ways of making money, despite the increases in the stock indexes. With vast numbers of stocks declining, professional short-sellers racked up hefty profits--15% and better in the first three months of 1997 alone.

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