Short Selling: How To Short A Bull Market And Live

Despite frequent squeezes, savvy players are profiting from overvalued stocks

With the stock market up 13% so far this year, short-selling ought to be one of the riskiest investment strategies around. And guess what? It is. Shorts complain that rampant bullishness is pushing up dubious stocks more than ever. They beef that some institutions make a point of buying heavily shorted stocks to force shorts to buy back the shares, driving prices up further. Such "short squeezes" are becoming a fact of life for short-sellers.

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