China Bears Miss Worst Selloff Since 2008 After Cutting Short Bets

  • Short interest in A-share ETF down about 90% before China rout
  • Trading shows difficulty of timing China's volatile markets

Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on January 7, 2016. Chinese markets were suspended on January 7 for the second day this week after they fell more than seven percent, leading an Asia-wide sell-off as China weakened the value of the yuan currency by the most since August. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / AFP / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Talk about mistimed trading: Bears on Chinese equities just missed the biggest sell-off in seven years.

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