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Investors Profit From the Biggest Shorts in February

Long-short managers have gotten a long-awaited boost from their short bets this month, but many of the most popular shorts are still generating losses overall.

  • By Stephen Taub

       Photo credit: Mark Kauzlarich/BloombergIt’s no secret most long-short managers had a rough time with their short books last year, when the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index returned nearly 22 percent. In many cases losses from shorting cut overall returns by double-digit percentage rates. So, it will be interesting to see

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