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Surprise: Internet Retailers See a Surge in Short Interest

While short interest in retailers as a whole has fallen, it has risen for those that only sell online — and some hedge funds are placing these bets even as the stocks climb.

  • By Stephen Taub

      An Amazon fulfilment center (photo credit: Jim Young/Bloomberg) It’s no secret that one of the most popular and lucrative short themes of the past couple of years or so has been the brick-and-mortar retailers that have been shuttering stores and filing for bankruptcy faster than you can say “Amazon.” So, it

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