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Data Explorers says equity short-selling falls 38%

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Short-selling of global equities has fallen 38% over the past year but the shorting of corporate bonds has risen by 39%, according to a new fund flow analytics tool launched by Data Explorers. The Portfolio Analytics tool, which debuted on 30 March, also shows that investors have recently moved heavily into banking stocks.

The Portfolio Analytics tool tracks $11 trillion of assets held by 150 custodian banks, asset managers, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies. It enables users to gauge supply, demand and price in the securities lending market, giving daily insight into institutional ownership sentiment.

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