Exchange Data International provides short interest data for a number of global markets. Short interest is a market- sentiment indicator that tells whether investors think a stock's price is likely to fall. It can also be compared over time to examine changes in investor sentiment. Short interest regulation and reporting requirements vary by country.
Countries with Short Interest Data by Position Holder
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK
Data for these countries is reported to local regulators in compliance with ESMA short selling regulations, and began for most of these markets on 1 November 2012. The exceptions to this are Spain, which has data going back to 10 June 2010 and Greece where the history begins 30 May 2013.
Countries with Short Interest Data by Traded Volume
Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Thailand, US OTC Equity
Countries Which Permit Short Selling but Have no Activity
The following countries permit short selling but there is currently no activity. EDI monitors these markets and will provide updates if / when there is activity:
- Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, India, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
EDI data will include notifications of restrictions to the short selling regulations as provided by the market regulator and/or exchange. A section called EU restrictions will be added - For EU countries, additional restrictions may apply, and EDI will include a list of those shares as published on the ESMA registers.