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Short Interest

The Avis Short Squeeze, Who’s Next?

November 21, 2021

Months after the “Meme Stock” and retail events of early 2021, fears of short squeezes resulting in massive losses are still very much on investors’ minds. Crowding among particular industries and individual stocks, combined with continued market volatility and increased retail investing, has maintained the conditions that have allowed more and more squeeze events to occur.

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Dissecting the Q3 2021 Momentum Rally

October 31, 2021

The Momentum factor tends to be top-of-mind for factor practitioners in all markets, but it has been particularly tough to take the eye off of Momentum in 2021. The last time we spotlighted Momentum, we pointed to the beginning of a transition in the makeup and characteristics of Momentum stocks. Because Medium-Term Momentum is typically a measure of a stock’s trailing twelve-month return,...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

The ‘Short’ Story on Short Interest

June 27, 2021

In last week's edition of Factor Spotlight, we introduced our new partnership with S3 Partners along with the availability of S3's market-leading Short Interest, Crowding, and Securities Finance datasets on the Omega Point Platform. This week, we leverage this highly actionable dataset to glean more insight into the short interest landscape and highlight methods to help improve market...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Introducing S3 Partners’ Short Interest Data to the Omega Point Platform

June 20, 2021

Before we dive in to this week’s topic, I want to remind our readers that there’s still time to register for our joint webinar with Qontigo on June 23 titled: Macro Matters, Even for Fundamental Managers, and we hope that you can join us. Now on to this week’s coverage. With today’s turbulent markets, the rise (and often subsequent fall) of the “meme stock,” and retail crusaders stepping into...

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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Identifying Crowded Names — Q2 2021 Earnings Season

April 18, 2021

This week we revisit a popular Factor Spotlight topic as we head into the thick of Q2 2021 earnings season. With a market bracing for a procession of earnings announcements, we will explore the various forms of crowding measures to better understand what names are most vulnerable to systematic pressures stemming from concentrated holdings across the investment management landscape. Before we...

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Kevin Wahlberg
Kevin Wahlberg

Is Retail Investor Sentiment Leading to the Collapse of Our Short Ideas?

July 26, 2020
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Alyx Flournoy, CFA
Alyx Flournoy, CFA

Will the Short Interest Factor Ever Go Back to Normal?

July 12, 2020
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Chris Martin
Chris Martin

Factor Returns - Mid October

October 18, 2016

Here is the summary of the Factor Returns as of October 14th, WTD, MTD, QTD and YTD with some commentary.

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Omega Point Factor Lab
Omega Point Factor Lab