Total Asian ex Japan/Hong Kong/China short interest has been on an upward trend in 2017. Overall short interest is now $64.6 billion. The largest shorts in the region are seen above in chart one.
The most profitable shorts in 2017 in terms of daily mark-to-market profits are seen above in chart two.
And the least profitable shorts in 2017 in terms of daily mark-to-market profits are seen above in chart three.
As expected, the Asian sectors with the largest short interest are in mining, banking and computer/electronics are seen in above in chart four.
The most shorted stocks in these sectors are seen above in charts five through nine.
The sectors with the largest increase in short interest over the last month are seen above in chart ten.
The sectors with the largest decrease in short interest over the last month are seen above in chart eleven.
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