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Shorting. What Is It Good For?

The following is a guest post from Eric Fernandez, CFA of Two Rivers Analytics.

The S&P is at record highs yet again. Shorting has been difficult for the past several years as equities have continued their ascent.  More than a handful of well-regarded short-biased funds have closed their doors since 2014.  You could be forgiven for asking what shorting is good for.
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