Real time short interest

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Winston, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. Winston


    Does anyone know of a site that gives real time short shares outstanding for a stock. Thanks in advance.:)
  2. I would like to know that too, but my understanding is that short interest is only released once a month, around the 20th of the month or so. The exchanges consider it proprietary information, and only the specialists and market markers have that info real time. (Another one of their many little edges over the general trading public.) But I hope I am wrong and someone does have a source of real time short interest info. The best I've got is the company profile on Yahoo financial. Anyone got something better than that?
  3. garbo


    Let's face it: Why should anybody except specialists and market makers know what the current short interest is? That would be a good indication of where the stock is going. :)
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  5. Winston


    I did a search prior to posing the Q and found nothing real time or less than one month. Did notice some tech stocks in Oct w/12 month high for short interest, could poss. explain their large run-up.
  6. Have you tried <a href="">Schaeffer's?</a> I don't know how often it's updated.
  7. Winston


    Thanks Chas, I looked at their site and the data looks like last months but I submitted the Q to them.