One Problem with ETF's

I did try and short some Russia (TRF) and India today and had trouble locating stock. As I feel comfortable going long the emerging country rather than an emerging stock, so to do I feel so on the short side – especially since I rarely short.

They have no options either. I am bummed as I see the bids disappear today and could not take advantage.


  1. Dave says:

    I’ve heard some others complain about lack of shares to borrow with lots of ETFs. That’s certainly frustrating since they’re supposed to be such a great vehicle for shorting.

    Nice site, BTW. I found it via comments on UglyChart.

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