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Short ratio

Definition: [crh] Number of shares of a security that investors have sold short divided by average dailDefinition: y volume of the security (measured over 30 days or 90 days). There are various interpretations of this ratio. When people short, it is usually (but not always) because they Definition: are pessimistic about the security's future performance. Shorting involves buying at at some point however. Hence, some would interpret a high short ratio as an indicator thDefinition: at there will be some buying pressure on the security that would increase its price.

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