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Rising Markets Spur Losses in ETF Hedges

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Rising Markets Spur Losses in ETF Hedges

Short positions in exchange-traded funds notched large, negative returns recently as stocks have rallied, according to a Wednesday report from technology and data-analytics company S3 Partners. These short positions, or bets that prices will decline, are largely used as hedges against other, long, positions in the portfolios of institutional investors. Shorts on the SPDR S 500 ETF, iShares Russell 2000 ETF and Invesco QQQ Trust ETF were the least profitable ETF shorts in the 30 days ending Wedne