S&P 500 Short Interest

S&P 500 Short Interest The low average short interest level of the S&P 500 indicates that market participants are generally optimistic or not strongly bearish about the future performance of the S&P 500. Image: J.P. Morgan

S&P 500 – Short Interest on the SPY and QQQ U.S. ETFs

S&P 500 – Short Interest on the SPY ETF Short interest on SPY and QQQ ETFs is low, showing little speculation on price declines. This affects market dynamics, as low short interest reduces the potential for a short squeeze. Image: J.P. Morgan

Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization S&P 500 Median

Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization S&P 500 Median While the median short interest in the S&P 500 has been rising, the current level of 1.9% is relatively low, implying that market participants are optimistic or cautiously positive about the future performance of the stock market. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Median S&P 500 Stock Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization

Median S&P 500 Stock Short Interest as % of Market Capitalization The S&P 500’s median short interest level remains low at 1.8%, suggesting that market participants are generally optimistic, or at least, not strongly bearish about the future performance of the S&P 500. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Short Interest

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Short Interest Investors are excessively bullish. Short interest on the largest S&P 500 ETF is at the lowest in two years. Image: Bloomberg