Based on information received from members and member organizations, short interest decreased to 12,646,068,480 from 12,769,018,789 on November 30, 2007.
The short interest on December 14 was equal to 3.3 percent of the total shares outstanding.
The short interest in warrants as of December 14 amounted to 3,951,819 warrants, compared to 3,973,277 warrants the previous period.
As of the settlement date, there were 3,615 stocks and 8 warrants available for trading. Of these, 3,103 issues had either a short position of at least 5,000 shares or a change of 2,000 shares since the last monthly report.
A short sale is any sale of a security that the seller does not own, or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a borrowed security.
The preceding 12 short positions are shown below: