The long and the short of it: Crisis puts shorting in the spotlight

Calls for a ban growing louder amid Covid-19 impact

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Investment Week special projects editor Lauren Mason
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Investment Week special projects editor Lauren Mason

We are living through extraordinary times. Stockmarkets are reaching their biggest single-day gains during one week, and sinking to all-time lows the next.

Given the immense volatility sweeping across markets - which has triggered the US stockmarket's automated circuit breaker three times in less than one month - some countries, including Italy, Spain and...

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