Ratio of Longs to shorts at 6 year high

New York & London - 18 March 2011

Data Explorers Offers Six Years of Data History to Help Clients Manage Risk and Make Better Informed Investment Decisions.

Data Explorers, the leading global provider of securities financing data and daily long and short institutional fund flow insight, announced today that clients can access six years of data history. This will help them make better informed decisions when analyzing both the supply and demand behind short selling activity. The data is global, timely and updated daily at a regional, sector and individual stock level.

• The global equities ratio of Longs to Shorts stands just off a six year high at 9.3. This means there are over nine times more Longs in the market than Shorts.

• This has been driven by an increase in the value of global equities made available to be borrowed by Long Only funds who lend. Today this stands at USD 7.5 trillion.

• The value of stock on loan is well down on the highs seen in the run up to the credit crunch. However, it has been gently rising over the last year to USD 810 billion.

Clients using the Data Explorers Excel Toolkit can now access six years securities lending data history.

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