IBKR’s Hottest Shorts as of 2/17/2022

Largest Short Values of Stocks at IBKR

RankStockDescription
1GMEGAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A
2LCIDLUCID GROUP INC
3DWACDIGITAL WORLD ACQUISITION-A
4BYNDBEYOND MEAT INC
5MARAMARATHON DIGITAL HOLDINGS IN
6SIRISIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC
7NKLANIKOLA CORP
8SLISTANDARD LITHIUM LTD
9GRABGRAB HOLDINGS LTD – CL A
10GOEVCANOO INC
Excludes stocks with borrow fees less than 1%
Largest Short Values

Largest Short Values of ETFs at IBKR

RankETFDescription
1VXXIPATH SERIES B S&P 500 VIX
2ARKKARK INNOVATION ETF
3HYGISHARES IBOXX HIGH YLD CORP
4IWOISHARES RUSSELL 2000 GROWTH
5UVXYPROSHARES ULTRA VIX ST FUTUR
6XRTSPDR S&P RETAIL ETF
7USOUNITED STATES OIL FUND LP
8LQDISHARES IBOXX INVESTMENT GRA
9JNKSPDR BLOOMBERG HIGH YIELD BO
10MCHIISHARES MSCI CHINA ETF
Excludes ETFs with borrow fees less than 1%
Largest Short Values of ETFs

Most Requested Stocks from the Securities Lending Desk

RankStockDescription
1ISPOINSPIRATO INC
2KAVLKAIVAL BRANDS INNOVATIONS GR
3ANGHANGHAMI INC
4HOOKHOOKIPA PHARMA INC
5GMEGAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A
6QNGYQUANERGY SYSTEMS INC
7IPWIPOWER INC
8BKKTBAKKT HOLDINGS INC
9MRINMARIN SOFTWARE INC
10CPTNCEPTON INC
Includes requests from the past week
Most Requested Stcoks

Most Requested ETFs from the Securities Lending Desk

RankETFDescription
1UVXYPROSHARES ULTRA VIX ST FUTUR
2ARKKARK INNOVATION ETF
3MEMEROUNDHILL MEME
4LABDDRX DLY S&P BIOTECH BEAR 3X
5IPORENAISSANCE IPO ETF
6SPHBINVESCO S&P 500 HIGH BETA ET
7ARKXARK SPACE EXPLORATION & INNO
8FSMDFIDELITY SMALL-MID MULTIFACT
9PFFRINFRACAP REIT PREFERRED ETF
10RSXVANECK RUSSIA ETF
Includes requests from the past week
Most Requested ETFs

Highest Borrows Fees (Stocks)

RankStockDescription
1KAVLKAIVAL BRANDS INNOVATIONS GR
2ARQQARQIT QUANTUM INC
3KSCPKNIGHTSCOPE INC-A
4FRHCFREEDOM HOLDING CORP/NV
5RANIRANI THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS-A
6EVFMEVOFEM BIOSCIENCES INC
7BBIGVINCO VENTURES INC
8BRCCBRC INC-A
9DWACDIGITAL WORLD ACQUISITION-A
10HLTHCUE HEALTH INC
Excludes stocks with short value less than $1M
Highest Borrow Fees (Stocks)

Highest Borrow Fees (ETFs)

RankETFDescription
1LABDDRX DLY S&P BIOTECH BEAR 3X
2ASHSXTRACKERS HARVEST CSI 500 CH
3TURISHARES MSCI TURKEY ETF
4IPORENAISSANCE IPO ETF
5TMVDRX DLY 20+ YR TREAS BEAR 3X
6FAZDIREXION DAILY FIN BEAR 3X
7JDSTDIREXION DAILY JUNIOR GOLD M
8HYDVANECK HIGH YIELD MUNI ETF
9WEBSDIREXION DAILY DOW JONES INT
10GREKGLOBAL X MSCI GREECE ETF
Excludes ETFs with short value less than $1M
Highest Borrow Fees (ETFs)
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