Amex Reports Increase In Short Interest

The American Stock Exchange (Amex) member and non member organizations today reported short interest of 888,130,712 shares as of the October 14, 2005 settlement date, an increase of 39,283,593 from the 848,847,119 (adjusted) shares reported in mid September. The October

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The American Stock Exchange (Amex) member and non-member organizations today reported short interest of 888,130,712 shares as of the October 14, 2005 settlement date, an increase of 39,283,593 from the 848,847,119 (adjusted) shares reported in mid-September. The October figure represents trades through October 11, 2005.In the year ago period, short interest totaled 841,897,559.

The October short interest position reflects short interest reported by all broker-dealers (not only Amex member firms) in Amex-listed stocks. A short position of 5,000 or more shares existed in 668 issues. Some short position was shown in 1,072 issues

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