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Best Short Sellers

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Short selling has been around for centuries. Dutch traders were shorting tulips at the peak of the Tulip Mania during the 1630s. But short selling stocks these days has become far more complicated. For one, the stock market has typically gone up in the long-run. Regulators also tend to step in to restrict short selling in one way or the other, especially during a crisis. But some activist short sellers have generated stellar returns on their campaigns. Here we take a look at the activist short sellers with the highest average campaign returns between 2013 and 2020.