Episode 608: Shorters Gonna Short

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Planet Money shorted the entire stock market a few weeks ago. We bet that instead of going up, the stock market would go down.

So far, America is winning. And we are losing. It's been lonely being a short seller, but we know we are not alone.

Today on the show, we look at the ten most shorted stocks out there right now, to see what this list tells us about human nature and the economy. Plus, we end our shorting experiment.

Note: This is the third installment of Planet Money's series on short selling. Find the first installment here and the second installment here.

Music: Beyonce's "Countdown" and Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

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