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How To Borrow 16,5 Bn Stocks "silently"?

TVC:DEU40   GERMAN STOCK INDEX (DAX)
Past days more and more information are available about the Bridegwater Shortpositions in Europe.

This are the facts:

Known Shortpositions:


6,3 Mrd. Euro: DAX
3,0 Mrd. Euro: Italien
1,2 Mrd. Euro: IBEX35 Werte
1,1 Mrd. Euro: Total
0,7 Mrd. Euro: Sanofi
0,6 Mrd. Euro: BNP
0,5 Mrd. Euro: ING
0,5 Mrd. Euro: ASML Holding
0,5 Mrd. Euro: AXA
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13,30 Mrd. Euro or 16,5 Bn . Dollar (sources below)

According to bloomberg.com & Zerohedge this is the largest Shortposition in Bridgewaters History. But: Bridgewater can not sell at least stocks worth 16,5 Stocks naked according new European regualtions:


Quote: "EU Regulation on Short Selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps N 236/2012 came into force on 1 November 2012 with the aim of achieving the following:
Quote: The Regulation means that in relation to the short selling of shares and of sovereign debt instruments and the taking of sovereign credit default swaps positions the following requirements apply:
All short sales of shares must be covered by either having borrowed them, having arranged to borrow them; or have an arrangement with a third party confirming their location (i.e. naked short selling in shares is now banned);"
Source: https://www.esma.europa.eu/regulation/tr...

To sell stocks short for 16,5 Billion US Dollar there are just 3 ways to do it:

1. Bridgewater ownes this stocks.
2. Bridgewater borrowed this stocks.
3. Both of each.

This are my questions:

- If a hedgefonds borrows stocks about up to 16,5 Billions - how does this works?
- Who is giving this stocks to Bridegwater?
- How many Traders know about or are involved in this transactions?

For European Stockmarkets at least 16,5 Billion US Dollar short sold stocks in this short period of times are not "small potatoes".

Sources:
https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/w...
( or google: Bundesanzeiger net short)
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-0...


Trade active: This happened last week to Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Bridgewaters favourit short pics:

This is the story behind:
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/italian-...
The question finally is: How to calculate any risk for any position, even short or long.
Trade active: I need to calculate this - how can i?


a) Allianz keeps absolutely quite trusting that stockmarkets are a functional system
b) Allianz is going to defend itself agains an aggressive shortseller
c) Shareholders from Allianz of other company adding pressure to the boards to defend against bridgewater
d) More traders getting involved in this stocks and long or short them on what will happen now.

so what is my risk now if:

a) shorting the market
b) or long the market

Bridgewater could not short stocks maybe for 1 or 2 Billion only? No. They want to make something like "the big short". And expecting that all those companies keeps absolutely quite. Banca Intesa Sanpaolo is showing us absolutely clearly, that some CEO aren´t quite and just let Bridgewater do whatever they want to do. This is my risk - and i have no idea to calculate this risk.
Trade active: BRIDGEWATER net short TOTAL SA 1,1 Bn Euro on February 8 2018. TOTAL vows 5 bn stock buy back program - on February 8 2018 as well.

Read more (please click on the chart):

Trade active: Bridgewater: Total Volume short Europe 18,57 bn.

6,3 Mrd. Euro: Italien
3,0 Mrd. Euro: Italien
1,2 Mrd. Euro: IBEX35 Werte
1,4 Mrd. Euro: AEX: ING/ASML/Philips/Unilever
1,1 Mrd. Euro: Total
0,7 Mrd. Euro: Sanofi -1.32%
0,6 Mrd. Euro: BNP
0,3 Mrd. Euro: Airbus
0,5 Mrd. Euro: AXA -1.64%
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15,1 Mrd. Euro 0.21% or 18.57 Bn Dollar

https://www.iex.nl/Column/275064/Er-zit-... Mrd. Euro: DAX -1.25%
Trade active: Bridgewater: Total Volume short Europe now at least 18,57 bn.

6,3 Mrd. Euro: Germany
3,0 Mrd. Euro: Italien
1,2 Mrd. Euro: IBEX35 Werte
1,4 Mrd. Euro: AEX: ING/ASML/Philips/Unilever
1,1 Mrd. Euro: TOTAL SA
0,7 Mrd. Euro: Sanofi
0,6 Mrd. Euro: BNP
0,3 Mrd. Euro: Airbus
0,5 Mrd. Euro: AXA
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15,1 Mrd. Euro or 18.57 Bn Dollar.

Source NL shorts: https://www.iex.nl/Column/275064/Er-zit-...
Source IBEX 35 shorts: https://www.elconfidencial.com/mercados/...
Source: Italien https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
Source quadruples shorts: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
Source other shorts, Airbus: https://twitter.com/srussolillo/status/9...
Trade active: BRIDGEWATER: BLOOMBERG cares about it

DAX vs. BRIDGEWATER

Bridgewater Takes Short Bet Against Europe Stocks to $14 Billion
Quote: "The world’s biggest hedge fund isn’t done betting against European equities." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
Trade active: Now - talking down the Markets?

Ray Dalio: 'Risks of a recession' are rising

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio says in a LinkedIn blog post that the Federal Reserve's response to better-than-expected economic data and more fiscal spending may lead to an economic slowdown.
"What we do know is that we are in the part of the cycle in which the central banks' getting monetary policy right is difficult and that this time around the balancing act will be especially difficult," he writes.
The firm manages about $160 billion, according to its website.

$160 billion hedge fund exec: 'We’ll probably have a much bigger shakeout coming'
http://www.businessinsider.com/bridgewat...
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/12/ray-dali...
Trade active: European stocks bounce back, as investors shake off US inflation data

The euro area economy maintained a healthy growth pace at the end of last year, paving the way for another robust performance in 2018.
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected, sparking fears over inflation. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.5 percent in January.
Volatility in the region followed the much-anticipated U.S. inflation data, which came in above expectations. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/14/europe-m...
Trade active: BRIDGEWATER‘s net short position is 22 bn US Dollar not 20 as calculated: https://mobil.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Hedgefo...
Trade active: Latest news & developments: Please click on the chart to load new facts & figures. Please try to use translator. This source is available in German language only.

Trade active: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-0...

Bridgewater Goes From Mocking Cash Holders To Warning A "Bigger Shakeout Is Coming" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-1...
Trade active: update: Follow the history of headlines - it´s self explaining. The headlines are showing, how long even Zerohedge needs to understand, what´s going on and how huge the short is (fo a single hedgefonds - and for European Stockmarkets). There are also now traders starting to buy what Dalio sold. And they are right in stocks like Airbus wich made a new all time high on Friday, January 16th.


"Fading Ray" - Why One Trader Is Buying What Bridgewater's Selling
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...


Is Bridgewater Betting On Stock Market Disaster?
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...

Bridgewater's European Short Grows To A Massive $22 Billion: Here Are The Targeted Companies
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...

Dalio's $13 Billion Short: Bridgewater Unveils Its Biggest Ever Short Position
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-0...

Bridgewater Unveils Its Biggest Short In Years
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-0...

Bridgewater Goes From Mocking Cash Holders To Warning A "Bigger Shakeout Is Coming" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-1...

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-1...
Trade active: BRIDGEWATER, update: Dalio Will Lose on European Bank ‘Big Short,’ Algebris CEO Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
Trade active: Ray Dalios biggest mistake, probably ever:

Italian election’s biggest winner is Europe
https://www.politico.eu/article/italy-el...

vs.

Bridgewater Triples Bets Against Italian Firms to $3 Billion
Hedge fund firm raises bet against Intesa, shorts Atlantia
Bridgewater raises short positions ahead of national elections
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...
Trade active: Latest update on Bridgewater:

It's Dalio Versus Everyone Else as Money Flows to Europe

I’m surprised. That’s a big bet. Dalio and his team are very confident,” said Rick Herman, managing director of asset allocation who helps oversee about $30 billion at BB&T Institutional Investment Advisors Inc. “That’s definitely out of consensus. European stocks are cheaper, and they also have stronger earnings growth.”
https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/2...
Trade active: Just to compare: US-Investors sold assets for 41 Bn USD in a full month. BRIDGEWATER sold stocks for at least 22 Bn USD just within a few days only. Same time Europe’s Stockmarket is much smaller than the US Stockmarket.

„Investors staged a near-record exodus from US stocks in February

Funds that focus on U.S. stocks saw investors withdraw $41.1 billion in February, according to market data firm TrimTabs.
The total was the third-largest ever and came during a month when the Dow industrials lost about 4 %“ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/investor...
Trade active: High-performance U.S. tech stocks drive Nasdaq to record high
https://www.investing.com/news/stock-mar...

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