Print Issue: October 01, 2010

Short Selling Can Result in Big Profits

Short Selling Can Result in Big Profits

Plenty of fund investors are frustrated. During the three years ending August 16, the S&P 500 lost 7.4% annually and most funds sank into the red. But a few portfolio managers protected their shareholders by using a technique known as selling short. By taking short positions, managers profit when stocks fall. That has been a recipe for success in erratic markets.

Stefan J. Tullius, MD, PhD

New Insights into Donor-Recipient Age Matching

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Findings from two large studies presented at The Transplantation Congress in Vancouver provide new insights into the practice of matching donors and recipients by age and point to ways to expand the options for improving kidney and patient survival among recipients of all ages.

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