BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- In the financial industry, you're only as good as your data. Without the right databases, charts and research reports, investors are left flying blind -- so it's no surprise that the financial data industry is big business these days.There are major advantages in data too. Unlike other financial stocks, financial data firms don't have exposure to lending risks or hefty capital needs, and they tend to have high switching costs built right into their products. That hasn't meant that the investment outlook has been worry-free for financial data providers, however; this week we're looking at five heavily shorted financial data stocks that could get squeezed in 2012.
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