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Is there any reason the short interest on a
-traded stock takes more than a month to appear? And who has this information in the time before it is reported?
The Nasdaq exchange has the information and chooses to release it only once a month. The exchange gathers its data using a mid-month settlement date on each issue, and releases the report about 10 days later.
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