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Raj Gupta

Research Director, University of Massachusetts, USA
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Raj Gupta is research director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also a visiting faculty at Clark University and has taught finance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Gupta is assistant editor for the Journal of Alternative Investments and has published articles in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Investment Consulting, Journal of Trading, Alternative Investment Quarterly, IMCA Monitor, and the Journal of Performance Measurement. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on topics such as performance measurement, asset allocation, and risk management. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Articles by this Author

  • The Role of Short Sellers in the Marketplace
    by Raj Gupta
    The term “short-selling” or “shorting” is used to describe the process of selling financial instruments (such as equities or futures) that the seller or holder does not actually own but borrows from various sources. If the value of the instrument declines, the short-seller can repurchase the instrument at a lower price and cover the loan. Short-sellers have long played the crucial role of price discovery in financial markets. If short-selling...

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