About US Equities Short Availability

The US Equity Short Availability dataset by Atreyu Trading provides the available shares for open short positions in the US Equity market. The data covers 10,500 US Equities, starts in January 2018, and is delivered on a daily frequency. This dataset is created by Atreyu Trading using information from the exchanges.

This dataset depends on the US Equity Security Master dataset because the US Equity Security Master dataset contains information on splits, dividends, and symbol changes.

About Atreyu Trading

Atreyu Trading is a high-tech electronic brokerage connecting quantitative managers to U.S. markets founded in 2015. They offer an institutional platform, modern APIs, expert support, and competitive pricing. As a technology firm and introducing broker, Atreyu Trading focuses on systematic managers whose expertise is designing trading models, not trading infrastructure.

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Algorithm Example

class ShortAvailabilityDataAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):

    def Initialize(self) -> None:

        self.SetStartDate(2021, 1, 1)
        self.SetEndDate(2021, 7, 1)
        self.equity = self.AddEquity("GME")

            self.TimeRules.AfterMarketOpen(self.equity.Symbol, 10),

    def Rebalance(self) -> None:
        symbol = self.equity.Symbol;

        self.Plot('Total Shortable Quantity', symbol, self.equity.TotalShortableQuantity)

        # First, let's not rebalance if there are no shares to short
        if self.ShortableQuantity(symbol) < 0: return

        # Then, test whether we can short the desired quantity
        quantity = self.CalculateOrderQuantity(symbol, -1)
        if self.Shortable(symbol, quantity):
            self.MarketOrder(symbol, quantity)

    def OnMarginCallWarning(self) -> None:
class InteractiveBrokersBrokerageModelWithShortable(InteractiveBrokersBrokerageModel):
    def __init__(self) -> None:
        self.ShortableProvider = AtreyuShortableProvider(SecurityType.Equity, Market.USA)

Example Applications

The US Equities Short Availability dataset enables you to accurately design strategies harnessing information about short availability. Examples include the following use cases: