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Short Interest Reporting

FINRA requires firms to report short interest positions in all customer and proprietary accounts in all equity securities twice a month. All short interest positions must be reported by 6 p.m. Eastern Time on the second business day after the reporting settlement date designated by FINRA.

See the schedule of reporting dates below.

2021 Short Interest Reporting Dates

Settlement Date Due Date1 Publication Date

January 15
(Friday)

January 20 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

January 27
(Wednesday)

January 29
(Friday)

February 2 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

February 9
(Tuesday)

February 12
(Friday)

February 17 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

February 24
(Wednesday)

February 26
(Friday)

March 2 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

March 9
(Tuesday)

March 15
(Monday)

March 17 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

March 24
(Wednesday)

March 31
(Wednesday)

April 5 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

April 12
(Monday)

April 15
(Thursday)

April 19 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

April 26
(Monday)

April 30
(Friday)

May 4 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

May 11
(Tuesday)

May 14
(Friday)

May 18 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

May 25
(Tuesday)

May 28
(Friday)

June 2 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

June 9
(Wednesday)

June 15
(Tuesday)

June 17 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

June 24
(Thursday)

June 30
(Wednesday)

July 2 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

July 12
(Monday)

July 15
(Thursday)

July 19 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

July 26
(Monday)

July 30
(Friday)

August 3 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

August 10
(Tuesday)

August 13
(Friday)

August 17– 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

August 24
(Tuesday)

August 31
(Tuesday)

September 2 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

September 10
(Friday)

September 15
(Wednesday)

September 17 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

September 24
(Friday)

September 30
(Thursday)

October 4 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

October 11
(Monday)

October 15
(Friday)

October 19 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

October 26
(Tuesday)

October 29
(Friday)

November 2 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

November 9
(Tuesday)

November 152
(Monday)

November 17 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

November 24
(Wednesday)

November 30
(Tuesday)

December 2 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

December 9
(Thursday)

December 15
(Wednesday)

December 17 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

December 27
(Monday)

December 31
(Friday)

January 4 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

January 11
(Tuesday)


1. All referenced times are reflected as Eastern Time.

2. There are two trade dates that settle on November 15, 2021.  Firms that file their short interest positions via an ASCII text file should use the trade date of November 10, 2021 when populating Record Type 2, Field 6 of the file.  

2022 Short Interest Reporting Dates

Settlement Date Due Date1 Publication Date

January 14
(Friday)

January 19 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

January 26
(Wednesday)

January 31
(Friday)

February 2 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

February 9
(Wednesday)

February 15
(Tuesday)

February 17 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

February 25
(Friday)

February 28
(Monday)

March 2 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

March 9
(Wednesday)

March 15
(Tuesday)

March 17 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

March 24
(Thursday)

March 31
(Thursday)

April 4 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

April 11
(Monday)

April 14
(Thursday)

April 19 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

April 26
(Tuesday)

April 29
(Friday)

May 3 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

May 10
(Tuesday)

May 13
(Friday)

May 17 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

May 24
(Tuesday)

May 31
(Tuesday)

June 2 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

June 9
(Thursday)

June 15
(Wednesday)

June 17 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

June 27
(Monday)

June 30
(Thursday)

July 5 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

July 12
(Tuesday)

July 15
(Friday)

July 19 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

July 26
(Tuesday)

July 29
(Friday)

August 2 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

August 9
(Tuesday)

August 15
(Monday)

August 17– 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

August 24
(Wednesday)

August 31
(Wednesday)

September 2 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

September 12
(Monday)

September 15
(Thursday)

September 19 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

September 26
(Monday)

September 30
(Friday)

October 4 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

October 11
(Tuesday)

October 14
(Friday)

October 18 – 6 p.m.
(Tuesday)

October 25
(Tuesday)

October 31
(Monday)

November 2 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

November 9
(Wednesday)

November 152
(Tuesday)

November 17 – 6 p.m.
(Thursday)

November 25
(Friday)

November 30
(Wednesday)

December 2 – 6 p.m.
(Friday)

December 9
(Friday)

December 15
(Thursday)

December 19 – 6 p.m.
(Monday)

December 27
(Tuesday)

December 30
(Friday)

January 4 – 6 p.m.
(Wednesday)

January 11
(Wednesday)


1. All referenced times are reflected as Eastern Time.

2. There are two trade dates that settle on November 15, 2022.  Firms that file their short interest positions via an ASCII text file should use the trade date of November 10, 2022 when populating Record Type 2, Field 6 of the file.  

Questions


  • Questions regarding the information that firms need to file can be directed to the appropriate District Office.
  • Questions regarding system requirements, file uploads and related submission problems should be directed to (800) 321-6273.
  • Business questions regarding the short interest reporting deadlines should be directed to Yvonne Huber at (240) 386-5034, Jocelyn Mello-Gibbon at (240) 386-5091 or Lauren Zito at (240) 386-5432.
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