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Traders have lost almost $10 billion betting against Alibaba this year (BABA)

If you're thinking about betting against Alibaba's stock, you might first consider simply lighting your money on fire. Traders wagering on declines in the company's shares have lost a grand total of $9.8 billion in 2017, according to data provided by financial analytics firm S3 Partners. That makes Alibaba the worst-performing short in the world this year, and it isn't particularly close.
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