Dutch Regulator 'Accidentally' Reports Soros' Short Positions, Sends Bank Stock Sliding

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Some of hedge fund billionaire George Soros' short positions dating back to 2012 were published on the Dutch financial market regulator’s website this week due to "human error" according to the regulator AFM, according to Bloomberg. Dutch bank ING is among the positions exposed and its stock price is tumbling...

As Bloomberg notes, the short positions, bets on a stock declining, were “between 0.2 percent and 0.5 percent,” of shares outstanding in the companies shorted, AFM spokesman Ward Snijders said by phone on Thursday. The Dutch regulator publishes shorts of 0.5 percent or higher on its website on a daily basis. The smaller amounts were posted by mistake, he said.

The Financial Times earlier reported that some of the positions, including bets against Dutch banks, including ING Groep NV, appeared briefly on the website on Tuesday evening. ING declined to comment on Thursday.

Short positions, which are typically closely guarded, in Deutsche Bank AG jumped when it was revealed in June that Soros had bet that the stock would fall after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. The German bank fell 14 percent on the first day after the ballot.

The Dutch regulator’s spokesman couldn’t disclose whether there has been contact with Soros following Tuesday’s error. A spokesman for Soros didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

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GunnerySgtHartman's picture

'Accidentally' my ass

GGuy's picture

JEWrge Seweros plotting to destroy Europe?

gespiri's picture

Who do you think paid for all those white rubber rafts them African used to cross the Med sea?  

Who do you think is paying for Doctors without Borders, who have been helping these refugees cross the Med sea once "rescued" by the Italian coast guard?

Who do you think is controlling Merkel and all other EU politicians who support open European borders to everyone?

IT'S "SCROTUM FACE!"  That's who.

Creative_Destruct's picture


Perfect  :-)

Vageling's picture

I had to chuckle. The Netherlands second. It's already second as it's the EU first. Never watch this guys crap but this made me chuckle. 


natashav's picture

Human Error = CIA.

Soros is now Enemy Number One for the Agency.

Grab your popcorn,

Trump, Bannon and the CIA in coordination with

China, Russia, and other European countries

are taking Soros down for good!

FinMin's picture

I wonder how much human error our regulators could accomplish.

Gazooks's picture

just look at the 'presidential' lineage since Wilson

Vageling's picture

Will the AFM now fine itself after investigation? Has the Eurogruppefuhrer already made an statement? Oh wait... Everybody is busy grilling that corrupt fuck of Justice. 

Arnold's picture


Safe space, first floor only 

Nobodys Home's picture

Hah! "human error" Awesome! MOAR!

smokintoad's picture

The image of the Church Lady popped into my head.

Howww Convennnient.  Could it be...... Satan?

Now isn't that special.

Bill of Rights's picture

Accidentally ha ha ha sure..

ZeroHegemony's picture

George wants his billion back.

orangegeek's picture

And now we can see how it works - Soros is the agitator financed by the EU/ECB through european markets that the SEC cannot touch.


Bullet between the eyes for Soros.  Make it two.

Ghordius's picture

Soros.... financed by the EU/ECB? and how did you get on that idea?

orangegeek's picture

Hmmmm.....let's try this again - the remedial version shall we???


Dutch market regulator reports Soros is short and dutch bank shares fall after...wait for it....Soros is already short.


Guess who is buying back this morning for a tidy profit??? Hint:  rhymes with boros. And of course there is always an excuse without reprisal - law  enforcement where goat fuckers can rape at will - not going to happen.


Get it now??


Would you like to borrow a calculator???

InflammatoryResponse's picture

two in the back of the head.  has to be a suicide.


dark pools of soros's picture

So he got in his short in to make cake with Brexit all the while blasting Brexit.... Where are all the poison KGB bullets these days?


Ghordius's picture

why should the FSB complain? the Kremlin loves the idea of Brexit

the whole EU becomes more friendly to Russia the very moment the UK is not in it

scraping_by's picture

The only thing that matters on the Poodle Ranch is the word from Washington. Any discussion among our European Vassals is for show.

dlfield's picture

Soros IS "human error".

Atomizer's picture

Deutsche Bank, Soros needs to rebuild his election loses by raping peasants bank accounts. Go positive, that will make him poorer. Including his goofy ass son. 

niemand's picture

hey nazi george..the pitchforks are coming
don't you dare to die before you will be ceausescu'ed


..delete the elite..

Herdee's picture

Hungary doesn't want anything to do with him. They see what he attempted to do in Russia until Putin threw him and The Rothchilds out on their asses. The sanctions are just Obama's ass kissing of global elites. Obama failed to install the big NATO base on Russia's border in Crimea. Putin saw the scam happening after Obama overthrew the Ukrainian government. So obvious to Putin. Obama/Hillary were nothing but corrupt minions for globalist elites. They failed so they are out of work with big global corruption.

friendly manitoba's picture

zerohedge  - you really need to thin the herd of nutbar posters  -  start with a 10 post daily limit for the unemployed 

toejam's picture

You can be the censor. Show your list of those you will censor.

scraping_by's picture

We need practice recognizing too far out. Corporate propaganda from the MSM isn't the only thing that trips the crap detector.

loveyajimbo's picture

Trump MUST investigate and prosecute the maggot Soros, and send him and his top echelon to prison for life.  Plenty of evidence of sedition and incitment to riot, accessory to assault and probably pedophilia.

GGuy's picture

LOL....yeah uh huh, sure....right after Trump names THE FISRT NON-JOO FED CHAIR IN OVER 3 DECADES!!!!!

sidfalco's picture

That'll be another million somalis heading for Holland then...

starman's picture

The EU had enough of Soros!

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) Jan 26, 2017 11:49 AM

Why is this NAZI COLLABORATOR ashkeNAZI j00 racist still breathing our air?


You really gotta work on your people skillz.

All that goose stepping mustache talk is fucking up your dating game.  

We get it, you likes White Lightning.

Go run along and play with your Kenner Easy Bake Oven, and pretend to be Concentration Kamp Kommander in the Kloset..  

angry_dad's picture
angry_dad (not verified) Jan 26, 2017 2:21 PM

uh oh, the ni##er behind the wood pile has been exposed again!

natashav's picture

Human Error = CIA.


It's been confirmed. 

Soros is ENEMY NUMBER ONE on the CIA's hit list.

Let's all watch with glee as this evil monster is destroyed.

Trump and Bannon are taking this monster down.

We can all celebrate when Soros and his son are dropped in a Gulag in North Korea.

Word is China is hunting Soros too. 

So exciting!!