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Do you think more market volatility lies ahead? With that idea in mind, we ran a screen.

We began by screening the tech sector for stocks with bearish sentiment, with float shorts above 10%.

We then screened for those with strong positive correlations to the volatility (VIX) index over the last two months. This indicates that these stocks have tended to outperform when market uncertainty and volatility spiked. This may bode well if the market sees more volatility in the future. Of course, past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

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Do you think these stocks would weather a stock market storm? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by correlation to VIX index.

1. Research In Motion Limited (RIMM): Designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Market cap at $4.35B, most recent closing price at $8.29. Float short at 20.32%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.614 over the last 60 days.

2. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS): Provides financial and economic information to investment community worldwide. Market cap at $4.14B, most recent closing price at $92.99. Float short at 11.22%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.592 over the last 60 days.

3. Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT): Provides session delivery network solutions that enable the delivery of interactive communications, such as voice, video, and multimedia sessions; and data services across internet protocol (IP) network borders. Market cap at $1.18B, most recent closing price at $17.21. Float short at 11.88%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.589 over the last 60 days.

4. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN): Designs, manufactures, markets, and services network access solutions that enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across wireline and wireless networks worldwide. Market cap at $1.41B, most recent closing price at $22.22. Float short at 11.37%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.524 over the last 60 days.

5. Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (NYSE:QIHU): Provides Internet and mobile security products in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $2.01B, most recent closing price at $16.84. Float short at 14.72%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.524 over the last 60 days.

6. NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD): Provides wireless communication services to businesses and individuals primarily in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. Market cap at $1.13B, most recent closing price at $6.60. Float short at 23.79%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.521 over the last 60 days.

7. DTS Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI): Provides entertainment technologies that are incorporated into various entertainment products worldwide. Market cap at $395.37M, most recent closing price at $20.93. Float short at 11.19%. Correlation with the VIX index at 0.52 over the last 60 days.

*Price data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 7 Highly Shorted Tech Stocks Positively Correlated With Volatility