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Ban the Bear

whatev, they banned NAKED shorting.

Ban the Bear

I wish people would stop making this out to be more than it is.

The financial markets are built on confidence and trust. Counter-party risk is very real.

What many people do not know is that mid-2007 they changed the criteria to short a stock. Previously, you could only short on an uptick. Now, that requirement is gone.

Using a combination of naked shorts and shorting on DOWN ticks you can quickly create a huge run on a stock. This spooks counter-parties, big time, especially in crisis of uncertainty and rumors.

Spooked counter-parties then stop dealing wi... (read more)