TITLE

Why the limit on short sales?

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/11/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 32, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the decision of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulators to extend a temporary order that bans a certain kind of short-selling of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and 17 large investment banks. The article does not think that short sellers, who take risks, just as do investors who buy and hold or others who trade shares daily with an eye toward profiting, cause any harm in what they do. It questions why the SEC requires short sellers to actually borrow the shares before selling them.
ACCESSION #
34154840

 

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