May 13, 2011
There should be stock allocated for shorting and stock allocated for borrowing. The current system gives the broker dealers and big money investors too much control. Once a trade is placed either long or short NO ONE should have the right to take that trade away from you at any time. Under the current system trades are taken away from short sellers often. It is not right. It is the akin to taking a loan from someone without any terms where the bank has the right to call the loan back at any time. How can anyone make plans or operate under those circumstances? It puts the average investor at a disadvatange from big wall street money.