May 8, 2009
After what transpired in the market with the oil short selling I think it would be prudent to at least put some restrictions in place. I don't believe it should be allowed without restriction as the both the long and short selling practices can skew the true value of a company by the actions of a limited number of investors.
Most Investors would rather look at the value and potential of a company relative to its administration officials and their capacity to deliver.
Generally speaking it is the larger firms and hedge funds using these tactics, trying to manipulate the market.