June 10, 2009
I would urge the SEC to require exchanges/parties under its jurisdiction to provide real-time data on short sales of listed securities. The real-time data would allow all investors to make more informed decisions. It would have the affect of fairness between "shorts" and "longs" as the actions of both sides would be immediately known. Today, short sale data are generally available twice a month, I believe. It seems to me short sellers have an unfair edge at present since their actions are not known on a timely basis.