September 17, 2008
I think that financial institutions, no matter what they are (hedge funds, mutual funds, etc.), should have to disclose short positions -- in EVERY SINGLE FORM THEY HOLD THEM, on an expedited basis, so that those of us who don't have billions of dollars to whip around and ruin companies can get out of the way. Think about your parent's investments (if they have any left). Do you think anyone is looking out for their best interests?
This market, and what has been happening to solidly performing companies, is turning into a huge BAD JOKE. We owe our shareholders and citizens (especially the little guy who has been swept up and spit out of this market) more than we are giving them.
PLEASE HELP THE MARKET SHIFT BACK TO VALUE TRADING -- VERSUS THE TRADING ON VOLATILITY WE ARE SEEING EVERY DAY.