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Spotlight on Short Sales

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Short selling is generally defined as the sale of securities that an investor does not own or has borrowed. The SEC has approved a number of rules and taken other actions pertaining to short selling to promote market stability, preserve investor confidence, and increase short sale transparency.

Play video of SEC Chairman Schapiro discussing short selling
Chairman Schapiro discusses new short selling protections for investors.


SEC Approves Short Selling Restrictions
The SEC recently adopted an alternative uptick rule that places certain restrictions on short selling when a stock is experiencing significant downward pressure. More

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Modified: 07/15/2019