Markets

How To Short A Bank Stock Despite A Short-Selling Ban

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] As the market freaks out over Europe’s banks, Europe’s financial regulators have enacted a short-selling ban on bank stocks. The AMF, the French stock market regulator, just announced it would extend the ban, which applies to financial firms, which are: the April Group, Axa, BNP Paribas, CIC, CNP […]
How To Short A Bank Stock Despite A Short-Selling Ban
Markets

What’s Wrong With Shorting Stock?

The NYT featured an extraordinary comment by a Merrill Lynch strategist in an article on how the wealthy are often able to make money in a period of market volatility:
What’s Wrong With Shorting Stock?
Markets

Short Sale Abuses Killing Shareholders

[credit provider=”flickr/Ahmad Nawawi” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahmadnawawi/3808452611/”] There is something wrong with a system when every shareholder of a company is satisfied with holding those shares yet the stock price can still radically decline because non-shareholder traders decide they want to sell a bunch of shares they don’t own.And where did the non-shareholders […]
Short Sale Abuses Killing Shareholders