Hello, Please be advised, due to a buy-in you need to cover the following short position(s): [TICKER: HLF] [QUANTITY: -150] The deadline to cover your position is 9:30 AM EST on Friday, February 08, 2013. The trade desk will attempt to borrow shares to allow you to hold your short position(s). After the deadline, if shares cannot be borrowed and if you have not covered the position(s), we will cover the position(s) for you without further notice. In addition to the regular commission, a surcharge of $45 (in the currency of the trade) will apply for each trade. Note: The trade desk may be able to borrow shares at an additional cost, it is 7.00% per year for HLF on the book value of the position(s) (we can lock this rate for you until the deadline mentioned above). For more information, contact us directly at 1.866.980.9590 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. We encourage you to give this notification your immediate attention. Be advised, there is no guarantee that Questrade will cover the position on your behalf. It is your responsibility to determine your current holdings. The deadline stated above is subject to change as circumstances dictate. Best regards, I have gotten same massages on First Solar, Yelp and Groupon in the past. Cant short NOK for the past month! How many people get this? Due to a buy in? What does that mean? Can people at IB short HLF? I want to play short side. Ideas are welcome. perhaps buying puts?