Belgium, France, Italy, Spain to ban short-selling

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by BCE, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. yes, children, you can play soccer in park, but you can't have your ball.
    #21     Aug 12, 2011
  2. zdreg


    short term for traders is 5 minutes. that being said what is the effect
    in the week after a short ban?
    #22     Aug 12, 2011
  3. dtan1e


    no short selling, but printing to infinity is allowed, to rig the game to long side, if they want to set a level playing field then they should ban printing, little wonder all the players are leaving, which is why u see the economy being crap but the markets seem to hold because it doesn't reflect reality
    #23     Aug 12, 2011
  4. Bob111


    bunch of euro pussies
    #24     Aug 12, 2011
  5. Not only does a short selling ban distort market realities, it also works to shake confidence in markets, thus drying up liquidity. The more governments meddle, the more unpredictable the markets become. Thus, participants tend to stay on the sideline rather than risk some crazy new government policy being announced out of the blue.
    #25     Aug 12, 2011