hard to borrow

Discussion in 'Trading' started by mktmkr, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. mktmkr

    mktmkr

    anybody have experience with hard to borrow equities
    how dificult to short, fees, buy-ins, best broker for hard to borrow?
     
  2. nitro

    nitro

    Merrill Lynch
     
  3. I use Merrill and IB for short inventory on a big list of thin, hard to borrow stocks. IB blows Merrill away. Not what you'd expect from a broker with their retail base, but IB has made huge improvements in this area from a few years ago.

    I don't call to do locates at Merrill very often (because I can usually get what I want at IB), but when I do, they can get me stock maybe 50% of the time.