I wanted to do some research on this and thought this thread would be a start. Are options are viable means of playing the downside on stocks that are on the "hard to borrow" list, or unavailable to short for whatever reason? I am looking at this from a short-term intraday perspective. Meaning holding the positon for a matter of hours or less. In a sense, this would amount to actually daytrading options. Is anybody out there doing this?