Short Sale Rule Eliminated Soon!?!

Discussion in 'Trading' started by whoknows?, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Check out this article:

    SEC Proposes to Eliminate Price Restrictions on Short Sales
    December 2006

    On December 4, 2006, the SEC voted to propose eliminating the “tick test” of its Rule 10a-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) as well as any comparable SRO rules restricting the price of short sales, such as the “bid test” of NASD Rule 5100 and NASDAQ Rule 3350. If approved, in addition to easing the restrictions on all short sellers, it will also eliminate a significant regulatory burden on the brokerage industry.

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    <<SEC SHO Update Bingham McCutchen.pdf>>

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  2. Quark


    After about seventy years, a rule created to make it more difficult to drive a stock's price down may be eliminated as "unnecessary".

    Who says they don't ring bells at tops?