short selling history

Discussion in 'Trading' started by goodfellow, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. What is the history of short selling? What year did it come into effect and was made legal on the NYSE? Can you supply me with a link to where you got your information if you answer? thank you.
  2. I believe it was always permitted from the beginning (1789?). It was definitely going on during the late-1800's.