Why can't I sell short????

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ryoubetteroff, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Was unable to short ASKJ on Interactive Brokers on Wednesday. Did get some short in another account. It was available for short sale again on Thursday with IB.

    Is this some signal or indicator telling us something about a stock? (not necessarily this one)

    Can anything be divined or prediction made when one sees this?
  2. When the broker runs out of available borrowable stock, you can't short it. Can happen with any stock, at any broker.
  3. Ummm... maybe uptick rule?
  4. tt1452


    One of the gurus on the Bulls and Bears Fox show mentioned that ASKJ had run up over 1000 %

    Maybe this is why it is hard to borrow????????????
  5. Kap


    Time to BUY, short squeeze:eek:
  6. Why you would want to short this guy is beyond me.

    Attached is a weekly chart.
  7. i agree, why do you want to short something clearly in a strong uptrend; because you THINK it ran too far too fast...
  8. ktm


    Because they don't make money and probably never will?