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    Mary Schapiro Needs Help

    So the SEC voted 3-2 in favor of restricting short-selling today, at the risk of pissing off Goldman Sachs, whose head of US equity trading Paul Russo had been lobbying against the proposal for some time. However, even Mary Schapiro knows that no one can truly make a full frontal attack on GS, and mitigated […]

    / Feb 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Mary Schapiro Wants to Curb Short Selling, Speaks in Tongues

    Our fave porn-loving regulators are taking a stab, yet again, at short selling, considering measures to curb it “soon.” But while one can only laud Mary Schapiro’s effort to sugar coat the proposal, she’s not helping the SEC regain any kind of respectability and seriousness, and at this point, Mary might want to consider a […]

    / Feb 5, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Short Selling Wizard Closes On East Side Tower

    Cityfile reports that Jim Chanos has closed on a triplex at 3 East 75th Street (neighbors!). Chanos paid $20.365 million two months ago for the 7,800 square foot space. In the same way that rich people often have so many rooms they don’t know what to do with them all and end up devoting one […]

    / Aug 26, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    Harvey Pitt Loves Conflicts O’ Interest

    Harvey Pitt has been named deputy attorney general of Alabama where he will be investigating “short sellers and false rumors involving Colonial BancGroup, actions designed to drive down the institution’s stock price.” CNB apparently approached Pitt about the gig knowing that rumor mongering and wicked short selling are favorite topics of the erstwhile SEC chairman […]

    / Aug 20, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    Cody Willard’s Over-Share-y Primer On Short Selling

    I’m going to present this one without commentary. To parse it would be to meddle with its genius (genius that, if it’s doing its job right, will haunt your dreams). I will however put a few things in bold that I think you should look out for: Most people understand that shorting something means you’ll […]

    / Aug 13, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    Chris Cox And The SEC Back In The Spotlight

    Admit it. There’s some part of you that wonders whether or not Chris Cox’s anti-naked shorting emergency order wasn’t an attempt to prove that he and his agency were not an irrelevant or superfluous sideshow to the Ben Bernanke-Hank Paulson big tent. His agency was in danger of being written out of the regulatory schema […]

    / Jul 16, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    Cox To Fannie and Freddie: We’re Going To Protect You From The Shorts

    SEC Chairman Christopher Cox Cox told the Senate Banking Committee that the agency was putting in place an emergency order limiting short sales in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a requirement that the shorted stocks be “preborrowed.” It’s not immediately clear what this “pre-borrowing” requirement entails, or what sort of authorization short-sellers would need […]

    / Jul 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    Sleazey McSleaze Admits To Sleaziness

    You remember AntiSocialMedia.Net, right? No? Yeah, we were doing out best trying to forget it also. It’s the website hosting what the New York Post describes as “bitter attacks … on the message board critics, accusing them of participating to various degrees in a conspiracy to malign the anti-naked short selling movement that Overstock.com supports.” […]

    / Jan 12, 2007 at 4:02 PM

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