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Naked Shorting Conspiracy Debunked

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We hope nobody shows the folks all worked up about the alleged naked shorting conspiracy the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp’s recent statement , which we came across over on Gary Weiss's blog. The anti-naked shorting Don Quixote's are endlessly entertaining—reading their bulletin boards makes us laugh the same way we laugh when we watch little kids trip over their shoe laces—and it would be a real loss to have them encounter such a decisive debunking of their world view.

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