Charging full speed ahead into a world of "up-only" equities, the SEC is back on the evils of short-selling band wagon. And you can believe we are going to get some results this time. Deliberate and thoughtful results. The kind of results that get results.
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday she is making the issue of new rules restricting short-selling a priority as the agency hears from an array of interests about ways to limit trades that bet against a stock.
Investors and lawmakers have been clamoring for the SEC to put new brakes on trading moves they say worsened the market's downturn.
"I have made it a priority to evaluate the issue of short-selling regulation, and ensure that any future policies in this area are the result of a deliberate and thoughtful process," SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro said at the start of a public "round-table" meeting organized by the agency.
SEC chief says new short-selling rules a priority [The Associated Press]