Naked Short Selling

May 9, 2024

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Naked short selling is the practice of short-selling a stock without first borrowing the shares or ensuring that the shares can be borrowed as is normally required. It was declared illegal after the financial crisis of 2007-2008 due to its potential to cause undue price manipulation and market downturns. Naked short selling involves selling shares that the seller does not own, hoping to buy them back at a lower price in the future.

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