SEC Deploys Restrictions On Short Sellers

New York Post – The Securities and Exchange Commission met last night in emergency session to consider requiring hedge funds to disclose their short positions and institutional traders to secure their records in anticipation of subpoenas.

Under the proposals, managers with more than $100 million invested in securities would have to issue reports of their daily short positions.

The meeting came after the SEC adopted two regulations that go into effect today that will force traders and brokers to actually borrow shares used in all short sales, amid concern that so-called "naked short sales" are driving down prices by flooding markets with sell orders.

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