Article: SEC Moves to Curb Short-Selling

Article - Media

SEC Moves to Curb Short-Selling

Kara Scannell and Jenny Strasburg

The Wall Street Journal, 16 July 2008

The Securities and Exchange Commission took unprecedented action against short sellers on Tuesday, acting on a widespread concern that negative bets against bank and brokerage stocks might be exacerbating the financial sector’s woes.

In a dramatic emergency order, the SEC said it would immediately move to curb improper short selling in the stocks of struggling mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as those of 17 financial firms, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.,…

Paywall Access to Full Article