Article: Mechanics of short selling, naked short selling and synthetic short selling

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Mechanics of short selling, naked short selling and synthetic short selling

John Olagues

321gold, 16 April 2009

There is much in the media these days about short selling, naked short selling and the “uptick rule.” Some claim that naked short sellers collude with “Rumor Mongers” to collapse stock like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and so on. There is little in the media about the specific mechanics of short selling or the concept of synthetic short selling.

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