Article: Illegal Naked Short Selling Appears to Lie at the Heart of an Extensive Stock Manipulation Scheme

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Illegal Naked Short Selling Appears to Lie at the Heart of an Extensive Stock Manipulation Scheme

Larry Smith

SmithOnStocks, 16 June 2015

Only a motivated enforcement agency with subpoena power and an accompanying powerful enforcement infrastructure can prove that naked shorting is at the heart of an extensive stock manipulation scheme. However, I believe that the observational evidence is overwhelming that naked shorting practices are widely used to manipulate the stock prices of emerging biotechnology companies as well as many other small and large companies. Unfortunately, naked shorting is an investment variable that investors must understand if they are going to make investments in the emerging biotechnology space in particular and the equity markets in general.

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