Web: How Big is the Failure to Deliver/Naked Shorting Problem? Yet More Information

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How Big is the Failure to Deliver/Naked Shorting Problem? Yet More Information

Bob O’Brien

Sanity Check via Wayback, 8 August 2008

How big is the problem? I mean, we hear the now famous $6 billion delivery failure number tossed around from the DTCC, but how accurate is that, really? Is it a complete answer? Is there more information that is knowable?

The answer is, yes, more is knowable.

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Web: Why The DTCC Is A Prime Mover In Securities Fraud and Naked Shorting

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Why The DTCC Is A Prime Mover In Securities Fraud and Naked Shorting

Bob O’Brien

Sanity Check via Wayback, 5 August 2008

To hear them tell it, they are powerless to deal with NSS, acting more as a vessel through which stock flows. They ignore that they are an SRO, chartered with regulating the business conduct of their owner/members. They pretend that they don’t become the intermediary, and thus the contra-party to the trade to both buyer and seller, and thus in full control of buying in failed trades (if they wanted). They pass self-serving rules that declare they can’t force a failing member to buy in the fail, even though they are chartered with ensuring timely clearance and settlement. And for years they have been claiming that NSS is basically a non-issue, while their press geeks and counsel employ mind-numbing doubletalk.

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Web: Cox: “Many people think naked short selling is already illegal, but that isn’t true….”

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Cox: “Many people think naked short selling is already illegal, but that isn’t true….”

Bob O’Brien

Sanity Check via Wayback, 17 July 2008

Remarkably, or perhaps not so remarkably, literally hours after issuing an emergency order requiring short sellers to actually borrow the stock they sell – but only in the large financial companies largely complicit in causing hundreds of billions of dollars of damage to the financial markets via naked short selling – several interesting things happened. If you read my last blog, you’ll see I saw it coming. Loopholes, poor craftsmanship, silliness, dishonesty, all baked into the SEC cake so that the proclamation has little real world effect.

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Web: SEC Discovers That Unbridled Naked Short Selling Might Actually Be, Er, Not So Good….

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SEC Discovers That Unbridled Naked Short Selling Might Actually Be, Er, Not So Good….

Bob O’Brien

Sanity Check via Wayback, 15 July 2008

What we are seeing is the US markets relentlessly melting down, as even the bulge bracket firms, and the “too big to fail” entities, are victimized by unbridled, unconstrained naked short selling. Exactly as used to be the case in the 1920’s. Exactly in the manner that resulted in the SEC being formed, and the uptick rule (discarded just a few short months back as an anachronism), and requirements for timely clearing and delivery. All of which the SEC has basically ignored, very deliberately.

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Web: Lies, Invention, Journalists, and the SEC

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Lies, Invention, Journalists, and the SEC

Bob O’Brien

Yahoo as cited by Sanity Check via Wayback, 21 August 2006

The subject matter, Mark Cuban’s ill-conceived stock bashing website that’s nothing more than a foil to slam his short positions, is the ostensible topic. I haven’t even bothered commenting on the site, as it’s pretty obvious to most upright bipeds what is being done there.

But this article is astounding – I literally thought that the guy who emailed me the link was making it up.

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Web: NY Press Dead Silent on SEC Cover-Up, Except For Forbes’ Liz Moyer

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NY Press Dead Silent on SEC Cover-Up, Except For Forbes’ Liz Moyer

Bob O’Brien

Sanity Check, 21 August 2006

Maybe if we don’t talk about the SEC cover-up, it never happened?

That seems to be the way our venerated NY press corps is treating the FOIA data on Global Links – the topic of the last two blogs, and of a Forbes article on Friday.

This is playing out like the Dan Rather incident, but times ten. Bloggers and a few mainstream pubs get it and break the story, while the media circles its wagons and goes into denial mode.

Anyone surprised? Note that there is nothing from the WSJ, nothing from the NY Times, nothing from Barron’s, nothing from the NY Sun, nothing from TheStreet.com or Marketwatch, nothing from CNBC, nor Bloomberg, nor AP, nor Reuters…not even from the Post.

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