if you want to avoid your shares being Shorted..Switcn to a Cash Account (no margin acc).
I asked TD ameritrade:
How can I avoid you to lend my BBRY shares to be shorted?? If I have a sell order opened GTC, can you also give them to other one to sell (short) too at the same time?
...(sorry my English)
Thank you for your e-mail. Because this is a cash account, your shares will not be loaned for shorting. If you had a margin account with a margin loan, your shares would be able to be loaned for shorting.
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I'm long BBRY. I see these posts occasionally. Why are you giving this kind of advice? It's not like we all only invest/trade BBRY. I like having leverage and more buying power, if I so choose to use it.. I'm going to keep my margin account. Thanks.