If you are a long term investor with a safe deposit box think about taking your shares in certificate form.
Most shares held in brokerage accounts are available to be sold short. That was one of the really small print paragraphs on the back of the brokerage form.
Don't worry about any losses your broker will keep you whole on your long position. But, your broker is lending your shares to those wishing to short the stock. If you request your shares in certificate form, your shares will come out of your brokerage account and cannot be sold short. If no other shares can be borrowed, either the broker will have to buy more shares or the short must buy shares to close out thier position.
Given the float numbers posted on this board there are not alot of CYMER stock out there.
You can open an account that does not allow your shares to be sold short, however they are usually not margin accounts. You may need to sign new paperwork to open a new account.
My apologies to you. I certainly misread bull n bare message. I took his message to read .25 not .025 as this is the current technology. Thanks waterab for picking up the miscue. Good luck to you all................The Bull