The Securities Exchange Commission has verified (see its website list of stocks) that FAF is on the list of about 799 stocks for which short selling is temporarily banned. That is great news.
FYI, although I don't claim credit for it and it is a blessing: Since my last post on 9/8/08 positive on FAF, FAF has risen about 11.2% (closing price on 9/8 compared with today's price of about $31/share on last check).
Bob Brinker this weekend confirmed his view that he believes the temporary short selling ban will be extended beyond its current expiration date. More goods news for FAF.
Having said that, I am inclined to participate more in mutual funds and less in individual stocks, given volatility of the market. Such a tendency, if widely shared, is not necessarily bad or good for FAF, as it would depend on what mutual fund managers invested the $ in.