Shorts are very advantaged in this market. The playing field isn't level at all and the individual investor is nothing but a rape victim set up by the SEC and our politicians that work for lobby groups.
Who pays lobby groups? It sure isn't the taxpayer. Hedge funds pay to make sure that things aren't changed and that nobody does a thing about naked short selling.
The market is worse than Vegas because at least in Vegas you know that the odds are against you and that the house has conspired to take your money. In the market, the agencies that are supposed to protect the individual investor are actually more interested in protecting the hedge funds. Your odds in Vegas are probably better than fighting the machine on Wall Street.
Naked shorting has been going on for almost 20 years. Why hasn't the SEC done anything to stop it during that long reign? Why isn't the play field level for the individual investor?