You cannot short unless there is a counterparty, a buyer. So I ask, have you really put serious thought into the subject on naked shorting and the uptick rule?. The stock market should be free just as the futures markets and the Forex currency markets.
These impediments to a free market are just a bandaid when what is needed is major surgery.
Have you seen the "The Secret of Oz" on YouTube? A must see.
I know of where shorts just play the same 100 shares between themselves in a volleyball match and work a stock down in a fraudulent manner..(painting the tape apparently).I'll stick with my thinking and wish the SEC would have no shorting if shares do not exist "at the time" of shorting or a window of far less time for mm's to make good on the trade...no different than the hundred mortgages on the same house crooked analogy I assert......so yes... I have thought and discussed at great length with many...