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market_junky 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 19, 2014 10:29 AM Member since: Aug 8, 2000
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  • There is a huge yet untapped upside here

  • market_junky by market_junky Dec 9, 2014 3:50 PM Flag

    Short sellers already borrowed 9 out 10 shares available for shorting, so make it a little more difficult for them.
    What can the average personal investor do to stop their own shares being shorted, as believe me your own broker, if approached, WILL sell your own shares that they hold on your behalf as a nominee account.

    There are two things you can do, the first is to certificate them but this is not obviously to everyone’s advantage but the alternative solution is simple. All you do is to phone your broker and put an order in saying that you wish to place your shares for sale at, for arguments sake, double today’s price. As they are 'on order' they cannot be lent out by your broker and in turn you are reducing the amount of 'free shares' out there that can be used for shorting purposes. And don't forget to move your limit order up when the price starts to recover, then, that way your shares can't be shorted.

    Although an individual personal investor will not normally have enough shares to halt a concerted shorting attack, if a large number of holders did this it would reduce the overall amount of shares that they could get their hands on.

    In my opinion well worth doing if not only for the knowledge that your own shares cannot and will not be used in a short attack against the very share that you own.

  • Reply to

    Face it shorts, its over!

    by mcdolemk Dec 9, 2014 2:54 PM
    market_junky market_junky Dec 9, 2014 3:19 PM Flag

    pssssst...hey you...pssst...tell me what color is GoPro today? I'm so worried because it was down 5% earlier.

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