Nice, but I thought it would be more aggressive.
Close. The brokerage house can sell or borrow from its own inventory (whole different story), borrow from a client within the firm or borrow from another firm. They would not buy it. In any case, margin held must be 150% of current value (100% of itself plus 50% more). As most investors don't sit with cash in their accounts, the value of the other margin holdings would go up or down with the market. This is partially why you often see ARIA performing the opposite to the market (in other words - it is the collateral that is also important). So, the squeeze is if ARIA goes up, and/or the collateral goes down.
Bet you it is going down now!
How about my dental visit this morning? Can't see how the judge will affect my cottage water levels.
January 1st short numbers will be out soon. My guess is that there will be less than the 45.3m.