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Are Short Sellers Really the Enemy of Efficient Securities Markets or Are They Just Public Patsies?
N/A (2012)
  • Abel C Ramirez, Jr., Southern Methodist University
Abstract
When the 2008 global financial crisis caused the stock market to drastically decline, short selling generated intense political and economic scrutiny that negatively characterized the practice as a predatory scheme. When the 2008 global financial crisis caused the stock market to drastically decline, short selling generated intense political and economic scrutiny that negatively characterized the practice as a predatory scheme. As a legitimate investment strategy, short selling is a method by which investors can capitalize on over-valued stocks that decline – this is NOT the same as “contributing” to the stock’s decline, which short selling’s detractors might believe.
Keywords
  • Short sales,
  • finance,
  • insider trading
Disciplines
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Abel C Ramirez. "Are Short Sellers Really the Enemy of Efficient Securities Markets or Are They Just Public Patsies?" N/A (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abel_ramirez/4/