Short Selling and the SEC

The video discusses the practice of short selling, specifically the ban of short selling on major financial institutions.  Short selling profits when the stock moves lower; an alternative to this strategy is to buy put options which will profit off of the same type of movement in price. 

They move to discussing manipulation by short selling.  Smaller companies with a lower float can be more easily manipulated by short sellers.  The speaker talks about information based manipulation which is illegal but very difficult for the SEC to uncover. 

The speaker also mentions that he believes that short selling is a good thing; it allows for price discovery and efficiency in the markets.  However, it becomes a touchy situation during a financial crisis such as the one we had in 2008 and it can disrupt the market mechanics when manipulation and mob mentality come into play.
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