SEC bans short-selling, benefits AAPL?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by MacTraveller, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. MacTraveller macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
    So the SEC just issued a (temporary) ban on short-selling. Do any of you Armchair Economists predict that this might actually *benefit* or stabilize the stock price of AAPL?
  2. hondak24 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    I think the ban applies to short-selling of financial companies. I can't keep up with all the news lately, but I would stay away from the market for the next little while. The market is in the process of "de-leveraging". Big funds are forced to sell whatever they have because of liquidity problem.
  3. voxnj macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Actually the new rules seem to hurt AAPL. By putting only financials off-limits, the short sellers are now focused on the electronics sector. Just look at the trends in AAPL and the SMH since Friday.

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