Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Germany cracks down on shorting

Germany bans naked shorting. Rather than go after the root cause of the euro problem - they go after the hedge funds.

On a related note, my co-authors and I are just putting the finishing touches to a paper that shows that short sale restrictions in one country lead to more shorting elsewhere, and cause prices to deviate from fundamentals more often. Perhaps I'll send Merkel a copy.