Will the banks be smashed tomorrow

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Old Jan 16, 2009, 11:58pm   #15
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OK, but would you accept that short selling can contribute to falls in share prices?
Yes when liquidity is low. Usually it is not possible to Short more than a certain percentage of a stock

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Would you say that it is purely co-incidental that on today, the day when the short selling restrictions were listed, RBS's share price fell by nearly a quarter in just a couple of hours, and the other banks took a pounding?
In my view it is coincidental because they were all hit with bad news and that is when the prices started to drop.


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Old Jan 17, 2009, 2:50am   #16
 
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Yes when liquidity is low. Usually it is not possible to Short more than a certain percentage of a stock



In my view it is coincidental because they were all hit with bad news and that is when the prices started to drop.


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FWIW I think bank share prices have dropped today because the cereal eater on Million Dollar Traders went long on Bradford and Bingley in October - Poincare, Mandelbrot et al knew / know what they were / are talking about.....
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Old Jan 19, 2009, 11:42am   #17
 
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Barclays got smashed by 25%

Shares in Barclays took a sudden plunge in late trading today, ending the day down 25% amid renewed fears of a crisis in the banking system.

Barclays shares fell to their lowest level since 1993 – down 32.4p to just 98p - and dragged other shares in the beleaguered banking sector down.

and alot of others

Barclays shares fall 25% | Business | guardian.co.uk

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Perhaps there should be a new thread on whether the banks will avoid complete nationalisation.
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Perhaps there should be a new thread on whether the banks will avoid complete nationalisation.
lol that would be a short thred...
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Old Feb 4, 2009, 11:32pm   #20
 
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what is the latest news with Barclays?? nationalised or not! what about Qatar?
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