Uptick Rule

Salty Gibbon

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I am ok with the uptick rule for shorting stocks but could someone please explain to me the reasoning and logic behind it.


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There is no real logic behind this other than an attempt to prevent a stock being shorted by everyone all at once. You will also find that there is a limit to how much of a stock can be shorted and when there is a momentum drop in certain stocks then getting a short trade on is sometimes impossible.


Mr. Charts

Legendary member
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The rule was introduced as a result of ignorant political congressional pressure. There are always people who think shorting is somehow "un-American" and damaging to US business and even if politicos can grasp how markets work, their constituents and business supporters rarely can.
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