It seems like September 2008 all over again for short sellers.

Short selling became so problematic in fall 2008 that the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting in concert with the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority, placed a temporary ban on short selling in an effort to "protect the integrity and quality of the securities market and strengthen investor confidence." Its announcement came four days after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and one day after New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced his own investigation of the practice.

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