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#21 hedgehawk

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:52 PM

This is F'n out of control. First they blamed oil going up on the speculators. Then the stock market goes down and they blame it on the short sellers. This is an outrage. Is my avatar against the law 2?

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#22 SemiBizz

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:53 PM

I'm panicking because it eliminates the floor from the market.

When folks legitimately short, they are a guaranteed buyers--at a time when not regular buyers are going to find the nerve to do so.

Sheer idiocy.

And yes, I believe it will cause a real, true and lasting crash. If they do it.


You can call me crazy, but it's clear there's a plan being executed. And I do not like it. It's very likely there is some REAL BAD NEWS about to come down, and they don't want anyone short.

They are not stupid. :angry:

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#23 U.F.O.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:56 PM

cgnx, you obviously don't understand how put options work. Do you think the option market makers live on an island and can just sell you put and call options to your heart's content? They have to hedge their option positions with the underlying stock. If they can't short the stock, you ain't gonna be buying no put options. That market will totally die with the "no shorts" decree. U.F.O.
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#24 ogm

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:02 PM

cgnx, you obviously don't understand how put options work. Do you think the option market makers live on an island and can just sell you put and call options to your heart's content? They have to hedge their option positions with the underlying stock. If they can't short the stock, you ain't gonna be buying no put options. That market will totally die with the "no shorts" decree.

U.F.O.



They can hedge it with other options. Premiums would probably be out of whack though.

Edited by ogm, 18 September 2008 - 08:03 PM.


#25 milbank

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

I'm panicking because it eliminates the floor from the market.

When folks legitimately short, they are a guaranteed buyers--at a time when not regular buyers are going to find the nerve to do so.

Sheer idiocy.

And yes, I believe it will cause a real, true and lasting crash. If they do it.


You can call me crazy, but it's clear there's a plan being executed. And I do not like it. It's very likely there is some REAL BAD NEWS about to come down, and they don't want anyone short.

They are not stupid. :angry:


I wouldn't. That crossed my mind too. Even as bad as I think things are still going to get, you have to wonder what kind of panic and desperation would prompt this outrageous a move. It's very scary.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

ogm...you also need to do a little research on option market makers. Your last reply was ignorant. U.F.O.
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#27 10Shekel

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

will the vodka be rationed or will we have to pay for it.....?

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

Not to inject reality into this, but let's look at what's happened in the last week or so... LEH - Bankrupt!! MER - Makes a deal in the middle of the nite to be bought by BAC!! WM - Can't find a bidder!! CEG - Drops more than 50% in a WEEK !! You can add to the list.... DESPERATION MOVES FOLKS !! There's NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY F'NG NOTHING GOING ON GOOD HERE !!! Obviously the (counter) PARTY IS OVER !!!!!

Edited by SemiBizz, 18 September 2008 - 08:21 PM.

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#29 BigBadBear

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

Uk 'financial stock' short selling suspended until Jan 16 2009 just in time for the inuageration of VicePresident Palin . I after any election rally we know when to go short

#30 10Shekel

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

seriously people i believe we are witnessing the stage being set for monetization...and conversion to a new currency!