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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

SEC IPO Study Finds No Evidence of Naked Short-Selling

SEC staff economists studied 295 IPOs over a sixteen month period beginning January 2005 and finds no evidence that failures to deliver share resulted from manipulation or naked short-selling.  Instead, it found that failures to deliver were common and may be caused by underwriters' price support.  See WSJ, SEC Finds No 'Naked Short'-IPO Issue.

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