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

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SEC Will Reconsider Uptick Rule

The Wall St. Journal reports that the SEC will consider reinstating the "uptick rule," or some revised version of it, as early as next month.  The uptick rule prohibited short sales unless the stock price was higher than its previous trade.  Some blame the repeal of the uptick rule for increased short-selling and volatility.  WSJ, SEC May Reconsider 'Uptick Rule' .

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