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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

SEC Schedules Roundtable on Short Selling

The SEC will hold a roundtable on May 5 to further discuss whether short sale price test restrictions or short sale circuit breakers should be adopted.  The Commission voted unanimously on April 8 to propose two approaches to restrictions on short selling. If adopted, the price test approach would apply on a permanent market-wide basis, and the circuit breaker approach would apply to a particular security during severe market declines in the price of that security.

Roundtable participants will include leaders from self-regulatory organizations, trading venues, the financial services industry, investment firms, and the academic community. The final agenda and list of panelists will be announced at a later date.

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