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Congressional Research Service Issues In Focus White Paper on Short Selling
May 14, 2023
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- The Congressional Research Service issued the following In Focus white paper (No. IF12400) on short selling on May 12, 2023, by financial Economics specialists Eva Su and Gary Shorter.

Here are excerpts:

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Short Selling: Background and Policy Issues

Short selling generally involves the sale of a stock that the seller does not own (and instead borrows and must return at a later date) with an intent to profit if the stoc . . .

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