The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) said it has admitted Al Ramz Capital as the first Regulated Short Selling
(RSS) Service Provider to focus on providing market participants with a diversified array of products and services that enhance trading activity and market liquidity.
Al Blooshi added: "The technical short selling
service benefits brokerage companies, their customers, market makers and any entity deemed efficient by ADX to use this service.
Since the 2008 Financial Crisis, regulatory authorities have established a short position reporting regime to make information available to the public when a listed company is at a short position; however, the purpose is not to ban or limit the act of short selling
, but to increase market transparency, and to provide market participants with a fair battlefield.
The level of private information contained in short selling
has been recently debated.
The rule therefore prevents short selling
from interfering with offering prices.
The article documents that before the existence of Rule 201, short selling
declined for stocks that experienced a 10 percent intraday decline, apparently because prospective shorters decided that the stocks had "bottomed out." That means that Rule 201 is a solution for a problem that doesn't exist--there isn't much shorting of the stocks that the rule protects.
In Australia, the Australia Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) banned all forms of short selling
; the ban was made permanent when the Corporations Amendment (Short Selling
) Act 2008 (Short-selling Act) became law on December 11th, 2008 (4).
Professor Boehmer and co-authors, and EDHEC Business School Professor Abraham Lioui have also looked at the consequences of the previous short selling
bans imposed in the USA, UK and continental Europe in 2008.
Jean-Paul Servais, chairman of the Financial Services and Markets Authority, which modifies the rules of short selling
, said the ban was imposed "in the light of the high level of volatility that financial markets are currently seeing, and out of a concern for consistency with the actions of other regulators" in Europe.
In addition to the disclosure rules, the proposal would give national regulators powers to temporarily restrict or ban short selling
in any financial instrument, subject to coordination by ESMA in exceptional situations.
(7) Third, Chen and Singal argue that put buying is less risky than short selling
. Although this view is widely held, we suggest that careful consideration leads to its rejection.
The European Union has announced that it has introduced curbs on short selling
as well as derivative deals.