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Short Selling: 10 Recommendations for Improving the SEC’s Regulatory Framework

The recent trading frenzy in GameStop and other so-called “Reddit Rebellion” stocks has brought attention to longstanding deficiencies in the transparency framework, regulatory guardrails, and operational practices governing short selling in our securities markets.  It has also brought attention to the fact that both monitoring and enforcement of short-selling abuses remain challenging due to multiple factors, including deliberate flexibilities built into U.S. regulatory standards.