Europe, Futures Plunging On Rumor Of Pan-European Naked Short-Selling Ban
The latest market rumor is that Europe is on the verge of instituting a pan-continental naked short-selling ban, primarily focusing on killing CDS trading which Germany has had success in bringing other countries over to her perspective. Incidentally yesterday Greek CDS ended the day 40 bps higher, once again proving that market regulation left in the hands of politicians will always backfire. Also in the rumor column: France to institute 3 year public sector wage freeze. We know what a "storming" of any particular building in Paris tends to result in. Conviction pair trade of the day: long guillotine manufacturers, short Goldman "conviction buys" (the latter is a given natural short hedge to any long trade).
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