Spain Follows Italy In Banning Short Selling

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Moments after we reported the announcement of the Italian short-selling ban we had a simple question:

We now have our answer, as Spain has jumped on the banwagonTM

  • SPAIN STOCK MARKET REGULATOR BANS SHORT SELLING
  • SPAIN'S SHORT SELLING BAN INCLUDES DERIVATIVES, OTC INSTRUMENTS
  • SPAIN'S SHORT SELLING BAN COULD BE EXTENDED BEYOND 3 MONTHS

And just because in Europe one has to constantly outdo everyone else, the Spanish short selling ban is on all stocks, not just financials.

Next up on the banwagon: everyone else, now that the stigma of admitting 2012 is precisely just like 2011 (as we have been warning since January 1 of this year) is gone. Expect the ultra short relief rally to be follow by new plunge to historic lows.