SEC reveals preferred short-selling approaches

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) named its two preferred measures for preventing abusive short selling on August 17. The SEC originally released a discussion paper on April 8, outlining possible methods to prevent abusive short selling. The deadline for that release expired on June 17, but the SEC elected to seek further market comment, while narrowing the scope of its original paper to focus on two possible options. The consultation period is open for 30 days. The first option