The long and short of unfair trade rules
Publication Date: January 18, 2018

In this op ed, Edward Knight, Nasdaq's General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, describes why it is important to add transparency into who is shorting a stock and why. Knight states that the current lack of transparency around short positions affects investors by "denying them the necessary information to make informed decisions about the company." Knight describes Nasdaq's proposal for the SEC to adopt short disclosures that would parallel existing long disclosure rules, a regime that has been in place for many years and is familiar to market participants.

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