Anonymous Comment On Regulatory Notice 21-19
As a retail investor I believe that the provably widespread practice of naked shorting dilutes the share pool of companies that I believe in which artificially lowers stock prices. It is a method that predatory short hedge funds use to drive stock prices down, rather than allowing the market to engage in true price discovery. This causes companies which might otherwise be beneficial to society to shut down, illegally lowers my investment returns, and undermines my faith in the market. FINRA and all regulatory agencies need to change the rules to make this practice no longer possible and institute massive penalties for those caught engaging in it.