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Anonymous-ME Comment On Regulatory Notice 21-19


Short interest should be live data. There is no excuse in this day and age for up to date information available at the touch of a button. The fact we have to wait 2 weeks for this and the information is already 2 weeks out of date just screams that there are underhanded things afoot. Large institutions and hedge funds have an unfair advantage over retailers as they have better access to more data and can make decisions based off insights that we have no exposure to. Level the playing field by making all data instantly accessible to all. Finally, there should be much more done about so-called naked shorting or synthetic shorting which is used to manipulate stock prices. Not only do they constantly "get away" with this, but the fines imposed when they are caught are laughable. why would you stop doing illegal things if the price you have to pay is a fraction of the profit that can be made? The US market is becoming something of a laughing stock, no pun intended, as the corruption, the illegal shenanigans, that are even admitted to on live TV are just left to continue with no repercussions. If nobody trusts the market anymore, then what?