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Richard Bertin Comment On Regulatory Notice 21-19

Richard Bertin

While short positions is legal and should remain so, predatory shorting that harms American companies, it's consumers, and American investors should be abolished. Greater monitoring of the practice and regulatory enforcement to prevent it from occurring is desperately needed. "Dark Pool" trading in particular is should be illegal and have those that participate in it the subject of punitive penalties. The general American public does not have access to the financial weapons that firms such as Hedge Funds have and until the stock market is cleansed of the unscrupulous actors involved in the practice of profiting off a company's failure, it should be considered a serious crime against the nation.