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Short Sellers on The Road to Ruin? Poor Timing, Some Stumble in the Market Rally

Traders Magazine, June 2003

Tom Taulli

Short selling, a practice perpetually steeped in controversy, always gets bad press, especially when markets are heading south in a hurry. And even when markets are rising, short sellers, critics say, appear to be doomsters wishing for train wrecks. "As prices surged, they kept adding to their positions, which made things worse," said Rob Grapin, a managing director of New York-based Carlin Equities, which provides electronic trading services to hedge funds.

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