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Elaine Wah

Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

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June 30, 2004

Lifting Short-Sale Restrictions

Short sale restrictions reform could eventually be in place - permanently.

The Securities and Exchange Commission, deliberating on reforming the rules of short selling, has agreed to implement a pilot project. This will waive short-sale curbs for 1,000 Russell 3000 stocks.

One pro thinks the exemption could easily become permanent. "We already have this exemption in part because Nasdaq market makers are exempt today," said Jamie Selway, managing director of New York-based Whitecap Trading. He noted that Archipelago had been operating without a bid test "and everything worked just fine." Selway is a former economist at Archipelago.