AMF pulls back on shorting ban as Covid vol calms

By Ross Lancaster
18 May 2020

The Autorité de Marchés Financieres (AMF) has decided not to lengthen a ban on short selling, but some market participants who opposed the action see it returning when extreme volatility next strikes the markets.

The AMF forebade the creation of any net short position or an increase in any net short position from March 17. After a month had passed, the regulator then extended the ban by another month, until May 18.

Traders have vigorously opposed the ban, claiming that it is ...

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