Exchanges Gear Up to Comply with Uptick Rule

Almost a year after proposing a reintroduction of the "uptick" rule and wading through 4,300 comments from the industry and investors, the SEC voted along party lines to reinstate limits on the short selling of listed securities.

The SEC first implemented the uptick rule, Rule 10a-1, in 1938, which prohibited investors from short selling an exchange-listed security unless the previous price stick moved upward. The rule remained in effect until 2007, when the SEC eliminated all short-sale price

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