Don't Sell The Shorts Short

Short-sellers don't get any respect. No surprise there: They can take one of Wall Street's darlings and smear its reputation in a jiffy with tales of financial intrigue and corporate malfeasance. Their dogged and persistent bad-mouthing can drive corporate executives to distraction--and push stock prices to new lows. So when nervous executives and the big guns on Wall Street orchestrate a short squeeze, the shorts take a drubbing.

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