DreamChaser95 Jun 08, 17 10:25 PM

when you short a stock and the brokers buyers back your shares to cover so they can get their borrowed shares back .

WizeFool Jun 08, 17 10:53 PM

I recently had a conversation with E-Trade about this, asking them what the risk of that happening was as long as I maintained a proper margin levels in my account. They explained that

WizeFool Jun 08, 17 10:55 PM

They actually have to borrow the shares from other people (clients) to lend them to us. If for some reason that client wants their shares back, they have to take them back from us no matter what. He said that particular reason is quite rare though. usually just too much position size/risk

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