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Toddo On TV: Much Ado About Short Selling


Markets, movers and more.

South Korea, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Malaysia have all banned short-selling in the past, often leading to short-term pops in the market. But this is the United States, supposedly the free-market example to the world. The irony is that if regulators and politicians simply listened to the bears last year, they could have been proactive rather than reactive in addressing this mess (read: Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac).

General Motors (GM) suspended its dividend today. Toddo anticipates more of the same as the deleveraging process unfolds and corporate America scrambles for cash.

In the Buzz & Banter segment, Toddo cites some compelling reasons for a snapback rally. The laundry list of stocks includes Lowes (LOW), General Motors, Freddie Mac (FRE), Wachovia (WB), Pulte Homes (PHM), Gannett (GCI) and Merrill Lynch (MER). Here's why:

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