December 01, 2022

How predatory short selling harms and exploits Canada’s junior markets


In this InvestorIntel interview, host Tracy Weslosky is joined by Terry Lynch, Founder of Save Canadian Mining and CEO of Power Nickel Inc. (TSXV: PNPN | OTCQB: CMETF), and Peter Clausi, President, CEO and Director of CBLT Inc. (TSXV: CBLT) to discuss predatory short selling and how it is hurting investors and the mining industry.

In the interview, which can also be viewed in full on the InvestorIntel YouTube channel (click here), Terry and Peter talk about how the lack of fair and transparent capital markets allows predatory short sellers to go unpunished and play havoc in the markets with the interests of investors and companies alike. Terry goes on to discuss the need for reinstatement of the “tick test” to curb predatory short selling. Touching upon the lack of response from the Canadian regulators, Peter advocates the need for stronger investigative powers by the Canadian Securities Administrators to correct a flawed system that keeps stock values artificially down.

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About Save Canadian Mining

Save Canadian Mining is a not-for-profit, issue-based advocacy group representing the interests of Canada’s junior mining industry and the investment community. Founded in September 2019 by Terry Lynch, Save Canadian Mining is committed to working with governments and agencies to amend regulations in capital markets to help generate investment in Canada’s junior mining industry.

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3 responses

  1. Stephen Lautens Avatar
    Stephen Lautens

    Great discussion about a serious and largely unknown problem in the junior markets – predatory short selling.

  2. Tracy Weslosky Avatar
    Tracy Weslosky

    In my experience, the issues relating to companies that are moving into larger markets result in market behavior that should be more closely monitored. I have never been able to short sell as I deem the process theory innately negative. In essence, your banking on someone falling — failing and this model is counterintuitive to how I think. This said, I continue to listen to those that like to ‘sky dive’ in our markets and perhaps we should do an interview that counters someone who soared and find someone that — splattered.

  3. Eugene Bokserman Avatar
    Eugene Bokserman

    Short selling should be prohibited… It’s simple… and very easy to implement if any regulators wanted to do it. But… we all know why they don’t/

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