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Elon Musk says shorting is legal ‘only for vestigial reasons’

Elon Musk earlier tweeted the word "Gamestonk" and shared a link to the Reddit chat forum ‘Wallstreetbets’.

January 29, 2021 / 10:30 AM IST

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has said shorting is legal "only for vestigial reasons". The comment comes a day after retail investors caused a rally in video game retailer GameStop's shares.

The traders caused a surge in GameStop's share price, causing a short squeeze and hurting hedge funds who had shorted the stock.

Musk also put out another tweet that took a dig at "shorty apologists".