I submitted a request to my compliance department to buy tesla today. The request actually was approved for trading too. So I went into E*trade and did the trade. And you can guess how surprised I was when I got the alert back that read: “Your order to SHORT 150 shares of TSLA was executed at $430.96”. I legit ■■■■ myself. So I covered the trade, and then bought the 150 shares.
However, now my compliance department is telling me I violated our 30 day holding period rule by fixing the trade. And I’m curious what the best response other than “GO ■■■■ yourself” is to these guys. They ■■■■■■■ expect me to maintain the risk of shorting TSLA for 30 days? 150 ■■■■■■■ shares?
If I end up getting in trouble for this, I swear I’m going to find a new job.