So I just read something the other day about preventing your stocks being lent to short sellers. If you go to the trouble to get certificates, those are yours and can't be lent. But most of us investing with online trading platforms have their stocks held by their brokerage. And reading the fine print, they are allowed to lend your stocks out while they are holding them. This seems a little odd to me, as do a lot of 'shady' finance practices, but its what we are dealing with I guess. It seems odd, because what if all the stock holders decide to sell their shares? Where does your brokerage get them all? Are they allowed to sell off the shorts shares and stiff them for the loss? So someone recommended putting in a limit sell order for something ridiculous like $1000 per share, and that would prevent your brokerage from being able to lend out your shares to short sellers. Does anyone know if that is actually true? Does having the active sell order prevent them from lending your shares out?