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At the risk of going further out of bounds...
(but since the thread heavy weights have chimed in, including Saul, I thought there may be interest)

I didn't know all the in and outs of shares being borrowed to loan to shorters, so I asked my broker (Schwab)... here's what they told me;

First, shares can only be borrowed if they are held in a margin account.
Then they can only be borrowed if there is a debit balance in the margin account.
They said they will borrow shares even if there is a covered call written against them, and
They will borrow shares even if you have a sell order outstanding on the shares.

I was just curious, thoughts maybe others would be as well.
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