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    • Thanks for the reply @mhileman. Yeap I did, to which they said please hold while they investigate. 2 working days after, they replied and it was the EXACT same email as the rejection email.  // Thank you for your application to open an account with Capital Markets Elite Group. We would have liked to welcome you as a customer, however after careful review, we regret to inform you that we are unable to accept your application. Unfortunately, in the course of conducting our due diligence for on boarding of clients you did not meet our jurisdiction’s AML and KYC requirements. We thank you for your interest in Capital Markets Elite Group. Have a great day! Your team at Capital Markets Elite Group Limited. //
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    • I got the same answer from CMEG!  $650 in the first 5 days!  (WTF!) . Most of my losses are from commission and opportunity loss since they rarely have stocks available to short these days.   Today CCL short is a perfect setup and gave so many short opportunities that I could have made money even the third breakdown at $10.5 breakdown, they never have share short available. I tried to short CCL, AAL since they were in play, CMEG never have shares to short available. Even today with AMD! when it broke $44.2-$44 level, no shares to short for AMD!  I'm really concern now if the market keep going down and CMEG doesn't have stocks available to short, but commission is still not cheap. 
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