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What is short-selling?
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I still can't understand what short selling is...
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Can you show me an example where you short-sell a stock?
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Tell me about the history of shorting
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What is 'naked' short-selling?
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What about using a covered short to hedge against my core shareholdings going down in the short-term?
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But don't stocks tend to rise in the long run?
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What are benefits of naked short selling?
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What short selling instruments are available?
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How popular is short selling in practice?
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How long does a short trade last for?
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What are the limitations/restrictions on short selling?
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What if a stock is listed that it cannot be short sold?
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I'm being charged a borrowing cost for my short position. What is that?
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Why do some companies or brokers impose borrowing costs on one stock and don't impose such a fee on others?
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Are there any differences in short selling between a Market Maker as opposed to a Direct Market Access Broker?
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Why on earth would someone lend me shares which he paid good money for when your intention is to profit from the shares falling!!?
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Ok, but who is in practice lending me shares when I go short on a CFD trade?
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During the short period does the LENDER actually own less shares?
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Are underlying shares actually borrowed and sold if I create a short position with a CFD?
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What's the logic of a broker paying interest if you go short if you still use margined trade with borrowed money?
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But where do brokers get the money to pay the interest on a short account if they don't have an opposing long position?
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But you should have to buy something before you earn the privilege of being allowed to sell it!
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Why does short selling reduce share prices?
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What can you do to prevent your shares holdings from being shorted?
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Is there any advantage of shorting CFDs as opposed to shorting stocks?
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Is short selling legal?
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Personally I do not like shorting. The idea that you can sell something you don't own is somehow unethical and morally disturbing...
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Is short selling evil?
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What are the dangers of shorting a stock?
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Why is selling a share any more risky than buying one?
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Why doesn't my broker let me short certain penny stocks?
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I've tried to open a short position on a share but received a prompt: 'Trading Short for selected instrument disabled.'
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The big difference is that excessive shorting 'can' lead to the collapse of a bank which affects its customers, their businesses, and the wider economy...
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'Indeed short selling may have a calming effect on price movements' - what calming effect!?
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Is making money the sole purpose of short-selling?
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Are there any famous examples of short-selling?
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$1 billion - that sounds good. But are there any risks?
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I may try to short the FTSE at some point and pray that the 4th wave will come!
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Why the recent banking crisis?
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Is it possible a lot of fake derivatives have been sold and bought?
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What is the uptick rule and can it really help soften a market crash?
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Can short-selling destroy a company on its own?
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Why are hedge funds and shorters being blamed?
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What has been the hedge funds reaction?
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What is Warren Buffet's take on short selling?
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Will disclosure of short positions make any difference?
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What led the authorities to issue a ban on shorting of financial stocks?
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Will the ban on short-selling financial stocks work?
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Should I be buying shares in a company after it has issued a profit warning?


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