Part 2 of 12 part Short Story on Short Selling series. Investors that short a stock, profit by selling shares they don’t own. Without your knowledge, a short seller may have borrowed stock that you own. The loan comes from your stockbroker’s inventory which includes the stock you hold.
Part 9 of 12 part Short Story on Short Selling series. Short trades profit when stock prices fall Selling short is a type of stock trading and the opposite of an investor buying long. Rather than the usual buy low, sell high, short sellers do the reverse and sell high, buy low.
Investor watch lists and toe holds can accomplish much. Watch lists or model portfolios enable risk free monitoring but for best performance I use toe holds. Putting skin in the game serves to focus my attention.