By Tom Taulli

Win the high-stakes online game of brief promoting! brief promoting is transforming into in popularity—and for reliable cause. a wise shorting process can yield striking earnings whereas reducing portfolio chance. All approximately brief promoting unearths what you want to excel during this intriguing type of trading—without making the vintage “beginner’s” error. a professional within the box, Tom Taulli presents a finished online game plan for playing—and winning—the short-selling online game. fending off complex theories and overly technical causes, All approximately brief promoting focuses purely on what you want to comprehend, together with: the advantages of brief selling—from diminished total portfolio threat to elevated returns in difficult markets tips for studying stability sheets, source of revenue statements, and cash-flow statements concepts for handling and comparing a portfolio that comes with shorted investments

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While this does not always work, it is certainly worth a try. MARGIN INTEREST AND COMMISSIONS As seen in Chapter 2, you need to set up a margin account when you sell short stock. This also means you will have to pay interest on any amount that you borrow for the transaction. This will Risks and Costs of Short Selling 27 include the initial debit balance as well as additional debit balances if the short position falls in value. Margin rates depend primarily on the amount of the margin loan in the account.

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Margin rates depend primarily on the amount of the margin loan in the account. What’s more, the rates change daily based on current interest rates. 14% For each short-sale trade, you will also need to pay a commission. This should be no different from what you would pay for a long position. If a brokerage has a different rate, you should go to a rival firm. The commission for a short-sale transaction is based on various factors including the number of shares, the stock price, and the level of trading volume.

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