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Shorting stock

4 videos
Can you sell something that you borrowed from someone else? Why, yes, you can and it is called "shorting". Why would you do this? Well, you can now make money if the price goes down. Is this bad? This tutorial has your answers.

Basic shorting

VIDEO 3:29 minutes
Basic Shorting

Shorting stock

VIDEO 9:32 minutes
What does it mean to short a stock?

Shorting stock 2

VIDEO 8:43 minutes
More on the mechanics of shorting stock.

Is short selling bad?

VIDEO 13:55 minutes
A discussion of the virtues and/or vices of short selling.