Finance and capital markets Stocks and bonds 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. 3:29 Basic shorting VIDEO 3:29 minutes Basic Shorting 9:32 Shorting stock VIDEO 9:32 minutes What does it mean to short a stock? 8:43 Shorting stock 2 VIDEO 8:43 minutes More on the mechanics of shorting stock. 13:55 Is short selling bad? VIDEO 13:55 minutes A discussion of the virtues and/or vices of short selling.