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Short Selling

  1. Under what circumstances is short selling advisable?

  2. Why is short selling illegal in some countries but legal in the U.S.?

  3. Is short selling ethical?

  4. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

  5. What kinds of restrictions does the SEC put on short selling?

  6. When short selling, how long should you hold on to a short?

  7. Are there leveraged ETFs that track the oil & gas drilling sector?

  8. What's the difference between a long and short position in the market?

  9. What's the difference between a cash account and a margin account?

  10. How long can you short sell for?

  11. What is the difference between shorting and naked shorting?

  12. What is a derivative?

  13. What is the hard-to-borrow list?

  14. What percentage of a company's float can be shorted?

  15. Is short selling allowed in India?

  16. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

  17. What is an unregistered mutual fund?

  18. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  19. Is there short selling in China?

  20. Can investors short sell pink sheet or over-the-counter stocks?

  21. Why can you short sell an ETF but not an index fund?

  22. Please explain what a short seller is on the hook for when he or she shorts a stock ...

  23. What is the difference between hedging and speculation?

  24. How do stock splits affect short sellers?

  25. Are IPOs available to short sell immediately upon trading, or is there a time limit ...

  26. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

  27. What happens to the voting rights on shares when the shares are used in a short sale ...

  28. Short selling vs. purchasing a put option: how do the payoffs differ?

  29. When short selling a stock, how long does a short seller have before covering?

  30. Does the party loaning shares in a short sale transaction benefit in any way other ...

  31. What does "squeezing the shorts" mean?

  32. What happens when the lender of the borrowed shares in a short sale transaction wants ...

  33. If I short sell $5,000 worth of stock and the stock becomes worthless, I have made ...

  34. Can a stock lose all its value? How would this affect a long or short position?

  35. Is it possible to buy mutual funds using a margin account?

  36. Can you short sell ETFs?

  37. How can you lose more money than you invest shorting a stock? If you have no money ...

  38. Is it possible to short sell a bond?

  39. Can you short sell stocks that are trading below $5? My broker says that I can't.

  40. What happens if I maintain a short position in a stock that is delisted and declares ...

  41. I want to try short selling, but how can I sell something that I don't own?

  42. Are ETFs subject to the short sale uptick rule?

  43. Where can I find the number of shares shorted on a specific stock?

  44. How does somebody make money short selling?

  45. Why do you need a margin account to short sell stocks?

  46. How is margin interest calculated?

  47. What are the minimum margin requirements for a short sale account?

  48. Why does my broker allow me to enter only day orders for short selling?

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