David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money tells the story of the first stock ever shorted. It's a tale of intrigue, lies, sabotage and a life of exile. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Our Planet Money team is exploring the world of short selling. Shorting
Short selling provides a counterbalance to the integrity of the stock market, but sometimes, when the selling is too extreme, it also works to provide an anchor for the long side to help drive up stocks. As a trader, it is a lot easier to turn …
A hedge-fund manager named Mohnish Pabrai once told me that he doesn’t short stock for a variety of reasons. As he put it in a Barrons.com interview in 2005, corporate managers have both the incentive and the means -- through share …
The stock market is a great place to make a lot of money on the money you already have. By making an investment and allowing it to grow you can get much more than what you had to begin with. That being said, most people think of the …
When a public stock’s price declines, it has become common practice for penny stock issuers and their disciples to scream foul play, typically claiming on message boards like Investor’s Hub that their company has fallen victim to stock
Conversely, we're also able to see if buying power has been depleted on a downtrending stock, meaning there's little left to help lift the shares. One such sentiment indicator we use is short interest, which can help to identify how much …
We recently had a market roll over which can provide many great shorting opportunities. A lot of people assume they can only go long. But when this type of dump happens, you can have bigger gains because the range expands. Remember, …
Today was a rare day in the red for the major indices. They were down just a little. One day, however, does not a trend make. That brings no comfort to short sellers, traders betting the markets are due for a fall. They're becoming scarce …
As someone who rarely shorts stocks in real-life, but enjoys doing so here in CAPS I found the following post that Barry Ritholtz just made about his personal rules for shorting stocks over at The Big Picture very interesting. 1. Shorting
This means that you borrow the stock from your broker to sell to a third party. The idea is to buy back the stock at a lower price, returning the shares to your broker while leaving the remaining cash in your account as a profit. Put another way, …