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Scared of Shorting

February 9, 2011

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In my professional experience as both an equity and credit analyst I have never been involved in analysing any short positions – neither firm I worked for managed any funds which had the ability to bet against the shares and bonds of companies. However, I have recently opened a CFD (contract-for-difference) account which allows me […]

Why Short-selling is a Force For Good.

August 13, 2010

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No activity within finance appears to generate more negative press than short-selling, the practice of borrowing securities and selling them (ie. in order to benefit from an anticipated price decline). A recent Guardian commentary described short-sellers as “amoral speculators”, “wreak[ing] their own havoc by magnifying and accelerating events, inflicting more pain on innocent citizens in […]