Short Selling

Short selling, or shorting a stock, occurs when an investor borrows a security with the expectation that the value decreases. Should the value decrease, the investor then purchases the stock at a lower price. The difference in prices is the profit margin. While shorting may be risky, it also provides huge returns.

Recent Articles

Trade of the Day: It’s Not Too Late to Short NVS Stock

Traders can expect more selling in Novartis AG (ADR). More 

Trade of the Day: TMUS Stock Looks Ripe for a Short Sale

T-Mobile US Inc formed a rounding top with several sell signals. More 

Trade of the Day: Short MMM Stock Into Year End

The recovery in 3M Co stalled at resistance as MACD rendered a sell signal. More 

Trade of the Day: LULU Stock About to Fall Even More Out of Fashion

The chart of Lululemon Athletica inc. is lighting up with sell signals. More 

Trade of the Day: Target Likely to Miss Its Mark

A high-volume sell-off in Target Corporation could make short sellers big profits. More 

Trade of the Day: PG Stock Set to Plunge Again

A rally in Procter & Gamble Co failed at a major resistance line. More 

Trade of the Day: YUM Stock Isn’t Done Souring

There are still profits to be made in Yum! Brands, Inc. on the short side. More 

Trade of the Day: Ryder System Stock Headed Downhill

Thursday's rally provides an opportunity to sell shares short. More 

Trade of the Day: LLY Stock Suffers Major Breakdown

Eli Lilly and Co broke the neckline of a head-and-shoulders formation on high volume. More 

Trade of the Day: Pfizer’s Chart Does Not Look Healthy

High-volume selling, a bearish horn and a death cross all point to lower prices. More