Wednesday November 25, 2020

Play the game but don’t get caught short

In short selling, you need to be adept at spotting trouble, and be able to hold your nerve during the nail-biting wait for your target to tank

7th April, 2019

I’ve written in these pages before about how short selling shares is not for me. I found ‘shorting’ a treacherous and potentially devastating exercise. I lost a considerable amount of money over a six-month period about 20 years ago.

The pain became all the greater when I discovered that the losses I incurred could not be offset for tax against capital gains I had made from investing long in equities in the...

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