Rich pickings if you opt to go short

All good things come to an end. Lazy summer days are invariably followed by the dreary chill of winter.

16th July, 2005

All good things come to an end. Lazy summer days are invariably followed by the dreary chill of winter.

Such truisms induce melancholia in poets, writers and thinkers. Market traders, on the other hand, are a less philosophical bunch. Stock market going down? Good times over? No problem. Time to ‘short' Short selling enables a person to profit from a declining stock price. The more a share price drops, the greater the profit for the...

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