Short Sell Orders on thinkorswim® Platform

June 11, 2024 Beginner
Short selling stock is a bearish strategy that allows investors to potentially profit when a stock price falls. Learn how to open and close short trades on the thinkorswim® platform.
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The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision.

Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.

The paperMoney® software application is provided for educational purposes only, and allows users to engage in simulated trading with hypothetical funds using live market data. Market activity, trade executions, transaction costs, and other elements presented in paperMoney are simulations only. Simulated performance does not ensure success in a live environment.

All security symbols, names, and market data are shown for illustrative purposes only, and should not be considered an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security, or a recommendation of any strategy.

​Short selling is an advanced trading strategy involving potentially unlimited risks, and must be done in a margin account. There is no guarantee the brokerage firm can continue to maintain a short position for any period of time. Your position may be closed out by the firm without regard to your profit or loss.

Margin borrowing involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. It's important that you fully understand your financial situation, the rules of margin borrowing, and conditions that may affect your investments. Please read the margin risk disclosure carefully.

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