Trading Up-Close: Short Selling Overview

September 1, 2020
Learn the basics around the concept of short selling and the mechanics of how a short sale works.

Shorting a stock enables traders to try and capitalize on declining markets. This video walks you through an example to demonstrate the basics behind short selling and how to mitigate the potential risks.

Trading Up-Close: Short Selling Overview

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What is it like to trade with Schwab?

Short Selling: Can You Profit from Falling Stocks?

Watch to learn how short selling, or shorting, a stock allows investors to sell a stock high, buy it low, and pocket the difference.

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This video is made available for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned may not be suitable for everyone.

Short selling is an advanced trading strategy involving potentially unlimited risks, and must be done in a margin account. Margin trading increases your level of market risk. For more information please refer to your account agreement and the Margin Risk Disclosure Statement.

Schwab does not recommend the use of technical analysis as a sole means of investment research. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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