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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.

Three Ways to Use Margin and Leverage

Learn three ways investors and traders can maximize the use of margin while managing the risks of leverage in their investing strategies.

Collaring Your Stock for Temporary Protection

Downturns are a natural part of any market. Learn how a collar strategy—a covered call and a protective put—might be a way to manage stock risk.

Your First Margin Call

What are your options for topping up your account after a position drops?

Margin: How Does It Work?

In the same way a bank can lend you money if you have equity in your house, your brokerage firm can lend you money against the value of the investments in your portfolio.

3 Ways to Borrow Against Your Assets

What to know before using your assets as collateral.

What Every Trader Should Know About Margin

Learn what margin is, the benefits and risks, and four tips for managing margin risk.