StreetSmart Guide to Short Selling: Techniques the Pros Use to Profit in Any Market

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All about short selling­­today's most market-tested technique for grabbing profits in falling markets

As individual investors are forced to become increasingly savvy in today's turbulent markets, more and more are investigating short selling­­the practice, once reserved for the pros, of selling stock you don't own in hopes of buying it back later at a lower price. The Streetsmart Guide to Short Selling explains how any investor can add this valuable weapon to his or her arsenal ...

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Overview

All about short selling­­today's most market-tested technique for grabbing profits in falling markets

As individual investors are forced to become increasingly savvy in today's turbulent markets, more and more are investigating short selling­­the practice, once reserved for the pros, of selling stock you don't own in hopes of buying it back later at a lower price. The Streetsmart Guide to Short Selling explains how any investor can add this valuable weapon to his or her arsenal of daily market strategies, and increase the capabilities for profiting in all markets. The first book to explain short-selling strategies in terms that individual investors can understand, this latest addition to the popular Streetsmart series covers:

  • What stocks are eligible for short sale
  • Strategies for combining short selling with options
  • Advanced techniques, including short selling IPOs

Tom Taulli has his own firm, Taulli Research, which provides research services to the financial industry. The author or coauthor of several books, including Tapping into Wireless, Investing in IPOs, and Stock Options, Taulli is a regular contributor to MSN Investor, Bloomberg Personal Finance, Forbes.com, and other national publications. An accomplished angel investor, his comments and insights have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, USA Today, and TheStreet.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071393942
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/27/2002
  • Series: StreetSmart Series
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Taulli has his own firm, Taulli Research, which provides research services to the financial industry. The author or coauthor of several books, including Tapping into Wireless, Investing in IPOs, and Stock Options, Taulli is a regular contributor to MSN Investor, Bloomberg Personal Finance, Forbes.com, and other national publications. An accomplished angel investor, his comments and insights have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, USA Today, and TheStreet.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 History of Short Selling 1
Ch. 2 The Short Selling Process 19
Ch. 3 What your Broker won't Tell you (or doesn't Know) About Short Selling 41
Ch. 4 Short Sale Alternatives: Futures and Options 65
Ch. 5 Making the Case for a Short Sale: Danger Signs and Trigger Events 75
Ch. 6 Accounting Rules for Short Sellers 95
Ch. 7 Balance Sheets what is a Company Worth? 113
Ch. 8 The Income Statement: Does the Company Really Make Money? 137
Ch. 9 The Cash Flow Statement: Cash is King 157
Ch. 10 Proxy Statements and Insider Sales 173
Ch. 11 Technical Analysis 183
Ch. 12 Special Situation Shorts: Tech Companies, Finance Companies, and IPOs 201
Ch. 13 Mutual Funds that Walk on the Bear Side 219
Ch. 14 Tax Strategies: Don't Get the Short End of the Stick 231
App. A: Short Selling Resources 243
App. B: Bear Funds 251
App. C: Inverse Index Funds 255
App. D: Long-Short Funds 261
Glossary 267
Index 283
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