The Complete Guide to Selling Stocks Short: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

The Complete Guide to Selling Stocks Short: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Atlantic Publishing Company

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ISBN-13: 9781601383266
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Selling Short as a Regular Trading Practice 13

Famous short sellers 20

Who Should Sell Short? 22

Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Stock Market 23

Stocks, Bonds, and Options 25

Types of Stockholders 33

Beginning Trading 36

A Word Regarding Taxes 49

Market Overview Conclusion 52

Chapter 2 An Introduction to Selling Stocks Short 55

An Inexact Science 57

Risks of Selling Short 59

Margin Accounts 63

Reserves and Preservation of Capital 66

What it Takes to be Successful 70

Chapter 3 What You Need to Begin 73

Select a Broker and Trading Platform 74

Technology 75

Paper Trading 77

Bankroll 78

Research 80

Strategy 81

Tracking Your Trades 84

Chapter 4 When to Short a Position 89

What to Take into Account When Opening a Position 90

Selecting a Stock 97

Chapter 5 Fundamental and Technical Analysis 107

Fundamental Analysis 108

What Does it All Mean? 120

Technical Analysis 121

Which Indicators Should You Use? 134

Chapter 6 Charts Made Simple 137

Line Charts 139

Bar Charts 140

Candlestick Charts 147

Chapter 7 Entry Strategies 151

Moving Averages 153

Bearish Candlestick Indicators 161

Fundamental Indicators 165

Where to Look 171

Common Mistakes 174

Chapter 8 Other Types of Short Selling 177

Naked Shorts 177

Foreign Exchange 179

Shorting a Nation's Market 184

Inverse Exchange-traded Funds 190

Hedge Funds 191

Commodity Futures 193

Short Selling Real Estate 196

Chapter 9 Put Options 199

Trading at an Inflated Price 200

Types of Put Options 205

The Mechanics of Writing Options 207

Factors that Influence Fees 209

Measuring Volatility 213

Keys to a Successful Put 215

Chapter 10 Exit Strategies 221

Setting Safeguards 222

Patterns for Exiting a Position 231

Chapter 11 Testing the Waters 235

Scouting Trades 236

Plotting Your Next Move 240

When Stop-loss Points are Hit 243

Wrap-up and Analysis 246

The Rundown to Shorting a Position 251

Conclusion 257

Appendix 259

Internet Sites 259

Newspapers 260

Glossary 261

Bibliography 275

Biography 277

Index 279

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