Saturday , 9 December 2023

Tag Archives: short selling

Gamestop Short Selling: Here’s What’s Going On

….[As you are most likely well aware,] GameStop’s (GME) stock has exploded over the past few days. After trading below $20 per share for most of December and the first few weeks of January, it’s now trading at almost $200/share. Why is it suddenly soaring?…[Well,] it’s a classic short squeeze, but this time, Reddit-style. Here’s a closer look at what that …

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Is Short Selling Stocks Worth It?

The practice of short selling - or betting against a specific stock or security - has all kinds of intrinsic risks and costs that need to be understood before it should be used as a tactic. Not grasping these risks can lead to all kinds of horror stories. Today’s infographic addresses the question of whether the risk of short selling is worth the potential payoff.

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Short Selling Stocks: The Long & the Short of It

You can make money short selling a stock if its price goes down – but if its price goes up, your losses could be unlimited. [This short article outlines the theory behind short selling and what you need to know before doing so.] Words: 333

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Christmas Has Come Early This Year for These Investors/Speculators!

We have noted previously that short-sellers have been crushed this year as many of the best performing stocks have also been some of the most heavily shorted stocks. So far in December, however, short-sellers have been getting a bit of a respite. Of the 29 names listed, only 8 are up so far this month. All in all, these 29 stocks have averaged a decline of over 4% this month compared to a loss of just 0.62% for the S&P 1500. It looks as though Christmas has come early for the short-sellers this year. Here's the list of all 29 stocks and how they have performed to date.

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