This comprehensive examination of short selling, which is a bet on stocks declining in value, explores the ways that this strategy drives financial markets. Its focus on short selling by region, its consideration of the history and regulations of short selling, and its mixture of industry and academic perspectives clarify the uses of short selling and dispel notions of its destructive implications. With contributions from around the world, this volume sheds new light on the ways short selling uncovers market forces and can yield profitable trades. Combines academic and professional research on short selling in all major financial markets Emphasizes details about strategies, implementations, regulation, and tax advantages Chapters provide summaries for readers who want up-to-date maps of subject landscapes
A one-of-a-kind book that shows you how to cash in on the latestinvesting trend--short selling "The Art of Short Selling is the best description of this difficulttechnique."--John Train, Train, Thomas, Smith Investment Counsel,and author of The New Money Masters "Kathryn Staley has done a masterful job explaining the highlyspecialized art of short selling. Her approach to telling the truestories of famous investment 'scams' will keep the readerspellbound, while teaching the investor many cruciallessons."--David W. Tice, Portfolio Manager, Prudent BearFund "Selling short is still a misunderstood discipline, but even themost raging bull needs to know this valuable technique to masterthe ever-changing markets."--Jim Rogers, author, InvestmentBiker On the investment playing field, there is perhaps no game moreexciting than short selling. With the right moves, it can yieldhigh returns; one misstep, however, can have disastrousconsequences. Despite the risk, a growing number of players areanteing up, sparked in part by success stories such as that ofGeorge Soros and the billions he netted by short selling theBritish pound. In The Art of Short Selling, Kathryn Staley, anexpert in the field, examines the essentials of this importantinvestment vehicle, providing a comprehensive game plan with whichyou can effectively play--and win--the short selling game. Whether used as a means of hedging bets, decreasing the volatilityof total returns, or improving returns, short selling must behandled with care--and with the right know-how. As Staley pointsout, "Short selling is not for the faint of heart. If a stock movesagainst the position holder, the effect on a portfolio and networth can be devastating. Investors need to understand the impacton their accounts as well as the consequences of getting bought inbefore they indulge in short selling." The Art of Short Sellingguides you--clearly and concisely--through the ins and outs of thishigh-risk, high-stakes game. The first--and most important--move in selling short is to identifyflaws in a business before its share prices drop. To help youtackle this key step, Staley shows you how to evaluate companyfinancial statements and balance sheets, make sense of returnratios, detect inconsistencies in inventory, and analyze thestatement of cash flows. Through real-world examples thatillustrate the shorting of bubble, high multiple growth, and themestocks, you'll proceed step by step through the complete processand learn to carry out all the essentials for a successful shortsell, including quantifying the risk factor and orchestratingcorrect timing, as well as implementing advanced valuationtechniques to execute the sell/buy. Packed with landmark, cutting-edge examples, up-to-the-minuteguidelines, and pertinent regulations, The Art of Short Selling isa timely and comprehensive reference that arms you with thenecessary tools to make a prepared and confident entrance onto theshort selling playing field.
The latest theoretical and empirical evidence on short selling inthe United States and throughout the world To get the most success out of what the finance community regardsas a risky business, short sellers need high-level information. TheTheory and Practice of Short Selling offers managers and investorsthe information they need to maximize and enhance their shortselling capabilities for bigger profits. Frank Fabozzi collects agroup of market experts who share their knowledge on everythingfrom the basics to the complex in the world of short sales,including mechanics of short selling, the empirical evidence onshort-selling, the implications or restrictions on short sellingfor investment strategies, short-selling strategies pursued byinstitutional investors, and identifying short-sellingcandidates. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA (New Hope, PA), is the Frederick FrankAdjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School ofManagement and Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management. He isthe author or editor of over 100 books on finance and investing.
"Short selling is the practice of selling borrowed stock at a high price and then buying back the stock at a lower price. A short seller expects to profit from the fall in a stock's price. The more common investment practice is to "go long", that is, to buy stock with the expectation of the price rising in the future. Simply, a short transaction sells high and buys low, while a long transaction buys low and sells high. A basic example is as follows. An investor believes that Company A stock is overpriced at $60 per share. The investor then borrows 100 shares and sells them for $6000. The price of Company A's shares then fall to $20. The investor buys 100 shares at $20 for $2000. The investor then returns the shares that have been borrowed and makes a $4000 profit"--Pub. website.
Despite what many investors believe, short selling can be a risk-averse strategy for traders and investors alike. What Is Short Selling? provides a complete introduction to the basics and nuances of short selling, including: How to bolster portfolio performance How to spot an excellent short sale candidate Hedging and speculating
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Empirical Evidence from the New York Stock Exchange
Author: Sebastian P. Werner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Sebastian Werner examines aggregate short sales and convertible bond arbitrage, which is a typical hedge fund strategy that involves a significant short position in the underlying stock of a long convertible bond position for hedging purposes. He provides insightful and new observations of the significant difference in the trading pattern, information content and resulting impact on stock returns of arbitrage- versus valuation-based short selling activities.
To some, short-selling represents the “dark side” of the market, and history has often characterized the art of selling short as an evil enterprise, embodying a conspiratorial or pessimistic frame of mind that fixates on the negative. In the authors’ view, short-selling is nothing more than a method of investing and trading that recognizes the life-cycle paradigm arising from an economic system that thrives on “creative destruction.” The book will: Outline the six basic rules of short-selling Provide opportunities on both the long and short sides of stocks depending on which side of the creation/destruction cycle they are in Explain a refined method for shorting into rallies, shorting downside “breakouts” and massive dap-down moves, and when to cover and take your profit Include case studies for companies such as Apple, Netflix, and Green Mountain Coffee Investing and trading is about making money by profiting on the price movement of stocks and other securities. Short-selling is simply one component in smart investment and money management. Preserving gains is crucial in optimizing the performance of one’s investments, and short-selling serves as way to either profit outright or to help to offset declines in other stocks that make up the positions in a portfolio with more of an intermediate- to long-term investment horizon.
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The Effects on Small Companies and the Need for Regulation : Hearings Before the Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, November 28, 29, and December 6, 1989
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee