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.
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.
Final report on an audit conducted by the SEC detailing the results of the audit on the Div. of Enforcement¿s (DE) policies, procedures, and practices for processing complaints about ¿naked short selling.¿ Naked short selling (i.e., intentionally failing to borrow and deliver shares sold short in order to drive down the stock price) violates the fed. securities laws. Numerous complaints, particularly since Dec. 2007, alleged that the DE failed to take sufficient action regarding naked short selling, causing investors and companies to lose billions of dollars. This audit examined DE¿s general complaint receipt and processing procedures as they applied to the receipt and referral of naked short selling complaints. Includes recommendations.
"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.
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
What is short-selling? And is it as profitable - or as dangerous - as it can seem? In this highly focused eBook, financial expert and author James Clunie reveals everything you need to know about the art of short-selling without wasting your time. Cutting to the quick, it lays bare: - all major short-selling techniques: quantitative, forensic accounting, thematic investing, fair value analysis, balance sheet weakness/financial distress, and exploiting market ecology - the advantages and disadvantages of each short-selling approach, and their rates of success and failure - where short-sellers get their information from - how short-sellers try to practise risk management and much more! With a low-growth atmosphere and markets still nervous in the wake of recent financial crises, there has never been a better time to get on top of what it means to be a successful short-seller. Short Selling by James Clunie is the most time and cost-effective way to start getting ahead of other traders and investors now.
When an investor believes a stock is overvalued and will soon drop in price, he might decide to "short" it. First, he borrows an amount of the stock, and then sells it. He waits for the stock to tank before buying back the same amount of shares at a deflated price. After returning the shares to his lender, he pockets the difference—unless any one of several hard-to-predict variables interferes, and the stock fails to drop. Since these variables are so hard to predict, short selling is difficult for even seasoned investors. It takes great talent and experience to isolate the best short ideas for falling stocks—skills Amit Kumar developed and honed over decades of market analysis and trading. This book shares his short-selling framework, built on themes common to falling stocks and the market's endemic strengths and cycles. Featuring key case studies and exclusive interviews with successful fund managers Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital Management) and Mark Roberts (Off Wall Street Consulting Group), Kumar shows investors how to avoid traps and profit from well-researched short ideas. Investors may not always act on short ideas, but they can avoid losses by using Kumar's framework to identify overvalued stocks. Professionals and amateur investors alike will benefit from this fundamental research approach, which transforms short selling into a long-term strategy.
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.
Your Ultimate Guide to Making Money in a Crashing Market
Author: Chantal Howell Carey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Praise for How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker "On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is a 10." —Robert Bruss Jump into the real estate game—and win big! Home values are crashing and foreclosures are way up. You might think this is a terrible time to get into the real estate market—but you'd be wrong! A crashing real estate market offers plenty of opportunity to profit, if you know how to change your strategy and adjust to the new market reality. In The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Property Auction, Positive Cash Flow Book, top real estate investors and authors Chantal and Bill Carey show you how to get in safely and get out profitably. They present four new strategies for taking advantage of today's high foreclosure rate and explain how to invest for the long-term as the market resets to more realistic levels. Novice investors will find plenty of strategies for profiting without risking all they have, and old hands will find new, unconventional techniques that will help them continue to profit even if the market continues to struggle. Inside, you'll learn how to: Combine short-term and long-term investing strategies for cash flow today and tomorrow Buy mortgages in foreclosure at rock-bottom short-sale prices Avoid dealing with lenders by using the seller as your banker Utilize the right type of real estate auction for your investment needs Maximize your cash flow for big profits now and in the future Prepare yourself to profit from rising prices and near-term inflation Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced real estate pro, this is the ultimate guide to getting into the real estate market safely and cheaply—and getting out rich!
Successfully utilizing the stock market in these uncertain economic times can not only be hard, but it can also be downright confusing, and that means you need a guide that helps you navigate the troubled waters. With the constant fluctuations in the stock market and the value of the U.S. dollar, it is hard to keep up with the changing conditions, let alone to master a complex procedure such as short selling in which a careful negotiation between yourself and the broker is necessary. However, with this guide, you can start taking advantage of one of the major methods of trading stocks that has made brokers so successful around the world. The guide takes the concept of short selling and outlines it in simple, real-world terms that both beginners and veterans alike can understand. This book presents the right combination of new insights and developed investment strategies to provide a new investor with the tools to overcome the complexities of our fluctuating economy. You will learn about the concept of selling stocks short and how to start making a profit. You will learn how to read the market and what it means when stocks go up and down. The book discusses how to read stock market fluctuations —with the help of diagrams — before you start making trades. You will learn what you need to do with a sudden rise in stock prices, which stocks should be sold short, and which ones should not. The book addresses important terms — like overhead supply, reverse splits, and put-option pricing — that will enhance your understanding of selling stocks short. You will be shown the process of setting your price limits and knowing how to read and maintain those limits. Top stockbrokers and home trading experts have been interviewed for this book to provide expertise professional view into the world of short selling. The interviews provide a broad look into trading as well as useful advice — for example, how to set your puts and calls. The full anatomy of a short sale, from the first action you take to the final sale, is laid out in a detailed action plan, and you will be given ideal models for short sales from the top companies in the world. This book, regardless of your expertise and experience in dealing with the stock market, will help you learn everything you need to know to start short selling today.