Ep. 187: How Short Selling Works

Short selling lets investors bet against a stock, profiting when it falls in price. But how exactly does short-selling work?

Short selling lets investors bet against a stock, profiting when it falls in price.

But how exactly does short-selling work? 

This podcast covers:

- what short selling is, 

- how short selling works, 

- the hidden costs, 

- the risks of short selling, 

- and what a "short squeeze" is

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