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Tip of the Day "Fee-Only" is Your Friend

"Fee-Only" is Your Friend - Unlike financial advisors that work on a fee-base or commission-base service, "Fee Only" based advisors are the only ones legal obligated to act in your...

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Short Selling

Definition: Selling of a stock that a person doesn't own.  They hope to profit by buying the stock back at a lower price and returning it.  Also called "shorting."

TeenAnalyst Advice: Shorting a stock is basically the same as making a bet that the stock will go down.  The investor borrows the shares of stock, sells them immediately, and promises to return the same number of shares later (plus interest).  If the stock goes down, they buy the stock back at a lower price and return them.

For example, if you short 30 shares of XYZ stock at $30/share and the stock falls to $20/share, you would have made $300 in profit.

 

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Definition of the Day Block Positioner

Block Positioner - A block positioner is a member who is registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission, and who deals, sells, securities while taking a long or short position with stocks and bonds. A block positioner takes this stance with the hopes that he or she will net a...

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