The long and short of investing

Key Points There are scenarios where you can benefit from the ability to go short A CFD account can be a valuable tool for even conservative investors Going short brings additional risks and costs that you should understand Background Short selling is the black sheep of the investing world. Frowned on by retail investors, regulators and some institutions, many investors simply don’t want to know about it. In the case of betting against a company’s share price, that’s fair enough. Short selling can be complicated, carry additional risk and many people simply aren’t attracted to the idea of profiting...

Short selling is the black sheep of the investing world. Frowned on by retail investors, regulators and some institutions, many investors simply don’t want to know about it.

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