The information on this page reflects the last day Fidelity Canadian was actively traded. Since you can sell something you don't own but not something you don't have, you have to borrow the stock if you want to sell it short. field once you've entered a valid symbol in the Symbol field.

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Create a trading plan As with all your investments, you must make your own determination as to whether an investment in any particular security or securities is consistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial situation, and your evaluation of the security. Under Regulation SHO, short sales are allowed on a minus tick for eligible securities. If the seller buys the stock back at a higher To help reduce this risk, firms require you to have at least some money in your account if you want to sell a stock short. Investment solutions for institutional investors, Execution, clearing, custody and back-office solutions for brokerage firms and portfolio managers. To help avoid trading violations, it's important to understand and pay attention to settlement dates so you aren't attempting to use unavailable funds to cover a purchase. Even if you check the market frequently, you may want to consider placing limit orders, trailing stops, and other trading orders on your short sale to limit risk exposure or automatically lock in profits at a certain level. For example, a trader might choose to go long a car maker in the auto industry that they expect to take market share, and, at the same time, go short another automaker that might weaken. Admittedly, we missed the stock's major rally YTD.

Direct Your Broker to Execute a Short Sale on a Specific Stock Stock brokerage order tickets are fairly uniform. ET. To sell short, you must have a Margin Agreement on file with Fidelity.