Article: Part 9 of Illegal Naked Shorting Series: The Risk/ Reward of Shorting Versus Buying Stocks is Extremely Unfavorable

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Part 9 of Illegal Naked Shorting Series: The Risk/ Reward of Shorting Versus Buying Stocks is Extremely Unfavorable

Larry Smith

Smith On Stocks, 11 July 2019

In this report, I contrast the risk and reward of shorting versus buying stocks. When you unravel the economics and risk/ reward of shorting, it is clear to me that this is a highly risky, low return strategy. As argued in this report, I see shorting as a losers game if employed consistently over time as opposed to buying stocks which is a winners game. I see shorting as a niche strategy that is applicable on a short term trading basis for a very limited number of stock trades. I think you will agree with me as I go through the major risk and reward elements of shorting.

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Article: Merrill Lynch salesman describes shock, anger after Shkreli lost $7 million for Merrill on short trade and then threatens firm if it tries to collect

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Merrill Lynch salesman describes shock, anger after Shkreli lost $7 million for Merrill on short trade and then threatens firm if it tries to collect

Dan Mangan

CNBC, 5 July 2017

A Merrill Lynch salesman Wednesday described his shock at learning in February 2011 that Martin Shkreli’s hedge fund was unable cover a short trade that left Merrill Lynch with a $7 million loss a day after assuring the firm the trade could be covered.

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