Any Indexs that are short?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Sanjuro, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Sanjuro


    Is there any stock or index that you can buy that
    will go up in value when the market is going down?

    You can't short in cash accounts but I'm thinking of
    going short indirectly. Is there any way?
  2. Magna

    Magna Administrator

    Bonds. Also Gold ($GOX) tends to go up when the market tanks.
  3. Rydex and others have mutual funds that go up when the market goes down.
  4. fast


  5. Sanjuro


    Can I buy the funds and sell them a week later? Is there any penalties or requirements for keeping them or can I just trade them like a stock?

    Also, can I buy these funds with IB or Datek?

    Thanks for all the help!
  6. def

    def Sponsor

    why not just trade put options or futures?. you can pick the sector, the stock, or the index with much more flexibility.