How do I find out rules on shorting??

Discussion in 'Trading' started by countrydog2, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Can someone tell me how to find out what the rules on shorting are. NYSE and OTC. Some say you can only short on uptick. and not others say that stocks that are on Reg SHO list do not require and uptick. All very confusing. Does anybody have a simple explanation or a site that will explain this??
  2. nassau


    you will find shorting stocks very interesting.
    one moment during the day while you are scaling in a position the stock will not be available for shorting.
    suggest you have some knowledge of options so you can still obtain the position desired.
    in my opinion the up tick rule is bogus
    one tick will not make the trade if you really want the trade short the stock a few cents below present bid/ask price as you will get best price on a short.
    i believe all traders should be familiar and taking positions both long and short..
    good luck

  3. gaj


    > Some say you can only short on uptick.
    they are wrong.

    go to the nyse, nasdaq websites, and search for shorting stocks. that will give you all the information you need to know.

    after that, search for regulation SHO. that will give you a list of stocks that you can (legally) short on a downtick.