How do you short stocks?

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by chipmunk, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. No..not how to short stocks LOL

    But when considring going short on a stock what do you look for?

    I have made great money in bull markets trading the leading stocks. That's easy. But it can only be done in bull markets before the smar arses reply as to why I do not stick with this method.

    But I can't grasp how to short. Do you look for confirmed downtrends? Overpriced stocks? Any help?
  2. l2tradr


    Reverse a bull market chart. Short when the stock(s) is making a lower high and coming back down. Look for a lower low.
  3. so 52 week lows?
  4. Wouldn't that be too late? :cool:
  5. l2tradr


    Of course not. Is buying RIMM at $100 bucks (new 52 week high) too late if the stock runs to $130? The reverse is true as well.
  6. this is what I am asking...

    And it's certainly not "late" when going long.