Short and hold??

Discussion in 'Trading' started by dac8555, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. dac8555


    i am putting to together a market neural equities position. I would like to hold for 6 months plus in order to avoid crazy commissions.

    Has anyone had a large degree of success or problems with holding shorts long periods of time?

    thanks in advance,
  2. Dividends payments if the stocks you short pay dividends on a quarterly basis will be a negative cash flow from your account. Otherwise same risks as long, assuking you have stops in place .
  3. Short Squeezes come to mind. Tell us what you are shorting.
  4. what bank would hire you? is it your fathers?
  5. dont


    Assuming you short enough too earn interest you may be able to cover dividend payments. IMHO the market jumps up more often than it jumps down. Of course when it cracks it can be big