SHORT SELLERS :shorts getting called away?

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by PHOENIX TRADING, May 22, 2012.

  1. Forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question but I am accustomed to
    trading in an IRA where shorts are not allowed in equities.

    My question is how often and under what conditions are stocks/etf's you are shorting getting called away?

    Please tell me your stories.

    btw:It sounds like you are completely at the mercy of your broker as they can buy you back in at any time.
  2. If it's not a hard to borrow name it's unlikely. If it's a name that at times doesn't even have shares to locate then it's possible but still rare. I often short VERY hard to borrow names and when there's a borrow I pounce and then the locates disappear and even under those very extreme conditions I only get called away 10% of the time, which SUCKS, but it's part of the game when you short hard to borrows.
  3. Thanks , I'm specifically interested in shorting some of the volatility etf's /etn's in the future.
  4. the1


    Just buy the leveraged inverse ETF's.

  5. antaram


    don't buy the opposite of what you wanted to short if its not a daytrade