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Discussion in 'Trading' started by riskfreetrading, May 2, 2008.

  1. Sorry about that catchy title but I am serious here. Could I ask you how much do you think you can make as a maximum percentage return on a short position? You may have read answers to this question in books which say 100%. But is it really true?

    So what is the maximum % return you can make shorting equities? And why?

  2. Hey--you want to know the truth? Or do you want me to lie to you?? Bwahahahahahahaha--nailed ya!
  3. both :D

    PS: I am serious in asking the question. You will understand me later. I did not want to start with details/my view first.
  4. 200%! Only using half the money(margin).
  5. Good start. Thanks. Is that all?

    PS: congrats on your first post!
  6. 100% minus (commission and [margin and / or exchange] fees).Unless you are talking ROI which is an entirely different question.

    - Spydertrader
  7. Let us assume that commission/etc are zero.

    Someone did better than you (bonecrusher 200%). Could you do better?
  8. In the real world, commissions and fees aren't zero.

    - Spydertrader
  9. I know, I know. But let us get to the point that people should know/learn about. Apply Picasso's saying "Art is a lie that tells the truth". Let us put commission/fees=zero as a lie, so we can to tell/learn the truth.

    Are you offering better than 200%? The current winner is Bonecrusher. He would be unseated soon (by himself?), I think.
  10. balda


    - interest
    #10     May 2, 2008