Which Broker Easiest On Short Sale?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by ET70424, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. ET70424


    I want a firm that allows you to sell short with few restrictions.

    Firms that are often unable to take sell short orders due to "unable to borrow" are highly undesirable obviously.

    For the bears here, which are you favorite brokers for your short sales?

    The last thing I need is after having narrowed down to several stocks I want to short, that the broker claims no shares available.

    I suppose the better ones (i.e. more likely to have shares to lend, fewer restrictions) are IB and Lightspeed? If so, which one is more often able to find shares and allow you to short?

    I like to be able to short stocks that are much below $5, e.g. 2ish or even 1ish when necessary. Any broker good for that?

    Thanks in advance.