Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stocks that can be sold short

Can I short any stock I want to?

Your broker will indicate the restrictions that there are in terms of the stocks that you can short. For the most part, stocks with low stock prices will be difficult to short (or outright impossible to, depending on your broker). Also, there is a daily list of stocks that are "hard to borrow" and these ones might have additional restrictions (such as additional margin requirements).