Short Selling in the Stock Market

List of Differences between Short Selling and Buying Long
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Stocks move upward in fairly typical patterns that occasionally alternate and shift for instance from Stairstep candlestick patterns to Peaks and Valleys. But the sell side of the market can often drop like a dead weight. An uptrend looks like a gentle slope upward until the peak which is often more steep, but the downside frequently looks like a sheer cliff. 

Stocks will plummet far faster than they rise. This makes short selling in the Stock Market more profitable for a short amount of time, but also riskier because of the momentum behind the runs.

It usually takes a novice trader about twice as long to learn short selling in the Stock Market than it does to learn how to buy long. For long term investors who have been taught that short selling is “bad” for the market, the length of time can be even longer...Read the full article CLICK HERE 

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