What is a short sale of a stock?

Answer When an investor believes that the price of a stock is going to fall, he can attempt to profit by executing a "short sale." Reversing the age-old investment advice of "buy low, sell high," in a sho... Read More »

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Stock Long Short Sale Information?

Stocks can be held as a long position or as a short position. There are considerations for holding each position.

How to Stop Broker Lending on a Short Sale Stock Account?

An investor who wishes to "short sell" a stock is hoping that the stock goes down in value. That is, the investor will sell the stock today and then buy it back later at a negative price to turn a ... Read More »

What happens to a judgement balance in a real estate short sale in New York state. If there is no equity in the sale will the judgement be released?

In any state, Judgements are usually filed with a court. In order for the Judgement to be released, someone -- preferably the party that filed the Judgement -- must be satisfied before the Judgemen... Read More »

What is the tax basis of stock on sale?

The tax basis of stock depends on a number of factors. It's extremely important because the amount of the tax basis will determine how much tax you'll pay. The amount of sale minus the cost---which... Read More »