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    Default Re: If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

    Sell short.

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    Default Re: If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Sell short.
    Wouldn't you have to already own it, or is this some stock market tactic that I'm not familiar with? The extent of my stock market expertise is to give my investment guy my money and let him play with it.
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    Torn between invisibility and mind-reading.

    Each has different advantages.
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    Default Re: If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Wouldn't you have to already own it, or is this some stock market tactic that I'm not familiar with? The extent of my stock market expertise is to give my investment guy my money and let him play with it.
    No, you don't need to own it to sell it. Selling short is a large part of the reason the market collapsed so quickly. For the most part, it's the brokers that sell short. The general public buys, but brokers buy and sell short. When a good part of the market starts selling short the market is destined to collapse and in a big way as sell orders out weigh the demand. Matter of fact there was a period during the market collapse where the SEC made it illegal to sell short since it artificially deflates a stocks value, just like issuing buy orders in excess of demand over inflates value.
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    Default Re: If you could have one superpower, which would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    No, you don't need to own it to sell it.
    Thanks for the explanation. In that case, I hope you get your superpower.
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