How To Short Sell Penny Stocks

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A lot of people ask me how do you short sell a stock? Subscribe here to get INSTANT alerts when I post a new video outlining my penny stock trading techniques:

Short selling is basically how I made my second million not my first million. I made my first million going long. Meaning I was betting on higher prices I was buying penny stocks that broke out.

Short selling means you’re betting on lower stock prices. You’re taking a negative position. So if you’re betting against a stock let’s say six dollars a share and it goes down, and you’re short, and it goes down to two dollars a share.

You profit those four dollars as share six minus two equals four. Even though the price is dropping. Let’s say you have a negative 1000 shares, so you’ve shorted 1000 shares negative 1000 shares times negative four dollars a share. Negative times a negative is positive.

Brokers want more commissions. Company insiders want their stocks as high as possible. So they’re going to put out, you know, excited press releases. Analysts are going to give inflated price targets. Everyone’s going to say everything’s going well. And it might just not.

Shorting is a very dangerous game. You have to be very careful because a stock can just keep going higher. Even if it’s an outright scam. The company an just putting out press release after press release pushing their stock higher. That’s called a short squeeze, and so many people are betting on a stock going lower.

Guess what if it goes higher, you lose money. As a short seller because you’re betting on one direction, it’s going the other direction. No different than if you’re buying a stock and you want it to go higher, and it goes lower. You lose money. The difference with short selling is that you can lose infinite amounts of money.

So be very, very careful. Even if I’m shorting a scam, I follow rule number one, cut losses quickly. I don’t let myself lose all my money. I don’t let myself lose 90 times my money. I don’t let myself even lose 10% of my money.

Remember that 90% of traders lose money. And no matter how sure you are that a company is a scam and even if eventually, it goes to zero it can go up indefinitely. Enron is a good example.

The terrible company eventually went bankrupt. But, it was the best stock in the world for several years before it’s bankruptcy. So, never underestimate hype. Never underestimate the cheerleading that goes on in Wall Street.

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George Bare says:

Love these videos Tim! The no holes barred honesty! You are the man, thanks for all you do to help the “little” guys!!!

Ivo Roperto says:

Thanks man! I'm learning….

Garo says:

I love tim's tips

K0BLR says:

Thank you tim

jimmybauer1 says:

Wow Tim Ive been asking you this question for a long time. Great that you have share this info with us. Please do a video executing a short, would love to see one so as many of us.

Luis Gomez says:

That is an insane thought! Just found out what short selling is, and the possibility of going super negative! Great way to really sell "cutting your losses fast"!

tatz winz says:

Awesome expert explanations. . Thanks for sharing.! That's why. You guys. Need to buy dvd and books. Watch and read it, so that you understand this game. .

Bobanonymous Official Page says:

Omg is he serious. How to short?….hit the sell button

kevin flynn says:

its been a min since that voice lol

Trevor Capps says:

Legend has spoken

Dj Lazarre says:

6-2= 4-1 thats tree quick mafs😉

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spencer6389 says:

I saw you on the Steve Harvey show here on YouTube and wanted to learn all I can from you. I’m new to anything related to the stock market and was wanting to know if you offer any DVD’s or videos off of your website for people like me. I have the investing for dummies book, but I think that I’d rather learn from you! Thank you for your time!!

Farrah Taylor says:

Thanks for the advice. New to stocks, not shortselling at all. What I have is all I have.

Rocky321 Rocky321 says:

Always dedicated to your student. Thanks 👍

Gyasi Kenlow-Thomas says:

I talk like this 'cause my balls got chopped off 😂. I love Tim!

bill broughton says:

Awesome vid

DropEm says:

First to learn

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