When to short shares

Podcast: When to short shares

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When to short shares

When to short shares

Simon Shares

I hold ungeared positions.

When to short shares

A recent flurry of emails from people shorting stocks and getting burnt. In particular shorts on Capitec*, Naspers and Kumba. A side note that emailing me is a form of confirmation bias as the emailers wanted me to essentially confirm they were right and the market was wrong.

First rule is don’t.

Second rule is don’t short on fundamentals. Short on price action, if you want coupled with fundamentals. But don’t just decide a share is expensive so now it must go down, it can get way more expensive.

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