These terms are more efficient than terms like "buy" and "sell" because they tell your position--your mindset on a particular stock or on the industry.
-Positive on the market
-You can also be "long" on a particular stock: If you are long Nike, you're expecting it to go up
-Negative on the market
-You can also be "short" on a particular stock: If you are short Nike, you're expecting it to go down
-Selling with the intention to buy the shares back at a lower price
Benefits of using "Long"/"Short" vs. "Buy"/"Sell":
-If you have 1,000 shares of Nike and you tell someone you sold 500 shares, they could assume you think Nike is going to go down even though you are still positive 500 shares.
-If you think a certain stock will go down and you decide to sell all 1,000 shares and later purchase 300 shares, and you tell someone that you bought the 300 shares, it is not clear that you are still negative 700 shares. They may not understand that you think Nike will go down.
-"Long" and "short" remove the ambiguity associated with the terms "buy" and "sell."
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+Sasha Evdakov: Tradersfly I respect your honesty. I just started, and between videos, books and classes I feel like information overload. So many ways to invest. Holding and dividends seem like the best option since I'm a beginner. I recently watched your dividend cut video. Thank you for the videos, keep up the good work. 🙂👍👍
Thank you so much, I really had no idea that long and short trading is not literal, I thought that long means you wait for a long time and short means you wait for a short time, but now I know, thank you again, good job on your videos.
For anyone scrolling through, my assumption would be if you're still expecting an upwards trend but the market is becoming increasingly volatile. Selling a portion of your stock to lower a potential loss. Though in your example (1000000 - 500) it would make such a little difference in the scheme of things, its pointless haha.
Sasha Evdakov I am 34, kind of a smart guy, when it comes to Etymology, History and Politics, but I never got into wanting to learn the Stock Market, until now. I just hated seeing all of the numbers and letters. I didn't know what it meant and didn't really wanna take time to learn. But watching these first 3 videos is so interesting. I now know a lot more, than before. I feel my brain growing and it seems fun. I just want to Thank You. I think this is going to be my new hobby. I am going to study all day and night, for days. Screw politics, we might get nuked, in 6 days. At least I'll die, knowing stocks weren't rigged; plus I'll learn something new. God Bless!!
i did understood short term, but i got a little confused with long term, if you have 1000 shares, and you think the market will go up, so why would you sell 500 shares? and if it does go up, then if you want to buy those 500 shares, then you will have to buy them at a higher price. so why would you sell them at first?
+Tormentality Don't forget, when you cover the borrowed stock (that is buy it back after the price has fallen) you return the stock to the broker or the borrowed portfolio. If the portfolio in which you borrowed the short stock from had a basis in that stock that is higher than the cover price then that portfolio takes a loss. When you borrow stock for a short, it is typically from holders with long positions on it, and they lose value anytime the price dips.
Thanks. The sense of my question was more simply to ask if there is any time limit/expiration to get out of a short or call position? So only my broker will ask me to get out of my position if I have a margin account and the broker's money is at sake? Is shorting more common for day traders compare to swing traders btw? Thanks a million. I'm going to buy some of your books on amazon. :)
Hey Sasha, great videos for me. In your opinion is it worth getting in to all this stuff? Is it true that you need money to make money or can you start from scratch do you think? Is there anything you recommend reading for a beginner like me? Thanks bud.
+Sasha Evdakov Do you know any online software that helps you practice stock markets with fake and intangible money using the whole stock market itself? Also, any sources (including your own) to mathematical, statistical or probabilistic proofs, theorems, or convenient stock market trackers that apply will help.
I am a newbie at stocks but your tips really fit with my hypotheses about the stock market.
Liked your videos so far and subscribed. :)
Love the videos! I subscribed! I just have one question. I am 22. I've been speculating the stock market about a year and a half it seems the best strategy at my age would be to invest long term. I have 3000 at my disposal and was wondering how you think I should go about it to make nice capital gains consistently year after year.
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