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Want to short sell a stock? These are the steps you’ll need to follow with Investor’s Edge.
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How to short sell a stock

Here’s how you can short sell a stock online:

  1. Select Trading from the navigation menu.
  2. Select an Account.
  3. Choose Short sell from the Action dropdown menu.
  4. Enter a Symbol or company name.
  5. Enter the number of shares you want to sell. 
  6. Select either Limit or Market as the Order price from the dropdown menu. If you select Limit, you’ll need to enter a limit price.
  7. Choose the account that will receive the funds from the sale. 
  8. Select Next and confirm your order details are correct.
  9. Submit your order.

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