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Re: [listmg] Shorting Stocks the Vector Vest Way

From: neil k.
Sent on: Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:01 AM
contra etf's will only work if you are trying to short an industry or sector.  For individual stocks try using deep in the money puts, allowing you to go out many months with a delta of better than 75 or 80, with almost no time decay.


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From: HERB BRUN <[address removed]>
To: listmg-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Sat, Mar 23,[masked]:51 am
Subject: Re: [listmg] Shorting Stocks the Vector Vest Way

Get a different broker.
 
HERB

From: Larry <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, March 23,[masked]:45 AM
Subject: [listmg] Shorting Stocks the Vector Vest Way

I am a newcomer to VV and have recently been backtesting strategies. After quite a bit of trial and even more error,
I had decided to be aggressive and try to apply a short strategy. As it turned out, I could not borrow most of the stocks
that my strategy provided since my broker(s) did not have them in inventory. My strategy employs a parameter of
using 300k as a minimum volume, so it really wasn't a matter of using low volume companies.  As I use some of the
biggest brokers around, I decided to call VV tech support and inquire about my dilemma.
 
While they were quite helpful, their solution left me wondering if anyone in our group might have a better solution or
could advise based upon their experiences. The VV tech confirmed that he had the same experience as I did, and suggested
that instead of trying to short individual issues I should either use Contra ETF's or use put option strategies. While I have
experience with options, options involve a whole other realm of considerations (especially time factors), which only confuse
the simplified streamlined strategy system that I was going to VV for in the first place.
 
It was a bit of a letdown to have spent dozens of hours looking for a decent short strategy to only have hit this roadblock.
I am curious if others in this group have any suggestions regarding how to short individual stocks.
 
Thanks,
Larry
 
 




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