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I m new to the Stocks, How do I short a Stock?

January 18th, 2013 3 comments


I can tell you how but I’d rather yod didn’t do it because it’s too risky. After I explain how to do it and why it’s too risky I will explain a better way to profit by the drop in a Stock.

To short a stock you must have enough money to buy the number of shares you plan on selling short, plus you must have enough in the account and get the broker’s approval – believe me, it’s not that easy. A brokerage will then borrow those shorted stocks from someone who owns them and you have a short position, for which your account will be credited the amount of the shares at the price the stock was trading when shorted, less commissions. Hopefully the stock will go down and you profit by that decrease (in the case of a short, down is good). Your percentage profit is calculated by taking the price you bought the shares back when closing the position as the cost per share basis (with commissions added to the cost of course). The profit percentage is: closeout price minus Original short sale stock price, divided by closeout price, or (L-S)/S. I have deliberately used L and S to give you the sense of S=short, L=long or closeout. But your Short Position, as it is called, can be closed against your will by the brokerage, especially if your position is going against you (stock going in the wrong direction for you – UP), even if you are vindicated in the long run and the stock does drop eventually – after your position has been closed.

Now let me explain the real reason why this is such a bad strategy. If the company you have shorted has announced a killer new business plan, that stock will go up fast against you and you will lose so much money by it going against you that theoretically there is no limit to how much you can lose – it could be 500 to 1,000 times the money you received in the first place. Say, for example you had sold short $20,000 each worth of Google, Ebay and Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2002. By now you would have lost OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Never forget that an expensive (in your opinon) stock can still go up, while a cheap crashed stock can still go down. The Market DOES NOT CARE that you will be hurt – IT DOES WHAT IT WANTS WHEN IT WANTS TO!

A better way to do what you are trying to do is to buy options – in this case, a PUT. This gives you, as the owner of the PUT the right, but not the obligation, to sell (PUT to the Market) the stock at the original price, then profiting by the decline, so once again DOWN is GOOD for you, the owner of the PUT. Why would this PUT option limit your risk? Because you can only lose 100% of your option’s price if the stock goes way up (as little as 3-400 dollars per hundred shares or ONE PUT CONTRACT), instead of the theoretical Million $ spoken of earlier. But if the stock truly goes to zero, you will have made the difference between the stock price when you bought the PUT and the stock crashing to zero, that is, selling it at the PUT’s strike price (say $250 a share). So suppose you had bought Enron PUTS in 2000. You would have made a lot on the crash by buying the PUT option; yet if Enron had never been a bad company and had never had a scandal, its stock by now would most likely be worth at least 6 or 7 times what you got when you "sold" it short. Follow me? By using the PUT, if you are entirely wrong, you just lost the premium you originally paid, but did not have to pony up many thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to "cover your shorts" as they call it. So the PUT limits your risk while letting you participate in the drop IF it happens.

IF you decide to get more education in this area a word of caution: treat options with care. If you have X dollars to invest, never let an option position exceed 2-5% of that theoretical X – it is like having 98% margin on a stock and having a horrible loss on a slight move in the wrong direction. So by limiting the position size, if an option position goes to zero, this 100% loss on a very small percentage of your assets will hardly be noticed. Options are like spice – stocks are like meat and potatoes.

Hope this helped.

How can I make a profit selling on ebay?

November 18th, 2012 2 comments

I’m in high school and I play sports all year-round, so it’s hard for me to get a job. I remember seeing an infomercial one time about selling on ebay and people making thousands of dollars a month. Now I’m not looking to make that much money, but I want to know how. What do these people sell that they are profiting from? You can’t just sell your own stuff and make money. So what do I do?

If you want to earn serious money from eBay, you need to have a well-thought out business model. Selling on ebay is getting tougher — just look at the number of auctions that closes without a bid. Go to the boards on ebay and you will hear even oldtimers complaining about how stiffer competition plus higher fees make it so much harder to sell on ebay.

The key success factor is: Sell products that people actually want.

Selling on eBay is not as easy as some portray. In fact, go to eBay and check out the number of auctions that end without a single bid. Competition is getting tough, as more sellers go to eBay; even the big boys are joining in the eBay marketplace. Add to that the increasing listing and final value fees.

eBay has several ways for you to determine exactly what the hot items to sell on their marketplace:

Items In Demand = the most popular items currently within that particular category. To see the In Demand page, go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/sellbycategory.html

Hot Items by Category Report = a monthly report that lists the fastest growing categories on eBay for the previous month. Go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/whatshot.html and select "Hot Items by Category" from the menu on the left.

eBay Pulse = "a daily snapshot of current trends, hot picks, and cool stuff on eBay". Go to http://pulse.ebay.com/ to see eBay Pulse in action.

Merchandising Calendar = eBay promotes specific categories on its home page each month. Savvy eBayers know that this home page exposure results in more interest in such categories. Go to http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/calendar.html to view the current Merchandising Calendar.

But understand that eBay has a minimum age of 18 policy.

What and how is the cheapest way to ship the items I Sell on ebay?

November 6th, 2012 5 comments

I just started selling items on ebay. The last few items that I shipped have been light weighted and the shipping is about $10.00… I think it is way too much money. Especially if I will be shipping constantly. Is it because of the size of the box? Please Help.

Figuring out the most economical shipping methods for your eBay sales can be complicated. Here’s a few rules of thumb. For books, CDs, DVDs, etc., use USPS Media Mail – you can ship a 10 pound box of books for under $6! For non-media items under about 5 pounds and not oddly shaped, USPS Parcel Post is generally the cheapest. For heavier items, UPS becomes competitive, especially if you purchase through Paypal.

Here’s an article with additional tips and more detail: http://www.ehow.com/how_4799738_pitfalls-made-new-ebay-sellers.html

Am I paying too much to sell on ebay?

July 9th, 2012 2 comments

Are these expenses normal or am I paying too much? I sold a camera for $1477. Ebay charged a fee of $62, paypal charged a fee of $58 and the shipping was $18. Is there a way to bypass or lower the paypal fee?

That is high but its all in your agreement. Ebay used to allow people to accept checks and money orders and not to offer paypal. This is no longer the case, they will only let you use paypal if you choose to sell on ebay. There is just too much money to be paid for them. Also beware, if your buyer chooses to open a dispute after receiving the camera, paypal WILL side with him and refund him the money. I sold a 3k bike frame on ebay. Buyer opened a claim saying that its not what he ordered, mailed me back a kids bycicle frame instead. Since paypal had proof of delivery, they went ahead and refunded him the money.

mom’s i need some ebay tips?

July 3rd, 2012 4 comments

want to sell on ebay to make some extra money. how do you do it? for the NWT sales do you go out and look for deals and then post them for sale? how much work is it and how much can i expect to make in a month and how many auctions do i need to have to get to that point? thanks. i would like to make $1000 a month. is this possible? what is the best way to start out? i know there are tons of books to read i just want some quick tips first so i can start and then i will read as i go. thanks.
i’m going to sell mostly kids clothing some used that belong to my children and some new that i find on sale or discounted. do the lots sell better than single pieces or what?

Not as easy as people make out ..you have sellers fees to pay also …so it depends if you want to make this much money i just hope you have a lot to sell !

Top List Building Using the Ebay

May 28th, 2012 2 comments

When people visit your internet pages and leave without buying anything, you may never get the chance to sell to them again if they don’t come back to your site, for more details:www.autoresponders-unlimited.com information from emailing in a while, then you can send follow-up messages, and dramatically increase your chances of making a sale in the future.

There are plenty of building a list, but in this article I want to main topic on a strategy generally ignored by the majority of marketers, and that’s through Ebay. When you see listings for $0.01, there’s a good chance the seller is using backend sales tactics or trying to encourage you to join their newsletter, on the other hand they would be losing money for every sale, due to Ebay’s fees being higher than the sales price.

The best way of gathering a lot of sales, and therefore potential subscribers is to obtain some ebooks which offer resale rights, and listing them on Ebay. There are many websites where you can pick them up, routinely for free. If not, there are membership sites, where for a one time fee you can aquire hundreds of ebooks all with resellers rights, or you could of course buy one of these ebooks offering resellers rights on Ebay, oftentimes at a very low price, then resell it yourself.

Unfortunately,not much money is made just from selling many of these ebooks on Ebay alone, because the sellers have forced the prices down to very low levels. Rather, you can help very nicely financially from persuading the purchaser of your ebook to subscribe to your newsletter or ezine.

It’s estimated that every subscriber in your list is worth $1 per month, so if you had 1000 subscribers, you could expect, on average, to earn $1000 per month. This figure assuredly varies a lot depending on your sales copy, Go:www.email-auto-format.com. of your mailings, but it’s so it’s easy to see why owning a list is potentially very profitable.

The idea is to offer on your main site varied quality free bonuses to each new subscriber that opts in to accept your newsletter. Then when a buyer buys an ebook from you, and you send them the email with the download link included, you can always upsell your newsletter by mentioning the further free bonuses they could receive as well as the ebook they’ve just purchased, and including the link to your main site where the opt in create is found.

I’ve had great success doing this because the majority of everybody, myself included, love freebies, and the purchaser will be more than happy to receive extra no-cost ebooks, as well as their original purchase, just for filling out a simple setup.

The only thing to bear in mind is that the sale price of your ebook should cover any Ebay fees, although you can always from offering it for $0.01 just to hopefully guarantee a sale. You will lose money on every sale, but it all depends on how much each subscriber is worth to you. If you have a top-quality newsletter or ezine with hardly any unsubscribe requests, then it may be worth doing because you are likely to fashion any minimal losses back generally over in the future.

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Huge List Building by Using the Ebay

May 25th, 2012 3 comments

When people visit your internet pages and leave without buying anything, you may never get the chance to sell to them again if they don’t come back to your site. Alternatively, if everybody opt in to receive more information from emailing once in a while, then you can send follow-up messages, and dramatically increase your chances of making a sale in the future.

There are plenty of building a list, but in this article I want to main topic on a strategy generally ignored by the majority of marketers, and that’s through EBay. For more details visit to www.email-auto-format.com .When you see listings for $0.01, there’s a good chance the seller is using backend sales tactics or trying to encourage you to join their newsletter, on the other hand they would be losing money for every sale, due to EBay’s fees being higher than the sales price.

The best way of gathering a lot of sales, and therefore potential subscribers is to obtain some e-books which offer resale rights, and listing them on EBay. There are many websites where you can pick them up, routinely for free. If not, there are membership sites, where for a one time fee you can acquire hundreds of e-books all with resellers rights, or you could of course buy one of these e-books offering resellers rights on EBay, oftentimes at a very low price, then resell it yourself.

Unfortunately, not much money is made just from selling many of these e-books on EBay alone, because the sellers have forced the prices down to very low levels. Rather, you can help very nicely financially from persuading the purchaser of your e-book to subscribe to your newsletter or ezine.

It’s estimated that every subscriber in your list is worth $1 per month, so if you had 1000 subscribers, you could expect, on average, to earn $1000 per month. This figure assuredly varies a lot depending on your sales copy, and the quality and credibility of your mailings, but it’s so it’s easy to see why owning a list is potentially very profitable.

The idea is to offer on your main site varied quality free bonuses to each new subscriber that opts in to accept your newsletter. Then when a buyer buys an e-book from you, and you send them the email with the download link included, you can always upsell your newsletter by mentioning the further free bonuses they could receive as well as the e-book they’ve just purchased, and including the link to your main site where the opt in create is found. To know more logon to www.freelist-pro.com .I’ve had great success doing this because the majority of everybody, myself included, love freebies, and the purchaser will be more than happy to receive extra no-cost e-books, as well as their original purchase, just for filling out a simple setup.

The only thing to bear in mind is that the sale price of your e-book should cover any EBay fees, although you can always from offering it for $0.01 just to hopefully guarantee a sale. You will lose money on every sale, but it all depends on how much each subscriber is worth to you. If you have a top-quality newsletter or ezine with hardly any unsubscribe requests, then it may be worth doing because you are likely to fashion any minimal losses back generally over in the future.

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