'Short selling', otherwise known as 'shorting' or 'going short', is when an investor 'borrows' shares from another investor (usually via a broker) and makes a promise to hand them back at some point in the future.
You have probably heard the saying 'buy low and sell high.' A 'short-seller' does the opposite, attempting to 'sell high and buy low'. This means that the short-seller is hoping to at some point repurchase the shares at a lower price than what they sold them for, ultimately pocketing the difference between the selling price and the buyback price of the shares.
Can I short sell equities with SelfWealth?
Short selling is not currently available on the SelfWealth platform. As always, we're looking to add new features for our members so short selling may be added in the future.