Most investors are familiar with buying a stock, an Exchange Traded Fund or Mutual fund and profiting from it going up but very few investors know how to profit from a falling market.
It’s all very well buying and holding in a bull market where prices steadily go up but for the last decade that has not been the case. Many professional traders and Hedge funds have been profiting from falling markets for many years but the good news is that you too can do the same and it is not as difficult or risky as some may think.
Millionaire Trader Vince Stanzione has these tips:
1. You can buy an inverse Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). An Inverse ETF is a product which is designed to track a market,currency or commodity but in reverse. So for example say the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 3% in a day than Dow Jones Inverse ETF (DOG) would up around the same amount.
2. You can buy put traded options. Most would never think of going without auto, home or travel insurance yet most do not think about insuring a stock portfolio. A put option can be used to protect a portfolio for a down move as well as used to profit. The good news about a put option is that whilst profits are unlimited your risk is strictly limited to the premium — price paid.
3. You can short sell a company via an online broker
Most brokers will allow you to Sell to open, so let’s say you think Bank of America shares will fall you can sell 1000 shares at the current price let’s say $10.00 — you are now short 1000 shares.
A few weeks later Bank Of America shares do fall so you now Buy to Close 1000 shares at $9, the profit would be the difference between selling at the higher price and buying at the lower one. So your profits are $1 X 1000 so that’s $1000 less any commissions
Of course this short video just gives an overview and idea if what is possible are there are other ways to profit and protect your portfolio. Those in the UK can use spread betting firms such as IG Index, City Index , Capital spreads and Cantor Index to make down bets. Also CFDs Contracts for diffrence can be used.
Want to learn more about profiting or protecting your portfolio from a falling market?
Vince Stanzione — has launched a new course specifically for those based in the US to allow YOU to trade and invest. Maximum Profits In Minimum Time is designed for those that don’t want to be glued to a screen all day but want to take control of their investments and make money regardless of if the markets are rising or falling. Vince has been trading for over 26 years and shares his experiences in a simple to follow way with no jargon. The course covers how to make money in currencies, commodities, Stocks and indices.
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