NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #597: We're Short America
January 22, 2015 10:56 AM - Subscribe

A simple primer on (and multiple warnings about) short-selling stock. Fun fact: Unlike the risk of buying a stock, shorting one opens the trader to possibly losing much more than the original investment.

The associated blog post.
posted by psoas (2 comments total)
I like when they do these kind of "explainer" episodes. There are so many things in the financial world that I don't understand!

Also Robert and David are two of my favorite hosts so that was an extra bonus to have them together.
posted by radioamy at 10:22 AM on January 24, 2015

i love how spectacularly bad an idea shorting spy is.
posted by garlic at 9:32 AM on January 25, 2015

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