You can short the market cheaply and credibly without paying high fees!



Recent sell off in the markets are triggering a lot of panic among investors. In this article, I would like to show you methods you can create a short position in the market.

You cannot short stocks on the SGX in Singapore easily and cheaply. So this is frustrating if you are an investor trying to benefit from the downside.

Another way you can short the market is through CFDs. But CFDs are mostly gambling products in that the price of the CFD does not follow the underlying stocks. These products are not regulated and you can be subjected to high bid ask spreads and your counter can be suspended according to the dealer’s needs.

One way I like to create a cheap short position is to open an Oanda account and short the entire market. In the figure below, I am using Metastock trader. Look at SPX500USD. Clicking on sell means I get to create a simple short position. You can choose your leverage as well.


Another method is to simply buy a short ETF on a discount broker. Do not buy it from a regular broker. A discount broker will be many times cheaper. Below is a list of short/inverse ETFs.

Symbol Name Price in USD SH Short S&P500 $22.59 SDS UltraShort S&P500 $23.30 SPXU UltraPro Short S&P500 $39.91 EUM Short MSCI Emerging Markets $32.68 TZA Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares $65.12 RWMShort Russell2000 $70.55 SQQQ UltraPro Short QQQ $24.76 QID UltraShort QQQ $35.96 DOG Short Dow30 $24.47 PSQ Short QQQ $57.53 SPXS Daily S&P 500 Bear 3x Shares $21.26 FAZ Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares $55.18 DXD UltraShort Dow30 $23.65 TWM UltraShort Russell2000 $50.48 DUSTDaily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares $20.45 CHAD Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bear 1x Shares $47.34 SDOW UltraPro Short Dow30 $22.45 HDGE Ranger Equity Bear ETF $12.24 EDZ Daily Emerging Markets Bear 3X Shares $63.33 BIS UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology $41.35 EEV UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets $29.25 FXP Ultrashort FTSE/Xinhua China $55.11 ERY Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares $41.19 EFZ Short MSCI EAFE $36.54 SRTY UltraPro Short Russell2000 $42.50

Good luck and have fun making money from the market crash.

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