I'm new to the forum and also to trading stocks. I've always bought stocks long and just held them (mostly blue chips) but lately i've been wanting to learn more.
I've always known about shorting but am abit confused about the services...i've heard people mention you need to open a margin lending loan account and then some ppl say you don't. Could you guys just lay it down straight for me?
What accounts/services do I need for shorting stocks? how do I go about doing it? Will any old broker provide these services?