Guys, might be a silly question, but I've just recently set up an account with them and I'm loving the platform, although finding my way around it and using it efficiently will take a bit of time. My question is, exactly how do you short stocks through IB's TWS??
I understand the basic mechanism of shorting where you essentially borrow stock, sell it immediately and hope that the price goes down so you can buy it later and hand it back to the lender, keeping the difference.
In terms of actually doing it though, I'm not familiar. I assume there is more to it than merely telling IB to sell stock you don't own. I've tried looking on the TWS user guide, I've tried google searches with various combinations on the theme, and nothing seems to have any info on exactly what steps you take to do it! It isn't an option available to me on the order window, as far as I can see.
Can anyone help me out here, either by pointing me to documentation or explaining what I need to do?