Just want to gather some opinions here on what's the preferred way to short a stock given that it can be done these days with either vanilla short or using CFDs.
I'm not really interested in leverage so if I go down the CFD route I'll keep the equivalent amont of cash on hand. My current understanding is as follow, please pick it apart:
1) CFD short pays you interest while you pay interest to borrow stock for a vanilla short.
2) You're liable for dividends with both methods, not sure what happens with other events like stock splits and such.
3) ASX CFDs aren't very liquid with low volume; not sure about OTC CFDs or vanilla short. This is a rather important matter.