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Retail stock lending

Discussion in 'Stock Market Nuts and Bolts' started by joequestions, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. joequestions

    joequestions New Member

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    Hi

    Is there any possibility for retail investors to lend out their stocks for the facilitation of short selling? It's completed in the market by super funds etc regularly to get a better return on their shares. I would be quite interested in doing it.

    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. DaveDaGr8

    DaveDaGr8 Well-Known Member

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    Not that i know of really.

    Maybe google covered calls
     
  3. cynic

    cynic Well-Known Member

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    When exploring options for portfolio return enhancement, it may pay to bear in mind that a covered call is basically the equivalent of a naked written put. The risk/reward profile is quite different (to that of stock lending) and can backfire badly in ways that stock lending never could!
     
  4. skc

    skc Well-Known Member

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    You can do that with interactive brokers.

    http://ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/node/1838

    I don't have any knowledge about it except knowing that it exists. Best read the finest of the fine prints to understand the risks.
     
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