Alternative investments include selling short
Radio Transcript, 60 seconds, for use during week
of Dec. 17.
This is an Invest Wisely minute brought to you by Iowa State University Extension.
There are many alternative investments designed for the advanced
investor or for someone who uses an advisor.
One example is called selling short. An investor expecting
a stock price to go down can sell a security without actually
owning it. However, if the price of the stock increases
there will be a loss for the investor with no limit of how much
could be lost. Selling short has big risks.
It helps to understand these investments and why they might
not be appropriate for the typical investor.
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