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Short Selling Can Result in Big Profits

Short Selling Can Result in Big Profits

Plenty of fund investors are frustrated. During the three years ending August 16, the S&P 500 lost 7.4% annually and most funds sank into the red. But a few portfolio managers protected their shareholders by using a technique known as selling short. By taking short positions, managers profit when stocks fall. That has been a recipe for success in erratic markets.

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