An Introduction to Short Selling



Short selling is an important strategy used by many investors, including fiduciaries managing others’ assets. Market participants engage in short selling for different reasons, including to manage risk, hedge portfolios, and reflect a view that the current market price of a security is above its fair value. Watch the video below for an overview of how short selling works and its benefits to capital markets.

Read The White Paper


MFA released a white paper that provides an in-depth look at the practice, explaining what it is and how, through appropriate regulation, it leads to healthier markets.

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