With a piece of sheet like AAPL, short is the only way to go.
if you had gone long PM with the same # of shares you would have made much more.
Why wouldn't you post your make believe trade that way:
"Long 1200 shares at 426, sold at 438, made over $14k"
I didn't go long 1200 shares at 426. Bought some at 426.70, some at 434, some at 435.
take the toys back out of the box.eh
No kidding here.
Symbol Action Note Tax Lot # Qty Order Price Total Time Completed Trade Date Settlement Date
AAPL Sold Short Processing 1200 $430.099 $516,100.23 2:16:01 PM 4/2/2013 4/5/2013
What a freaking genius. Now go blow yourself.
Saving my man juice for you.