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  • docketjr docketjr Feb 1, 2012 10:56 PM Flag

    Why RRD is going Down

    There is nothing wrong with shorting a stock. I have never done it but as a matter of principle I see no problem with people taking long or short positions on a stock. After all this is a free market.

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    • Frankly, I don't mind people shorting, at all. I actually like the fact that when they can push a stock down, it provides a 'discount' that 'would-be longs' are looking for. Once it gets to an enticing buy point, the shorts can leave (take their money and go buy a lobster dinner)...and then the 'new longs' can take over, and they'll get their rewards, for some.

      So yeah, I love oversold / overbashed / overshorted stocks...and when they get to good valuation levels, that's a good thing ! (if you have cash).

      And I'll say it again...longs get 9% divys / yr to wait...and the shorts (from here) , if they expect to hold for a year, start out in a 9% hole, needing a 10% drop, to get into the green...That's a really really lousy risk/reward bet...But that just my take...The meat was eaten from the bones already...time to go get that lobster dinner, and reward yourselves....and retire the position.

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