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Shorting in a bear market

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Chris Sweeney asked 2 years ago
Hi Pat and Owen. Please note, I'm 100% open minded, I'm here to learn, I don't pretend to have any expertise. I am grateful that I made money going long during the bull market over the last couple of years - I wasn't looking to go short on anything. Now everything seems much more bearish, I would have assumed (obviously wrongly) that there are many more opportunities to go short on stocks or industry ETFs. In my inexperience, it just makes sense to me that you go long in a bull market and short in a bear market. At the moment, not much on the key list seems to be taking hold, I'm trading the odd small position but just end up getting stopped out (thankfully, I got my account back up this week with a long USD/CHF trade). It all really just feels like day trading though right now, trying to grab a few points up on something before it wants to push back down. In the forum, it feels a bit like it's CANSLIM or nothing, so just hanging around waiting for the market to turn around and get back to growth. But, with all the uncertainty, couldn't we remain in a bear market for x weeks, months or even years yet? Thanks very much. Best wishes. Chris
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Avatar photoOwen Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi Chris,
Pat made this video for you...

Chris Sweeney answered 2 years ago
Dear Pat and Owen. Thank you so much for your very quick reply, it is much appreciated. I'm very grateful indeed for the detailed answers, it has really helped with my learning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you once again. Very best wishes. Chris