Comment on Stop Loss orders - Limit/Market

Zerodha commented on 16 Apr 2013, 06:48 AM

Hi Mithesh,
Currently short selling in delivery is not allowed.. You need to have stock in your account to be able to sell them for delivery..
A Short sell is a transaction where you gain out of a stock declining in value..So if you are bearish about a particular stock, you’d first sell it without owning it (for intraday) and buy it back before the end of the day thereby making a profit..
However you can short Future contracts and hold them overnight provided you have sufficient margins if you have a long term bearish view on a stock.

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