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What Is Shorting in the Financial Markets?
There are countless ways to generate profits in the financial markets. Some traders will use technical analysis, while others will invest in companies and projects using fundamental analysis. As such, you, as a trader or investor, also have many different options to create a profitable trading strategy. However, what if the market is going through a prolonged bear market, where prices are continually declining? What can traders do then to maintain a source of income from trading? Shorting the market allows traders to profit off price declines. Entering a short position can also be an excellent way to manage risk and hedge existing holdings against price risk. In this article, we’ll explain what shorting means, how to short Bitcoin on Binance, and learn about the risks of shorting.
What Is Shorting in the Financial Markets?
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Now we know what entering a short position is, and why traders would want to do so. As we’ve seen, traders who are in a short position usually have a bearish outlook on the market. Short selling allows traders to profit off price declines, and they can do it without necessarily holding the asset.

If you’d like to learn more about shorting and many other trading techniques, check out A Complete Guide to Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners.
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