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Hey Reyda,

My question, although broad, is what is the fool's opinion on shorting companies? Is it something you all avoid and do you consider it an element in making your recommendations?

We have two services that actively short stocks. We've shorted stocks since the early days of our free Rule Breakers Portfolio, managed by David Gardner. Short answer is that we don't think there's anything wrong with shorting. We also feel that people can do well without every having shorted a stock.

Personally, I'm somewhat of a lazy investor and I prefer looking for wonderful businesses and letting time work it's magic. I love the idea of compounding for decades, without hassle or taxes. ;-)



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