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Looking at it another way, let's say you short 100 shares of XYZ stock at $100. That same morning, the price plummetts to $60 and you close the position. At the beginning of the day, your broker had $10,000 worth of XZY and ended the day with $6000 and collected a comission from you. If you hadn't shorted, your broker broker would have started the day with $10,000 worth of XZY and ended the day with $6000, and no comission. So who felt pain from you shorting?

Dude, you profit from terrorism. Is that such a difficult concept? That maybe there are better ways to make money?

That money you earn just magically appears? You're going to spend it on 'I love NY' shirts on ebay?

I don't see the problem. One could argue that you helped drive the price down by selling, but then again you also helped drive the price up by buying when you closed your short position.

Oh brother.

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