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Thanks to everyone for all the great replies.

Recently I've looked into stock shorting as a way to increase my buying "leverage", and this bear market seems to be perfect for such a task. After reading a few articles and previous posts it has become apparent that not many investors short. I find that incredibly odd. Perhaps I've oversimplified things in my mind a bit.

I've been a "follower" of the market for about a couple years but never really invested anything. I started dabbling in FA but it seems all to easy to be able to fudge numbers (ie. EBITDA). Although, not really giving up on FA, I've been looking for quick simple FA formula, that can cut through most of the BS. Unfortunately, I doubt that will ever happen. So, I've started to get into TA a bit to supplement FA. Hopefully gaining both a focused and panoramic view of what's really happening.

A couple of months ago I finally made my first trade. I bought WCOEQ at .16 a week before it delisted. Having had a background in telecom and knowing a bit about the company I decided, what the hell, its only a couple of hundred dollars. Turned out not to be such a bad idea, although, I wonder what FA would have said about the move. Now that I think about it, TA probly wouldn't have approved either.

I guess it goes to show that you just have to use your gut feelings sometime.

Thanks to all!
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