Short selling is a trading strategy in which you speculate on the decline in the price of a stock or other security. If you'd like to learn about the intricacies of short selling real stocks, be sure to check out this article explaining the short selling of stocks.
Some stockbrokers only allow long position in stocks and ETFs. Others allow short positions only via CFDs on a handful of popular individual stocks. Advanced traders prefer brokers that allow the short selling of real stocks (and not just CFDs) on most stock markets their clients have access to.
Unfortunately, NinjaTrader doesn't allow the short selling of real stocks. If you are looking for brokers that provide this service, check out this article about the best brokers for short selling or use our broker finder tool for a tailored recommendation.
Let's take a look at other popular asset classes at NinjaTrader that enable traders to go short.
Short sale at NinjaTrader
Short selling futures
You can short some of the most traded markets at NinjaTrader using futures. The table below shows the fees for selling 10 contracts.
|NinjaTrader||Optimus Futures||AMP Futures|
|US micro e-mini stock index futures||$3.5||$2.5||$1.4|
|UK stock index futures||$12.9||$7.5||$10.9|
|German e-mini stock index futures||$12.9||-||$8.1|