HOW SHORT SELLING SHARES IS DESTROYING COMPANIES LISTED ON STOCK EXCHANGES
Short selling is the sale of shares you do not own, yet. A person with a MARGIN BROKERAGE ACCOUNT can call their stockbroker(s) and get them to sell shares of a company you do not own. The sales of these fictional shares must be bought within thirty days (usually) when you have a Margin account. Once the money from the sale is in your account, you must now purchase the exact number of shares you bought to cover the sale.
You should only short sell if you are absolutely sure that the company you invest in will go lower, so you can buy the shares at a lower price. Once the transaction is complete, you profit from the difference.
Make sure you realize that if the share price rises higher than the price you sold the shares at will cost you dearly. Careful about entering the stock market by using short selling. Short Selling of shares by anyone is dangerous. Short selling is legal but it should be illegal, since it hurts and even destroys some listed companies.
SHORT SELLING SHOULD BE ILLEGAL