View Full Version : LE Shorts

02-06-2013, 02:39 PM
I know it may sound crazy to short in this market, but I'm interested in Forsyth Barr's Short Selling product.
Has any body used this?
Is there a good range of shares for the NZX?
What are the charges?

02-07-2013, 05:42 AM
Hi noodles,

Its a bit late but my 2 cents worth.... I find the NZ market very unsophisticated regards the products they offer and as such anything remotely exotic tends to cost an arm and a leg to do here. In theory you can short NZ stocks but in practice... its a different story. That said I know nothing about Forsyth's product and who knows they may surprise. You could always buy put options on the stocks you wish to short as a strategy. Oh no wait... these things are not available here. :)