Alternative Options Strategies for Short Selling

Put buying and call selling are some of the most common ways to express a bearish view on a stock, but often the shape of the volatility surface means these are suboptimal ways to express that view. Imran Lakha, the founder of Options Insight, outlines four alternative options structures which depending on the market environment may be better ways to structure a bearish options trade.

The Case for Global Short Selling

Freddy Brick of Muddy Waters Capital discusses short selling beyond US shores. He argues that factors like cultural differences in Europe, where investors rarely challenge public companies make it an interesting place to look for potential shorts.

Short Selling Without Going on the Attack

Not all short-sellers are looking to make a big splash when they come up with a new short thesis. Brad Safalow, CEO of PAA Research, has been able to generate consistent short alpha for over a decade all while keeping his research behind a paywall.