IQ Option – How To Short Sell Stocks, Crypto, Gold, Etc.

IQ Option – How To Short Sell Stocks, Crypto, Gold, Etc.

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When you buy assets like stocks and commodities normally, you profit from the price of the purchased asset going up.

On IQ Option, you can, however, also profit when an asset’s price falls by shorting the asset.

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This guide teaches you how to short sell all the listed assets on IQ Option.

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How to short sell assets on IQ Option

When you trade CFDs on IQ Option, which most of their assets are, you can both buy and short the selected asset.

Opening a Buy position will make you profit if the asset’s price increases and make you lose money if the asset’s price decreases.

Opening a Sell position will make you profit if the asset’s price decreases and make you lose money if the asset’s price increases.

Here is a step by step rundown of how to short sell on IQ Option.

  1. To short sell an asset on IQ Option, open up the main trading window.
  2. Select the asset you wish to trade by pressing the plus sign at the top of the window.
  3. On the right side of the trading window, put the amount you wish to invest and press Sell.
  4. Check out the details of the trade and press confirm selling.

Here is a complete rundown of all the assets you can short sell on IQ Option.

  • Forex
  • Stocks
  • Crypto
  • Commodities
  • ETFs

Notice, the selection of assets you can trade might differ depending on your country of residence. This list is from a European account.

Disclaimer: Investerfy.com is not a financial advisor. All content on this site is for educational purposes only. Make sure you understand the risk associated with investing and trading.

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