U.S. Stocks Short Selling

Stock borrowing fee remains at $0 during the campaign period*.


*The campaign period is from November 28, 2022 to January 14, 2023, available for Easy To Borrow (ETB) type stocks only.
The content of this post is not an investment advice and does not constitute any offer, solicitation to offer or recommendation of any investment product. it is for general purposes only and it does not take into account your individual needs, investment objectives and specific financial circumstances. Before making any investment decision, investors should consider the risk factors related to the product according to their own conditions and consult professional investment consultants when necessary. All investments involve risks (including possible loss of the principal invested), and prices may go up as well as down. Please participate in the transaction after careful consideration.

About Short Selling

Short selling is a bearish tool, it is the reverse mode of general stock trading. Investors first "sell" and then "buy" after borrowing stocks, so that they can make profits even if the market falls.

The nature of short selling transaction is normal stock transaction, investors do not need to worry about the expiry date, strike price and common issues of other bearish market derivatives.

Check out shortable U.S. stocks

You can open the Webull APP to check whether there is a ↘ symbol at the top right of the stock information page;

Or go to this page to check out the shortable stocks list.

Real-time stock borrowing fee update

The number of stock shares borrowed and the stock borrowing fee are determined based on the prevailing market conditions and supply and demand. Depending on market conditions, short sell orders' quantity placed by clients may not be fully executed or partially executed or may incur higher stock borrowing fee for the borrowed stock shares.
Please refer to the statement for the actual stock borrowing fee. You can check the reference fee on the margin financing and stocks borrowing information page of stocks.

**Stock borrowing fee remains at $0 during the campaign period, available for Easy To Borrow (ETB) type stocks only.

Notes on short selling

01Short selling

Short selling is a bearish investment strategy. Compared with the price falling to zero (valueless) at maximum, the stock price upside is theoretically unlimited. The risk of loss from depositing the required margin to borrow stock for short selling may be significant and the client may suffer losses exceeding the assets placed with Webull. After opening the stock information page in the Webull APP and confirming that the stock is "Shortable", place short sell order if there is no relevant stock long position.

02Stock borrowing fee
03Margin requirement
04Trading suspension
05Terminate the stock borrowing
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See Terms & Conditions for more information regarding eligibility.


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