I look for stocks that have been purchased by insiders and held - meanwhile the stock price has fallen below their purchased price and has no long term debt. Usually like to be in before upgrades, initiations, positive PR and pumpers.
30 year software executive, scientist, consultant who was also a past securities broker/trader. Swing trader, scalper & longer term investor. Looks for stocks that exhibit repeatable behaviors, and value to limit risk with volatility for max gains.
A short seller is not betting on the cracking of free enterprise; he's betting he can find cracks in the sidewalk.
Expat, ex-law left-coastian fan of Brownian motion trying to write his way out of a paper bag in human and non-human languages.