What is a Rebate rate when short selling shares

Asked by: Dean Portillo

In a short sale, a rebate is a fee that the borrower of stock pays to the investor who loaned the stock. Rebates on securities are facilitated by margin accounts, which have balances that are calculated daily based on the stock’s price movements.

What is a rebate rate?

The securities lending rebate rate is the interest the lender pays to the borrower when cash is used as collateral and this cash is reinvested. When a lender reinvests the cash used as collateral, an agreed upon proportion of the reinvestment return (or interest) is paid to the borrower, this is called the rebate rate.

Is there a fee for shorting a stock?

Stock loan fees are charged to clients of brokerages for borrowing stock. This is typically done for the purposes of short selling. The more difficult it is to borrow the stock, the higher the fee.

What is the short borrow fee rate?

When shorting a stock, traders typically borrow shares of that stock from a brokerage to short sell on the open market, to later repurchase the cheaper stock after the price falls and return it to the brokerage. This process involves a stock loan fee charged per share and is usually 0.3% of the stock price, annualized.

What is a rebate example?

An example of a rebate is a 10% discount on a cell phone at the time of purchase. An example of a rebate is someone paying full price for a cell phone and sending in a form to get 10% of what they paid back.

How are rebates calculated?

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How does a rebate work?

Rebates are a retrospective payment which ultimately reduces the overall cost of a product/service at a later date. This makes rebates different to discounts, as you pay the bill for the full amount then, at some point later in time, part of the amount may get returned to you.

How do short sellers make money?

Short sellers are wagering that the stock they are short selling will drop in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the short seller’s profit.

How long can you hold a short position?

There is no mandated limit to how long a short position may be held. Short selling involves having a broker who is willing to loan stock with the understanding that they are going to be sold on the open market and replaced at a later date.

What happens if you short a stock and it goes up?

If the stock that you sell short rises in price, the brokerage firm can implement a “margin call,” which is a requirement for additional capital to maintain the required minimum investment. If you can’t provide additional capital, the broker can close out the position, and you will incur a loss.

Do I qualify for a rates rebate?

Income threshold for a rates rebate

You will need to provide us with your total household income. This is the amount that you and any spouse, partner or joint home owner who lives with you, earned before tax. The Department of Internal Affairs current threshold for a rebate is $26,510 per year.

What is the difference between a discount and a rebate?

A deduction in the purchase price given to the buyer, by the seller for various reasons, is known as discount. The rebate is the amount of the purchase price refunded by the seller to the buyer, when the quantity purchased reaches the specified limit.

What is a rebate on a loan?

A rebate is a credit to the borrower by the lender for taking an interest rate higher than the zero point rate. The lender hopes to recapture the amount paid by collecting a higher interest rate over the life of the loan.