If you can imagine a long-short market neutral portfolio, it would be quite easy to imagine a 130-30 portfolio.
The first step is to find some sort of a prime broker.
[ Some helpful folks pointed me to foreign brokers Ameritrade to see if it is possible to construct such portfolios which facilitate the shorting of stocks. Based on I have been told, prime brokerage services are not available to local retail investors but coming with something similar might be possible with some leverage and using CFDs. ]
1. The first step is to put in say $100 with the prime broker.
2. You then sell $30 of stocks short, creating $30 from the proceeds of the short sale.
3. You can then buy $130 of stocks.
You have net exposure to the market and will tend to do well when the market does well but some extra earnings can …Read the full article →