How to make money when stock prices fall, as well as when they rise

Mark Swain, co-manager of Smith & Williamson Enterprise fund – a long/short equity fund – explains how the fund was positioned going into February/March and current shorting opportunities. Mark and Sam Slator also discuss how this environment compares to previous bear markets and recent changes to the portfolio.

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