Smith & Williamson’s Mark Swain: how to make money when stock prices fall, as well as when they rise

Mark Swain, co-manager of Elite Rated Smith & Williamson Enterprise fund, explains to our research analyst, Ryan Lightfoot-Brown, why the fund portfolio is currently positioned to benefit from a fall in the share price of Greene King and from a rise in the share price of SuperDry. He also explains how to use a long/short fund in an investment portfolio.

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