What is shorting a asset that has negative price. Can anyone give me an example?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you give an example of an asset with negative price? $\endgroup$
    – SRKX
    Apr 2 '14 at 8:49

Three examples would be spreads, butterflies, and double-butterflies. They can all have negative prices. Reverse the sign of the quantity on all the legs and you're short the synthetic.

For example, the Jan-Feb calendar spread would buy 1 Jan and sell 1 Feb contract. If you wanted to be short the spread, you would sell 1 Jan and buy 1 Feb contract.


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