With an Active, Trader or Day Trader profile you can hold a short position at DEGIRO. This service is called Debit Securities.
If you do not yet have an Active, Trader or Day Trader profile, you first need to change your Basic account to one of the above profiles. You can find these settings in the 'Trading settings' section of your profile. You will then need to complete two appropriateness tests and sign the additional terms and conditions.
To enter into a short position on your Active or Trader account, place a sell order in a product that you do not currently own. It is not possible to have both a short position and a long position in the same product. If you place a sell order on a product that you currently have a long position in, your existing shares will be sold.
Please note that it is not possible to go from a long to a short position with one order. You will first have to close the long position for a given product, after which you can enter into a short position for that same product.
Securities available for short selling include ETFs and stocks from the main indices on the following exchanges: Euronext Amsterdam, Euronext Brussels, Euronext Paris, Xetra, Bolsa de Madrid, London Stock Exchange and the Swiss Stock Exchange.
It is not possible to go short on US securities and risk category D products. If you try to go short on these products you will receive an error message.
The maximum size of your potential short position is determined by your allocated margin based on our risk model.