http://profitableinvestingtips.com/stock-investing/how-to-short-the-chinese-economy How to Short the Chinese Economy After decades of impressive economic growth China’s economy is not only slowing down but may be in danger of collapse. The question one might ask is how to short the Chinese economy. Profit Confidential addresses the issue of a possible China economic collapse. The billionaire short seller, Jim Chanos, has often worried that China’s economic collapse is right around the corner. Last year’s stock market crash proved he may have a point, but how would we know when the economic collapse is here? He says China’s problems are eerily similar to what went wrong in the United States a few years ago: reckless banking activity helped create the conditions for a crash. “If we learned anything…during our crisis, it was you shouldn’t finance hard-to-value long-term esoteric real estate-related derivatives or securities with overnight money, which is what a lot of the investment banks ended up doing by ’07/’08,” he said. “They couldn’t move a bunch of the gunk on their balance sheet and increasingly they were financing themselves in the repo market.” Chinese banks apparently are holding $300 of debt for every $1 of equity. When this financial house of cards collapses it won’t be pretty. From an investment point of view how can we short the Chinese economy? What Is a Short? According to Investopedia short selling means you borrow money to sell stock with the expectation that you can buy the shares back at a lower price.