How do I know if I can short a stock?

Q: Can I short any stock that I want?

A: No, traders are only allowed to short equities that are on the “easy to borrow” list.

Q: What is the “easy to borrow” list?

A: The “easy to borrow” list is a specific selection of stocks that are available for short selling. These stocks are considered to have sufficient available shares for borrowing and are eligible for short positions.