The short options are trickier. This is where you're basically betting (and usually borrowing money to do it) that a stock is going to drop below a certain amount. What you're buying is an "option." It's the "asset" created that you actually buy.
The way it pays out is that you get to keep the difference of what the price was and the new lower price.
The flip side of these options is that if the price goes up within the time frame of that option (there's a maturity date attached) you have to buy the stock at that price.
I’m going to show you how we can tell that Kyle Rittenhouse shot in self-defense and didn’t just show up in Kenosha to kill “protesters” as the left wing nutjobs are suggesting. And you don’t even need video to prove it.
The first glaring proof is that in a typical “mass shooting” situation, national media would have blanketed the coverage from every angle.
Stories about the victims. Interviews with survivors. Tales of the heroes who tried to stop him. Etc.
We have none of that.
Second proof is that if it was a mass shooting with as much video of the events as the shooting in Kenosha, EVERYONE would have done a minute by minute breakdown of the video.
You can pretend that the US is absolutely failing against a virus that no one knew about less than a year ago...
But it would still be pretending.
The available data suggests that the US, considering how massive and diverse the economy and society is, is doing a decent job managing the problem.
There is no country like the United States. Period.
There just isn't.
When all is said and done and there's a vaccine or herd immunity or whatever, the final analysis will be that it would have been better for you to live in the United States than pretty much anywhere else on the planet during this pandemic.