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Greetings, can someone inform on how metastrategy backtests handle credits received from short sales of stock. Mainly are short sale credits used in position sizing when margin is set to a factor of 1?
Thanks in advance.
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In a WealthLab backtest, a short sale counts against your buying power in the same way that a long trade does. You're not credited with cash from the sale.

A short position will, however, pay dividends. You need to have an Event Provider enabled with the "Dividend" item checked for that to work.
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Perfect. That's what I was hoping for. Thanks!
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