Hey everyone! Just hoping for some help! I have a univeristy assignment due on Tuesday and I'm struggling to understand the question which is: "If short selling of securities is banned in the spot market, how do you think it would impact the futures market for those securities?" Alright, so I understand that you can short sell a security and make a profit when the price of a security falls in value okay? What I don't understand is, what the corresponding futures market would be for a security. i.e. I could short sell BHP, but what would happen in the futures market with that security? Isn't short-selling using the futures market anyway?