Hi, I am looking at the solution for question 4(iv) in assignment X1, about banning short selling. The final line states that "Market participants can achieve the same effect [as short selling] through swaps, for example, by taking out a swap that pays the total return on the bond or share in return for LIBOR". I understand this in the context of a bond, because if the price of a bond decreases, the yield increases, so you would benefit from an increased return through the total return swap. However, I don't quite understand for an equity - if the share price goes down over the period of the swap, would this not mean you would get a lower return via the total return swap (while oppositely you would benefit from the decreased share price via short selling)? Thanks!