- Establishing a market position by selling a security one does not own in anticipation of the price of that security falling. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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* * *The selling of instruments that are not held in anticipation of a fall in prices. The action of buying back to cover the short position is known in the market as shortcovering.► See also Shortcovering.
* * *short selling UK US (also short-selling) noun [U] (also shorting) STOCK MARKET► the activity of selling shares that you have borrowed, hoping that their price will fall before you buy them back and return them to their owner, so that you make a profit: »
This stock is a likely target for short selling.»
Shorting is one of the main methods of cashing in during a stock market collapse.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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