Short squeeze

A situation in which a lack of supply tends to force prices upward. The New York Times Financial Glossary

* * *

short squeeze ˌshort ˈsqueeze noun [countable] FINANCE
a situation in which a lot of short seller S are trying to buy the shares they need to deliver, causing prices to rise:

• A short squeeze forces short sellers to pay escalating prices to replace their borrowed positions.

* * *

short squeeze UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET
a situation in which too many short sellers are trying to buy back the same shares so that their price rises suddenly instead of falling: »

The stock has been rallying sharply in recent weeks, leading to a flurry of buying, resulting in what some analysts have called a ""short squeeze''.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Short squeeze — (englisch squeeze: Knappheit, Engpass) ist die Angebotsknappheit eines Wertpapiers (meist einer Aktie), das zuvor in großer Anzahl leerverkauft („geshortet“) wurde. Nach den Leerverkäufen müssen die daraus resultierenden offenen Positionen wieder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Short Squeeze — (englisch squeeze: Knappheit, Engpass, Klemme) ist die Angebotsknappheit eines Wertpapiers (meist einer Aktie), das zuvor in großer Anzahl leerverkauft („geshortet“) wurde. Nach den Leerverkäufen müssen die daraus resultierenden offenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Short squeeze — In finance, a short squeeze is a rapid increase in the price of a stock that occurs when there is a lack of supply and an excess of demand for the stock.Short squeezes result when short sellers cover their positions on a stock. This can occur if… …   Wikipedia

  • short squeeze — When a lack of supply tends to force prices upward. In particular, when prices of a stock or commodity futures contracts start to move up sharply and many traders with short positions are forced to buy stocks or commodities ( commodity) in order… …   Financial and business terms

  • Short Squeeze — A situation in which a lack of supply and an excess demand for a traded stock forces the price upward. During a short squeeze, individuals holding short positions are typically forced to purchase shares in situations where the price increases… …   Investment dictionary

  • short squeeze —  Situation where prices of a stock rise sharply, forcing traders who have SHORTED the stock to buy the stock in order to cover their position, in the process pushing the price of the stock even higher …   American business jargon

  • squeeze — Period when stocks or commodities ( commodity) futures increase in price and investors who have sold short must cover their short positions to prevent loss of large amounts of money. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. squeeze squeeze 1… …   Financial and business terms

  • Short (finance) — Schematic representation of short selling in two steps. The short seller borrows shares and immediately sells them. He then waits, hoping for the stock price to decrease, when the seller can profit by purchasing the shares to return to the lender …   Wikipedia

  • Short-Selling — Unter Leerverkauf (auch: Blankoverkauf, Short Sale) versteht man den Verkauf einer Ware, eines Währungsbetrages oder eines Wertpapiers, das der Verkäufer zum Verkaufszeitpunkt noch nicht besitzt. Der Verkäufer profitiert von dem Leerverkauf, wenn …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Short Sale — Unter Leerverkauf (auch: Blankoverkauf, Short Sale) versteht man den Verkauf einer Ware, eines Währungsbetrages oder eines Wertpapiers, das der Verkäufer zum Verkaufszeitpunkt noch nicht besitzt. Der Verkäufer profitiert von dem Leerverkauf, wenn …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.