short selling

The practice of selling items or stock which one does not currently possess.

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  • short selling — The practice of selling securities not owned by the seller in the hope that the price subsequently falls and they can then be bought back at a lower price. The seller may have borrowed the necessary securities on a temporary basis in order to… …   Law dictionary

  • short-selling — UK [ˌʃɔː(r)tˈselɪŋ] / US [ˌʃɔrtˈselɪŋ] or shorting UK / US noun [uncountable] economics the practice of selling borrowed securities and then buying them again at a lower price Derived word: short sell verb intransitive/transitive …   English dictionary

  • Short selling — 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 * * * short selling short selling ➔ selling * * *    The selling of instruments… …   Financial and business terms

  • short selling — Establishing a market position by selling a security one does not own in anticipation of the price of that security falling. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * short selling short selling ➔ selling * * *    The selling of instruments that are… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 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 selling — noun sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price) • Syn: ↑short sale • Hypernyms: ↑trading * * * noun Etymology: short (I) + selling (a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short Selling — The selling of a security that the seller does not own, or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a security borrowed by the seller. Short sellers assume that they will be able to buy the stock at a lower amount than the price at which… …   Investment dictionary

  • short selling — Selling commodities, securities, currencies, etc. , that one does not have. A short seller expects prices to fall so that the short sale can be covered at a profit before the goods have to be delivered. A short seller is a bear …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • short selling — /ʃɔt ˈsɛlɪŋ/ (say shawt seling) noun Stock Exchange the selling of a borrowed security with the obligation to purchase it back and return it at a later date, the borrower in the meantime hoping to gain on the transaction by selling it at a high… …   Australian English dictionary

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