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Glossary Term: SELL SHORT

Definition(s) for SELL SHORT:


1. ) refers to the strategy of selling a stock not owned in the hope that the price will go down. The seller must indicate that the sale is a short sale when the order is entered. If available, the stock may be borrowed from a brokerage company for delivery to the buyer and must be bought back at a future date.

2. ) Selling a security that you do not own yet, but believe will fall in price so that it can be bought back later at a lower price.



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