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Short

One who has sold a contract to establish a market position and who has not yet closed out this position through an offsetting purchase; the opposite of a long position. Related: Long.

Short Position

The sale of a security or derivative, or the state of having sold one or the other. It is important to note that a short position is not closed, and is applied only to sales where further action may be required. For example, one who has borrowed securities and has then sold them is said to be have a short position with respect to that security, because he/she must eventually return an equivalent amount of the borrowed securities. Likewise, one who has sold (or written) an option is in a short position, because the option may be exercised at a later date. See also: Long position, Close a position.

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Quoting Teddy Roosevelt, he said, "'The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Although Nord-lund is careful to avoid the impression of oversimplifying problematic, perhaps insoluble, issues of causality, he nevertheless appears to accept as his premise a biological formulation about the etiology of love that comes short of certainty and about which scientists themselves disagree.
According to the officials, more than 40,000 tons of tea is produced in Iran annually but it comes short of the 110,000 tons annual consumption of tea in Iran.
He comes short or goes long and while he may not be the quickest in the world, he can certainly think quicker than anyone else.
After mass killings of innocent civilians become evident, the UN tries to impose arm embargo against the regime, however, the world body comes short of enforcing mechanism on its own declared embargo.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause .
He readily comes short and threads imaginative passes through to colleagues who continue bombing forward.
While van Nistelrooy is essentially a box player, like Shearer, rarely scoring from long distance, Rooney comes short, linking play and running at defenders with the ball.
In the battle of life it is not the critic that counts; not the person who points out how the strong one stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better: The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least failed while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have tasted neither victory or defeat.