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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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What these three points demonstrate is that without properly specified cable cleats, the time, effort and expense spent assembling a circuit breaking system will go to waste as any electrical installation will be irrevocably damaged by electromechanical stresses long before the short circuit protection devices are put to the test," he says.
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There was a vehicle that caught fire due to a short circuit on Al Fateh Highway," said an Interior Ministry official.
The cause behind the fire was stated to be short circuit.
Summary: UMM AL QUWAIN u A short circuit brake in a split air-conditioner caused a fire at an Etisalat office here on C Friday morning.
A frayed cable can short circuit and also damage the card and the ICE box itself.
Pertinent Data: The ELF features: light immunity, reverse polarity protection, overload protection and short circuit protection.