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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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PISTACHIO SHORTBREAD COOKIES 2 sticks butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups all-purpose four 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 cup shelled whole pistachios, chopped Pinch of salt In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.
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