Go short

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Go Short

To take a short position. That is, one goes short when one conducts a short sale, writes an option, sells a futures contract, or sells any other security where further action may be necessary. See also: Go long.
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Go short.

When you enter a futures contract that commits you to sell or deliver the underlying product, you go short or have a short position.

You're also going short when you write an options contract, giving the buyer the right to exercise the contract. With stocks, you go short when you borrow shares of stock through your broker and sell them at their current market price.

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