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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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Our research suggests that the body clocks of the short-sighted adults in our study were different, which is exciting because if these differences are also found in children, they may help us better understand which aspects of modern lifestyles are causing more children to become short-sighted than ever before," she outlined.
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kick Post, " History tells us people will demand to know why this short-sighted plan was ever allowed to take place.
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Cutting spending on the "big" science fields of astronomy and particle physics is short-sighted and could be damaging to Britain, MPs have claimed.
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Considering the kind of goalscoring form the Argentina striker has been in lately it was a little short-sighted, if not stupid, of Neville to speak to the press about his former teammate.
Ian Godden, chairman of ADS, said: "Continuous cuts to the defence research and technology budget are short-sighted beyond belief.
Mr Smith said: "While the economically short-sighted decision to cancel the M4 airport road makes it harder to spread the benefits of the Defence Technical College across the whole of Wales, it has only served to strengthen my resolve to make sure people and businesses here in the Vale benefit the most from this record investment.