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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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Shorter added that Hezbollah's activities and arms are of particular concern given the group's growing involvement in the region.
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He said: "People have a much shorter attention span and a lot of sports are looking at introducing shorter forms of their games.
Shorter, then 28, first won the marathon on the evening of May 22, crossing the line in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 51 seconds to edge then American-record holder Bill Rodgers, who was second in 2:11:58.
Taylor added that there was also a certain confidence that came with height, and guys knew that it gave them edge over shorter guys.
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That quartet - Shorter on tenor and soprano saxophones, Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on double bass and Brian Blade on drums - comes to Birmingham Town Hall this evening in what is bound to be one of the gigs of the year.
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter made his initial 1960s mark as part of the most influential quartet line-up operated by Miles Davis.