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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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For example, if the market price of the stock sold short declines, the taxpayer potentially has a smaller amount of long-term gain in the underlying long position, but he will realize short-term capital gain when the short position is closed.
Newell employed a modified arbitrage trading strategy, in which he bought bonds trading lower than government bonds in general and sold short bonds trading higher.
Breaking an unwritten rule for ex-military leaders not to criticise serving governments, he said: "A once-in-a-generation opportunity is being missed, and our Armed Forces people are in serious danger of being sold short.