Going short financial definition of going short
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that an investor
does not own by borrowing shares
from a broker
. The assumption is that the price will fall. The investor anticipates buying (covering the short
) the shares back at a lower price than what they were sold for, recognizing the difference as a profit
. Antithesis of going long
Selling an investment asset that is not owned. An example of such an asset would be shares of stock you borrowed through your broker. Going short means you owe what you have sold.
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looks well worth taking.
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while the Momentum2 offers buying momentum.
or long of batsman's runs seems crazy when the outcome of the toss is so crucial.
We don't want him to feel he's going short
of our love when a new baby comes along.
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