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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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Members of the Drug Shortage Workgroup of the Federal Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis.
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President Obama issued an executive order calling ion manufacturers to be more proactive in reporting pharmaceutical shortages to the Food and Drug Administration.
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The drug shortage has caused treatment delays, compromises, and unknown clinical outcomes for patients (Shaw, 2011; Tobin, 2011).
The propofol shortage began in the fall of 2009, when two manufacturers halted distribution because manufacturing problems, the FDA reports on a website devoted to the propofol shortage.
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