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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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3 Roll out the dough to 5mm thick and using a 8cm ring cut out the rounds of shortbread.
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Layer up the creamy fool with neat gooseberry curd and some of the remaining poached berries, and serve with the fresh shortbread.
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Handmade pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish Food Company is expanding into the strong premium snack market with its new range of grab and go mini Cornish shortbread biscuits.
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