(redirected from shortening)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

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.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved


See short position, PROBLEM">[removed].
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Global shortening market has been segmented into product source, claim, application, and region.
Research has suggested that children may have different telomere shortening regulation than adults, which might make them more vulnerable to the damaging effects of air pollution.
When the butter and shortening are very cold, you are ready to mix the dough.
One of the most critical processes in the production of margarine and shortenings is the transfer of the oil/water emulsion into a scraped surface heat exchanger to chill and crystallise the product.
Twitter introduced its own shortening service, but as a security measure resolves the link to see if it has been reported as malicious.
However, telomeres are also highly susceptible to stress and depression, both of which have repeatedly been linked with premature telomere shortening.
Symantec Intelligence reported earlier this year that spammers had set up their own URL shortening services to better conceal their spam sites and make them harder to block.
"Their ability to protect the chromosomes decreases as the body ages, with the length of the telomere gradually shortening. The rate at which the shortening occurs can be increased in disease and can be increased by other stresses.
One use of echocardiography is calculating the fractional shortening index of the heart that is used in veterinary and there is a standard model for the estimation of it [3,4,8,22].
This, along with the announcement that Twitter will be launching its own URL shortening service, dubbed, to all users by the end of the year, is good news for Twitter users who are at risk of spam and phishing attacks.
Summary: NASA scientists believe the Chile earthquake was so powerful it knocked the Earth off its axis, shortening the length of a day.