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Short

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.
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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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They were at the corner of the Strand, but as though in utter forgetfulness of their whereabouts, he had suddenly stopped short and gripped her tightly by the arm.
She stopped short, and suddenly tearing the handkerchief which she had been carrying into shreds threw the pieces upon the floor, and stamped upon them.
Summary: Catalonia's leader Tuesday said he had a mandate to declare independence from Spain but stopped short of actually doing so, suspending secession for "a few weeks" to pursue negotiations with the Spanish government.
A German meat processing company is exploring opportunities to open a plant in Northern Bulgaria, Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said.Lukarski made a statement after reportedly meeting chief executives of the company, but stopped short. He stopped short of naming the potential investor but explained it was based in North Rhine-Westphalia (a province in Northeastern Germany).
Chairman Fernandes took to social networking site Twitter to apologise to fans, but unlike so many times before, he stopped short of backing former Wales boss Hughes.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond fell Friday morning on buying amid growing concern about the eurozone debt crisis, after the European Central Bank stopped short of announcing the immediate resumption of purchasing government bonds of troubled eurozone countries at its policy meeting Thursday.
The UN Security Council deplored the launch but stopped short of imposing new penalties in response.
STRUGGLING Blackburn have confirmed a "revision" to manger Steve Kean's existing contract - but stopped short of admitting the under-fire manager has been handed a pay rise.
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): China has indicated it would suspend some military exchanges in response to the US' decision of selling arms to Taiwan, but has stopped short of a full suspension of bilateral defense ties.
THE Bank of England kept interest rates at a record 0.5 per cent yesterday but stopped short of taking emergency action to kick-start the faltering UK economy.
BRUSSELS: EU states agreed on Thursday to further extend sanctions on Syria but stopped short of targeting the oil industry and banks, which dissidents say would be the only way to choke off funds fuelling repression in the country.
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton stopped short of calling for Assad to quit but said: "Treating one's own people in this way is in fact a sign of remarkable weakness."