finance the practice of selling commodities, securities, currencies, etc that one does not have in the expectation that falling prices will enable one to buy them in at a profit before they have to be delivered
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How to use short selling in a sentence
And this is true even of some of the less exotic financial instruments, like insturance policies and short selling.
short selling has a legitimate place in the scheme of things economic.The New York Stock Exchange and Public Opinion | Otto Hermann Kahn
short selling does become a wrong when and to the extent that the methods and intent of the short seller are wrong.The New York Stock Exchange and Public Opinion | Otto Hermann Kahn
short selling in general business is very common, and we think nothing of it.
By short selling, we mean selling a stock that you do not possess, with the intention of buying it later.
short selling is something that we do not recommend very much to our clients.