short seller


noun Finance.

a person, as a speculator, who sells short.

Related forms

short selling, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for short selling

short selling


noun

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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