Short Sell

Selling a security which you do not own yet, in the belief that the price will fall, so that it can be bought back later at a lower price.


Seen as a contributing factor to undesirable market volatility during the global financial crisis, short selling involves selling a financial instrument that the seller does not own, with the intent of later purchasing the financial instrument at a lower price.

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