selling short definition
Borrowing shares of stock from a brokerage firm (see broker) and then selling in the expectation that the price of the stock will decline. If it does, the borrower buys them back at a reduced price, returns them to the brokerage, and makes a profit. If it rises, the investor loses money. To sell short is to “short” a stock.
noun 1. Stock Exchange. a sudden and marked decline in stock or bond prices resulting from widespread selling. 2. an act or instance of liquidating assets or subsidiaries, as by divestiture.
- Sell oneself
sell oneself sell oneself 1. Convince another of one’s merits, present oneself in a favorable light, as in A job interview is an ideal opportunity to sell oneself to a prospective employer. Originally this idiom, dating from the second half of the 1700s, alluded to selling one’s services for money, but it was being used […]
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noun 1. an act or instance of selling out. 2. an entertainment, as a show or athletic event, for which all the seats are sold. 3. Informal. a person who betrays a cause, organization, or the like; traitor. 4. Informal. a person who compromises his or her personal values, integrity, talent, or the like, for […]