the practice of selling a stock short without first borrowing the shares or ensuring that the shares can be borrowed as is done in a conventional short sale
Some contend that naked short selling is not harmful and that its prevalence has been exaggerated by corporate officials seeking to blame external forces for their own shortcomings.
- Naked singularity
noun 1. (astronomy) an infinitely dense point mass without a surrounding black hole See also black hole
- Naked truth
Plain unadorned facts, without concealment or embellishment. For example, What I’ve told you is the naked truth. This expression supposedly alludes to a fable in which Truth and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood then dressed in Truth’s clothes, and Truth, refusing to take another’s clothes, went naked. [ Late 1500s ]
- Naked virus
naked virus na·ked virus (nā’kĭd) n. A virus without an enclosing envelope, consisting only of a nucleocapsid.
rest. (1.) One of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau (Gen. 36:13, 17). (2.) A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr. 6:26). (3.) A Levite, one of the overseers of the sacred offerings of the temple (2 Chr. 31:13).