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an act or instance of selling short.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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If they find work elsewhere they can do a
or deed in lieu and be freed from it, but taxes only if they are insolvent.
And anyone who ran bearish spreads, or a good old fashioned
, or long puts.
They're hoping for a
, which can be less damaging to credit ratings than a foreclosure.
To make a
, you borrow shares from your broker and sell them.
Real estate foreclosures and
and foreclosure practices are legal, and others are not.
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