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short seller

noun, Finance.
a person, as a speculator, who sells short.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If the price of a shorted share rises, the short seller still has to buy and deliver it whenever the lender wants it back.
  • Holding the short positions is expensive and risky for the short seller.
  • The short seller profits when the price of the stock declines.
  • It defines ownership for short sale purposes, and clarifies the requirement to determine a short seller's net aggregate position.
  • Thus, its provisions apply irrespective of a short seller's intent.
  • Once a short seller has initiated a position by borrowing stock, the borrowed stock may be recalled at any time by the lender.
  • The rule is prophylactic and prohibits the conduct irrespective of the short seller's intent.
  • Thus, the short seller is betting that the price of the stock will decline.
  • The short seller realizes a profit if the stock price has decreased subsequent to the establishment of the short position.
  • To accomplish this goal, a short seller is prevented from selling at sequentially lower prices.

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