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short covering

noun, Finance.
1.
purchases that close out short sales on stocks or commodities.
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Examples from the web for short covering
  • At the end of the trading day, all the trades should be reported, including short sales and short covering.
  • In response, the authorities imposed a series of rule changes on short sales, which triggered a sharp short covering rally.
  • In the corn market, it's modest gains were tied to short covering by fund traders.
  • Whatever positive affect short covering has, it will not leave the stock unchanged.
  • There was short covering aud mixed with it were a fair scattering of straight orders to buy wheat.
British Dictionary definitions for short covering

short covering

noun
1.
the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to meet delivery requirements
2.
the securities or commodities purchased
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