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short position

noun, Finance.
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  • Therefore for every short position there is a corresponding long position, and the market's net bet on the corporation is zero.
  • As the share price moves up and down, the fund adjusts its short position, a tactic known as delta hedging.
  • Convertible arbitrage consists of a long position in the bond and a short position in the shares.
  • The fundamentals and the short position will result in an explosion in due course, all by themselves.
  • The term is sometimes used to denote closing out a short position, but this is more often referred to as covering.
  • When interest rates moved against its net short position, the firm collapsed.
  • Right now they have a hugh short position on silver in the futures market.
  • In addition, the managing underwriter often purchases shares in the aftermarket period to cover a syndicate short position.
  • Any residual long or short position is reported in the long or short column.

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