Short selling

The practice of selling securities not owned by the seller in the hope that the price subsequently falls and they can then be bought back at a lower price. The seller may have borrowed the necessary securities on a temporary basis in order to deliver the stock to the buyer, or may not hold them at all (referred to as a naked short). In both cases, the related security must be purchased at a later stage to close out the transaction.

{ "siteName" : "PLC", "objType" : "PLC_Doc_C", "objID" : "1247244966374", "objName" : "Short selling", "userID" : "2", "objUrl" : "", "pageType" : "Resource", "academicUserID" : "", "contentAccessed" : "true", "analyticsPermCookie" : "2522c99d4:15145cce0a9:b49", "analyticsSessionCookie" : "2522c99d4:15145cce0a9:b4a", "statisticSensorPath" : "" }