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English definition of “short interest”

short interest

noun [U]
 
 
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
the total number or value of shares sold by people who have borrowed them because they expect to buy them back at a lower price in the future and make a profit from the difference: In the month to mid-January, short interest dropped 4.8% to 740.4 million shares from 777.4 million.
(Definition of short interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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