Meaning of “short interest” in the English Dictionary

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"short interest" in Business English

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short interestnoun [ U ]

uk us 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)