Meaning of “short position” in the English Dictionary

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"short position" in Business English

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short positionnoun [ C ]

uk us also bear position FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

a situation in which someone sells shares that they have borrowed hoping that their price will fall before they buy them back and return them to their owner, making a profit:

(Definition of “short position” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)