Someone who expects futures prices to decline. They would sell futures contracts in the anticipation of lower prices, and the hope of later being able to buy back identical and offsetting contract at a lower price, yielding profits. It differs from going long is in the sequence of the trades. Instead of first buying a futures contract, you first sell a futures contract. If, as expected, the price declines, a profit can be realized by later purchasing an offsetting futures contract at the lower price. The gain per unit will be the amount by which the purchase price is below the earlier selling price.
Taking a short position. opposite of going long.
This term applies to any type of derivative investment and essentially means selling to profit from an expected price decrease.
Selling a currency pair by first borrowing it, then returning it at a later time by buying it back (hopefully once prices are lower). See Selling Short.
When a trader sells a contract to create a short position.
Refers to selling a security that is not owned, thereby creating a short position.
Selling stock that an investor does not own by borrowing shares from a broker. The assumption is that the price will fall. The investor then buys (covers the short) the shares at a lower price than what they were sold for, recognizing the difference as a profit. Antithesis of going long.
The selling of a currency or instrument not owned by the seller.
Selling stock short, i.e., borrowing and selling stock you do not own with the intention of buying it later for less.
Selling futures involves a commitment to sell the underlying asset at a future date at a specified price. This is called going short.
The act of selling a currency pair. For example, if a client sold the EUR/USD, he would be “going short” the Euro.
Selling a security that is not owned and hence, a short position is created. An investor who goes short borrows the security from their broker and hopes to buy other shares of the security at a lower price. The investor replaces the borrowed security with the lower priced security. The difference is the investor's profit. See: Going Long; Long Position; Selling Short; Short Position
investing in the counter currency by saying it well get stronger against the base (leading) currency USD/ JPY (for example USD/JPY = 1.243)
The selling of a stock or commodity not owned by the seller.
Taking a short position, or executing a short sale on a security, on the expectation that a stock price will decline.