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In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling securities or other financial instruments that are not currently owned (usually borrowed), and subsequently repurchasing them ("covering"). In the event of an interim price decline, the short seller profits, since the cost of (re)purchase is less than the proceeds received upon the initial (short) sale. Conversely, the short position closes out at a loss if the price of a shorted instrument rises prior to repurchase.
Potential loss on a short sale is theoretically unlimited, as there is no theoretical limit to a rise in the price of the instrument. However, in practice, the short seller is required to post margin or collateral to cover losses, and inability to do so in a timely way would cause its broker or counterparty to liquidate the position. In the securities markets, the seller generally must borrow the securities to effect delivery in the short sale. In some cases, the short seller must pay a fee to borrow the securities and must additionally reimburse the lender for cash returns the lender would have received had the securities not been loaned out.
Short selling is most commonly done with instruments traded in public securities, futures or currency markets, due to the liquidity and real-time price dissemination characteristic of such markets and because the instruments defined within each class are fungible.
In practical terms, "going short" can be considered the opposite of the conventional practice of "going long", whereby an investor profits from an increase in the price of the asset. Mathematically, the return from a short position is equivalent to that of owning (being "long") a negative amount of the instrument. (Nevertheless, one main discrepancy in the short against a long position is that the short position must exclude the dividends paid, if any.)
A short sale may have a variety of objectives. Speculators may sell short hoping to realize a profit on an instrument that appears overvalued, just as long investors or speculators hope to profit from a rise in the price of an instrument that appears undervalued. Traders or fund managers may hedge a long position or a portfolio through one or more short positions.
In contrast to a traditional merchant who starts out to "buy low, sell high", a short-seller starts out to "sell high, buy low", or even to "buy high, sell low" when this buy is in fact "on tick".
Research indicates that banning short selling is ineffective and has negative effects on markets.
******SOLD*****Beautiful gun in new condition, original box, hard case, lock and paperwork. This beauty was made for the 100th anniversary of Beretta, a true collector item. I am asking $550. Thank you in advance for taking a look.
Bought new in 2007. Used as my primary elk rifle since. Last year off a lead sled I did a 3 shot sub MOA group @ 100 yds checking zero before season. I've only shot Remington Premier 250 gr Swift A-Frame, never hand loaded this one. I bought enough box's back when I could that I have never...
Works perfectly, minor finish wear from rubbing on gear. Comes with flip caps, M68 torque limiting mount and spacer for absolute or 1/3 cowitness. I had it for a service rifle clone but changed plans. I can meet in PDX/Vancouver area.
PM me if interested.
I'm selling my Beretta for $500. It comes with the gun, 3 mags, one is a 10 round mags, and a galco shoulder holster. Maybe 500 rounds through it since day one. Had it for many years.
Trade for 1911 in 45 or gen 4 Glock 17
Buyer to pay all fees.
Glock 19 Gen4 purchased new from NW armory with the FDE Cerakote. Gun has less than 1,000 rounds through it, comes with upgraded tritium night sights, original case and mags. Looking for $490
Glock 19 FDE Cerakote by Neldonado posted Apr 23, 2019 at 12:32 AM
Glock 19 FDE Cerakote by Neldonado...
P229 Carry, excellent condition. $750.00 OBO. I am the original owner, and have owned exclusively as a carry piece. This is one of the first P229’s to be sold to a civilian. This pistol comes with all the original stuff, case, manual, 2 factory magazines, as well as an Olympic Arms high end...
$100.00 For sale - Umarex Fusion .177 PCP conversion. This conversion was done by TexasAir. Comes with pump, some pellets and targets. Has Umarex 4x32 Scope. Very tight groupings at 30-Yards. Shoreline, WA
[SOLD] I am selling a KAK Shockwave Stabilizer and Buffer Tube with indentations made for the stabilizer. These are lightly used because I decided to change them out for a SBA3 brace.
I am asking $40
Looking to sell(NO TRADES PLEASE) my battlefield green gen 4 Glock 23 & accessories. The gun has 463 rounds through it. I know this because I bought 1050 rounds when I bought the gun and I have 587 left to sell with the gun. The gun is 2 years old and so are the Tru Glo TFX PRO night sights...
colt M4 Carbine, less than 30 rounds fired, with magpul accessories and brand new Strikefire II optic. Two new 30 round Magpul magizines and rifle case. Approx 100 223 rounds
Will trade for SiG X Carry or $800