short selling

Definition of "short selling"
  1. The process of selling a borrowed item, such as a futures contract, with the intent to buy it back later at a lower price
How to use "short selling" in a sentence
  1. The investor engaged in short selling, hoping the stock would decline in value.
  2. Short selling provides profit opportunities during market downturns.
  3. In order to benefit from the drop in the company's share price, he decided to try short selling.

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