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Short Selling

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Short Selling refers to the sale of borrowed securities.

When someone sells a security short, one borrows securities, usually from a brokerage, and sells them.

One then buys the same securities in order to repay the brokerage.

One Sells a security short if one expects the price of a security to fall and that they will be able to sell the borrowed security at a higher price than the price it was bought.

Short selling is a common practice of hedge funds.

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