short position

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short position

Describes the trading position of an investor who has sold a security that he does not yet own. An investor in a short position hopes to make a profit because he is expecting the price of the security to fall. See also short selling.
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Hedge funds and other money managers held short positions in WTI-linked futures and options equivalent to more than 193 million barrels of oil, according to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
2) This form relates to the disclosure of short positions in compliance with amendments to MAR 1.
Historical Charts of Speculative Forex Trading Positioning EURUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the EURUSD stands at -1.
The Amex, NASD Regulation, and the NYSE found that during the 22-month period, Morgan Stanley inaccurately reported to the three SROs short positions in numerous securities as required by the rules of the SROs.
ValuJet's shares also are receiving shaky support from investors who are covering short positions.
Prior to November 1, 2006, the Fund did not take short positions as part of its principal investment strategy and, therefore, its prior performance may not be indicative of how it will perform using short selling as a principal investment strategy.
As a result of this adjustment, the total reported Amex short positions should be 101,220,658 shares and not 100,921,530 shares.
Equity Alpha Fund, a core equity holding that seeks to generate alpha -- or the excess return over the benchmark -- by investing in both long and short positions.
The company wishes to clarify that its units, recently issued in a public offering, may not be presently split into their components and the units therefore cannot be used to cover short positions without forfeiture of the attached warrants.
GATA notes that much of the increase in the price of gold in recent years has been attributed to the reduction of hedges, the closing of short positions, by gold producers.
Pink Sheets:WTAF) has previously expressed its concern about the speculative and undocumented comments made about the alleged effect of short positions on Wataire's share price.
And in theory, the more short positions there are to cover, the stronger the short covering rally would be.