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short sale

n.
1. The sale of a borrowed security in anticipation of making a profit by repurchasing it after its price has fallen.
2. An investment in an exchange-traded fund or derivative security whose performance is inversely related to that of a particular index.
3. The sale of a property for less than the amount owed on it, with the lender consenting to accept the lesser amount and cancel the debt in lieu of instituting foreclosure proceedings.
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Noun1.short sale - sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
trading - buying or selling securities or commodities
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Pam and Trish specialize in Fleming Island Real Estate, Orange Park Real Estate, Green Cove Springs Real Estate and Middleburg Real Estate, short sales (Pre Foreclosures) and Fleming Island foreclosures.
CoreLogic, Irvine, California, released a new update on mortgage fraud data for the second quarter, and the results show that suspicious activity involving short sales remains a concern.
22) greatly raising the offsetting quota for margin trading and short sales by increasing the ceiling for margin trading by 50%, so as to encourage in vestors buying stocks and boost the trading volume of the stock market.
mortgage funder Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) said it is streamlining its policies and processes so all Freddie Mac servicers can approve short sales for borrowers facing sudden financial stress due to divorce, death, disability or other common hardships on their own authority.
HISTORICALLY, short sales have a bad reputation among homeowners and the real estate community and, in many ways, this negative perception has grown during today's down economy along with feelings of frustration and loss.
Short sales are becoming more and more common in expensive areas as Long Island luxury homeowners try to escape the embarrassment of a foreclosure, the New York Times reported.
Equator (EQ), Los Angeles, one of the country's leading software provider of default servicing solutions, has announced that over $100 billion in assets have been sold through its platform since 2003, and more than 500,000 short sales have been initiated since its launch of the industry's first comprehensive automated short sale solution last year.
When Denver Realtor Kelli Paddilla decided to start specializing in short sales in 2005, she had to fly to California to attend short-sale seminars because, she says, none were offered in Colorado.
Short sales have rapidly become a popular alternative to foreclosures.
and the other two stock lenders have unwittingly encouraged brokerages and other investors to sell shares short by not charging fees when a borrower lends shares meant for short sales.
Even though this is still possible, from an economic perspective, short sales against the box designed to avoid constructive sale treatment have now become risky transactions.
Such newspapers as Investor's Business Daily or Barron's track short sales in two ways.