short account


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short account

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1. (Stock Exchange) the aggregate of short sales on an open market, esp a stock market
2. (Stock Exchange) the account of a stock-market speculator who sells short
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Noun1.short account - a brokerage account of someone who sells short (sells securities he does not own)
business relationship, account - a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; "he asked to see the executive who handled his account"
2.short account - the aggregate of short sales on an open market
index number, indicator, index, indicant - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
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