Business / Agriculture / Short: (1) The selling side of an open futures contract: (2) a trader whose net position in the futures market shows an excess of open sales over open purchases. See long.

Other Words for Short

Short Noun Synonyms: small, little, slight, petite, diminutive, wee, tiny, elfin, minuscule, midget, dwarfish, squat, dumpy, runty, stubby, stunted, pint-sized, knee-high to a grasshopper, sawn-off
Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic

Short Tender

Business / Finance / Short Tender: A straddle involves both purchase and sale. In short straddle one put and one call are sold. MORE

Short Exempt

Business / Finance / Short Exempt: Used in the context of general equities. Actual purchase of securities by a short seller to replace those borrowed at the time of a short sale. MORE

Short-Short Test

Business / Finance / Short-Short Test: An SEC rule requiring that short sales be made only in a market that is moving upward; this means either on an uptick from the last sale, or showing no downward movement. MORE

Short Bonds

Business / Finance / Short Bonds: Bonds with short (not much time to maturity) current maturities. MORE

Short Hedge

Business / Finance / Short Hedge: Used for listed equity securities. A special trading situation where a short sale is allowed on a minustick. The owners of a convertible trading at parity can sell the equivalent amount of common shor MORE

Short-Term Health Insurance

Health / Health Insurance / Short-Term Health Insurance: Temporary coverage for an individual for a short period of time, usually from 30 days to six months. MORE