Business / Finance / Short Sale: Number of shares of a security that investors have sold short divided by average daily volume of the security (measured over 30 days or 90 days). There are various interpretations of this ratio. When people short, it is usually (but not always) because they are pessimistic about the security's future performance. Shorting involves buying at some point however. Hence, some would interpret a high short ratio as an indicator that there will be some buying pressure on the security that would increase its price.
Sale Noun Synonyms: selling, traffic, vending, marketing, trafficking, trading, trade, exchange, transaction
Short Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
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
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
Business / Finance / Odd-Lot Short-Sale Ratio: The percentage of total odd-lot sales that is composed of short sales. MORE