Short Sale

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.

Other Words for Sale

Sale Noun Synonyms: selling, traffic, vending, marketing, trafficking, trading, trade, exchange, transaction
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Other Words for Short

Short Adjective Synonyms: direct, straight, straightforward, short and sweet
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 Verb Synonyms: laconic, terse, succinct, pithy, sententious, epigrammatic
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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

Odd-Lot Short-Sale Ratio

Business / Finance / Odd-Lot Short-Sale Ratio: The percentage of total odd-lot sales that is composed of short sales. 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

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