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  • v. Present participle of short.

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Examples

  • While there are many polls-of-polls, for this exercise in "shorting" a candidate, we will look to InTrade. com.

    Steve Schohn: Shorting the Hype of a Candidate with Momentum

  • Some of these funds buy stocks but also engage in shorting, or selling a borrowed stock in hopes that its pri ce will fall, allowing it to be purchased later at a lower price.

    A Focus on Preservation

  • It stinks, half the shorting is probably naked and we small investors are being brutalized.

    Archive 2008-04-27

  • Naked shorting is shorting without locating borrowed stock.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » More Cargo Cult Regulation

  • The larger trend is down and this 2nd wave rally (whether to 12700ish or above 13000) will present the next longer term shorting opportunity.

    Currency Trading News by DailyFX

  • By betting on failure rather than success -- known as "shorting" -- Paulson made nearly $1 billion in profit while Goldman's investors lost more than $1 billion, according to the lawsuit.

    PaloAltoOnline.com

  • The firm advised "shorting" -- that is, betting on a price decline -- in markets for corporate junk bonds, European banks, the euro and British pound currencies, and U.S.

    Adrian Monck

  • The firm advised "shorting" -- that is, betting on a price decline -- in markets for corporate junk bonds, European banks, the euro and British pound currencies, and U.S. municipal bonds.

    legitgov

  • In prepared testimony, Blankfein reiterated that his firm was simply trying to balance its mortgage investments and did not bet heavily against the housing market — known as shorting — or against the interests of its clients.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Prepares to Grill the Senate | Indecision Forever | Political Humor, 2010 Election, and Satire Blog | Comedy Central

  • Top Goldman executives also denied that Goldman placed a large bet on the housing market's collapse - known as shorting the market - saying the company was only trying to offset the risk from its deep exposure to residential mortgages.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

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  • In the financial sense a word that has gained a certain notoriety in recent times.

    December 3, 2008