Going short

Going short - does it refer to going out without much money to cover your bill?

No, it does not! Going short refers to the process of selling something that you don't actually own (as counter intuitive as that may actually seem), but the purpose is that you expect you can actually close the position (sale) at a future time at a lower price. In other words if you think the price is going to drop, then you would sell short.

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