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Speculative selling of securities, commodities, foreign currency, options or other financial products that can be trades on a stock exchange. The papers are sold, even though they are not yet held by the seller. Short selling is conducted with the intention of being able to buy these papers for a lower price at a later point in time. The seller earns on the difference between the higher selling price and the lower repurchase cost of the short selling (speculation on differences). A so-called short position arises as a result of short selling.

Term-Nr.: 788

German: Short Position (731)

Source: FMA AT m. e. E., 30.10.2018

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