Short Selling

Short selling, or shorting a stock, occurs when an investor borrows a security with the expectation that the value decreases. Should the value decrease, the investor then purchases the stock at a lower price. The difference in prices is the profit margin. While shorting may be risky, it also provides huge returns.

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