Net Short

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Definition: Net Short

Net Short

Full Definition of Net Short

Situation where an investor has more open short positions than open long positions in an asset or security. The value of a net short position will increase as the price of the underlying instrument decreases. A net short strategy might be taken by investors expecting a decline in the market, or by hedge funds. Opposite of net long.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Net Short are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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