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Short Interest

Short Interest Definition

The total number of shares investors have sold short in a security and are still outstanding.

The financial term is used to describe the total number of shares that have been sold short in a particular stock in hopes that the stock will fall in value. The investor will then buy back the shares and pocket the profit.short in a particular stock in hopes that the stock will fall in value.  The investor will then buy back the shares and pocket the profit.







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