The Fly Or Die Commerce Report: Short Selling Defined

According to the online business dictionary, short selling can be defined as follows: “Profiting from an anticipated drop in the price of a commodity, financial instrument, or security by: (1) borrowing and selling it now, or by (2) selling a firm promise (futures contract) to deliver it on a later date at the current (or a specified) price. In either case, the seller counts on buying the item at a cheaper price to return (with a fee) or deliver it. A short seller is a ‘bear.’ Also called selling short.”

Wikipedia defines short selling by stating: It “is the practice of selling a financial instrument that the seller does not own at the time of the sale. Short selling is done with the intent of later purchasing the financial instrument at a lower price. Short-sellers attempt to profit from an expected decline in the price of a financial instrument. Short selling or “going short” is contrasted with the more conventional practice of “going long”, which typically occurs when a financial instrument is purchased with the expectation that its price will rise.”

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” By: Maya Angelou

“As I ate she began the first of what we later called my ‘lessons in living.’ She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people , unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors. She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit. That in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations.” -From, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” By: Maya Angelou

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