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selling shares short: Original post by Jonathan Langsdorf of Demand Media The term buying stock shorts is not commonly used. In this trading strategy, stocks are said to be sold short. Then the shares must eventually be repurchased to cover the short position. Selling shares short attempts to profit from a declining share price. Shares are sold short and the current price and repurchased at a lower price. The profit is…

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