selling short

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We decided to engage in a selling short strategy as we expected the prices to be falling in the near future.

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He was selling short the guy on a contract and I knew it, so I risked my job and told the guy not to take it.

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Selling short represents the opposite of "going long" (purchasing ) an investment in that it carries unlimited downside risk of loss for limited upside potential.

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